A long drive from Auckland and we arrived in beautiful Russell. Bellrock has a prime location with stunning views over the water, and is nestled in mature gardens. Lorraine told us that they had completely renovated the property and what a marvellous job they have done. The rooms are a very generous size with kitchenette, huge comfortable bed and private terrasse with sea views. Lorraine and Peiter are South African and their lounge for the guests was brimming with African artefacts, well stocked bar, and barbeque on the shaded terrace. However, the piece de resistance for us was their welcome and hospitality. Jim wanted to watch the T20 cricket match between England and New Zealand. Our late arrival meant we didn't have time to go and get anything to eat and also watch the match. Lorraine settled us down with glasses of wine and beer, then went and fetched us delicious fish and chips, and Peiter discussed the cricket with Jim. Not many landladies would put themselves out and do that - she is special. We opted for the B&B format and enjoyed delicious breakfasts (including home made muesli) and discussed out plans for the day. We would certainly recommend this to other travels to Russell which, by the way, is much nicer than Pahia.
- 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 barbecue 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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- Also Known As:
- Bellrock Lodge Russell, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands