History, charm, good food & glorious views


David Jones

It was one of NZ's highlights. The house is in a beautiful setting, extremely comfortable and our hosts really couldn’t have made us feel more welcome. > Read more

Michael & Elizabeth

 Greg and Peter, your hosts, have tremendous attention to detail and will make every effort to make your stay a very memorable one > Read more

Mark & Sarah, England

Peter and Greg completely understand the B and B business. They are charming, the buildings are elegant and tasteful, views superb and the breakfast perfect. > Read more

Margaret & David, UK

We just loved everything about Arcadia Lodge & our hosts Peter & Greg. Russell & the Bay of Islands are charming & beautiful & a stay at Arcadia Lodge was the icing on the cake. > Read more


Well boys I can honestly say after a month of sampling the delights of your wonderful country you certainly win the best breakfast award  for our time spent in New Zealand. Thank you for an unforgettable stay. > Read more

Chris & Janet Torak/Victoria, AUS

We've stayed at many B&B's all over the world but this is the absolute best, your 5 star breakfasts and such attention to detail. > Read more

Robin & Elaine UK

Gold Medal Views, Food and Hospitality for our 7 day stay, It was Perfection !! > Read more

Mary & Peter, Liz & Bryan. Melbourne Australia

One of life's delights is a stay in Arcadia Lodge, Thank you for your superb hospitality > Read more

Sam Neill, Actor Otago NZ

Splendid! Thanks Guys, Sam Neill, NZ > Read more

Dave & Nicola Blackmore, Napier Hawkes Bay NZ

Our first time to Russell and we loved it. Thanks Peter & Greg for great hospitality ! > Read more

Elmar Esser, Cologne Germany

A great place to stay, a warm welcome from Peter & Greg, a fantastic breakfast, just a beautiful spot > Read more