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Arcadia Lodge
Ranked #1 of 20 Russell B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Sorry for the late review. This was only the second place we had stayed in on our NZ tour last November but it has stuck in our memory for all the right reasons. Brad and David were so welcoming and knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife-good for my keen birdwatching husband. Our room was beautifully furnished, with a fantastic view from our balcony. Breakfasts were delicious, unusual and catered for my food fads.
We hope to return to NZ soon and will definitely stay again.

Room Tip: The more you pay, the bigger the room, but they are all lovely
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

Arcadia Lodge made the end of our month in New Zealand perfect. An authentic colonial house with wonderful polished Kauri wood floors which weren't entirely level! Lovely art work and furnishings made this place extra special. The terrace where we took breakfast on each of the three mornings, looks over the bay. Near enough to walk into the centre of Russell but just far enough away from the wharf area to make it idyllically peaceful.
Super breakfasts provided by Brad and attentive help form David made them excellent hosts.
We had the use of the kitchen and terrace any time during the day to make a drink or snack and couldn't have been made to feel more at home. This was the only B&B we stayed in and would certainly recommend it for a vey special stay in the Bay of Islands

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

We stayed at Arcadia Lodge for three nights. Brad and David made us feel so welcome. Such a wonderful place, beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean. A great range of tea and coffee always available, as well as an honesty bar for delicious New Zealand wines. The breakfasts were fantastic and our first experience of New Zealand hospitality. We were so impressed with the delicious food, presentation was just perfect. The homemade lime marmalade could win many an award! Our first taste of Black Doris plums, wow!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Clakerbear
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Just returned after staying 2 nights at the beautiful Arcadia Lodge which was at the end of our month long trip around both the South and North Islands. I would totally agree with the previous 3 comments we thought David and Brad were just great, the house and hospitality just wonderful ,we were only sorry that we could only stay such a short time. We would highly recommend that anyone travelling to the North Island in New Zealand should stay at Arcadia Lodge I do not believe you can improve on it.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank tplYorkshire
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

We stayed five nights and wished we could have taken Arcadia Lodge around with us. Among the very best B&Bs we have ever stayed in.

This is a really civilised, charming spot, beautifully furnished and made perfect by the discreet but attentive hosts David and Brad. So many nice touches, from the always available tea and coffee to the honesty bar with a well chosen wine selection.

Breakfast on the verandah overlooking the bay was blissful and always excellent. Terrific selection of fruit and freshly-squeezed juice, and my wife rated Brad’s hotcakes the best breakfast dish she had anywhere on our trip.

And we can really recommend the Tautoru studio suite with its own entrance and small private verandah. Pity we did not use the outdoor seating as much as we would have liked because of the easterlies which persisted through our stay – the one and only thing Brad and David were unable to arrange to perfection!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank thehare
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

David and Brad have done an outstanding job in creating a perfect B & B. From the delightful breakfasts to the outstanding accommodations, out stay could not have been better. We would not stay anywhere else on our next trip to Russell. A little piece of paradise in the scenic country of New Zealand.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Timothy C
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Beautiful building, amazing views from the terrace, lovely rooms, friendly and attentive owners, great food and honesty bar. Why stay anywhere else!
A 10 mins walk to the centre of Russell which is charming and peaceful. We could happily have stayed a few more days....

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Decotonto
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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 20 B&Bs / Inns in Russell
Price Range: $156 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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