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Russell Cottages
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Russell
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 January 2014

Stayed for 5 nights over new year. Fantastic location for a family etc. easy walk to the middle of town and restaurants etc. very nice 4 bedroom unit. Great pool and facilities. Very nice people running the place. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

We stayed here only one night on a road trip through Northland. Russell as a town is much nicer than Paihia and would recommended it as a Bay of Island option. We stayed here as a couple in a large cottage. I can see how this would be perfect for large groups or families. It was only a short walk into the restaurants and attractions in town. The only comments would be that we could have used an additional blanket and the wifi was overpriced. Otherwise, very pleasant.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 December 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights using a grab one deal (we were going to book anyway with or with out deal). Clean, quiet and perfect for chilling out. Very impressed at how well stocked the cottage was with kitchen utensils. If only the mugs were a little larger would have been great. Best night sleep in the large comfy bed.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

We spent 3 nights in one of the Russell Cottages in November 2013. It was our 5th wedding anniversary and we couldn't have asked for anything better. The cottage was absolutely beautiful, the staff really friendly in one of the most gorgeous towns we have ever been to. We loved it and will definitely be back!! Thank you for a wonderful 3 days and unforgettable memories
Marcel and Mary

Room Tip: I think that we were in cottage number 12 which was in a corner position and really private. We were...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank mary-louiseb
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

We found this property excellent. It is very close to the centre of Russell and the waterfront, yet quiet and peaceful. Spacious individual cottages, well furnished and of a high standard. Pleasantly landscaped, with trees attracting Tuis and other birds. Would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Cottages away from road would be quieter.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

Stayed three nights beginning of November. The cottages are clean, modern and self contained. Very quiet and peaceful yet only a minutes walk from town. Enjoyed a fire at night and the use of the heated pool during the day. Highly recommend these cottages.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank clumont
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

The other reviews describe these cottages well - very suitable for groups as cottages have large living spaces. Went as a couple so upstairs area locked off and we had access to the downstairs area.

Two quibbles - some instructions on how to use appliances (oven and dishwasher) would be beneficial and an extra blanket or two in the bedrooms. It got very cold in the middle of night.

it is much more relaxing staying in Russell than Paihia as it much less busy. Easy car ferry ride or standard ferry access between the two.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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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 Luxury Hotel in Russell
#2 Family Hotel in Russell
#3 Romantic Hotel in Russell
Price Range: £107 - £472 (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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