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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I've yet to come across a New Zealand motel I like, they all seem to be furnished with items from the 70's, a lack of functioning wifi and some seriously awful bathroom fittings, sadly this one is no better than any of the others. First the good things: The apartment overlooked the very pretty waterside of Russell Bay. The shower...

Thank lagomaggiore2013
Coolum Beach, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 2 nights and was lucky with the weather. Bill and Pat are the perfect hosts, nothing was a problem. The room was very clean and comfortable. It has a full kitchen with all amenities. Would recommend this lodge.

Thank tenby50
St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here over the Christmas. We had an apartment overlook the pool. The room is very clean. The owner, Bill and Pat has kindly given us a box of chocolate as Christmas gift..which made us very welcoming.

Thank limmo4
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took two apartments (numbers 1 and 3) for four days - one on the waterfront and a larger one just round the side for our daughter and three small children. Everything was wonderful from the genuinely warm welcome from Bill and Pat to the facilities freely available for use such as kayaks, bikes, a barbecue, hot-tub and swimming pool....

Thank Trish N
Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed in one of the family rooms in December for two nights and the Commodore was in the perfect location. Our rooms were clean and well furnished, all the facilities were great, and Bill and Pat were excellent hosts. With a great coffee shop across the road, restaurants next door and the main wharf steps away, this is a...

Thank CongoLarry
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

After traveling all over New Zealand Russell has to be one of the best places that we have been. Bill and Pat could not have been any more helpful. The accommodation was spot on for the wheelchair bound traveller, couldn't find a fault with all doors being sliding doors and with the bathroom being very easy to manouvre around. Outside...

Thank John C
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Bill and Pat were amazing hosts to my Mum's quiet 70th Birthday. Family came from all over New Zealand and we were treated to the best place to stay EVER! Quiet and accommodating but also just around the corner to cafes and the town central...not to mention just a hop, step and a jump to the beach and the Wharf....

Thank Joanne G
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We were very disappointed in this hotel as we had very little sleep due to the noise of what we discovered the next day was the flag pole banging all night in the wind. We didnt think it was very windy but it was enough to sound like a hammer banging on the roof all night. The most disappointing thing...

1Thank nzworldtraveller
Reviewed 7 August 2016

The rooms and hotel location are good except we got very little sleep apparently due to the flag poles knocking in the wind. We didnt think it was very windy but it was enough to sound like a hammer banging on the roof all night. The most disappointing thing was the owners were well aware of the problem so I...

Thank honda40
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Bill and Pat were friendly and made us feel right at home. The spa and pool were great and the open walk through to the beach was amazing. The water from the tap is the best I've tasted. Rain water. Rooms were spacious and warm. Big selection of towels and pillows. Wonderful stay. plenty of places close to eat. Russell...

Thank Sunfl0

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Commodore's Lodge

Address: The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Hotel Class:4 star — Commodore's Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Commodores Hotel Russell
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Russell
#5 Romantic Hotel in Russell
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“Best views are rooms 1 and 2 on the front, quietest are all the others inside.”
 of 5 bubbles 975trishn, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had a room just away from the pool but still right there...brilliant.”
 of 5 bubbles , 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“stay away from the flag poles”
 of 5 bubbles nzworldtraveller, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Stay well away from the flag poles”
 of 5 bubbles honda40, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Best views”
 of 5 bubbles Q4203SFtomm, 29 Feb 2016 | Read review
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