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Russell Cottages

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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.

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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....

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Really are in an ideal location as we've been to Russell before we new about these properties. Don't ever judge a book by its cover because the outside are immaculate, but trust me Cottage 8 definatly need revamping. When we walked in there were footprints in kitchen area and dinning apparently when they put base layer of varnish on someone...

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socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Kind Regards, Matthew Findlay Senior Duty Manager

Auckland
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Stayed for a weekend break.Great accommodation, we stayed in a 2 bedroom cottage which was spotlessly clean, warm and cosy with everything we need available. Very helpful at reception Would recommend.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I just read rwandrew's review and would agree with all that. I stayed for 4 days and it was just beautiful - the location and the cottages. I would love to go back there for a week or two - it was the middle of winter but I went kayaking for 4 hours and hiking along the beach. Maybe Russell...

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socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Russell Cottages location is perfectly poised to provide a gateway to multiple activities in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Travelling during the winter months can still provide adventure, comfort and value for money. I whole heartedly agree with Andrews review and yours also. Kindest regards, Matthew Findlay Senior Duty Manager.

Navan, Ireland
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

These small holiday houses are located in possibly the most beautiful place on this world. Russell is a small village that everyone should have the joy of visiting at least once in their life. We booked one house for 4days as a friend of ours was getting married in Russell. We could not have booked a better spot. The houses...

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socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Andrew, Russell can be the perfect location to celebrate a wedding with Russell Cottages providing the perfect accommodation to reflect this special day. Having facilities and space to bring together Family, Loved Ones, and soon to be Family make it effortless to enjoy a stay. Your return is most welcomed. Kind Regards, Matthew Findlay Senior Duty Manager

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Russell Cottages are newish so they are clean, fresh and spacious. If they were nearer or on the water they would be 5.2 star!! Would highly recommend as they also represent great value for money!! Matthew is a really terrific front of house person as well..

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socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

It was my pleasure to host your stay! I love the 5.2 star rating comments as I agree! The Cottages have been maintained and cared for from day one, with the grounds complimenting each and every Cottage. We would love to have you back any time. Kind Regards, Matthew Findlay Senior Duty Manager

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 April 2016

What a gem. The cottages were spotless, rooms lovely and clean and enough space. The shower is just amazing! Reception staff were very helpful and attentive. The only thing is there is no air con or heating. The rooms were a little hot and downstairs got cooler at night but overall we had a lovely stay and cant wait to...

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socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Melissa, Space and cleanliness when combined treat and capture true professional accommodation. Rapport and service to all our Guests is strived for and yes the showers are amazing! Thank you for the “Gem” of a review. Kind Regards, Matthew Findlay Senior Duty Manager

Reviewed 23 April 2016

This was like a home away from home. The cottages are very nice and gives you an opportunity to spread out while on vacation. We stayed her for two nights and really enjoyed the facilities. Full kitchen with fridge and stove, dishwasher and washer with dryer. The complex area has a pool and a hot tub. Really nice

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socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Collin, Thank you for passing on the “Really nice” review. The Home away from Home comfort is produced not only by our guests but Cottage space, full Kitchen, laundry and dining room. The grounds hosting a hot tub and heated pool add to every Russell Cottages experience. Thank you Collin, it was a pleasure having you. Kind Regards, Matthew...

Nar Nar Goon, Australia
Reviewed 17 April 2016

We had a terrific time at the Russell Cottages , Mathew was very friendly and helpful , the cottages were clean and modern and very well equipped. The cottages are close to shops , dining and the passenger ferry. Russell is an historic town that moves at a gentle pace and is very relaxing

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socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

The gentle pace of Russell compliments the history and fine dining throughout the township. A hub for exploring the Bay of Islands and a Home away from Home to return to, all in time for a ruby sunset. It was a pleasure to have you with us. Kind Regards, Matthew Findlay Senior Duty Manager

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 14 April 2016

So when you go to a place for several days you want all the modern amenities. The Russell Cottages check all those boxes. Walking distance to town...less than 5 minutes. But in a quiet neighborhood as well. Lawn bowling next door and added treat. Wifi was fine. Gardens beautifully maintained. I would certainly return on my next visit to Russell.

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socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Jeffrey, Thank you for portraying the harmony that surrounds Tanoas Russell Cottages. To mention the Hotels beautifully maintained gardens showers our groundsman, Peter Smith, with the praise he deserves, another link that maintains the Hotels strength. Long stays are made effortless with modern amenities located throughout, and to add more spoils there’s private parking outside your personal patio. Thank...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • 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: RM379 - RM2,580 (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.”
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“Away from the main street is best.”
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“Rooms close to the pool and playground are perfect for families trekking back and forth to get things from rooms.”
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“We were in the 4 brm 3 bthrm cottage next door to office It was perfect . Handy to pool, very private deck & garden”
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