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

    one of new zealand's top 10 B&Bs - trip Advisor 2018.

    History, charm, good food and glorious views

    • Holders of TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice & Certificate of Excellence since 2011 
    • A great B&B with a "small hotel feel"
    • Stunning water views,  Historic, character filled house
    • Delicious, healthy & creative breakfasts included in Rate
    • Short, easy stroll to Russell village centre and restaurants - no driving needed
    • Children 14 and over welcome, Free Wifi
    • Arcadia is ideal for small group bookings
    • Pay 25% deposit to secure your booking and settle the bill on checkout

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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, by arrangement, up to four people traveling together.

    The house is a large house furnished in a relaxed blend of the traditional and contemporary furniture on 100 year old, honey-coloured kauri floorboards. A mixture of western, Pasifika and Maori Arts. We have a range of historical photos and wonderful snapshots from around New Zealand adds to the lodges warmth, relaxed and comfortable feel, creating a relaxing space in which to unwind.

    We live in an adjacent cottage, so Arcadia feels like your staying in a small hotel or lodge rather than in our home, We are close enough to help and care, we also give our guests space to relax. On arrival we help to orientate you to Russell and we can book your trips and excursions based on your interests, who does a great job in looking after you and the weather at the time. For the most part you don't need to pre book excursions prior to your arrival.

    Start your day on the deck with our generous, healthy breakfast: Northland fruit, home made muesli, local yoghurt, our own jams and preserves, locally produced coffee and teas, followed by a delicious café-style cooked special dish of the day, 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.

    Peter Gillan and Greg Hoover