Arcadia Lodge
Boutique Accommodation in Russell


There’s nowhere in the Bay of Islands quite like Arcadia Lodge Russell. This boutique accommodation is set within a magnificent circa1902 heritage house, offering elevated and uninterrupted water views across the tranquil Matauwhi Bay, and just a stroll around the corner to Russell. Arcadia has proudly been hosting guests for nearly 100 years.

The Beds

All Arcadia guest rooms are warm, light and stylish with a modern heritage charm. The downstairs suites have private decks, en-suite bathrooms and superb views of the sleepy bay, while the upstairs rooms are spacious, airy and uncomplicated; the ideal resting space. Matariki is our 2-bedroom suite.  Just steps away from the lodge lies Arcadia Cottage, a 2-bedroom self-contained villa for up to four people, perfect for when privacy is paramount. More

The Breakfast

Breakfast at Arcadia is an experience in itself. Settle into a comfortable chair on the sun-drenched deck for a generous, healthy meal overlooking the bay. Northland fruit, homemade muesli’s, local yoghurt and our own jams and preserves are the perfect accompaniments to our locally produced coffee and tea. But that’s only the beginning... Each day we offer a different chef-inspired café-style dish, full of flavour and flair using the best ingredients often sourced from the cottage garden and orchard. More

The House

The 120-year-old, honey-coloured kauri floorboards carry a relaxed blend of traditional and contemporary furniture, creating a mellow and comfortable ambience that is inspired by the home’s character and interesting to the eye. The house is adorned with western, Pasifika and Maori art and crafts along with historical photos and beautiful snapshots from around New Zealand. More

Freedom to Relax

The hosts live in an adjacent cottage, so Arcadia has the feeling of privacy that you relish when staying in a small hotel or lodge. This means that guests can relax and unwind in peace at our luxury lodge right in the heart of the Bay of Islands while knowing that we are close enough to offer assistance and advice when you need it. On arrival, we will help to familiarise you with the town of Russell and any nearby attractions, and we’re here to offer advice and bookings for restaurants, wineries, local activities and excursions that may appeal to your interests.

  • Holders of TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice & Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Boutique accommodation 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