We love Russel... We've been there twice, in May 2006, and Apr 2007. Both stays were in the Commodore's Lodge which is perfectly tugged away at the water-side.
The motel is clean, has a really nice atmosphere, and is affordable. The setup and the pool is nice as well. Free bicycles and canoe's available as well.
But best of all: "It's in Russel". The best location if you want to be in the Bay of Islands. Especially if you want to sail the islands. And most important, want to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere all together.
Russel itself is really peaceful and not as busy as the other side of the water (Opua and Waitangi). But still near to beatuifull islands, and sceneries.
We're planning to go more time to go to New Zealand, and the Russel/Commodor's will always be one that will always be on the list to do.
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- Commodore's Lodge Russell, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands