Motel Russell

3.0 star property
3-star motel with outdoor pool, near Bay of Islands

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Motel Russell

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Property grounds
King Studio
2 Bedroom Unit  | Bathroom

Overview of Motel Russell

9.0 out of 10 Superb
9.0/10 Superb

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking
16 Matauwhi Road, Russell, 202
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

King Studio

  • 23 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Queen Studio

  • 17.5 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

1 Bedroom Apartment

  • 30 sq m
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Queen Bed, 1 Single Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

2 Bedroom Unit

  • 40 sq m
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Queen Bed, 1 King Bed and 1 Single Bed

2 Bedroom Family Unit

  • 40 sq m
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Bay of Islands - 3 min walk
  • Paihia Beach - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) - 44 min drive


  • Hone's Garden - 6 min walk
  • Tuk-Tuk Bangkok - Thai Restaurant & Bar - 7 min walk
  • Pizza Port - 7 min walk
  • Spice Route - 5 min walk
  • Scales Fish Company - 7 min walk

About this property

Motel Russell

Motel Russell puts you 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Bay of Islands. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks.



Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 15 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 8 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • An outdoor pool


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Motel Russell
Russell Motel
Motel Russell New Zealand - Bay Of Islands
Motel Russell Zealand Of s
Motel Russell Motel
Motel Russell Russell
Motel Russell Motel Russell

Frequently asked questions

Does Motel Russell offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Motel Russell does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Motel Russell?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Motel Russell?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Motel Russell?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Motel Russell?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Motel Russell?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Motel Russell and nearby?
Motel Russell has an outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
What's the area around Motel Russell like?
Motel Russell is a short 3-minute walk from Bay of Islands and 4 minutes' walk from Russell Christ Church.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

We stayed for a couple of nights at Russell Motel. The accommodation was small but very cutely furnished with comfy beds and everything else that we needed. The hosts were so friendly and kind. Didnt feel like i met them for the first time. There is a small pool that is realh cute and the girls had a dip, although it was a cold day. The location is very close to everything you need. Would love to go there again considering that my fur baby was also welcome and they kindly offered to sit her while we enjoyed lunch at a restaurant. Thanks fo everything James and family
Vaishnavi, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Edwin, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Swimming pool
Jan, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Anthony, 3-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Fairly tired old motel with no view and no air-conditioning. Advertised as having Sky but no channels available. Reasonable distance from any restaurants and bars and not particularly good value for money. Only thing that sticks in my mind is reading in the compendium that the room rate doesn't include them doing your dishes?? Not sure how that rates with a covid clean between guests?
Tracey, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

James, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Latoia, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay.
We were in Russell for our wedding anniversary and it was our 4th time staying in the Russell Motel. Friendly greeting when we arrived escorted to our room it was just a great experience overall.
Robert, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Very comfortable bed!
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Close to central Russell
2-night family trip
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