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Russell Cottages

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16 Chapel Street, Russell 0255, New Zealand
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Russell Cottages
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Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Russell
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 4 days on the busy season. The town was quiet but the people are friendly and more than happy to give you recommendations. From check in to check out the staff were amazing. The cottages are very spacious and have everything you need and more. Cottages were very clean and well looked after. Within walking distance... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a one bedroomed cottage with Fire. Got a 3 bedroomed great place had everything you need. Lovely outdoor area as well. Would love to come back in warmer weather. Short stroll to the restaurants shops and ferry.

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socmed, General Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your comments. Returning Guests are the best recommendation we could receive and it was lovely to have you back again. I'm very pleased that you found the cottages as splendid as it was on your previous visit and your review is especially valued since you travel extensively. I totally agree that Matthew provides the level of... More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a cottage at Russell cottages this weekend and although I hadn't stayed in many years I was just as impressed as the first time. Russell cottages really are 5 star accommodation. The furnishings are of high quality and very comfortable. Duck down bedding, roaring gas open fire place, flat-screen with SKY, not to mention a full dining table... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We stayed here over the Easter weekend and had an amazing time. The cottages are clean, beautifully furnished and have everything you would need. It is a quick two minute walk down to the ferry/ restaurants so very convenient location. We would recommend Russell Cottages for anybody looking to stay in the Bay of Islands. It was just the two... More 

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in No. 7. - A 4 bedroom house within the complex. Only used two bedrooms, others were closed off. Very clean and tidy. Very spacious. Very private considering proximity to other cottages. A very short walk to the Duke of Marlborough hotel for a great evening meal.

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socmed, General Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for taking the time to post this review. The cottages are unique in that they have been built to preserve the style of old colonial architecture while providing Guests with all the modern conveniences of a 5-Star property. Therefore, you enjoy the spaciousness of all the living and outdoor areas whether you are utilising the cottage... More 

Weybridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The accommodation is a short walk from the foot passenger ferry and the village centre. Easy to walk with suitcases. I was on my own with 2 young children and we arrived after the reception had closed. This was no problem as key and information was left for me. The cottage was beautiful, had a garden and was very well... More 

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socmed, General Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for your comments. I totally agree with you, Russell is a lovely town, full of character and surrounding natural beauty. With the northern and southern shores only 10 minutes walk apart and, with many historical properties within the town centre, there is much for people to enjoy. The Russell Cottages of course is right in the... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Stayed in a 3 bedroom cottage and one thing we noticed was that perhaps the foundation in our particular cottage was starting to un-level. Noticeable enough when standing and when placing cylindrical things on the floor - would roll to one side. Not a huge deal so long as building meets safety standards! (perhaps it has been remediated by now!).... More 

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socmed, General Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for your comments, we are thrilled when Guests enjoy their stay sufficiently to recommend the property to others. Management and Staff on site are always happy to oblige with Guest requests and, they maintain a high standard of presentation around the property for us. Russell really is a place where you can relax, there is no... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We recently had a family holiday at russell cottages and we extremely disappointed with our stay as it was totally unsuitable for our young child. The apartments do not have any air conditioning for the warmer weather and to cool the apartment down you need to have the windows and doors open. However the windows and doors do not have... More 

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socmed, General Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy this lovely property which continues to be enjoyed by hundreds of families with young children every year, many who continue to return anually. In fact this properrty is rated Northland's Number 1 Family destination and Number 8 NZ wide. The cottages, while built in colonial style, is modern and meets all regulatory... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Clean, friendly and well-run from everything we saw. We only stayed for two nights but could definitely have extended our stay. Well-located, spacious and well laid out. We had a few questions and (arguably) fussy requests which the concierge was very happy to deal with for us. The area is just fantastic - with the sleepy relaxed village of Russell... More 

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Russell is a lovely village in the bay of islands, at Russell cottages are a great place to stay We arrived late after driving from Auckland, and the reception was closed, and the room key was left in an envelope We booked a one bed cottage, and hot a 4 bed, however the three upstairs bedrooms were locked. The cottage... More 

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socmed, General Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer I'm pleassed that you enjoyed your stay at Russell Cottages and I do hope we see you again in the future. I'm happy to inform you that we've listened to our Guests and made WiFi access FREE of charge. If you visit again, please call me direct and I will discuss a special deal for you. Kind Regards,... More 

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