Welcome to Motel Russell - Bay Of Islands

Beautiful Accommodation in the heart of Russell

James and Wendy invite you to enjoy the comforts of Motel Russell in the Bay of Islands.

Motel Russell is set in an acre of subtropical gardens within a gentle short stroll of Russell Village, beach, wharf, shops, museum and restaurants.

It is the ideal accommodation for your Bay of Islands holiday – a place to relax away from the city noises amidst the song of birds. Enjoy the tranquility of our exceptional pool set in a subtropical garden.

Motel Russell offers a range of accommodation and is an easy 2-minute walk to the Russell Boat Club and all Bay of Islands water tour pickups.

Your friendly, helpful hosts welcome you to Motel Russell - your home away from home.


Free Wifi


Cot and highchair and baby bath are available on request


Swimming Pool


Guest Laundry


All units have TVs, radios and hairdryers


Deck chairs to soak up the sun


Off-street parking for cars and boats


Poolside BBQ for our guests

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Relaxing in Russell

As a family of 5, we stayed during Term 3 school holidays. Super clean and tidy unit. Well equipped. Recently refurbished with great attention to detail. Comfortable beds. Fabulous pool. Although the children pleaded to swim, the weather was not favourable. Great excuse to return in the summer time!!! Lovely Hosts. Wendy and James were so welcoming. It felt like home. Definitely will stay again. :0

Amazing experience again! Highly recommend

We have had another AMAZING experience at Motel Russell and will be back next year for sure! James, Wendy and Linda are the most amazing hosts and absolutely make Motel Russell the place to stay when we head to Northland! The motel is cleaned to an exceptional standard, the pool and BBQ area is amazing and so relaxing and the hosts could not be more accomodating. It’s just a short, flat walk to the centre of Russell for dining out and perfectly positioned for a night at Russell Boating Club at the end of the road. Highly recommend - the best kept secret in Northland!

We Had Our Doubts

We stayed in a very comfortable well equipped unit which had been refurbished in the last 12 months. Very friendly and helpful motelier and great location within 5 minutes walk from town. Quiet and secluded with a nice pool.

final white bird of paradise

Motel Russell

16 Matauwhi Road Phone: +09 403 7854
Russell, Northland 0202 Email: stay@motelrussell.co.nz
New Zealand


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