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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Thank you to the staff at Pukematu. Loved it! The property is beautifully presented and the bed linens are crisp and fresh. The staff were all wonderfully helpful and answered queries without hesitation, their attention to detail is superb. Highly recommended lodge to while away your days. Handy location and close to amenities made it all the more worth the...

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Killarney, Manitoba
Reviewed 21 February 2016

This lodge is situated on top of the hill overlooking Russell, the view is gorgeous. Colwyn and Kerry are excellent hosts, making sure your stay is perfect. The room is spacious and very comfortable. Breakfasts are delicious. We so enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend. Brian &Barb

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Bazenheid, Switzerland
Reviewed 24 January 2016

The lodge is situated nicely above Russell with great views towards Russell and Long Beach. The rooms are spacious, equipped with top quality bathrooms and decorated with beautiful Maori artifacts. The breakfasts consist of fresh produce and little treats are offered for afternoon tea, which can be enjoyed on the terrace. Kerry and Colwyn offer many suggestions for recreational activities....

1Thank Angelek1980
Danville, California
Reviewed 10 March 2015

We have stayed at the lodge for the past 14 years that we have been going to New Zealand. That should tell you how good it is. Colwyn and Kerry are great hosts,very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is a feast. The lodge is very comfortable and the views are spectacular. The town of Russell, the beach and several good restaurants...

1Thank Bob F
New Zealand
Reviewed 25 February 2015

My husband and I stayed at Pukematu for 3 nights in late January 2015. This lodge is perched on a hill overlooking Russell township & the eastern part of the Bay of Islands. We spent ages out on the huge decks drinking in the busy harbour with its myriad of boats from small local boats popping out fishing, to huge...

1Thank NewZealandKiwi07
Bromsberrow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 May 2014

We stayed for 4 nights in March 2014. It's difficult to find the superlatives to do this place justice: location, views, accommodation, food and hospitality and service were simply wonderful. Russel is a lovely place and from there we vistied Pahia, The Waitangi Treaty grounds, Cape Rianga and took a Bay of Islands cruise to the Cape Brett Hole in...

1Thank Allin2014
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 22 November 2013

We spent two wonderful nights in this lovely home high above Russell. The rooms was impeccable, the deck was inviting and comfortable and the hostess was so gracious. She not only offered us a fantastic breakfast but also filled us in on some local history about the Maori people. We left feeling very pampered!

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Gresham, Oregon
Reviewed 9 December 2012

We couldn't have been happier with our stay at Pukematu Lodge. The owners are genuinely nice people and the perfect hosts. Every aspect of the lodge was wonderful including the stunning views, delicious breakfast, a beautiful deck, and very comfortable rooms. Some rainy weather forced us inside one afternoon and the common room was first class all the way. Pukematu...

Thank RPS080
Kingston upon Hull
Reviewed 14 February 2012

The plan was for the four of us to end our 4 week tour of the islands with a relaxing 4 night stay somewhere nice. This place exceeded our expectations and I would endorse the other 5 star comments which say it all. Almost 360 degrees of views around the Bay of Islands, a wonderful patio decking area, superb rooms,...

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Reviewed 2 February 2012

This is a beautiful property that overlooks both bays and the outside patio was a great place to hang out and relax. We enjoyed wine and discussion with other guests, and Kerry brought out home made dips and local cheeses for us to nibble on. The fresh flowers in the room was a classy touch as well. The rooms were...

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Additional Information about Pukematu Lodge

Address: Top Flagstaff Hill, Russell, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Price Range: RM798 - RM942 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Pukematu Hotel Russell
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Russell
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