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Russell Cottages
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Russell
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 January 2013

Our three nights in Russell were made even more memorable by our stay at Russell Cottages. Well appointed and large enough for a sizable family, my husband and I appreciated all the little extras like laundry powder and beach towels. Granted air conditioning would have been the icing on the cake, we found having the doors open to the outside wrap around verandah provided adequate cooling. Located in easy walking distance to the main centre, we would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

These cottages are perfect for 2 families travelling together. Very spacious and modern. Good location, in the centre of town. The swimming pool and spa pool were great, our children loved them. They also have a communal area next to the pool which has 2 bbqs and a room to use any bbq crockery, fridge etc. Also a tv, hifi, beanbags, etc. Unfortunately the daily clean wasn't that great, despite the premium rates that we paid (over New Year) but this definitely didn't detract from our holiday. Also wifi is extra - and didn't always work. Having the laundry facilities with 4 small children was a huge benefit, we would definitely go back and stay at Russell Cottages in the future.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Lisa126
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Reviewed 31 December 2012

Beautiful cottages that are well kept inside & out - the gardens are magnificent. The pool was lovely - clean and warm. This area of New Zealand does get very hot and humidity is high, so the one fan on a stand for a 4 bedroom home was not good enough. The receptionist was helpful and gave us another fan to use. However, I would think that air conditioning (especially as this is not a low budget motel) is a must. I have rated the sleep quality as poor, simply because it was too hot to sleep, with a lack of a ceiling fan or air-con. The houses were spacious, plenty of bathrooms and ample room for the two families sharing a 4 bedroom house (5 adults and 4 children under 5). The main negative would have been the payment by credit card charge which was exorbitant at around $14 - does it really need to be this high??

Room Tip: Good value if you book early, highly priced for bookings closer to date of travel.
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Amy G
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Reviewed 26 December 2012

Russel itself is a fairly small place, but the cottages are right in the middle - a short walk from anywhere you want to be. The cottages are high-end, with spacious common areas and great fixtures/appliances. Having laundry in the cottages was a bonus. Enjoyed the pool and hot tub as well.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Mehmet K
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Reviewed 20 November 2012

When we arrived we were taken by the tranquility of the complex, beautifully maintained gardens (even though we later found out that the groundsman was away sick), well appointed cottages with ample room and first class fixtures and fittings, and eventhough there are several cottages within sight of each other, the way they are situated on the site affords a reasonable level of privacy when using the outside decks etc.
The common areas (BBQ, Pool, Spa etc) are well maintained and were immaculate, no matter what time of the day you decided to use these facilities.
Being onbly a few minutes walk from 'Town' there were ample opportunities to sample the world class restaurants in Russell. We stayed two nights and wish we could have stayed longer, however we will definitely be back!!!!!
Ideal for families or groups of friends, or just a couple on a romantic get away. I would not hesitate to reccomend this hotel to others.

Room Tip: No tips about 'rooms', however don't be afraid to ask the staff for assistance no matter...
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 October 2012

We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the fixtures and fittings of our cottage and found it a great base for a couple of nights. The crockery, cutlery and appliances are of a high standard and the rooms are comfortable in design. The cottages are quite close together which limits the opportunity to open blinds, however, we did not find this to be too much of a problem. We had a couple of minor issues rearding the room cleaning but were satisfied overall with our visit.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

Thank you natalie for a perfect end to our 3 week journey around your beautiful country. This place has everything in there cottages you could ever want, Lovely furnishings, modern conveinances, lots of space, well kept gardens with private balconys. Stayed for 2 days late sept wish it was longer, NEXT TIME we will stay for a week YES YES we will be back in a heart beat.Our family were going to be late in arriving with a quick call to Natalie everything was organised with the key. When we finally got to your beautiful cottages we were not disapointed. Not only our key was where you told us to collect it, you had put on lights in our cottage and outside so we could see where we were going. What a darling the fireplace was on as well NICE TOUCH GUYS WELL APPRECIATED!!!!!!!!! Would and will recommend your accomadation to our friends and large customer base buisness we own. What a beautiful town and such friendly helpful people. Its nice to see such pride in the people that live there. Thanks NATALIE for a wonderful stay hope to see you soon. Mark and Cherie

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank veriz
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Additional Information about Russell Cottages

Address: 16 Chapel Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Russell
#2 Luxury Hotel in Russell
#3 Romantic Hotel in Russell
Price Range: £79 - £467 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Russell Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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 
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