Following a two week jaunt around NZ to visit family and friends, we had 4 coveted nights to ourselves at Flagstaff Lodge in the peace and quiet of Russell. Owners Ruth and Jessie have created a stunning lodge comprising four individually decorated rooms, a large, inviting guest lounge and a well appointed day spa. We couldn't fault a single thing during our stay and the main draw has to be Ruth and Jessie themselves with their knowledge of the area and recommendations for things to do, great breakfasts (to which we failed to do justice) which included home made bread, jams and muesli as well as a smart range of cooked options and great conversation with a pre-dinner glass of local wine and home made hors d'oeuvres. Knowing that we liked them, Ruth kindly sourced a oysters for us to enjoy on one evening of our stay. The day spa offers a good range of services and therapist Renee's treatments were outstanding. The Lodge is centrally located, just a couple of minutes walk from the sea front and a good range of eating places for a small town. We particularly enjoyed dinners at The Gables and the Duke of Marlborough and lunches at Sally's, sitting on tables by the beach. There is also a good coffee and Kapiti ice cream shop in the town. If you are looking for boutique accommodation in the Bay of Islands, Flagstaff Lodge comes highly recommended. A wonderful end to our trip and we will certainly be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Flagstaff Lodge is a fully modernised 1912 villa providing luxury boutique accommodation in the heart of charming Russell. Featuring contemporary style, NZ art, local wine & delicious food with relaxed, personal attention from your hosts. The Lodge offers four spacious en-suite rooms and a guest lounge – each uniquely styled – a relaxing courtyard and a boutique day spa offering massage and beauty treatments using premium Thalgo and OPI products. Just a 1 minute stroll from the seafront, the Lodge is the perfect, luxury base from which to enjoy Russell and the Bay of Islands. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Flagstaff Lodge & Day Spa Russell, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands