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Arcadia Lodge

10 Florance Avenue, Russell 0202 New Zealand
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#1 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Russell
Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner
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Arcadia Lodge is an historic (c 1902) house with magnificent views of one of the most beautiful bays in New Zealand's Bay of Islands. The style of the lodge is simple and uncluttered, the atmosphere relaxed, the breakfasts healthy and made fresh using local ingredients. Five rooms, four en-suite, one with private, non-sharing bathroom. The large front deck looks out onto the bay, perfect for breakfast or a wine at the end of the day. Arcadia Cottage sits adjacent to the lodge for the more independent guests who want a longer stay. Both king and queen bedroom for up to 4 guests, 2 lounges with amazing views, decks, and a fully self contained kitchen or let us cook your breakfast and serve you on the deck.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Fax / photocopying
Photo copier / fax In business center
Free internet
Public wifi
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Board games / puzzles
Adults only
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
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We had a wonderful stay at Arcadia Lodge. Greg met us on arrival and took us through everything we needed to know. Both Peter and Greg are very knowledgable and made sure we made the most of our 4 days in Russell. The lodge is in a good location with superb views. Rooms are very comfortable and breakfast is lovely. We would definitely go back if we were in the area again.
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Response from arcadia lodge, Owner at Arcadia Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Hello and thanks for the great 5 bubble review. We pride ourselves on great hosting and helping our guests have the best time with us and get the most from their trip. Russell is a lovely historic village with a charming atmosphere and just a stroll around the corner. We love Arcadia love Arcadia Lodge and please you loved it too. Thanks for sharing your experience.
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Property's Favorite Review
We had a wonderful four nights at Arcadia. Greg and Peter were superb hosts, knowledgable, flexible, accommodating and really good company. The room was immaculate, the house beautiful and the breakfasts superb. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome and relaxed. The honesty bar, the tea and coffee and the cookies were all welcomed. The view is excellent and it only takes ten minutes to walk into Russell. If we are ever lucky enough to be back in New Zealand we will not hesitate stay here again. Kia Kaha New Zealand, do not let the terrorists win, you are a kind, welcoming people in a safe and beautiful country.
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Response from PeterG6436, Owner at Arcadia Lodge
Responded Mar 18, 2019
Thanks so much about the great review that you had such a lovely time with us and we warmly welcome you back. In response about the recent terrorism, this concept is so foreign for us. Its unbelievable and it has shocked every single Kiwi across the country and those that live around the world, Its just so sad. Thanks so much for your kind words, it means a great deal to greg & myself Kia kaha for other readers translates to Stay Strong
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Peter and Greg, the proprietors of Arcadia Lodge, have mastered the combination of providing top quality accommodation with laid back and yet attentive style. The moment we pulled into the parking lot we felt our shoulders drop into 'relax' mode as Greg welcomed us and began an orientation of the property, culminating at Arcadia Cottage, where we would spend the next week enjoying the jaw-dropping view in superb surroundings. The ambience in the main house is so welcoming that if there were several days of rain, one could still feel pretty relaxed sitting in the main parlour or stretching out on the sofa under a blanket and reading a book. The property is beautifully decorated and maintained: the kitchen is an exquisite homage to the historical provenance of the house, but with mod cons. The dining room is elegant yet cozy, with that spectacular bay view, though we were lucky enough with weather that we enjoyed our breakfasts on the adjoining patio. And what breakfasts!!! Peter is a very talented and innovative cook, so each morning was an absolute delight. The buffet of fresh fruit, cereals..all the 'usual' things is enhanced by the compotes Peter makes from fruit grown on the property, and I fell head-over-heels for the plum concoction. He also does fabulous sliced bananas rolled in a seed combination I wish I had thought to get the recipe for. Very refreshing. Then comes the hot breakfast and baked treat of the day, and what feasts we had! Enhanced with herbs and vegetables from their own garden, Peter found things do with eggs that French chefs could learn from! Greg serves the meal while also checking to see who needs some help planning their day and offering to make arrangements: their knowledge of local sights, tours, cafés and restaurants is extensive and utterly reliable, and we were grateful to have them organize our tickets for local attractions. Greg also makes jams and jellies from the abundance of fruit on the property, so take a tip from me, and save room for toast so that you can enjoy these delicious confiture. We stayed in the cottage attached to the main property, a charming two bedroom house the owners had occupied until recently, then renovated for guests. It is completely charming: fresh and stylish, cozy and cool, the kitchen (which we never used!) is beautifully appointed, so preparing one's lunch or dinner, then taking it out to the terrace to enjoy the view and the gardens would turn the most humble plate into a five star experience. We were able to view some of the rooms in the main house, all decorated within a very tasteful aesthetic, all looked very inviting. I don't think there is a 'bad' room in the place. The bed was very comfortable and the sheets were of excellent quality. The entire property is neat and scrupulously clean and the grounds are equally elegant and well cared for. The property is well located, with the main part of town a short and pleasant walk: there you will find a number of cafés, restaurants and bars as well as the food passenger ferry to Waitangi. These two are superb hosts who care deeply about providing their guests with a good experience, and if you are contemplating a visit to The Bay of Islands, you would be well advised to spend some time with them at their beloved Arcadia Lodge. We hated to leave, and now, a couple of months later, we look back on that week as one of the best travel experiences we have had.
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Response from arcadia l, Owner at Arcadia Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
WOW , what an amazing review, we really appreciate the time and thought that you have given, and we sort of in our hearts feel we do (or try to ) give all our guests. Running a B&B is hard work, but we both enjoy it, mostly for what we give to our guests with memories that last a long time about there NZ experience, and Arcadia being a positive part of this. The Arcadia Cottage was personally renovated by us, with a charming, relaxed and slightly quirky mix of styles but it works and pleased to hear this lovely feedback. We want to say a huge thank you again.
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This property has a wonderful charm, classic and tastefully dressed, all the rooms are beautiful, the bed in the Ranguinui room was really comfy. The house holds a great story and history to it, which Greg explains with enthusiasm and his local knowledge is so informative, really helps you to hit the ground running to make the most of your visit, the food was top notch! Peter's cooking is fabulous. Russell is a magical place to visit. Peter and Greg are fabulous hosts.
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Response from arcadia l, Owner at Arcadia Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Kia Ora Karen, Thanks for your lovely review. We just try to give our guests the nicest possible experience without being over the top, we love a nice relaxing atmosphere and a place to unwind . We are lucky (and somewhat spoilt) as Arcadia being a beautiful old house with amazing views, right in the heart of the Bay of Islands. We are delighted you loved your time with us, regards and thanks for sharing your experience
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We stayed here for three nights and would thoroughly recommend it. Peter and Greg are perfect hosts and make you feel like very welcome and valued guests in their home. The food they serve at breakfast is some of the best we’ve experienced in New Zealand and the views from the deck are beautiful. The location is brilliant and we loved every minute at Arcadia Lodge and Russell. Thank you Peter and Greg
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Response from arcadia l, Owner at Arcadia Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for the awesome review team, our job was done with you having the best time with us , for us thats what its all about really. We carry on the name of Arcadia lodge hosting guests for nearly 100 years now. Russell is a very special unique place. Thanks for for sharing the good news.
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$142 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsRussell
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arcadia Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Arcadia Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Pompallier Mission and Printery (0.3 miles), Christ Church (0.3 miles), and Russell Museum (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Arcadia Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Arcadia Lodge?
Top room amenities include a desk, a separate dining room, and a separate living room.
What food & drink options are available at Arcadia Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Arcadia Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arcadia Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Gables Restaurant, Hone's Garden, and Butterfish.
Does Arcadia Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Arcadia Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Arcadia Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Russell.
Are there any historical sites close to Arcadia Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Pompallier Mission and Printery (0.3 miles), Waitangi Treaty Grounds (2.7 miles), and Flagstaff Hill (0.8 miles).
Does Arcadia Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Arcadia Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.