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“3 Relaxing Days in Russell--Pat, Dennis & Mike” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Arcadia Lodge
Ranked #1 of 21 Russell B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Washington, DC
1 review
“3 Relaxing Days in Russell--Pat, Dennis & Mike”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

Arcadia Lodge was simply wonderful. It was our last stop following a three-week hiking and adventure vacation in the South Island. David and Brad were perfect hosts: courteous, helpful, welcoming. Our suite was wonderful, tastefully appointed, and with a Cape Cod charm. Breakfast was great, with excellent cooked choices changing every day we were there. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

My Mum and I planned to visit Russell during the Christmas festivities and chose to go to Arcadia Lodge without hesitation. Well it was really a good choice: this b&b is tasteful and refined, the rooms are comfortable and neat; breakfasts are rich and yummy - Brad and David are also very attentive to respect your own dietary restrictions if you have any; and last but not least the hosts, they are courteous, helpful if you have any request or need but discreet and thoughtful. We had a lovely time in Russell, thank you David and Brad.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

This was our last stop on a 2 week Christmas/ New Year trip across NZ. From the moment we checked into our cottage, with private bath and balcony, we were in heaven. Brad and David have thought of every detail, to make a guest feel special. From the charming decor and finishes, to the delicous breakfasts....this is a special place. My only suggestion....stay as long as you can! My husband and I have travelled the world and stayed in many places, but we will be returning to Acadia Lodge. Well done!

Room Tip: I'm sure all the rooms are beautiful, but we loved our seperate entry cottage with balcony!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Granada, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

My girlfriend and I spent the Christmas period in Arcadia Lodge and really did have a great time. Our room was lovely and had an amazing view over the water, we didn't have an en-suite but the bathroom across the hall was beautiful. Ever amenity was made available to us and we slept fantastically in the enormous, comfy bed.

David and Brad were great hosts, cooked fantastic and varied breakfasts and were very careful to avoid foods we didn't like, which was really nice of them. The other hotel guests were fun too and we all happily chatted over Christmas breakfast and champagne.

If you're looking for a B&B with charm, personality and friendly staff then this is the one for you.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

We couldn't have asked for a more wonderful place to stay for the last week of our honeymoon. Everything about Arcadia lodge was perfect, the views, the rooms, the breakfasts and especially the hosts. David and Brad made us feel relaxed and at home straight away. They had brilliant local knowledge and helped us get the best out of the area. There was a delicious surprise every morning at breakfast as we enjoyed the beautiful views across the bay. Our week there was not long enough and we cannot thank them enough for making it feel like a dream holiday!

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

This was our first stop on our trip across NZ and we stayed for two nights in Tautoru suite.

David and Brad have an absolutely beautiful house with amazing views. Everything in the service and hospitality was taken care of to the smallest detail, without being too formal. They had recommendations and helped us with bookings of different activities in Russell and around the Bay of Islands.

Great hosts make a great place to stay.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

We have stayed here twice now, and the second time took some friends as we were so impressed. David and Brad are excellent hosts. The lodge has great views and is within walking distance of all Russell's attractions.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Arcadia Lodge
Address: 10 Florance Avenue, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Russell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Arcadia Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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