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All reviewsbrad and davidb bnew zealandeach morningricotta pancakesexcellent hostsattention to detailold houseother guestsdeck overlooking the waterweather permittinghot breakfastprivate bathroomfirst stopa special placeplace to staylovely house
My 4 night stay at Arcadia was incredibly relaxing. My room was cozy; David and Brad were wonderful hosts; breakfast was delicious every day (and they are happy to work with dietary restrictions/likes/dislikes. The location was perfect - short walk to the center, but felt...More
Great House and hosts, made to feel very welcome, wonderful views from the te punga room, unusual breakfast but really nice.
David and Brad could not do enough to help with any request.
Good suggestions for restaurants in Russell which were a easy walk, which...More
A fabulous house. Excellent hosts who made you feel very welcome. Fantastic breakfasts.
An easy walk to the beach, shops and restaurants. A very quick ferry across to Paihia, which is a bit more commercialised especially when a liner comes in.
We would highly recommend
Stayed in the Matariki suite with family. It had a spectacular view and was very tidy and comfortable.
David and Brad were great hosts, not much to say other than, this is the place to stay if you are visiting the Bay of Islands.
In the 1950s/1960s my grandparents owned this remarkable property. It was a guest house, and we used to drive up every Boxing Day and stay for 2 weeks, fishing and enjoying what Russell had to offer.
50 years on, going back and staying for a...More
Response from arcadia l | Property representative |
Hi Lindley and Don, just spotted your booking for next summer - welcome back to Russell. Off the top of my head I know the time line back 3 owners ago which is only to the 80s but if you let me know your grandparents' name I... More
Hi Lindley and Don, just spotted your booking for next summer - welcome back to Russell. Off the top of my head I know the time line back 3 owners ago which is only to the 80s but if you let me know your grandparents' name I can find out more. Going back from us the owners names were Carlsson, before them Heays & Bosanquet, before them Shatwell (his name but not sure if his wife had the same name) but they ran it as a very successful back packers. Lots of people in town would be able to give me the info if I can give the name. Otherwise I need to dig out the title deeds. Cheers, David
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"Our room was excellent and spotlessly clean
(Hotel ratings not responding,but all were 5 star.)"