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Maidenhead
Reviewed 21 March 2015

We stayed at Bellrock for 3 nights at the end of our holiday in New Zealand and it was a wonderful way to finish a fantastic holiday. It is in a lovely position overlooking Russell and the Bay of Islands over to Paihia. Peter and Lorraine are extremely helpful and very friendly hosts and will advise you on all the...

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Mackieblue, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Bellrock Lodge for your stay in Russell, and a big thank you for taking the time to do your welcome review.

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2015

There is not a lot more that can be said about Bellrock Lodge that hasn't already been said by others. It really is FIRST CLASS. My partner and I stayed for 3 nights to finish a hectic tour of New Zealand. From the moment we arrived, to the moment we left, Peter and Lorraine were just fantastic. The accommodation is...

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Mackieblue, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

Greg, thank you for this great review, if it does not convince guests to stay at Bellrock Lodge, then I don't know what will. Thanks

Dallas, Texas, United States
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Spacious rooms were clean and modern. Hosts Lorraine & Peter went above and beyond to give us a wonderful experience. Views over town were spectacular from private verandas and common lounge area. Happy hour was unbelievable with sunset, wines, and gourmet appetizers.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2015

The Bellrock Lodge has superb accommodation and alone deserves five stars. However, the hospitality we received from the proprietors, Lorraine and Peter warrants a further star each, because that's what they are. On our first night we were invited to an informal get together. Lorraine and Peter proved wine and beer, along with oysters, smoked salmon and cheese. We sat...

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Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

The Bellrock is lovely, charming and cousy! The room is spacious and has an incredible view of the Russell bay. It also has a built-in kitchen with a dish wash machine that helps a lot. The owners are very carring and friendly. We definitely recommend!

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Mackieblue, Owner at Bellrock Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Cassio and G, thank you for staying at Bellrock Lodge, and a bigger thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review. Much appreciated.

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 7 March 2015

Stayed in Russell and at Bellrock Lodge in February. We truly enjoyed the experience, everything from the friendly conversation and comprehensive advice we got when we booked, to the amazing view from the balcony. Lorraine and Peter must be the best hosts you can wish for, and their place just above Russell is everything fellow reviewers say it is.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 March 2015

Bellrock Lodge is a wonderful place to stay in Russell which is a beautiful location in the Bay of Islands. Great room and facilities, fantastic view including lovely sunsets, and very kind and thoughtful hosts in Lorraine and Peter. As another reviewer noted, the attention to detail reflects a true understanding of hospitality.

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Reviewed 4 March 2015

The best B&B by a country mile!! The attention to detail reflects a true understanding of hospitality. Fab beds and fluffy towels you'd expect, but beach towels, a torch, drinks at sundown and friendship are included in the tariff too. The accommodation is spacious, tastefully decorated and well maintained. Each room has a sunny balcony, a water view of Russell...

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Kenilworth Warwickshire
Reviewed 4 March 2015

Excellent accommodation and hospitality from hosts Peter and Lorraine. Wonderful views of Russell and the bay. Great position back from the centre of Russell but within 5 minutes or so walk of the restaurants and wharf. Hosts thought of everything and more to make our stay so enjoyable.

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uk
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Having just returned from RUSSELL In NEW ZEALAND we think anyone looking to visit this area cannot make a better choice for their stay than BELLROCK LODGE where they will find everything they need and more plus such wonderful hosts who are always available for advice and help. The actual rooms are very well laid out plus a wonderful view...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
For the best views in Russell come to Bellrock Lodge. We are on the hill overlooking the bay and the lovely village of Russell. The village and wharf are only a 5 min stroll away. At Bellrock you will have luxury en-suite rooms with private entrance and French doors leading out of your room onto your private patio. Each room has: Freeview TV, DVD player, Radio/CD/iPod dock, air conditioner, fully equipped kitchenette and either twin beds (2 singles) or a super king. Guest lounge for the exclusive use of our guests has a well stocked bar and barbeque facilities on the adjoining patio. We have off street parking and laundry facilities. Please note our rates are "room rate only" A substantial breakfast is available on request. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bellrock Lodge

Address: 22 Chapel Street, Russell 0201, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Price Range: €163 - €221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bellrock Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“All rooms are equal I terms of amenities, view and even ease of access.”
 of 5 bubbles mariner810, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All of the four rooms are identical and it seems you couldn't go wrong with any of them.”
 of 5 bubbles 375bonnief, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have fabulous views”
 of 5 bubbles paulaO3678JL, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were in Room 4 but any room would probably be great.”
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“All rooms with sea view”
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