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2 Little Queen Street, Russell 0202 New Zealand
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#6 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Russell
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Enjoy a welcoming visit to Villa Russell, two minutes from the beach and Russell's restaurants yet totally private and secluded. Relax with magnificent views of the bay from our beautifully restored 1910 villa or from one of two spacious guest rooms in the new guest cottage. Off street parking provided. Be welcomed by our friendly family dog. Continental breakfast with delicious local produce served al fresco on the balcony overlooking the sea Charters on our 11.6 metre yacht Kingfisher may also be arranged to sail the Bay of Islands.
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Self-serve laundry
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Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
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RoamingGirlxx wrote a review Jun 2021
Worldwide54 contributions19 helpful votes
Absolutely fabulous, this charming villa provides everything you can possibly need, beautifully decorated, immaculately clean, huge comfy bed, and a shower that just melted away all of life's stress, and on a cold night it was cosy and warm. Sue, our hostess couldn't have been more lovely, she obviously cares a great deal for her guests enjoyment and is incredibly good at what she does. The breakfast was a delight, as it was cold we were welcomed into her house and served beautiful homemade bread and preserves, cereal, fresh fruit and Yoghurt. We were thrilled with every aspect of our stay and would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sue Western, Owner at Villa Russell
Responded 27 Jun 2021
Thank you for your kind review, it was a pleasure meeting you Regards Sue Western
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Mike B wrote a review Mar 2021
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Stayed one night for a romantic Bed and Breakfast experience and we were not disappointed. The views from the rooms overlook Russell and the Bay towards Paihia with a lovely verandah set up for tea/coffee & Breakfasts. Sue was the perfect host. Friendly, knowledgeable without being over attentive, she understands the hospitality business very well. The room was well set out with King sized bed and large ensuite bathroom and insect screens on all the windows. This last detail was important as we were able to sleep with the bedroom windows open listening to the Kiwi in the bush nearby. Breakfast was delivered when we were ready for it and consisted of quality fruits, and Muesli with home made yoghurt which complimented it well, followed by tea & toast with home made condiments. Unfortunately in the morning we were effectively locked in by a very rare Tsunami evacuation but Sue was great and even made us lunch when it was apparent that we could not leave Russell until around 2pm. One last thing to mention Sue matched the Booking.com price so give her a ring first before booking with an overseas company.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: Great Bed & Breakfast option. Both rooms have superb views
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Response from Sue Western, Owner at Villa Russell
Responded 27 Jun 2021
I've only just seen the review so apologies for taking so long to respond but thank you for your kind review. It was lovely having you visit Regards Sue Western
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Ian M wrote a review Mar 2020
Alton, United Kingdom39 contributions21 helpful votes
This was our last stay in a 5 week tour of NZ. We had some wonderful B&Bs, but this was the best. Good size bedroom with with the magnificent panorama of the bay, a wooden walkway outside bedrooms for breakfast (& the evening glass of wine) listening to and seeing the birdlife. Excellent facilities available for snacks and wine storage. Sue and Stephen are attentive and informative hosts and if you get the chance to take a days sailing in their yacht, Kingfisher, then take it. The weather was very good for us but presented a problem for our hosts as they had not had rain for months causing a severe water shortage. However that was managed in a friendly and cooperative way. You could spend the whole time without using your car. There are many good restaurants, beaches and hills. There is a regular ferry to Pahia and many more places to visit.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: All room are good with views
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PeteySquamish wrote a review Mar 2020
Squamish101 contributions50 helpful votes
We loved our stay here in a private room with private bathroom with an amazing view and breakfast! We didn’t need to drive for two days as everything was within walking distance that we needed. Beautiful quiet spot with lovely hosts! Would recommend to anyone to stay here and enjoy! If you aren’t good with walking though, you would just drive to the beach or town. There is stairs as well to get up to the room. Breakfast was fresh coffee and orange juice, a platter of fruit with cereal and yogurt. Toast and homemade jams. 🌴😁
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Glen B wrote a review Nov 2019
Lakeland, Florida111 contributions78 helpful votes
...For much less. Steven and Susan could not have been more welcoming. Our room was large and comfortable. (Susan: put a floor lamp in the corner). Breakfast was delightful. But the view over the harbour was simply amazing. Probably our best B&B experience in NZ among some great ones.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Debi H wrote a review Nov 2019
Swansea, United Kingdom39 contributions10 helpful votes
Excellent location with amazing views over the bay in Russell. Only a short walk to restaurants. The hosts are so friendly and helpful with suggestions of how to see the best of the area. The breakfasts were lovely with fresh fruit and toast. Would totally recommend here rather than a hotel. Hope to return one day.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: No, both rooms have a superb view.
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Audrey wrote a review Jan 2019
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We stayed 4 nights. Sue and Steven are very hospitable and generous. Clean room. The deck has a beautyfull bayview. A good place to see the fireworks at New years eve. We had breakfast at the sunny deck with fresh fruits and home made yogurt and fresh bread. We had a relaxing sealing day with Steven. It wasn’t necessary to do the dishes, Sue did!
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sue W, Owner at Villa Russell
Responded 15 Jan 2019
Thank you for your kind review, we do like to make our guest feel special and yes the fireworks on New Years eve are great. Hope you enjoyed the remainder of your trip. Was good that you got to go sailing - its the best way to see the Bay of Islands regards Sue and Stephen
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Maggie D wrote a review Nov 2018
Calverstown, Ireland3 contributions2 helpful votes
My daughter and myself spent a magical couple of days in Villa Russell. Our room and en-suite was luxurious with extra little touches that made it and us feel very special. Breakfast on the balcony with spectacular views was first class. A short stroll into the beautiful town of Russell with an abundance of bars and excellent restaurants. We will be back. Thank you Sue and Stephen for making us feel so welcome.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sue W, Owner at Villa Russell
Responded 19 Nov 2018
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We love sharing our little piece of paradise and are very happy you had an enjoyable stay regards Sue and Stephen
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ACam wrote a review Jul 2018
Sydney, Australia4 contributions
Thank you Sue and Stephen for a wonderful, relaxing time at Villa Russell. Too short, of course, but accommodation, breakfast, location and weather were all of a very high standard and perfect for a mid-winter break. Location just a few minutes walk from the village is ideal and we enjoyed local restaurants and exploring Russell and environs on foot. We will highly recommend to others and hope to be back again.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Cerini278 wrote a review Mar 2018
St Ives4 contributions2 helpful votes
Thank you Sue and Stephen for your fantastic hospitality, we really appreciated everything you did for us to make our stay so great. Breakfast on the balcony overlooking Russell was perfect! We really appreciated meeting your friends and your offer to join in for drinks, and to hear of your upcoming adventures together. Thank you again so much.. Trish & John
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Best place to stay in Russell, walking distance to everywhere!
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PRICE RANGE
US$129 - US$144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsRussell
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Russell
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Russell?
Nearby attractions include Flagstaff Hill (0.3 miles), The Strand Beach (0.3 miles), and Newport Chocolates (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Russell?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Russell?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Russell?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Russell?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hone's Garden, The Gables Restaurant, and Duke of Marlborough.
Is Villa Russell located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Russell.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Russell?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Waitangi Treaty Grounds (2.6 miles), Pompallier Mission and Printery (0.4 miles), and Flagstaff Hill (0.3 miles).