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“Wonderful stay at Bellrock”
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Bellrock Lodge
Ranked #2 of 20 Russell B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Wonderful stay at Bellrock”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2011

We had a wonderful two nights at Bellrock. Peter and Lorraine are lovely and welcoming hosts, yet we still felt very private in our accommodation . Bellrock must have the best views of Russlle, which you can enjoy on your own private deck overlooking the town. The rooms are perfect with nice little touches. We highly recommend Bellrock and will be returning again I'm sure.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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mackie12, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review, January 4, 2012
Thank you for the positive response. It was a pleasure to have you and your family here and look forward to your next visit. You are always welcome.
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2011

We stayed for two nights at the bellrock lodge right at the beginning of our New Zealand vacation and we would have loved to spend our whole vacation there! Everything was just perfect!!! The stunning view, the high-end furniture, the great hosts Peter and Lorraine and all these great little details like bath robes, cookies, ipod-hifi system,... After spending some weeks in New Zealand we still have to say that this was one of the most beautiful accomodations we have ever been to. It's the perfect place to relax and enjoy the great bay of islands.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2011

We had 5 nights at Bellrock and it exceeded our already high expectations. From the first welcome by Peter and Lorraine ( and Shaka the 3 month old labrador ) we were treated like friends and our room and guest lounge were beautifully set up. The room, in particular, had great furniture and kitchen, plus 180 degree views over Russell - hard to beat. We would also highly recommend a special offered at Bellrock which involves an overnight cruise on the Ipipiri ( a luxury cruiser ) - aside from a wonderful perspective of the Bay of Islands we were treated to a display of dolphin acrobatics and had a visit from a young whale while we were kayaking at the back of the boat. Thanks again to Peter and Lorraine for your advice on activities around Russell and hospitality, we will definitley be back!
Rob & Jane.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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mackie12, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review, December 13, 2011
Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed our special offer of two nights accommodation at Bellrock plus the overnight trip on the Ipipiri. Hope to see you both again.
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2011

This beautiful well laid out lodge has everything. Lorraine and Peter are great hosts - friendly, helpful and welcoming. Our room was comfortable with lovely furniture and a modern kitchen and bathroom. Free and easy to use wi-fi - thank you as this is not always the case at some establishments. The views from the balcony were truly amazing. If you stay here and I recommend you do, then take the opportunity to look at the beautiful artwork in the main lounge.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2011

We stayed at Peter and Lorraine's wonderful lodge for 2 nights and we wished we could have stayed longer. The accommodation is really lovely and so well thought out - gorgeous views, lovely decorations - loved the art work - and very very comfortable, including the guest lounge. I would unreservedly recommend Bellrock to anyone wishing to stay in Russell. Russell too has much to recommend it, we enjoyed the village, had great meals and a trip to the Hole in the Rock in the short time we had. Thank you Peter and Lorraine for all your recommendations and great hospitality, Robyn and Ray

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2011

What a find spur of the moment decision to go north Bellrock was amazing.From arrival to departure over 3 days Peter & Lorraine made our trip a truly memorable experience.The accomodation is spotless the little treats are all personlised .The balcony overlooking the bay for breakfast is so relaxing their attention to detail is so unique.Welcome to New Zealand Peter & Lorraine great hosts.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2011

I recently had the pleasure of exploring the top of North Island, using the Bellrock B&B as base: and what a great location. The accomodation was excellant, all brand new with a lot of thought and care taken for the fittings and furnishing of the bed-room in addtion to the oputstanding view across the Bay: the vista took in Waitangi and all the lovely yatchs and boats and crusie ships sailing by.

The lounge was wonderfully furnished with timber and was where we had amazing cooked breakfasts which set us for the days exploring further north; and later was great to sit down and enjoy a beer or wine with the hosts Peter and Lorraine. From there it is a short stroll to the town centre where there are plenty of places to eat and drink.

If you going to go North of Auckland, make this your first stop; it really is special.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Bellrock Lodge
Address: 22 Chapel Street, Russell 0201, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Russell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bellrock Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For the best views in Russell come to Bellrock Lodge. We are on the hill overlooking the bay and the lovely village of Russell. The village and wharf are only a 5 min stroll away. At Bellrock you will have luxury en-suite rooms with private entrance and French doors leading out of your room onto your private patio. Each room has: Freeview TV, DVD player, Radio/CD/iPod dock, air conditioner, fully equipped kitchenette and either twin beds (2 singles) or a super king. Guest lounge for the exclusive use of our guests has a well stocked bar and barbeque facilities on the adjoining patio. We have off street parking and laundry facilities. Please note our rates are "room rate only" A substantial breakfast is available on request. ... more   less 
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