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Russell Cottages
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Russell
Certificate of Excellence
Hamilton, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

This is the third time I have stayed here and it's just a wonderful lovely place to stay. Is equipped with everything you may need and the entire place is very spacious, warm too, great to have the laundry also and is in perfect location.

  • Stayed August 2014
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

There were 5 of girls travelling together from Aus on a girlie long weekend. The cottages are gorgeous, spacious an well equipped. Sirley at reception is fabulous and extremely friendly and helpful and gave us some great tips on eating out etc. The weather was not the best while we were there but that didn't,t ruin anything. We had a 3 bedroom cottage and as it was fairly cool while we were there the fireplace and movies were a great inclusion on a cold wet day. Just a beautiful quaint amazing little village. Even Sheryl at the local 4 square supermarket was a beautiful friendly fun lady and so helpful. A great place to stay for the beauty , friendliness and serenity.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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71 reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

A much needed break from these home four walls, and Russell is always good for the soul.
Just the two of us got to our cottage in the afternoon and were delighted at the size and comfort.
The gas fire going and a relax by the TV, then off for a walk and pick up some nibbles and wine.
Cold evening just perfect to totally chill-out away from all the stuff that needs doing at home.
We will be back, be a perfect set-up for a few couples to spend a long weekend, maybe even have a mid-winter Christmas, what-ever, the whole set-up is so tastefully done.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

Just had a great weekend away at the cottages, just two of us stayed in No 3, lots of room, really clean and felt like home.
This place would be great for a family or group of friends, we will be back with our new baby.
Staff and really friendly and helpful, the cottage had everything we needed, cooked a couple of dinners in the kitchen with no problems. There is a large 4 square just round the corner if you need groceries.
The house comes with a full laundry which would be great with children to be able to wash and dry cloths.

We can't wait to go back to Russell, and stay here, would recommend the cottages to friends.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Hamilton
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Very well appointed and spacious, plus only a couple of minutes walk from the water's edge. Would be a bit pricey at full price in summer but probably worth it for a family. Only reason I give 4 stars instead of 5 is because it lacks a view. That wasn't a drawback in our case really as we checked in in the dark and were packing next morning but still, a place that also had a great view would be even better - although probably prohibitively expensive in Russell. I would definitely go back top Russell Cottages.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Toronto
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93 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014

This was a brilliant find - thanks to trip advisor. We had booked into a hotel in Waitangi and were very disappointed - so had walked out. We took the car ferry to Russell and loved the feel of the village - so checked out trip advisor, as we had no where to stay. In top place was Russell Cottages - so we walked up there. It is like a dear little village, with immaculate grounds and dear cottages. The manager, at the desk, was delightful and she showed us one of the cottages - we fell in love with it, and decided to stay an extra night. The cottages are clean and cosy. We had my husband and son, so only needed 2 rooms (so the 3rd bedroom in the cottage is locked off). We had 2 bathrooms and 2 bedrooms upstairs, and downstairs a kitchen/family/dinning room, with a powder room and laundry. We had such a fun stay and would definitely recommend it to anyone in that area - it is worth making a special trip to stay there.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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198 reviews
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

We stayed with family friends and it was the perfect spot for both teenagers and adults alike due to its location. We loved the fact that we could walk to dinner or for a coffee as there were plenty of options nearby.
The accommodation was perfect for two families.

  • 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 Family Hotel in Russell
#2 Luxury 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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