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60 Tapeka Road, Russell 0202 New Zealand
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#2 of 17 Specialty lodging in Russell
Eagles Nest is a multi award winning retreat overlooking the spectacular Bay of Islands. The 75 acre estate offers five world class luxury villas. Each offering; private heated infinity edge lap pool (excl First Light Villa), jacuzzi, air conditioning, home theater system. Talented chefs prepare cuisine featuring regional delicacies matched with New Zealand wines.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Hot tub
Infinity pool
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
Butler service
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Al C wrote a review Jul 8
Singapore, Singapore20 contributions18 helpful votes
The best family accomodation in New Zealand. Its so good you almost have the selfish incline to want to keep the place secret. But no thats just a momentary thought. The warm infinity lap pool and hot spa was perfect to hop in and out, in the day as well as at night. The clifftop view fantastic. Then there is a small private beach you can take a short walk and I suppose a swim in summer. The generous amounts of drinks and snacks in the 3 bedroom house with stunning views. Then there is the quaint little town of Russell with some real history. The site of the first church in New Zealand. First restaurant in New Zealand. Love the place.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: Eagle Spirit great
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JohnJNorris wrote a review Feb 2020
Avon Lake, Ohio72 contributions40 helpful votes
Property's Favorite Review
We stayed for 3 days and nights during our trip from South to North New Zealand. This was our final stop and we loved the views and the villa and the staff. Sam has taken fine care of our family with great recommendations for restaurants and activities! I would return if given the opportunity!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Anthony Acland, General Manager at Eagles Nest
Responded Feb 23, 2020
Thank you so much for your review John, I'm very glad to hear how you and your family enjoyed your stay here at Eagles Nest, I will pass your kind words on to Sam who is very dedicated to ensuring you get to experience all that Russell and the surrounding areas has to offer. Safe travels and we hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Susan B wrote a review Jan 2020
Westerham, United Kingdom169 contributions67 helpful votes
We booked Eagles next a year ago and chose First light Temple to stay in. We loved it The space was perfect for us with lots of luggage, the views beautiful and the facilities were great. The Eagles nest is certainly the best place we have stayed in for a long time and we loved Russell very much our favourite place so far in NZ. We had a hot tub which was lovely for a relaxing drink. There was a washing machine available which was very handy with us travelling. The Food supply’s in the house are refreshed everyday and you just ask for what you need. This was fantastic! Bikes available if you can cope with the hills! But they will take you in and out of town as much as you want which was very handy .. just ask! There is a private beach which we walked to , it is a hike and very steep and not really that pretty sadly. We went instead to long beach which was lovely and had a swim. We booked a sailing trip around the bay of Islands which was perfect in every way. The sailing boat was beautiful! We enjoyed walking around Russell and saw the history of “The Hell Hole”. Whaling town. Sitting on the terrace of the Duke of Marlborough hotel was the best spot and live music each day after 4pm. we booked a BBQ in our lodge which was lovely. They can offer many other options. Eagles nest and our house was lovely but my only points that our house needed attention are - fist light Temple Needs a makeover ! . sinks looking shabby and tired. . Showers needs changing to have a nice rain shower combination shower as so much room and only having one spay which ran everywhere! . Soft closing toilet seats!! ( so cheap to change) . The blinds need making electrical and cover all the windows as so much light comes in now. And takes a while to close the blinds ( unless you ask them to do it) But we kept forgetting!! .The work surfaces in the kitchen shabby. . The sun beds need replacing and the bench outside was shabby. So a few makeovers would make it perfect and obviously justify the cost! it certainly is a wonderful place to enjoy. Thank you Lucy and Sam , you were very helpful and smiley people throughout our stay.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
JibCrane wrote a review Nov 2019
West Palm Beach, Florida92 contributions27 helpful votes
We stayed at Eyrie, which is a three bedroom house. One bedroom views the driveway and water, so many would want the shades drawn on the driveway side. The hot tub was hot and the pool refreshing. The afternoon sun could warm up things so I think the pool on the side of the house was better. We had a chef the first night, which made our arrival easy and we had a great meal. Lucy and the others helpful and friendly and rides into Russell easy.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Steve C wrote a review Nov 2019
Norwich, United Kingdom17 contributions9 helpful votes
We stayed at the First Light villa and there are simply no words to describe the comfort, attention to detail and sense of consideration paid by the wonderful staff at Eagles Nest. The views from the villa are absolutely stunning, the gardens beautiful with birds everywhere to enjoy. The team here have got it so right - warmth and kindness, on hand whenever you need them but affording guests their privacy in this very special place. Our big thanks to Lucy, Carly, Casey and of course Tony for making us feel so welcome and at home - you all went the extra mile. We can’t wait to return.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$845 - $1,890 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsRussell
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Frequently Asked Questions about Eagles Nest
Which popular attractions are close to Eagles Nest?
Nearby attractions include Flagstaff Hill (0.2 miles), The Strand Beach (0.7 miles), and Newport Chocolates (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Eagles Nest?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Eagles Nest?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Eagles Nest?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Eagles Nest?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Eagles Nest?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Gables Restaurant, Hone's Garden, and Butterfish.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Eagles Nest?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Eagles Nest have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Eagles Nest offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Eagles Nest located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Russell.
Are any cleaning services offered at Eagles Nest?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Eagles Nest offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.