Arcadia Lodge


Why you'll love it here

  • Enjoy a personalised service with attention to detail courtesy of hosts Peter and Greg
  • Feel at home and relax knowing the door is always open should you need assistance
  • Marvel at beautiful views of Matauwhi Bay from the comfort of your luxury lodge
  • Explore the waterfront, museum, and restaurants just a ten-minute walk away

Best For

  • Honeymoon,


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Included in your holiday

  • Lounge passes and meet & greet service in UK airports
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • All flight luggage allowances
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

Full accommodation information

Located in the small seaport of Russell, this honeymooners’ paradise features five luxury suites in the main building and a separate two-bedroom cottage perfect for a small and personal holiday.

Owned and managed by your hosts, Peter and Greg, you’ll be personally greeted on arrival and enjoy excellent service all throughout your stay. Not only that, but you’ll even receive a freshly made breakfast every morning and a selection of teas, coffees, and home baked cookies in the kitchen. With a central lounge, breakfast room and deck with gorgeous views, you’ll never want to leave!

Each room is elegantly, but tastefully, appointed with furnishings in keeping with the home’s history. Arcadia Cottage also offers two suites, a full kitchen and sitting area downstairs as well as a mezzanine level with sofa, armchairs, and window seat upstairs with bay views. For a relaxing evening, you can even sample the honour bar’s selection of local wines which are sold at cost price.

Away from the hotel, you can take a leisurely ten-minute walk to Russell and admire the waterfront before dining at a fine establishment. With Arcadia Lodge’s reserved tables across town, you can choose from the most popular restaurants during peak season and enjoy a sumptuous meal.

In keeping with the local area, the property is charming and relaxed – a space where you can let your stresses of home life melt away while enjoying the breathtaking views of Matauwhi Bay.

Across five luxury suites and a separate two-bedroom cottage, Arcadia Lodge is brimming with character. From top to bottom, the rooms are bright and elegant with touches of class and sophistication throughout. Not only that, but the lodge also features spacious communal areas such as a living room and wrap-around deck for you to unwind and recharge.



Sleeps: 2 Adults

Located on the second floor, Takurua features an exquisite private bathroom across the hallway. With magnificent bay views and a comfy king-size bed, your stay will be nothing short of serene.


Sleeps: 2 Adults

An upstairs room perfect for unwinding after a day of exploring, Ranginui boasts a luxury super-king bed and clever split compact ensuite. Enjoy breathtaking views of the rolling countryside and relax.


Sleeps: 2 Adults

With a private entrance and deck to yourself, this charming studio suite is nestled away for peace and comfort. Overlooking the Bay of Islands, Tautoru is an exceptional choice for beachside holidays.
Te Punga

Te Punga

Sleeps: 2 Adults

Complete with three elegant areas – the pleasant queen bedroom, spacious ensuite and tranquil sitting room – Te Punga and its 180° bay views will leave you stunned throughout your stay.


Sleeps: 4 Adults

Full of timeless character and with space for extra guests, Matariki is a gorgeous living area. The two-bedroom, one bathroom suite with separate lounge features a panoramic window with bay views.
Arcadia Cottage

Arcadia Cottage

Sleeps: 4 Adults

For a premium stay at Arcadia, look no further than this stunning cottage. Enjoy luxury living with two bedrooms, a kitchen, downstairs sitting room and mezzanine level sitting room with a window seat offering divine views of the bay. It’s perfect for an extended stay or extra independence.

The host of additional amenities and excellent personalised service makes for an incredible experience. As a result, you can enjoy your luxury New Zealand holiday completely stress-free.


From the indulgent selection of local coffee, teas and home baking to the sumptuous bed and breakfast, honeymooners will rejoice at the fabulous facilities on offer. The privacy of the lodge also ensures that your experience is relaxing. Located on the outskirts of Russell, you’re far from the busy town centre to enjoy a peaceful stay while also being close enough to explore at a moment’s notice!

Small and Personal

Some holidays can feel overwhelming, to say the least. But at this luxury lodge, you’ll enjoy a more intimate experience thanks to the marvellous attention to detail courtesy of hosts Peter and Greg. The piece of paradise they now call home themselves features an honesty bar along with the kitchen where you can help yourself to treats, making you feel welcome every time.

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  • Time zone: +13 GMT
  • Flight time: 25 hours
  • Recommended airlines: Air New Zealand, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airlines
  • Currency: New Zealand Dollar
  • Tipping guideline: Optional, but not expected
  • Health considerations: No major health risks.
  • Capital: Wellington
  • Population: 5,269,938
  • National languages: English, Maori
  • Electricity and plugs: Type I (V), 230V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good coverage
  • UK passport visa requirements: You need an ETA for New Zealand if you have a British passport - apply online

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