22 Chapel Street, Russell, New Zealand

Bellrock Lodge opened its doors to guests the summer of 2010/2011. Since then we have received numerous accolades, including the reviews below:

Recommended on TripAdvisor Winner Traveler's Choice 2021 Hotels Combined booking.com

What our guests say about us


Reviewed February 2024

Excellent place to stay - the location, the views, all the little thoughtful details of everything you need and also stuff that made one’s stay even more pleasant (mosquito spray, milk in the fridge for coffee). The hosts were so friendly and helpful too. Can’t recommend this place enough. The room was also so cozy and comfortable- and the balcony a delight! I definitely be back to stay again.

Five Star

Reviewed June 2024

We only stayed one night, wish we could have stayed for longer. The accommodation was immaculate, every tiny detail had been thought of including milk and water in the fridge. There was a lovely balcony to sit out and enjoy the beautiful view and the bed and bedding was extremely comfortable. It was beautifully appointed, super clean and modern and in a very short walking distance to everything in Russell. Will definitely be back.


Reviewed February 2023

Very attractive and efficient studio space with fantastic deck and views. Loved being above the town for the views, but only a five-minute walk to restaurants and the waterfront. Huge, gorgeous bathroom and comfy bed.

Holly E


Reviewed January 2023

Highly recommend this lodge for a quiet and comfortable stay in Russell. We booked two rooms in this lovely quiet area. The studios are very spacious, clean and comfortable and contain a kitchenette. Both rooms had a private balcony and beautiful views over Russell and the bay. The lodge is just a short walk to the waterfront and restaurants. Owner Catherine was very pleasant and helpful.

Annette W


Reviewed November 2022

Really good rooms with a small kitchen as well. Helpful staff, great location (Russell is a fantastic town). Five stars!

Pedro, S


Reviewed November 2022

Thanks Catherine & Stuart. Your accommodation is wonderful. Best Ever! We have taken some tips to use in our own units.

Searle, F & G


Reviewed November 2022

Love Bellrock Lodge well thought out, spotless and views 'to die for'. Lovely people- and a short walk (downhill) to Russell which is a sweet little place. I could happily up sticks.


Perfect place to relax!

Reviewed October 2022

Lovely hosts, awesome views and so handy to everything.

Terry B


Reviewed February 2024

This was such a gem! Lovely studio with beautiful views over Russell, spacious, cosy and very clean. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The host is very friendly and went above and beyond to accommodate our needs. I would definitely stay there again and would recommend it to all future guests! Thanks so much for your amazing hospitality!

J & K on Airbnb

Awesome Hosts

Reviewed October 2022

Stuart and Catherine were awesome hosts and the accommodation was excellent. Beautiful views across Russell. Thank you for the great stay we will be back.

Jody W

Great place to stay, with great hosts and fantastic views

Reviewed October 2022

The owners were friendly on arrival and made us feel really welcome, Bellrock accommodation is absolutely perfect with everything you need at hand for a perfect stay, as for the location the views from the balcony are stunning, Bellrock Lodge and Russell Town is a must stay if visiting New Zealand.

Keith H

Treat yourself... stay here!

Reviewed October 2022

Fantastic stay! The room is Comfortable in every way. The bed was among the best we've had in 115 days of travel. The view is such a treat. And the town of Russell is exceptional. We were sorry to only have one night. Would have preferred to stay longer rather than be passing through.


Loved Our Stay

Reviewed October 2022

We absolutely loved our stay at Bellrock Lodge. Excellent locaction, extremely clean, lovely amenities and peacefully quiet. The hosts were friendly and welcoming. We would love to return and highly recommend Bellrock to other travellers.

Laura S

Highly Recommended

Reviewed June 2022

We really enjoyed our stay. Check in was easy and the hosts were very welcoming. Everything was just as described. We highly recommend to other Airbnb travellers.

Kathy L

Great Spot

Reviewed June 2022

Catherine many thanks for a great 2 nights stay. Great spot and top room. Also thank you for letting us put our bikes under cover. All the best, see you again.

Ian M and John J
BMW Motorcycle Club NZ

Good quality room in excellent location

Reviewed February 2024

Great location, just up the hill from Russell town centre. Good views from balcony over the Bay. Spacious room, good quality products provided, comfortable bed. Separate laundry available for 5NZD. Friendly welcome from Catherine and Stuart. Rooms not serviced daily, but that suited us, and items were provided immediately on request.
Andy S

One of the gems of the North

Reviewed November 2023

The property overlooks the little village and our room had water views as well. It is secluded and quiet and an easy stroll into the village. The room was spacious and decorated and fitted to a very high standard The shower pressure was amazing and plenty of hot water. The bathroom had double basins and a bidet along with heated towel racks. There was a kitchenette that provided ample options for staying in and cooking along with a draw dishwasher. The Nespresso machine was appreciated. We loved the fact that there were comfortable lounge chairs as well as a veranda with table and chairs. The king size bed was extremely comfortable as were the pillows. We would love to stay longer next time as 2 nights was not enough.
These are passionate hosts who know how to run an establishment.
From our many trips to both Islands from across the ditch this establishment is up there with the best!
Deborah B


Reviewed October 2023

The owners Catherine and Stuart were the perfect hosts! They had a great balance between privacy and sharing important information about where to go. 

Everything was perfect!

Vincent S

Very Welcoming

Reviewed October 2023

Stunning. Absolutely recommend staying at this beautiful 

place. Absolutely stunning. We were so thrilled with our stay. Lovely host greeted us upon arrival. Our room was set out so beautifully. Absolutely everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. Loved absolutely 

everything. Only downfall to our stay, was not staying longer!

Timperley, NZ

Great Wi-Fi

Reviewed June 2023

Thank you very much for having us at your place. The room was so clean and comfortable, and you were very kind that we could feel safe and relaxed. Also, your wi-fi connection was perfect that made me easy to work online with Japan for seven hours, two days 

running. We would stay again if we have chance to visit Bay of Islands"


 - Noriyoshi O