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The Duke of Marlborough Hotel
The Duke of Marlborough Hotel
8.7 Excellent
35 The Strand, Russell, New Zealand
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0.2 km from city centre, Russell 
ExcellentBased on 1,267 reviews
8.7

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.

Copthorne Hotel And Resort Bay Of Islands
Copthorne Hotel And Resort Bay Of Islands
7.7 Good
1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, New Zealand
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4.0 km from city centre, Russell 
GoodBased on 2,349 reviews
7.7

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.

Anchorage Motel
Anchorage Motel
8.6 Excellent
2 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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3.5 km from city centre, Russell 
ExcellentBased on 363 reviews
8.6

This cosy motel in Paihia offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as an outdoor pool and a swimming pool. It also provides highchairs, luggage storage and a Jacuzzi.

Breakwater Motel
Breakwater Motel
8.9 Excellent
1 Bayview Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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3.6 km from city centre, Russell 
ExcellentBased on 628 reviews
8.9

This luxury motel in Paihia provides free Wi-Fi, as well as bicycle rental and a private beach. It offers 4.5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Opua Boutique Seaview Motel
Opua Boutique Seaview Motel
8.8 Excellent
24 Franklin Street, Opua, New Zealand
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5.8 km from city centre, Russell 
ExcellentBased on 81 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 and a tour desk.

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
9.6 Excellent
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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27.5 km from city centre, Russell 
ExcellentBased on 12 reviews
9.6

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.

Bay Adventurer
Bay Adventurer
8.0 Excellent
26 Kings Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
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3.6 km 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.

Edelweiss Motel
Edelweiss Motel
8.8 Excellent
70 Seaview Road, Opua, New Zealand
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3.5 km from city centre, Russell 
ExcellentBased on 703 reviews
8.8

Situated in Paihia, Edelweiss Motel is a short walk from Paihia Harbour and provides outdoor tennis courts and an outdoor pool. It is moments from the beach and offers comfortable 4-star accommodation.

Kerikeri Homestead Motel & Apartments
Kerikeri Homestead Motel & Apartments
8.7 Excellent
17 Homestead Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
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16.4 km from city centre, Russell 
ExcellentBased on 401 reviews
8.7

Situated in Kerikeri, Kerikeri Homestead Motel & Apartments provides modern 4-star accommodation, as well as a Jacuzzi, an outdoor pool and a swimming pool. Just a short walk from Skindynamique Waxing and Skin Centre, it offers luxury rooms equipped with a spa bath, a private terrace and a refrigerator.

Edgewater Palms Apartments
Edgewater Palms Apartments
8.9 Excellent
Paihia, New Zealand
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3.5 km from city centre, Russell 
ExcellentBased on 739 reviews
8.9

Featuring a saltwater swimming pool, a swimming pool and outdoor tennis courts, Edgewater Palms Apartments is situated in Paihia and offers modern accommodation. Some of the facilities provided at this award-winning 5-star property are a Jacuzzi and a free shuttle service.

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Cheapest month:August
Most expensive month:November
Average price in Russell:$180/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$71/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Sunday
$104 - $302
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$77 - $412
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Averill Court Motel
Averill Court Motel
8.7 Excellent
62 Seaview Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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0.7 km from city centre, Paihia 

Situated in Paihia, Averill Court Motel provides 4-star accommodation, as well as outdoor tennis courts and an outdoor pool. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to sightsee in the area.

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Bay Adventurer
Bay Adventurer
8.0 Excellent
26 Kings Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
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0.7 km 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.

$22
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Edelweiss Motel
Edelweiss Motel
8.8 Excellent
70 Seaview Road, Opua, New Zealand
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3.7 km from city centre,  

Situated in Paihia, Edelweiss Motel is a short walk from Paihia Harbour and provides outdoor tennis courts and an outdoor pool. It is moments from the beach and offers comfortable 4-star accommodation.

$83
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Averill Court Motel
Averill Court Motel
8.7 Excellent
62 Seaview Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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0.7 km from city centre,  

Situated in Paihia, Averill Court Motel provides 4-star accommodation, as well as outdoor tennis courts and an outdoor pool. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to sightsee in the area.

$83
Avg. per night
Opua Boutique Seaview Motel
Opua Boutique Seaview Motel
8.8 Excellent
24 Franklin Street, Opua, New Zealand
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0.3 km 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 and a tour desk.

$117
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Anchorage Motel
Anchorage Motel
8.6 Excellent
2 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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0.7 km from city centre,  

This cosy motel in Paihia offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as an outdoor pool and a swimming pool. It also provides highchairs, luggage storage and a Jacuzzi.

$120
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The Duke of Marlborough Hotel
The Duke of Marlborough Hotel
8.7 Excellent
35 The Strand, Russell, New Zealand
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0.2 km 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.

$124
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Copthorne Hotel And Resort Bay Of Islands
Copthorne Hotel And Resort Bay Of Islands
7.7 Good
1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, New Zealand
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2.3 km 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.

$141
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Breakwater Motel
Breakwater Motel
8.9 Excellent
1 Bayview Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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0.1 km from city centre,  

This luxury motel in Paihia provides free Wi-Fi, as well as bicycle rental and a private beach. It offers 4.5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

$154
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Hotel prices in Russell

3 stars

$62 - $207

Averill Court Motel

No. 1 most popular

Averill Court Motel
8.7 Excellent
$83
Avg. per night
Kerikeri Homestead Motel & Apartments

No. 2 most popular

$207
Avg. per night
Bounty Motel

Best value

Bounty Motel
8.6 Excellent
$62
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

$76 - $154

The Duke of Marlborough Hotel

No. 1 most popular

$124
Avg. per night
Copthorne Hotel And Resort Bay Of Islands
$141
Avg. per night
Dolphin Motel

Best value

Dolphin Motel
8.5 Excellent
$76
Avg. per night

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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?

    1,267 reviews rated The Duke of Marlborough Hotel with an average score of 8.7/10. It may also be worth looking into the Russell Cottages, which received a rating of 9.1/10 from 183 reviews. Bounty Motel could also be a good option, with a score of 8.6/10 from 2,771 reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Russell cost?

    Russell hotels have an average price of $182/night (based on searches on HotelsCombined in the last 3 days). For a 4-star hotel, the average price is $176/night, and if you are looking for a 5-star hotel in Russell then the average price is around $2,035/night.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Russell?

    $74 per night is the cheapest Russell hotel price found in our data from the last 72 hours.

  • How much is a hotel in Russell tonight?

    Russell hotels start at $76 for tonight; however, the average price of accommodation is about $192. Many 4-star stays can be found in Russell tonight, with prices starting at $76. These prices were found on HotelsCombined within the last 72 hours.