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Russell Cottages

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29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to finish our trip in New Zealand by visiting the Bay of Islands and chose Russell. The cottages we effectively houses and we occupied the ground floor of number 15. The cottages were relatively new and well equipped and felt just like home. They are well located with a 10 minute walk to the shops and beach front.... More 

Thank SteveandAlison
Whangaparaoa, Auckland
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11 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This little village really is a home from home. With all the mod cons in the pretty colonial style cottages it's a real treat. Sit in your back garden and listen to the birds, book the bbq and have a pool party or just take a short stroll into the centre of Russell. Very comfortable and spotlessly clean, my only... More 

Thank Pim66
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is great like new condition, it's not your cute little beach cottage. It's like condo living has a central pool games rooms etc. We rented for two nights free wifi, it's 3 bedrooms they lock the bedrooms your not using. Full kitchen laundry etc. Great value for the town of Russell 3 or 4 min walk to the... More 

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107 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here (regretfully) only one night. The cottages are spacious, well equiped and simply all you could need. When you start to look at features that you wNt to replicate in your own house, it's a clue that you like it. If you are staying in Russell stay here.

Thank Mangakura
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OMG!! This place is fantastic, caters for everyone. Would recommend this place for families or like myself just me and my friend who are traveling around New Zealand. Has washing machine, many bedrooms, large kitchen and lounge area with gas fire. Close to all facilities and restaurants. Ferry for car or pedestrians just down the road. Will definitely come again

Thank Trina C
Whangarei, New Zealand
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Love Russell Cottages! Have stayed here numerous times and really can't fault it. The cottages offer plenty of space, clean and modern, each with a lovely deck that captures the sun. Fully self contained and at really great prices. Great for couples, families, groups of friends or work get together. Will be back 😊

Thank SallyBeans222
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6 reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Booked a one bedroom cottage for labour weekend, arrived on Sat had to wait until after the 2pm check in for our cottage to be ready which was unfortunate. We were given a 3 bedroom cottage which was very spacious, the facilities were great, very close to the village and ferry so we had easy access to everything. The pool... More 

Thank SuziQ001
Feilding, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

6 of us (three couples 3 motorcycles and a car) had booked in for one night. These "cottages" are truly excellent. Beautifully presented, spacious and well appointed. We will certainly use this place again - it was ideal for our purposes. Friendly staff, clean and comfortable, and nice beds. Top rating.

Thank lovegrove2016
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We love these cottages, they are fabulous, they have everything you need and are so comfortable and close to everything. The kids love the heated outdoor pool, although beware the pool is tepid but the spa is lovely, perfect after a dip in the pool. Matthew was extremely helpful. We look forward to enjoying our stay at Russell Cottages again... More 

Thank Kelly202014
socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Kelly, We loved having you and your family with us! Russell Cottages provides the ultimate arena for Family memories, a pool dip or a spa sit, it is our aim to welcome and cement all areas of a high end accommodation provider. Thank you Kelly, it was a pleasure having you. Kind Regards, Matthew Findlay Senior Duty Manager More 

Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Very well appointed and comfortable. Matthew the manager is friendly and helpful. They are advertised as luxury accommodation but although they are very nice they don't quite reach the 'luxury' level. Great heated swimming pool and spa pool. Nice quiet location in an otherwise run down rather disappointing seaside town.

Thank Trevor L
socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Trevor, Thank you for passing on the comfort and appointment of Russell Cottages, two valuable characters for Accommodation providers. The pool has to be one of the key attributes within the Russell Cottages family, location and serenity also. Thank you so much Trevor it was great having you, we hope to turn up the Luxury for your next stay.... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
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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: RM379 - RM2,573 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Russell Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Do not choose cottage 8.”
 of 5 bubbles debbiedale1361, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are similar and nice”
 of 5 bubbles tcuskely, 2 May 2016 | Read review
“Away from the main street is best.”
 of 5 bubbles fmichael, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Rooms close to the pool and playground are perfect for families trekking back and forth to get things from rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Smithfamfun, 14 Jan 2016 | Read review
“We were in the 4 brm 3 bthrm cottage next door to office It was perfect . Handy to pool, very private deck & garden”
 of 5 bubbles Donz2016, 8 Jan 2016 | Read review
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