Commodore's Lodge is in a lovely location, and the rooms and amenities are all great. However, we were disappointed at the lack of acknowledgement and friendliness from the owners, Gill and especially Russ. On the phone when we booked, we got the impression that Russ was friendly and relaxed, but we were not greeted one single time by him whilst we were staying at the motel, and we were there for several days. He walked past us many times, but not once did he even smile, nod or speak to us. We all thought that was pretty rude of him, as other motels we have stayed at throughout the country have all had friendly and helpful proprietors. Gill was not unfriendly by any means, but from our travels around the country, we have come to expect a warm welcome by kiwi hosts. Sadly, we were wrong this time. Because of the location, price, cleanliness and layout of the motel, we would come back again, but in no way is this because we felt welcomed and valued by Gill or Russ.
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- Also Known As:
- Commodores Hotel Russell
- Commodore's Lodge Russell, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands