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The Commodores Lodge

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Outdoor pool, pool loungers
32-inch flat-screen TV with digital channels, TV, DVD player
Family Room, 2 Bedrooms | Bathroom | Shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels

Overview of The Commodores Lodge

The Commodores Lodge

3.0 star property
3-star beachfront motel with outdoor pool, near Lookout

9.0/10 Superb

29 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Non-smoking
The Strand, Russell, 0202

Guests rated this location 9.9/10 - Exceptional

Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • On the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Children's pool
  • Spa tub
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
For families
  • Children's pool
  • Kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Bay of Islands - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) - 60 min drive


  • Cbk Craft Bar & Kitchen - 28 min drive
  • Alfresco's Cafe - 27 min drive
  • Hone's Garden - 2 min walk
  • Just Fish and Chips - 28 min drive
  • Charlotte's Kitchen - 28 min drive

About this property

The Commodores Lodge

Enjoy your visit to Russell with a stay at The Commodores Lodge. You can take a morning swim in at the outdoor pool, and the hot tub makes for a relaxing end to the day. A children's pool and free bike rentals are offered, and in-room conveniences include fridges and microwaves. Fellow travellers say good things about the pool and helpful staff.



Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • 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 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs

Travelling with children

  • Children's pool

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free bike hire
  • Pool loungers


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Hot tub


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


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium digital channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Down duvet
  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Selected Comfort mattress

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Toaster


  • Housekeeping (on request)

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for NZD 20.0 per day
  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 30.0 per day
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


<p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Commodores Lodge
Commodores Lodge Russell
Commodores Russell
The Commodores Lodge Motel
The Commodores Lodge Russell
The Commodores Lodge Motel Russell

Frequently asked questions

Does The Commodores Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Commodores Lodge 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 The Commodores Lodge?
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 The Commodores Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at The Commodores Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Commodores Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Commodores Lodge?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at The Commodores Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as kayaking and cycling. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot tub and an invigorating swim in the outdoor pool. The Commodores Lodge also has a picnic area and a garden.
Does The Commodores Lodge have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a fridge, a microwave and a coffee maker.
Does The Commodores Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony.
What's the area around The Commodores Lodge like?
The Commodores Lodge is on Russell Beach, a short 4-minute walk from Russell Christ Church and 5 minutes' walk from Tapeka Point. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very good

Great position.Able to walk to all restaurants, etc. Just a few steps away from the Paihia ferry jetty.
3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Super friendly and knowledgeable staff. Extra features like free bikes and kayak usage
Wray, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

We had a great stay here at the Commodores Lodge. We had a wedding to go to next door at the Duke of Marlborough. It was a perfect spot to have a swim on an extremely hot day. We loved that we could take the Kyacks and bikes without having to ask. The accom interior was pleasant, a bit dated but not bad considering the location and proximity to everything. Would stay again.
Bridget, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Property was nice & clean, location was right on the water & central to everything. Property could do with a change of mattresses as they were very sold & hard to sleep on.
3-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

So close to all amenities, straight on the ferry to Paihia if we wanted to go
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing with friendly staff
Sandra, 2-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This is the perfect place to stay in Russel and Sue and Hamid are the best hosts
6-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Very friendly staff close to beach spacious no air conditioning so bit hot
2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review