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“A gorgeous stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Russell Cottages

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Russell Cottages
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Russell
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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
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“A gorgeous stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

This review is a little late but I thought better late than never....We stayed at the Russell Cottages in January 2014. There were 2 families and we stayed in the 4 bedroom cottage which was perfect for us. It was clean, well appointed, service was great and central to everything in Russel...which I need to add is a beautiful seaside town!! The only drawback was no airconditioning and it was hot while we were there making the upstairs bedrooms quite stuffy and hot. I would also like to see a top sheet over the doona / blanket but that is just a personal hygiene thing with me....Or a doona cover to cover the duvet / doona. But a great place to stay and a really wonderful find!!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

We stayed here for four nights, at last minute after our resort location in Paihia fell through. We asked for a 2-person rate and paid $150 per night, they closed off the second level and we did not pay for any room services. Great value. We stayed in house #12 and would recommend it.

The cottages were located close to town (everything is within a stone's throw), the gardens are nicely maintained. We did not use the pool onsite but it looked clean and open at all hours.

It might be worth noting that the furniture and floorings are very nice although there are signs of some wear and tear so there are some imperfections but to me this adds to the character and so did not bother us at all.

There was a full kitchen and laundry facilities (washer and dryer), clothes horse for drying clothes outside and plenty of tea as well as a small milk when we arrived. (I think the only thing we didn't have in the building was kitchen towels).

Russell is quaint and much nicer than Paihia. Russell cottages is a great location and option for accommodation if you like self-catering.

Room Tip: We recommend #12
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

We stayed three nights in one of the well-appointed cottages. We were two couples in a three bedroom cottage (one of the bedrooms was closed off). We had two decent sized bedrooms upstairs along with two bathrooms, one ensuite. There was another half bath downstairs and a laundry room which was most helpful. The great room consists of a large kitchen with all the necessary gadgets, a dining area, and a lovely living room with a flat screen TV. There is a covered porch outside with table and chairs. Our cost was $NZ225/couple/night which was reasonable for these accommodations. The pool and hot tub were extra bonuses because we found the bay water quite chilly. The cottages are only a couple of blocks from the water, and this distance makes them very quiet.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

Stayed a few nights and this was a lovely place to stay, very central to everything in Russell, great place if you want your own independence to cook for yourself, cottage also has laundry facilities as well. Very spacious, our cottage had a nice little deck to be able to sit outside as well.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014 via mobile

This has to be the best place I've ever stayed. There were only 2 of us but we wanted desperate bedrooms so we stayed in a 4 bedroom house. It was so large. Right next to the pool. Very modern and great location. I can not rate this place any higher.

  • Stayed January 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

We stayed here for two nights during the off peak season and it was lovely. The cottages themselves are great as they have everything you will need and are finished to a high standard. There is a pool also but we forgot our togs so can't comment on that. The accommodation is a very short walk to town so great location but also nice and peaceful. I would recommend this place, it is worth the extra cash.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Additional Information about Russell Cottages

Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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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