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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Stayed in a 3 bedroom cottage and one thing we noticed was that perhaps the foundation in our particular cottage was starting to un-level. Noticeable enough when standing and when placing cylindrical things on the floor - would roll to one side. Not a huge deal so long as building meets safety standards! (perhaps it has been remediated by now!)....

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socmed, General Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for your comments, we are thrilled when Guests enjoy their stay sufficiently to recommend the property to others. Management and Staff on site are always happy to oblige with Guest requests and, they maintain a high standard of presentation around the property for us. Russell really is a place where you can relax, there is no...

Reviewed 21 March 2015

We recently had a family holiday at russell cottages and we extremely disappointed with our stay as it was totally unsuitable for our young child. The apartments do not have any air conditioning for the warmer weather and to cool the apartment down you need to have the windows and doors open. However the windows and doors do not have...

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socmed, General Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy this lovely property which continues to be enjoyed by hundreds of families with young children every year, many who continue to return anually. In fact this properrty is rated Northland's Number 1 Family destination and Number 8 NZ wide. The cottages, while built in colonial style, is modern and meets all regulatory...

Albuquerque
Reviewed 21 February 2015

Clean, friendly and well-run from everything we saw. We only stayed for two nights but could definitely have extended our stay. Well-located, spacious and well laid out. We had a few questions and (arguably) fussy requests which the concierge was very happy to deal with for us. The area is just fantastic - with the sleepy relaxed village of Russell...

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Ascot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2015

Russell is a lovely village in the bay of islands, at Russell cottages are a great place to stay We arrived late after driving from Auckland, and the reception was closed, and the room key was left in an envelope We booked a one bed cottage, and hot a 4 bed, however the three upstairs bedrooms were locked. The cottage...

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socmed, General Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer I'm pleassed that you enjoyed your stay at Russell Cottages and I do hope we see you again in the future. I'm happy to inform you that we've listened to our Guests and made WiFi access FREE of charge. If you visit again, please call me direct and I will discuss a special deal for you. Kind Regards,...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 9 February 2015

The Russell Cottages were the perfect place to stay, good amenities (small pool & Jacuzzi), walk to the strip with restaurants, cafes, bars and galleries. The 4 bedroom was great with 1 king on the main floor with an attached bathroom, 2 queen rooms upstairs + 1 room with 2 twins. There are also 2 bathrooms on the top floor....

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socmed, General Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Shelliu Thank you for writing this review. We are very proud of the cottages and look forward to comments that offer information which bring about change and improvement. I'm pleased to inform you that we will be installing air-conditioning in all cottages this year. That will make our Guests just that much more comfortable this summer. Winter warming has...

Reviewed 25 January 2015

My cottage was very spacious, kitchen well appointed, huge bed (2 king singles pushed together) and was a five min walk from the Russel ferry. The concierge/receptionist was very friendly and helpful. On the negative side, the plug in the bathroom vanity stuck every time it was used, the bathroom/laundry/ access was badly designed and very cramped, the door from...

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Auckland
Reviewed 17 January 2015

We stayed in a 4 bedroom. The rooms are very nice and there is a full kitchen. The layout of the resort is great. There is a very good pool and bbq facilities plus a kids playground. We will definitely be going back.

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Reviewed 6 January 2015

There was 8 of us staying in a 3 bed house, this included twin newborns. The house was extremely spacious, clean and comfortable. The furnishings were luxury and you really felt you were staying in a home. The pool area was great fro the kids and we had so much fun staying here.

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Auckland
Reviewed 5 January 2015

We spent four nights at Russell Cottages over New Years 2014/15 and really enjoyed our stay there. We stayed in a 3 bedroom unit in the complex in a group of 6 and the facilities were more than adequate for our needs. Note for the complex management though - some bigger cooking pots and a cutting board would be worthwhile...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 25 December 2014

We enjoyed our stay very much. The accommodation was modern, clean and spacious. My husband was travelling for work during this holiday and needed a moderately reliable internet. Sadly this was a real issue as the Internet was extremely poor. Very patchy and weak. The staff tried to help but with little success. If you wanted anything more than read...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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 )
  • 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: RM441 - RM2,727 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Russell Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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#2 Family Hotel in Russell
#2 Luxury Hotel in Russell
#3 Romantic 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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