Reviews for Bellrock Lodge
We opened our doors to guests the summer of 2010/2011. Two years later, in 2013 and again in 2014, we were rated under the Top 25 B & Bs in New Zealand with TripAdvisor and in 2015 and 2016 we were number 3 in New Zealand.
In 2015 Trivago rated Bellrock Lodge as the top accommodation provider in the North Island.
What our clients say about us on TripAdvisor
"We stayed in Bellrock Lodge in February, one of the first stops on our tour of the country, and we simply couldn't have wished for better. You get a studio, with kitchenette, dining table,armchairs, etc and it's beautifully appointed - everything of a high standard. As soon as the studio door was opened for us our breath was taken away by the amazing view, which got even better once you stepped on to the balcony. There were lots of lovely little touches, like chocolates, and a lovely jar of biscuits each day, and coffee, tea and milk supplied. Lorraine even went out to buy some decaff coffee for me! There are laundry facilities, and we even had our washing done for us one day to save us waiting around. Because we'd booked through a travel agent, we got delicious breakfasts as well, in a beautiful dining room with - again - lots of lovely little touches. Peter and Lorraine were incredibly helpful, with Peter giving us lots of ideas for places to visit on our way down to Auckland, all of which were great, and which we wouldn't have known about without his advice. We'd like them to know that everything they did was very, very much appreciated."
– Patricia S, March 2020
"This property has everything for a wonderful trip to the Bay of Islands. Rooms are nice with fantastic patios and great views. The owners of the property are very helpful and friendly and even hosted the guests for wine and snacks one evening. Easy walking from the rooms to all the restaurants and attractions in Russel."
– Norman B, March 2020
"We stayed at Bellrock Lodge for 3 nights in January. It was brilliant in every way. We had email communication with the hosts before our stay and they kindly arranged all our tours and had excellent recommendations. The room was big and sunny and had a wonderful balcony. The glass doors to the balcony opened up completely across the room giving a panoramic view of the Bay of Islands. Can highly recommend!"
– US tourist, February 2020
"Classy and spotless accommodation in a lovely place. Conveniently located a few minutes from the sea-front facilities at Russell (though a steep climb back up!). Charming and supremely helpful hosts. We really enjoyed our stay."
– Michael D, February 2020