Fodor's Expert Review Flagstaff Lodge and Day Spa
17 Wellington St., Russell, Northland, 0202, New Zealand
Editor's Note: This property is currently undergoing renovations.
Though little about the exterior of this 1912 villa has changed, the inside has been restored with all modern conveniences and the addition of New Zealand art. The high-ceiling rooms have Italian-tile bathrooms, super-king-size beds, and French doors onto the wraparound veranda from where you can see a peep of the bay, a minute's walk away. Two French bathtubs stand behind a screen off a small courtyard where you can soak in essential oils and rose petals. A separate room houses the spa, providing massage and beauty treatments.
- good facilities
- hill-free stroll to the village
- local wine and canapes in the evening
- some might see its setting as a bit suburban