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1 room, 2 adults

The Commodores Lodge

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Great for families

Good to know

  • Children's pool
  • On beach
  • DVD player
  • Microwave
The Strand, Russell, 0202, New Zealand

3-star beachfront motel with outdoor pool, near Flagstaff Hill
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Children's pool
    • On beach
    • DVD player
    • Microwave
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Fantastic service
Great room
Great location

The Commodores Lodge

  • Deluxe Studio, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Sea View
  • Family Room, 2 Bedrooms
  • Basic Studio Suite, 1 Bedroom, Accessible, Pool View
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Courtyard Area
  • Deluxe Studio Suite, 1 Bedroom, Accessible, Sea View
  • Basic Double Room Single Use, 1 Bedroom, Accessible, Pool View
  • Tent, 1 Bedroom, Accessible, Pool View
  • Classic Studio Suite, Accessible, Pool View
  • Comfort Room, 1 Bedroom, Accessible, Pool View
  • Deluxe Double Room, 2 Bedrooms, Accessible, Non Smoking
  • Classic Double or Twin Room, 2 Bedrooms, Accessible, Pool View

What’s around The Commodores Lodge


  • On the beach
  • Flagstaff Hill - 15 min walk
  • Long Beach - 17 min walk
  • Paihia Wharf - 43 min walk
  • Paihia Beach - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds - 11.6 mi / 18.7 km
  • Haruru Falls - 13 mi / 20.9 km

Getting around

  • Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) - 56 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 11 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Spa tub
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Pool sun loungers
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Grab bar - near toilet
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Furnished balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette

The Commodores Lodge’s small print

Also known as

  • Commodores Lodge
  • Commodores Lodge Russell
  • Commodores Russell
  • The Commodores Lodge Motel
  • The Commodores Lodge Russell
  • The Commodores Lodge Motel Russell


Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for NZD 30.0 per day

Cribs/Infant beds are available for NZD 20.0 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Commodores Lodge

  • Does The Commodores Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Commodores Lodge does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at The Commodores Lodge?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at The Commodores Lodge?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Are pets allowed at The Commodores Lodge?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Commodores Lodge?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • What is there to do near The Commodores Lodge?
    Recommended spots to visit include Flagstaff Hill (0.8 mi) and Long Beach (0.9 mi), along with Paihia Wharf (2.2 mi) and Paihia Beach (2.6 mi).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 29 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Amazing with friendly staff
Sandra, nz2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely family atmosphere, good sized suite
nz2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Memorable experience, will be back
An amazing stay, loved the town, loved the accommodation and the service and had a memorable time. We drove around the North Island and stayed in a number of very reputable chains and hotels but the experience at Commodores Lodge was genuinely superior. units were large enough to accommodate us (family of 4), clean and very well maintained. location is certainly best you get in Russell. the pool was nice and convenient specially for our children, they absolutely loved it. Finally a big thank you to hosts Sue and Hamid for their smiling and welcoming faces and looking after us during our stay.
Arash, nz2 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Great value in Russell
Couldn't have asked for a better location! The Commodore is right in the middle of town and perfect for a stay in Russell if you don't want to use your car at all! The management on site were very friendly and helpful and our room was nicely opened and fresh for our arrival. We had a very enjoyable and comfortable stay and for the value of this lovely property would happily come again. The single beds were not as comfortable for tall adults however they would be fine for children I am sure! Free wifi was great throughout the grounds - occasionally dropped out however this was only for short periods. Free bikes and kayaks are available for guest use too
Melinda, auTrip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Briliant accommodation in the ideal situation.
This property had everything we needed for a great stay in Russel. It couldn't have been better located - we could walk straight out on to the harbour side. We have a sitting room/diner, large bedroom and spacious bathroom. The courtyard is an ideal retreat from the town and the tourists but still gives you access to all the amenities that Russel has to offer. Our hosts were discrete but always available for help and advice. We would book there again without hesitation.
John, gb3 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Perfect for myself, wife, 3yo and 1yo boys.
nz2 night trip

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