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Dolphin Motel
4 out of 5
69 Williams Road, Paihia
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £37 per night from 30 Nov to 1 Dec
4.7 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (363 reviews)

"Handy to everything. Easy walking distance to centre of Paihia township."…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2020

Dolphin Motel
Russell Top 10 Holiday Park
3 out of 5
1 James Street, Russell, Northland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £55 per night from 25 Nov to 26 Nov
2.16 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (33 reviews)

"Clean, with most of the amenities you would expect at an affordable price. The whole experience is of a professionally managed property. Excellent location and lots of options when it comes to the type of accommodation the property provides. I will definitely recommend."…"

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2020

Russell Top 10 Holiday Park
Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
4 out of 5
58 Seaview Road, Paihia
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £93 per night from 27 Nov to 28 Nov
4.66 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (745 reviews)

"Great place to stay! Excellent Service! Highly recommended!"…"

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2020

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
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Edgewater Palms Apartments
4 out of 5
8 - 10 Marsden Road, Paihia
The price is £151 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov
4.53 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (175 reviews)

"Overall it was a good experience. Spacious rooms, relatively modern and short walk to shops. Beach is right across the road and I really enjoyed walking to the balcony to soak up the views in the morning. I would stay again. A couple of pain points - tap water had a musty taste so we had to switch ..."…"

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2020

Edgewater Palms Apartments
Ala Moana Motel
3.5 out of 5
52 Marsden Road, Paihia
The price is £70 per night from 30 Nov to 1 Dec
4.52 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (68 reviews)

"Excellent location right opposite to the beach..bar next door or fish and chips restaurant at walking distance..very lovely atmosphere..our room was small but just right for us..bed very comfy had a gud night's sleep..stayed over night but felt well rested for the trip back home..have yr very own ..."…"

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2020

Ala Moana Motel
Eagles Nest
5 out of 5
60 Tapeka Road, Bay of Islands, Russell
The price is £1,014 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov
2.07 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
1st Wedding Anniversary

"Perfect romantic escape for our 1st wedding anniversary. Stunning and private location and in room chef was a fantastic way to cap the experience."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2018

Eagles Nest
Casa Bella Motel
2.5 out of 5
3 MacMurray Road, Paihia
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £40 per night from 26 Nov to 27 Nov
4.66 mi from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (203 reviews)

"Very friendly staff, very understanding and approachable. Facilities are great for the price"…"

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2020

Casa Bella Motel
The Waterfront Suites - Heritage Collection
5 out of 5
100 Marsden Road, Paihia
The price is £122 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov
4.47 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (606 reviews)

"This property is quite new and the two bedroom suites is spacious. The elocation is very convenience. A very enjoyable stay for us in Paihia."…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2020

The Waterfront Suites - Heritage Collection
The Duke of Marlborough Hotel
4.5 out of 5
35 The Strand, Bay of Islands, Russell
The price is £69 per night from 8 Dec to 9 Dec
2.4 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (446 reviews)

"Fantastic location in a beautiful restored historical building"…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2020

The Duke of Marlborough Hotel
Aloha Seaview Resort Motel
4 out of 5
32-36 Seaview Road, Paihia
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £49 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov
4.9 mi from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (194 reviews)

"Property is clean and neat. It is well located to tour the area. Staff courteous and helpful. Room was spotless and near. We would certainly stay at Aloha in future visits."…"

Reviewed on 28 May 2020

Aloha Seaview Resort Motel
Averill Court Motel
3 out of 5
62 Seaview Rd, Paihia
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £46 per night from 26 Nov to 27 Nov
4.56 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (388 reviews)

"There was more than enough room for us. Spacious and family friendly"…"

Reviewed on 23 Jun 2020

Averill Court Motel
Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection
4 out of 5
138 Marsden Road, Bay of Islands, Paihia
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £83 per night from 27 Nov to 28 Nov
4.55 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (579 reviews)

"The apartment was very clean. 8-10 minutes' walk to shops and a variety of eating places."…"

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2020

Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection
Ash Grove Boutique Motel
4.5 out of 5
2 Ash Grove Circle, Puketona Road, Haruru Falls, Northland, Paihia
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £83 per night from 15 Dec to 16 Dec
5.87 mi from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (81 reviews)

"Property is good and good area . We were trevaling for playing golf This property is centre of the golf clubs in northland area. So we could go easily golf clubs."…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2020

Ash Grove Boutique Motel
Breakwater Motel
4.5 out of 5
1 Bayview Road, Paihia, Northland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £88 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov
4.49 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (403 reviews)

"excellent facilities, friendly staff and top location"…"

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2020

Breakwater Motel
Hananui Lodge and Apartments
3 out of 5
4 York Street, Russell
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2.47 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (262 reviews)
Warm and welcoming

"Love staying at Hananui, Shane and Christine are excellent hosts. The waterfront location is fantastic. The rooms are extremely clean, comfortable and homely."…"

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2020

Hananui Lodge and Apartments
Edelweiss Motel
3.5 out of 5
70 Seaview Road, Paihia
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £54 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov
4.6 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (184 reviews)

"Nice size rooms. Kept very clean, can tell the building is quite old but well maintained. Could do with a fan in the room, was ok with window open but one night with noisy neighbours had to close and it got a bit stuffy. I could have asked at reception but It was late"…"

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2020

Edelweiss Motel
Anchorage Motel
4 out of 5
2 Marsden Road, Paihia
The price is £65 per night from 25 Nov to 26 Nov
4.56 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (261 reviews)

"Ideally situated on the beachfront. Wonderful staff, clean and well presented apartment. I definite place for a vacation 😊"…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2020

Anchorage Motel
Marlin Court Motel
3 out of 5
60, Seaview Road, Paihia
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £54 per night from 9 Dec to 10 Dec
4.64 mi from city centre
3.6/5Good! (183 reviews)

"Space was good in the apartment but a but dusty. Room seemed as if it was not used for a while maybe before level 3. Free wifi is slow and sky tv channels were frozen."…"

Reviewed on 13 Oct 2020

Marlin Court Motel
Bayview Motel
3.5 out of 5
2 Bayview Road, Paihia
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £73 per night from 26 Nov to 27 Nov
4.49 mi from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (135 reviews)

"Very clean unit. Weather was poor so coulda done with a better Heater and more choice of TV channels."…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2020

Bayview Motel
Blue Pacific Quality Apartments
4 out of 5
166 Marsden Road, Paihia, Bay Of Islands, Paihia
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4.6 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (139 reviews)

"Excellent apartment with great views. Very clean and well appointed."…"

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2020

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Visiting Bay of Islands

Travellers to Bay of Islands give high marks for the local tours and beaches. This relaxing city also attracts tourists with its waterfalls. A top sight in the city is Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

  • There are 223 hotels and other accommodation options in Bay of Islands
  • The closest major airport is in Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands), 13.2 mi (21.2 km) from the city centre

Sightseeing and Staying in Bay of Islands

The city is notable for landmarks like Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Russell Christ Church and Marsden Cross. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the waterfalls and these places to visit: Flagstaff Hill, Russell Beach and Paihia Beach. Taking a ferry, dolphin viewing and taking a tour are top activities, while sights to visit include Paihia Wharf, Waitangi Mountain Bike Park and Waitangi Golf Club.

In Russell, there are 223 accommodation choices and hotels to make planning easier for your holiday getaway at an affordable rate. These are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Bellrock Lodge - With a stay at this 3.5-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free parking and a bar, along with an in-room kitchenette. It's a favourite with Expedia travellers for its dining options and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • Chalet Romantica - Our customers like the breakfast and comfortable beds at this B&B. With a stay at this 4-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and an indoor pool, along with free WiFi.
  • Baywaterviews - With a stay at this 3-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with an in-room kitchenette. Expedia customers like its breakfast and overall value.

Dressing for Bay of Islands

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 23°C during the day and 14°C at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 20°C, whilst the average at night is 8°C
  • July to September has daytime averages of 16°C with night-time averages of 8°C
  • Between October and December, you can expect daytime averages of 22°C and night-time averages of 10°C
  • Bay of Islands gets about 1251 millimetres of rain per year
  • Usually January and February are the hottest months with an average of 22°C, whereas August and July are often coldest, averaging 8°C

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