Arcadia Lodge
Matauwhi Bay, Russell
Matauwhi Bay, Russell

Russell Bed & Breakfast - Boutique Bay of Islands accommodation - Luxury B&B and lodging

one of new zealand's top 20 B&Bs - tripAdvisor 2014

History, charm, good food and glorious views

  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice 2014 Russell B&Bs
  • Free wi-fi
  • Stunning water views
  • Historic, character filled house
  • Delicious, healthy breakfasts included in tariff
  • Short, easy stroll to Russell village centre and restaurants - no driving needed
  • Children 15 and over welcome

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There's nowhere in the Bay of Islands quite like Arcadia Lodge Russell bed and breakfast. This historic, early 20th century house and boutique Russell B&B accommodation is a Bay of Islands landmark sitting in a magnificent position looking out over Russell's tranquil Matauwhi Bay. For many of our guests one of their greatest pleasures is simply to sit and drink in the 180 degree views of water, bush and yachts.

Accommodation is in three spacious suites with private decks and magnificent views of the bay while upstairs are a charming queen room with water views and a super-king room. One of the suites has two bedrooms, making it suitable for a couple, two friends or up to four people traveling together.

The house 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 the house's warm, comfortable feel, creating a relaxing space in which to unwind.

Start your day on the deck with our generous, healthy breakfast: Northland fruit, home made muesli, local organic yoghurt, our own jams and preserves, locally produced organic coffee and teas, followed by a delicious café-style cooked special. Then head out to explore Russell's charming heritage village and the amazing Bay of Islands beyond.

The pace in Russell is gentle and unhurried (rushing is illegal in Russell) and we look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful corner of the world.

Brad Mercer and David McKenzie