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Arcadia Lodge

Russell, Bay of Islands

Arcadia Lodge is a historic, character filled, bed and breakfast in Russell. Overlooking tranquil Matauwhi Bay, our bed and breakfast accommodation in Russell offers sweeping 180 degree views of water, bush and yachts.

A turn of the century home and a Russell landmark, our Russell bed and breakfast is furnished in a relaxed blend of the traditional and contemporary, with English and American Arts and Crafts furniture on 100 year old, honey-coloured kauri floorboards.

A mixture of western and Pasifika art adds to our Russell bed and breakfasts' warm, comfortable feel, creating a relaxing space in which to unwind.

Start your day at our Russell bed and breakfast accommodation relaxing on the deck enjoying a generous, healthy breakfast: freshly squeezed Kerikeri orange juice and Northland fruit, home made muesli, organic yoghurt, our own jams and preserves, organic coffee and teas, followed by a delicious cafe-style cooked special.

After breakfast, you can head out to explore Russell's charming heritage village and the amazing Bay of Islands beyond.

The pace in Russell is gentle and unhurried, encouraging you to slow down and relax.

Our bed and breakfast in Russell offers spacious suites with private decks and magnificent views of the bay. One of the downstairs suites has two bedrooms, making it suitable for a couple, two friends or up to four people travelling together.

Upstairs at our Russell bed and breakfast is a charming double room with water views and a super-king room.

Te Punga Suite – An elegant three room suite with a stylish queen bedroom, large en suite bathroom and a sunny sitting room with desk, plus you have your own private deck, all enjoying 180 degree bay views.

Tautoru Suite – Beachy with a casual contemporary style in soft, restful colours. A large studio with its own private entrance, king-size bed, en suite bathroom and sunny, private deck with sweeping views of water and bush.

Matariki Suite – A large, elegant suite at our bed and breakfast accommodation in Russell, with two separate but adjoining bedrooms, one king and one queen. The en suite bathroom is off the queen bedroom and is shared by both bedrooms. You also have your own sitting room with beautiful bay views and your own deck area where you can sit, read, relax and enjoy the afternoon and evening sun and the beautiful views of the bay.

This suite at our Russell accommodation is great for a couple or two, three or four people travelling together who are happy to share a bathroom.

Takurua Room – An upstairs room at our Russell bed and breakfast. Fresh and light filled enjoying a magnificent view out over the bay. It has a double bed and a private bathroom across the hall which is for your exclusive use. The bathroom is a large one, light and bright and has a bath and shower.

Ranginui Room – The largest of our upstairs rooms, a restful, airy room that gets flooded by afternoon and evening sun. It has a super-king bed and en suite bathroom facilities.

To enhance the special character of our bed and breakfast in Russell, Bay of Islands, all our suites and rooms are simple, stylish and uncluttered but most of all welcoming and comfortable.

Standard features of our Russell bed and breakfast include:

  • Feather pillows (or anti-allergenic if you prefer)
  • Cotton quilts or feather and down duvets according to season
  • An eclectic mix of contemporary and antique furnishings
  • Shampoo, conditioner, hairdryers
  • Breakfast provided

Our bed and breakfast accommodation in Russell is minutes away from the many activities and attractions that Russell and the Bay of Islands has to offer. These include:

  • Sailing, Cruising, Kayaking, hiking.
  • Watch and swim with dolphins
  • Maori canoe
  • Visit Christ Church in Russell, New Zealand's oldest standing church
  • Visit Russell Museum
  • Pompallier, the historic Catholic mission house
  • Bush walking in the Russell Peninsula Kiwi Conservation Zone

Nearby are many beautiful beaches. These include:

  • Long Bay
  • Tapeka Point
  • Waihihi (Watering Bay)

Your hosts: Peter and Greg

10 Florance Ave
New Zealand

Phone: +64 (0)9 403 7756

Mobile: +64(0)27 310 0448


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Our Rates

$210 - $325

Host rates subject to change. Please confirm with hosts before booking.