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“Motel Russell”
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Motel Russell
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Russell
Certificate of Excellence
Haverhill, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Motel Russell”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

Very good value motel in a good location, all of 400 yards from the town centre. Comfortable rooms and friendly hosts. A great stay, peaceful but with the background chatter of the crickets to remind you you are on holiday.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

Only stayed 2nights, but found it very fair value, clean and welcoming. Recommend for families or couples on a budget. Would stay again. Loved Russell and all the history for a short weekend away.... Wish we could have stayed longer.

Stayed October 2012
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Freiburg i. Br.
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

The Motel Russell is situated a short distance up the road from the beach and the restaurants of Russell town. But that i a very nice walk.
The rooms are quite comfortable and of course there is not much noise at this place, so the situation right next to the road doesn't matter.
The management is friendly and helpful. You can have some cereal packs for breakfast, but don't expect a cooked breakfast like in a hotel.
Some of the appliances are a bit tired, though, and while door locks aren't needed all that much in New Zealand it is nevertheless comforting to have a working lock on the hotel room where you leave all your stuff during the day....

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank traex
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Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
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Reviewed April 28, 2012

The Motel Russell was well situated within the town, being only a 5 minute walk to the beach and restaurants. The room had everything we needed; comfortable bed, shower, toaster and kettle for preparing breakfast in the morning. We had a friendly welcome and were asked about our stay upon our return of the key. Overall great value for money in the town of Russell.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank JennyMarieH
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

Very good accommodation in well appointed rooms. Manager was helpful and courteous. Relaxed atmosphere surrounded by gardens, good barbeque set up.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 3, 2012

We had a one bedroom studio on the 1st floor of the main block (room 16). Although it was clean and the bed was comfortable, there wasn't room to swing a cat! Most of the equipment needed renewing. At 160 NZ$ for 1 night this was one of the most expensive places and least value for money that we stayed at over our 5 week tour of both islands.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank ChristopherG-E
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 14, 2012

Great Stay. This is a quiet motel a bit off the main center of the Russell village. The 2 bedroom apartment was perfect for our family and very clean. The grounds and gardens are well kept and picturesque pool was well received by the kids and adults. I was very impressed with the hosts who went out of their way to pick us up some fresh oysters which were very yum.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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PatriciaParedis, General Manager at Motel Russell, responded to this review, February 16, 2012
Kia Ora and thank you for taking the time to let us and others know about your experience at Motel Russell. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our local Orongo Bay mussells to be delicious, we love them too.
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Property: Motel Russell
Address: 16 Matauwhi Bay Road, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Russell
#4 Family Hotel in Russell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Motel Russell 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Motel Russell is located an easy five minute walk to the Russell Wharf and two minutes to the Russell Boat Club. Motel Russell has a range of accommodation to suit everyones needs, Queen Studios, King Studios, Twin Studio with Kitchen, One Bedroom Apartments that sleep up to five, Two Bedroom Cottage great for two couples, or the Two Bedroom Family units that sleep up to eight. The pool is lovely and there is plenty of room on the barbeque to sizzle up what you like. Wake up to Subtopical gardens and birdsong. Book tours, cruises and local activities at reception, management aims to please. Low weekly rates offered in the slow season afford an excellent long stay option for those seeking a quiet getaway from it all experience.MOTEL RUSSELL IS A SMOKE FREE MOTEL.SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED ANYWHERE ON MOTEL GROUNDS. ... more   less 
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