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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights while in Russell. Arrived late and was pleasantly surprised to find our room key taped to the reception which was great, allowed us to simply get straight into our cottage with the min of fuss. Cottage was clean, and well presented, nil concerns at all with the rooms and the gas fireplace a nice addition....

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

"My husband and I were on an extended three month holiday in New Zealand so stayed in numerous places but the one that we were really looking forward to was The Russell Cottages. What a disappointment the cottage was as it had not been aired properly and generally the place was shabby, the bed linen smelt stale but the worst...

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Tucson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the house, the laundry, the cleanliness, the location, the help with my little mess when booking, the back yard and the bit later check out. Thank you for a great start of our holiday. Ok, Trying to be brief but TA is nagging me to say more. Loved having a third bathroom and bedroom.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed staying here. Received a lovely welcome from Matthew upon arrival. Very comfortable accommodation, no complaints at all. Very clean, comfy beds, open fire for winter and night very and quiet cottage (15 in total). Very close to the beach, jetty, restaurants and shops (3mins). Love Russell - a charming little town with friendly locals, good food and activities...

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socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Craig, Thank you for an amazing review! The activities you enjoyed each day accompanied by great food and wine really do enhance the magic that is Russell. Returning at the end of the day to a quiet, clean and comfy home away from home, it was our pleasure. Thank you again and we welcome your return stay. Kind Regards,...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

These cottages are true to the area. Colonia in style but with modern conveniences. Fully equipped and a good stay for a bigger family. We had 7 people, 3 couples and teenager in the four bedroom cottage. Some furniture a little tired but overall a good standard. Pool area very good and location great. Good selection of places to eat...

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socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your informative review! Tanaos Russell Cottages colonial charm matches the atmosphere and history of the Russell Township. Travellers from all over the world have swum, dined and relaxed in one of the most beautiful locations in New Zealand. Russell Cottages, Bay of Islands. We look forward to your return stay. Kind Regards, Matthew Findlay Senior Duty Manager

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Our three bedroomed, luxury cottage was beautifully equipped and appointed in a little cul-de-sac, which made it feel very residential...not like holiday accommodation. Lovely grounds and although there were several families around, it was beautifully quiet. In fact, it was a house, with garden, use of the pool and jacuzzi, serviced and better than my home! Nothing negative to say...

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socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Lynda, Thank you for such an amazing review! Tanoas Russell Cottages exclusive accommodation delight after delight! Grounds, tranquility, heated pool and Jacuzzi has provided special memories for Family and Couples stay after stay. Thank you to all our guests and the TripAdvisor community for making this possible. Your return stay is most welcomed! Kind Regards, Matthew Findlay Senior Duty...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Unfortunately on arrival our cottage did not have twin beds as requested and the receptionist had to open up one of the other locked bedrooms for us to use. It is the first place where we have found the spare bedrooms to be locked! The Cottage itself was roomy and in a lovely position and I wish I could give...

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socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Mr D C, Your comments are duly noted and we’re sorry that our property and efforts were not able to satisfy your needs. We wish you all the best for your future travels. Kind Regards, Matthew Findlay Senior Duty Manager

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed two nights in a one bedder cottage which is actually three bedders with two of the bedroom locked. The cottage is lovely and spacious. Perfect for big families. Bed was comfortable and not way too soft which is a common problem we had with NZ hotels beds. The kitchen is very well equipped even with salt and pepper....

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socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Having you return would be our pleasure, with space and facilities that truly compliment every guest. Keep enjoying those perfect NZ beds. From everyone at Tanoas Russell Cottages, thank you. Kindest Regards, Matthew Findlay Senior Duty Manager.

Reviewed 20 January 2017

We stayed in there 3 bedroom unit and it is simply beautiful. You have your own kitchen, living room, little backyard...etc. Basically, you get a two-story, 3 bedroom house with a service. Very family-friendly, love it!

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socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Erik, We strive to excel in providing family friendly accommodation with facilities including a pool, playground and of course, beaches, which are just a hop skip and a jump away. Thank you Erik, we look forward to your return. Kind Regards, Matthew Findlay Senior Duty manger

Bargara, Australia
Reviewed 17 December 2016

We had a great stay in Russell. The cottages are fantastic on a small complex with a great pool area and just a block from the sea front and restaurants, cafes etc. We booked a two bedroom cottage but think we actually got a 3 bed with one bedroom locked off. There were two bathrooms and additional toilet in the...

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socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! Everything you have listed I agree with, fantastic complex, exceptional pool, location, and cottage facilities, with space to truly relax. Tanoas Russell Cottages is a premier accommodation provider. Kind Regards, Matthew Findlay Senior Duty Manager

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built from traditional timber weather board, the three and four bedroom cottages have solid timber floors, raked timber ceilings and are fully appointed to a very high standard. Sold as 1 & 2 bedroom cottages as well as 3 & 4 bedroom, Russell Cottages has accommodation to suit all, from couples and honeymooners to families and groups, up to 8 can sleep in one cottage. Space to work, to entertain, to relax, and to host family and friends. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Russell Cottages

Address: 16 Chapel Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Price Range: RM435 - RM2,738 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Russell Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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Also Known As:
Russell Cottages Hotel Russell
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Russell
#2 Luxury Hotel in Russell
#3 Romantic Hotel in Russell
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“We stayed in room 10!”
lynna368, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If a family with young children, maybe by the pool cottage.”
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“Away from the main street is best.”
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