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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...

Thank SuziQ001
Feilding, New Zealand
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
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...

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

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.

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....

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...

Thank debbiedale1361
socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

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

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.

Thank BurtonAuckland
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...

Thank bronimc
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..

Thank tcuskely
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...

Thank melissabates
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

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: RM328 - RM2,363 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Russell Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Russell
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“If a family with young children, maybe by the pool cottage.”
 of 5 bubbles sharonbaby, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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