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Motel Russell
Motel Russell
Motel Russell
Motel Russell
Motel Russell
Motel Russell
Motel Russell

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8.9

Excellent

713 reviews

713 reviews

Housekeeping3
Swimming Pool1
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8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 990 meters to the beach
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Russell Museum 300 m
South Sea Art 380 m
Tahapuke Bay 380 m
Kahu's Hire 380 m
Christ Church 430 m
Pompallier Mission and Printery 440 m
Matauwhi Bay 470 m
Four Square supermarket 470 m
Newport Chocolates ltd. 490 m
Russell Mini Tours 510 m

Motel Russell

16 Matauwhi Road, Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, 0202 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Russell part of Bay of Islands, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 3.5-star property features outdoor pool to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

990 meters to the beach

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Daily cleaning

Garden

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Car park

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

BBQ facilities

Contactless check-in/out

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Laundry service

Tours

Wi-Fi in public areas

Cheaper than 97% of all properties in Bay of Islands in the last 24 hoursCompared to 156 Bay of Islands properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.3
Distance to city center0.5km
Location rating8.7

Rooms available at Motel Russell

Two-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 queen bed and 1 king bed ...
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One-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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King Studio
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Two Bedroom Family Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 queen bed & 1 double bed ...
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Queen Studio
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Grand Deluxe Jacuzzi Ocean View
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
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Grand Deluxe Imperial, Larger Guest room, 1 King
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
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Grand Deluxe King
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Two Bedroom Unit
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
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SINGLE ROOM HOUSE
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Motel Russell?

    Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

    How do I get to Motel Russell?

    For those who wish to drive their own cars, Motel Russell has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the motel.

    What is the smoking policy at Motel Russell?

    Motel Russell does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

    What restaurants are nearby Motel Russell?

    Restaurants including The York Street Cafe, Russell Bakery and Chef Fabian are popular in Motel Russell’s neighborhood which is known as Russell.

    What popular shopping places are close to Motel Russell?

    Shopping options in Motel Russell’s Russell neighborhood include South Sea Art and Newport Chocolates ltd..

    What are popular attractions near Motel Russell?

    Motel Russell’s location in the Russell neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Russell Museum, Christ Church and Pompallier Mission and Printery.

    What popular beaches are close to Motel Russell?

    Motel Russell’s Russell neighborhood also includes Long Beach.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Motel Russell?

    Motel Russell’s nearby natural sights include Tahapuke Bay, Matauwhi Bay and Russell Top10 Holiday Park located in the same Russell area.

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    What people love about Motel Russell

    • 10

      Exceptional
      Location

      "Great people , ,location , accommodations and pool."

      Paul

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      February 28, 2020

    • 8.4

      Excellent
      Cleanliness

      "Really friendly, very clean just great"

      Jill

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      July 22, 2019

    • 8

      Very good

      "Loved the pool."

      Stephanie

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      January 10, 2019

    Property ranking|Compared to 156 Bay of Islands properties
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    Cheapest price score
    Service score
    9.4/10
    Cleanliness score
    9.1/10
    Room comfort score
    6.8/10
    Better than
    97
    %
    of Bay of Islands properties
    Better than
    92
    %
    of Bay of Islands properties
    Better than
    92
    %
    of Bay of Islands properties
    Better than
    85
    %
    of Bay of Islands properties
    Overall rating:

    8.9

    Excellent
    713 reviews
    Cleanliness
    9.1
    Facilities
    8.6
    Location
    8.7
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    More about Motel Russell

    More about Motel Russell

    Motel Russell

    The superior services and facilities offered at Motel Russell will make for a memorable stay. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Parking is provided free of charge for guests. The motel's daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice.
    The motel is entirely non-smoking.
    Guests are guaranteed a comfortable stay while at Motel Russell. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the motel come with linen service and blackout curtains. The specially-designed rooms at Motel Russell offer a layout option like a balcony or terrace. The motel's in-room entertainment is second to none, with television and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms.
    You may be assured to know that a refrigerator, instant coffee and instant tea are available in some select rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer, toiletries and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


    Dining and things to do

    The motel even has in-house cooking amenities such as BBQ facilities for its most selective guests.
    Never let a day go wasted when you're at Motel Russell with all the activities and facilities provided. The motel's on-site pool invites you every day for a cooling dip or a few refreshing laps.


    Reasons to stay here

    Spend less here on rooms than you would at 96% of other accommodations in the city.
    Travelers keen on cleanliness will enjoy staying here, where cleanliness scores higher than 92% of other options in the city.
    This motel's staff and services score higher than 91% of accommodations in the city.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Excellent
    Facilities

    8.6

    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping

    3 mentions

    Swimming Pool

    2 mentions

    Internet

    2 mentions

    Languages spoken

    • English

    Accessibility

    • Wheelchair accessible

    Internet access

    • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
    • Internet services
    • Wi-Fi in public areas

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Garden
    • Swimming pool [outdoor]
    • Tours

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Anti-viral cleaning products
    • Cashless payment service
    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • Doctor/nurse on call
    • First aid kit
    • Free face masks
    • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Professional-grade sanitizing services
    • Room sanitization opt-out available
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
    • Shared stationery removed
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Temperature check for guests and staff

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • BBQ facilities

    Services and conveniences

    • Contactless check-in/out
    • Daily cleaning
    • Disabled facilities
    • Elevator
    • Heating in public area
    • Laundry service
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area

    For the kids

    • Family room

    Access

    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed
    • Smoke alarms

    Getting around

    • Car park [free of charge]
    • Car park [on-site]

    Available in all rooms

    • Alarm clock
    • Carpeting
    • Complimentary coffee (instant)
    • Complimentary drinking water
    • Fan
    • Free tea
    • Hair dryer
    • Heating
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Kitchenware
    • Linens
    • Microwave
    • Mirror
    • Non-smoking
    • Refrigerator
    • Satellite/cable channels
    • Seating area
    • Shower
    • Smoke alarm
    • Sofa
    • Toiletries
    • Towels
    • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
    Location
    16 Matauwhi Road, Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, 0202
    Excellent
    Location

    8.7

    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

    All children are welcome.

    Children 0-3 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from14:00
    • Check-in until20:00
    • Check-out from08:00
    • Check-out until10:00
    • Reception open until20:00

    Getting around

    • Distance from city center0.5km
    • Travel time to airport (minutes)45

    The property

    • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYES
    • Number of floors2
    • Number of rooms 15
    • Room voltage240

    Reviews of Motel Russell from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    8.7
    /
    10
    Excellent
    Cleanliness9.1
    Facilities8.6
    Location8.7
    Room comfort and quality6.8
    Service9.4
    Value for money8.3
    High score for Bay of Islands
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (4)
    8-9 Excellent (4)
    7-8 Very Good (6)
    6-7 Good (1)
    <6 Below Expectation (0)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (3)
    Jun - Aug (1)
    Sep - Nov (3)
    Dec - Feb (8)
    All guests (25)
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    Showing 15 verified guest comments
    8.3
    Excellent
    Ma from New Zealand
    Couple
    Queen Studio
    Stayed 1 night in October 2013

    awesome service and very affordable”

    the room we stayed in was spacious,gleaming clean and kitchen was well equipped if you choose to cook your own meal

    staff was friendly and informative..the place is just a five-minute walk to town which is very convenient..lovely pool however the water was too cold for us to swim in..all in all iwould my experience a 4/5..we'll definitely come back to motel russell in the future

    Reviewed November 01, 2013

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ian from United Kingdom
    Couple
    One-Bedroom Apartment
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

    Honeymoon idyll ”

    We couldn’t have picked a better place to stay in Russell. We loved it so much we stayed another night. Outstanding staff, from the youngest to the oldest! Quiet, roomy, clean, great location and amenities. Won’t stay anywhere else when we come back. And we’ll stay longer too

    Reviewed January 03, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Stuart from Australia
    Family with teens
    One-Bedroom Apartment
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2016

    Amazing area and friendly people”

    A must see beautiful part of the world, we wish we could have stay longer in this location. The Motel and staff were fantastic and the township and surrounding islands are stunning.

    Reviewed February 21, 2016

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Brittany from New Zealand
    Couple
    Queen Studio
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

    Russell Motel”

    Pool, spaciousness and friendly staff

    Good stay, just happened to be very rainy when we were there. Found that the tile floors were damp the whole time. The couch and living space were uncomfortable. Imagine our stay would have been much better in sunny weather, especially to take advantage of the pool facilities.

    Reviewed January 05, 2016

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    7.3
    Very good
    Kathleen from United Kingdom
    Couple
    King Studio
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

    two-night stopover in a prime tourist area”

    clean, well located, reasonable price, laundry

    Motel was excellent; Proprietor seemed over-officious

    Reviewed April 21, 2014

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Joan
    Family with teens
    One-Bedroom Apartment
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Overnight stay following event. ”

    Excellent location. Treacherous floors - very slippery if any moisture on feet. Bathroom floor treacherous for same reason. Shower floor is slippery. Pool lovely but difficult for less able people to exit. Pool open time at 9.30 am would be good so travellers could have a quick dip before leaving, especially on hot days. Otherwise excellent.

    Reviewed January 17, 2019

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    7.2
    Very good
    Chi from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Couple
    Queen Studio
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    A Quiet Night”

    The manager was very nice lady; based on my request in advance, she gave us a room at the back on the second level. The room was spacious and clean. The wifi was ok.

    Reviewed December 04, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Paul from Canada
    Couple
    King Studio
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

    Exceptional”

    excellent place...great people , ,location , accommodations and pool.

    Reviewed February 28, 2020

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Jill from New Zealand
    Family with teens
    One-Bedroom Apartment
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    New Owners super friendly ”

    Noticed big difference with the new owners. Really friendly, very clean just great

    Reviewed July 22, 2019

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Stephanie from New Zealand
    Family with young children
    One-Bedroom Apartment
    Stayed 5 nights in January 2019

    Very good”

    Loved the pool. Comfy beds. Excellent location. Helpful and friendly staff.

    Reviewed January 10, 2019

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    6.7
    Good
    Andrew from United Kingdom
    Couple
    King Studio
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

    The place was pretty basic as far as motels go.”

    It is reasonably well positioned for the town, there was off road parking and it was quite spacious.

    The stay was adequate but there was no wi-fi available through out the second night and conflicting reasons as to why it was not working.

    Reviewed December 31, 2014

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    7.6
    Very good
    fang from China
    Family with teens
    One-Bedroom Apartment
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018

    not bad”

    not bad

    Reviewed April 27, 2018

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Reynald from New Zealand
    Couple
    King Studio
    Stayed 1 night in April 2022

    Excellent”

    Our room is a bit noisy as it beside a main road

    Reviewed April 10, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    tony from New Zealand
    Couple
    Queen Studio
    Stayed 1 night in February 2022

    Exceptional”

    Could not have been a better experience.will stay again next time we’re in the North.

    Reviewed February 16, 2022

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    7.7
    Very good
    Richard from Sweden
    Couple
    One-Bedroom Apartment
    Stayed 1 night in September 2014

    Ok för pengarna”

    Easy going, rymliga rum, lätt att hitta

    OK :-)

    Reviewed October 02, 2014

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