Russell may once have been the "hell hole of the Pacific" in the days of pirates but is certainly now a piece of heaven. Spent about a week of rest & relaxation at the Commodore's Lodge with my husband and daughter ,who was 9 at the time, in March 2001 following several weeks of frantic touring. It could not have been more perfect and the owners were very helpful and made us feel at home. We had one of the efficency units surrounding the pool.We could sit on our patio & linger over a meal or drink and still watch our daughter while she was in the pool. Our unit was fairly basic but comfortable, however looking on the website it appears all the units have since been tastefully updated and refurbished.
Our daughter got her first taste of freedom in Russell. We felt so safe & secure we allowed her to take her scooter and go down to the bakery alone every morning for the croissant run. To this day 8 years later, our very travelled daughter's favorite place in the world (other than our hometown Vancouver) is Russell NZ.
- Also Known As:
- Commodores Hotel Russell
- Commodore's Lodge Russell, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands