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The Duke Of Marlborough
The Duke Of Marlborough
8.8 Excellent
35 The Strand, Russell, New Zealand
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0.1 mi from city centre, Russell 
ExcellentBased on 1,177 reviews
8.8

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
Russell Cottages
9.2 Excellent
Russell, New Zealand
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0.1 mi from city centre, Russell 
ExcellentBased on 199 reviews
9.2

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
Copthorne Hotel And Resort Bay Of Islands
7.8 Good
1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, New Zealand
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2.4 mi from city centre, Russell 
GoodBased on 2,369 reviews
7.8

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
Opua Boutique Seaview Motel
8.8 Excellent
24 Franklin Street, Opua, New Zealand
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3.6 mi from city centre, Russell 
ExcellentBased on 78 reviews
8.8

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.

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
9.4 Excellent
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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17.1 mi from city centre, Russell 
ExcellentBased on 8 reviews
9.4

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
Tiki Tiki Ora
9.0 Excellent
22 Lichen Grove, Russell, New Zealand
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2.2 mi from city centre, Russell 
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 tour desk, room service and a ticket service.

Bay Adventurer
Bay Adventurer
8.0 Excellent
26 Kings Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
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2.3 mi from city centre, Russell 
ExcellentBased on 722 reviews
8.0

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

Marlin House Bed and Breakfast
Marlin House Bed and Breakfast
8.9 Excellent
15 Bayview Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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2.3 mi from city centre, Russell 
ExcellentBased on 313 reviews
8.9

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
Most expensive month:January
Average price in Russell:$98/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$51/night
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$76 - $133
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$56 - $219
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Marlin House Bed and Breakfast
Marlin House Bed and Breakfast
8.9 Excellent
15 Bayview Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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0.2 mi from city centre, Paihia 

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

Cheapest hotels in Russell, Northland

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Bay Adventurer
Bay Adventurer
8.0 Excellent
26 Kings Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
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0.4 mi from city centre,  

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

$16
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The Duke Of Marlborough
The Duke Of Marlborough
8.8 Excellent
35 The Strand, Russell, New Zealand
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0.1 mi from city centre,  

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.

$83
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Copthorne Hotel And Resort Bay Of Islands
Copthorne Hotel And Resort Bay Of Islands
7.8 Good
1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, New Zealand
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1.5 mi from city centre,  

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.

$87
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Opua Boutique Seaview Motel
Opua Boutique Seaview Motel
8.8 Excellent
24 Franklin Street, Opua, New Zealand
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

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.

$96
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Marlin House Bed and Breakfast
Marlin House Bed and Breakfast
8.9 Excellent
15 Bayview Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

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

$134
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Tiki Tiki Ora
Tiki Tiki Ora
9.0 Excellent
22 Lichen Grove, Russell, New Zealand
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2.2 mi from city centre,  

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 tour desk, room service and a ticket service.

$255
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Russell Cottages
Russell Cottages
9.2 Excellent
Russell, New Zealand
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0.1 mi from city centre,  

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.

$282
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The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
9.4 Excellent
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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10.5 mi from city centre,  

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.

$1,205
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Hotel prices in Russell

4 stars +

$83 - $255

Tiki Tiki Ora

#1 Most popular

Tiki Tiki Ora
9.0 Excellent
$255
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Copthorne Hotel And Resort Bay Of Islands
$87
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The Duke Of Marlborough

Best value

$83
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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.

  • How much do hotels in Russell cost?

    Hotels in Russell cost an average of $253/night according to HotelsCombined data in the last 72 hours. A 4- or 5-star hotel in Russell had higher average prices of $110/night and $1,179/night respectively.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Russell?

    $45/night is the cheapest price found for a hotel in Russell by HotelsCombined users over the last 72 hours.