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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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0.1 mi from city centre, Russell 
ExcellentBased on 1,265 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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2.5 mi from city centre, Russell 
GoodBased on 2,361 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.

Opua Boutique Seaview Motel
Opua Boutique Seaview Motel
8.8 Excellent
24 Franklin Street, Opua, New Zealand
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3.6 mi 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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17.1 mi 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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2.3 mi 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.

Scenic Hotel Bay Of Islands
Scenic Hotel Bay Of Islands
8.1 Excellent
58 Seaview Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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2.3 mi from city centre, Russell 
ExcellentBased on 523 reviews
8.1

Contemporary in its design, Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands is located in a well-known area of Paihia. It provides 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

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Cheapest month:August
Most expensive month:September
Average price in Russell:£87/night
Absolute cheapest price found:£37/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Sunday
£55 - £137
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£41 - £217
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Scenic Hotel Bay Of Islands
Scenic Hotel Bay Of Islands
8.1 Excellent
58 Seaview Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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0.5 mi from city centre, Paihia 

Contemporary in its design, Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands is located in a well-known area of Paihia. It provides 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

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Bay Adventurer
Bay Adventurer
8.0 Excellent
26 Kings Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
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0.4 mi 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.

£12
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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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0.1 mi 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.

£65
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Opua Boutique Seaview Motel
Opua Boutique Seaview Motel
8.8 Excellent
24 Franklin Street, Opua, New Zealand
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0.2 mi 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.

£66
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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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1.4 mi 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.

£73
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Scenic Hotel Bay Of Islands
Scenic Hotel Bay Of Islands
8.1 Excellent
58 Seaview Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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0.5 mi from city centre,  

Contemporary in its design, Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands is located in a well-known area of Paihia. It provides 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

£90
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The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
9.6 Excellent
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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10.5 mi from city centre,  

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.

£1,292
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Hotel prices in Russell

4 stars and up

£65 - £90

Copthorne Hotel And Resort Bay Of Islands
£73
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Scenic Hotel Bay Of Islands

No. 2 most popular

£90
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The Duke of Marlborough Hotel

Best value

£65
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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?

    1,265 reviews rated The Duke of Marlborough Hotel with an average score of 8.7/10. It may also be worth looking into the Copthorne Hotel And Resort Bay Of Islands, which received a rating of 7.7/10 from 2,361 reviews. Scenic Hotel Bay Of Islands could also be a good option, with a score of 8.1/10 from 523 reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Russell cost?

    £115/night is the average price of a hotel in Russell, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 3 days. For 4-star hotels in Russell, the average price found is £77/night, and for 5-star hotels the average price is £468/night.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Russell?

    HotelsCombined users have found cheap hotels in Russell starting from £39 per night in the last 3 days.