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The Duke Of Marlborough Hotel
8.9 Excellent

0.1 mi from city centre, Russell Show on map

ExcellentBased on 885 reviews
8.9

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

Russell Cottages
9.3 Excellent

0.1 mi from city centre, Russell Show on map

ExcellentBased on 184 reviews
9.3

Situated in Russell, Russell Cottages provides 5-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to sightsee in the area.

Copthorne Hotel And Resort Bay Of Islands
7.9 Good

1.5 mi from city centre, Waitangi Show on map

GoodBased on 1,903 reviews
7.9

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands is situated in Paihia and features complimentary Wi-Fi. In addition to free private parking on site, the hotel provides comfortable 4-star rooms and a bar.

Opua Boutique Seaview Motel
9.1 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Opua Show on map

ExcellentBased on 48 reviews
9.1

Opua Boutique Seaview Motel is situated on North Island and offers 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. It also provides a garden.

Kauri Cliffs
9.3 Excellent

10.5 mi from city centre, Kerikeri Show on map

ExcellentBased on 7 reviews
9.3

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs is situated on North Island, and provides 5-star accommodation in addition to a private beach. It has a day spa, as well as a sauna, a swimming pool and a Jacuzzi.

Tiki Tiki Ora
9.0 Excellent

2.2 mi from city centre, Russell Show on map

ExcellentBased on 19 reviews
9.0

Situated in Russell, Tiki Tiki Ora is a short drive from Okiato and offers a 24-hour reception, luggage storage and massage services. The numerous amenities this historic bed & breakfast features include a ticket service, room service and a tour desk.

Bay Adventurer
8.0 Excellent

0.4 mi from city centre, Paihia Show on map

ExcellentBased on 722 reviews
8.0

Bay Adventurer Backpackers & Apartments provides a comfortable setting when in Paihia. It also offers outdoor tennis courts, a sun deck and an outdoor pool.

Marlin House Bed And Breakfast
9.1 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Paihia Show on map

ExcellentBased on 260 reviews
9.1

Marlin House is located in Paihia and features free Wi-Fi. It offers 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

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Cheapest month:August
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Average price in Russell:$93/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$51/night
Cheapest day:Monday
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$76 - $115
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$56 - $122
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Marlin House Bed And Breakfast
9.1 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Paihia Show on map

Marlin House is located in Paihia and features free Wi-Fi. It offers 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

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Bay Adventurer
8.0 Excellent

0.4 mi from city centre, Paihia Show on map

Bay Adventurer Backpackers & Apartments provides a comfortable setting when in Paihia. It also offers outdoor tennis courts, a sun deck and an outdoor pool.

$16
Avg. per night
Opua Boutique Seaview Motel
9.1 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Opua Show on map

Opua Boutique Seaview Motel is situated on North Island and offers 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. It also provides a garden.

$88
Avg. per night
The Duke Of Marlborough Hotel
8.9 Excellent

0.1 mi from city centre, Russell Show on map

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

$91
Avg. per night
Copthorne Hotel And Resort Bay Of Islands
7.9 Good

1.5 mi from city centre, Waitangi Show on map

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands is situated in Paihia and features complimentary Wi-Fi. In addition to free private parking on site, the hotel provides comfortable 4-star rooms and a bar.

$100
Avg. per night
Marlin House Bed And Breakfast
9.1 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Paihia Show on map

Marlin House is located in Paihia and features free Wi-Fi. It offers 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

$143
Avg. per night
Tiki Tiki Ora
9.0 Excellent

2.2 mi from city centre, Russell Show on map

Situated in Russell, Tiki Tiki Ora is a short drive from Okiato and offers a 24-hour reception, luggage storage and massage services. The numerous amenities this historic bed & breakfast features include a ticket service, room service and a tour desk.

$255
Avg. per night
Russell Cottages
9.3 Excellent

0.1 mi from city centre, Russell Show on map

Situated in Russell, Russell Cottages provides 5-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to sightsee in the area.

$284
Avg. per night
Kauri Cliffs
9.3 Excellent

10.5 mi from city centre, Kerikeri Show on map

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs is situated on North Island, and provides 5-star accommodation in addition to a private beach. It has a day spa, as well as a sauna, a swimming pool and a Jacuzzi.

$1,832
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Russell

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$91 - $255

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Tiki Tiki Ora
9.0 Excellent
$255
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$100
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Best value

$91
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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

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 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.

Russell travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Russell?

    Russell is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Tiki Tiki Ora, which has a current rating of 9.0. For other potential stays, consider Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park and The Black Bach, which can also be great places to stay in Russell.