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The Duke Of Marlborough
8.6 Excellent
35 The Strand, Russell, New Zealand
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0.1 mi from city centre, Russell, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 1,364 reviews

The Duke Of Marlborough is set on North Island and provides 4-star facilities as well as free Wi-Fi and outdoor tennis courts. It is also moments from Russell's well-known tourist spots.

Hananui Lodge and Apartments
8.9 Excellent
Russell, New Zealand
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0.0 mi from city centre, Russell, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 498 reviews

Hananui Lodge and Apartments provides a comfortable setting in Russell and features a swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and complimentary private parking on-site. It is conveniently positioned for guests wishing to visit the area's popular attractions.

Arcadia Lodge
9.7 Excellent
Russell, New Zealand
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0.4 mi from city centre, Russell, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 95 reviews

Arcadia Lodge is set on North Island and offers 4-star accommodation in addition to free Wi-Fi. It also provides free private parking on site and Paihia Dive, Paihia Harbour and Waitangi Treaty Grounds are a brief car ride away.

Matauwhi Bay Manor
6169 Russell Whakapara Rd, Russell, New Zealand
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0.7 mi from city centre, Russell, New Zealand 

Matauwhi Bay Manor is located on North Island, and offers 5-star accommodation as well as a private beach. Rooms are air conditioned and a wireless internet connection is included free of charge.

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Average price in Russell:$103/night
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$58 - $175
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$74 - $197
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Where to stay in Russell

About Russell

The first permanent European settlement in New Zealand, Russell is a charming coastal town in the Bay of Islands region. It’s home to an excellent cultural heritage museum and a 19th-century French mission and is a short ferry ride from Urupukapuka Island.

Things to do in Russell

Discover the town’s long-established history at the Russell Museum, which details the indigenous Maori culture and the impact of European settlers in the region. Get up close to Maori taonga and an original whaling vessel, then stroll through grounds planted with traditional Maori herbs.

Visit the 19th-century Pompallier Mission where church texts were translated from Latin into the local Māori language. The rammed-earth printery stands as New Zealand’s oldest industrial building and is surrounded by magnificent gardens that can be explored on a guided walking tour.

Take in the sweeping Bay of Islands views from atop Flagstaff Hill, which rises to the north of Russell’s town centre. It played a significant role in early relations between the local Māori tribe and British colonial forces, with walking trails leading through its kiwi-inhabited bushland.

Make a day trip to beautiful Urupukapuka Island to snorkel, kayak and paddleboard on one of its many stunning beaches. Visit the Island Conservation Centre at Otehei Bay to learn about the island’s prehistoric and colonial history or participate in a traditional Māori cultural workshop.

Getting around Russell

Russell is around 3.5 hours’ drive from Auckland or 1.5 hours from Whangarei Airport, with the drive including a ferry ride from Opua across the Waikare Inlet. The town of Russell is small enough to explore on foot and ferries access the surrounding islands.

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  • What are the best hotels in Russell?

    1,364 reviews rated The Duke Of Marlborough with an average score of 8.6/10. It may also be worth looking into the Motel Russell, which received a rating of 8.5/10 from 793 reviews. Hananui Lodge and Apartments could also be a good option, with a score of 8.9/10 from 498 reviews.

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