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Russell Cottages

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16 Chapel Street, Russell 0255, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another great stay at the cottages. Really close to the village and beach. Kids loved the pool. It is like a home away from home. Thank you Matthew and team for making our stay so easy. The only thing I would change is a bigger bed in the master bedroom as doubles are not big enough.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights in one of the 2BR cottages in mid-January. The cottage was very clean and well-maintained with modern furniture and appliances. The unit had a front porch with teak table & chairs for dining outdoors. Complex has pool and hot tub. Very short walk to shops, restaurant and beach.

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Thank MarkWW1957
Whangarei, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting twice for 2 different reasons.... One a private night away and the other a family time.... and enjoyed the fire place and spacious lounge and kitchen area. Clean and tidy and has everything you need when you are away from home. We love the pool area and being able to use the poolside area with ice machine!!! Felt like... More 

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socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Smith Family, I’m so glad Tanoas Russell Cottages five star accommodations were able to transform seamlessly from a private night away to a hub for family and friends. All amenities including cutlery, crockery and linen make your home away from home complete, with the pool always whispering to new and return guests alike. Thank you for taking the time... More 

Masterton, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a find! So lucky to have had the pleasure of a stay at Russell Cottages. The cottage was beautiful spacious comfortable and soooo clean. We were greeted by Matthew and made so welcome. What fantastic service . Being a family of 5 adults we had our own bedrooms and the 3 bathrooms were a real luxury. The pool ,... More 

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Thank Donz2016
socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Don, It was an absolute pleasure to welcome you all! Thank you for highlighting Tanoas Russell Cottages welcome and cleanliness. With a Family of five Russell Cottages unassumingly provides not only Accommodation of a high degree but also composing tools such as Pool, Spa and Grounds. Wondering to the water front only metres away to catch an evening meal... More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Matthew, the manager was so accommodating and totally exceeded our expectations. The cottage was 3. Bedroom and immaculately presented with everything you can think of. Heated pool and spa were great and pool house bbq area well equipped. Housekeeping was 100 % . Would recommend this property to all. Great venue that deserves success.

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socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Archie, Thank you for posting such positive feedback regarding our service and facilities. Being able to marry high end accommodation with world class service is integral to accomplishing success for both Tanoas Russell Cottages and Tanoas Russell Cottages Guests. Thank you Archie and I must say it was “awesome” having you with us. Kind Regards, Matthew Findlay Duty Manager More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We stayed here on our honeymoon and it was such a treat! The little houses are perfect for a peaceful stay. The staff was extremely professional. Next time we are cruising through Russell, this will be a certain stop for us.

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Thank Lizzy E
socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Lizzy, Thank you so much for your beautiful compliments regarding staff, peace, and your return in future travels. Hosting and providing confidence in all our travellers is our aim, the outcome? Special occasions to be remembered. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you both and nothing but best wishes for the future. Kind Regards, Matthew Findlay Duty Manager More 

Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

It was a lovely place to stay had everything you need and more, very friendly, we will go again sometime .very close to the town and in walking distance of the most important thing you want to go to, we walk to the Wedding and then walk home so we were able to drink which was great and then in... More 

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socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Ann, Thank you Ann for passing on a review that has everything and more. With Russell such a strong destination for Weddings having a 5 star stay can be the icing on the cake. The distance to venues and multiple locations within Russell allows for celebrations to be had with family, friends and loved ones. The ease of returning... More 

London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We liked having to take the short ferry to Russell. Very nice, warm welcome from Matthew (manager) who couldn't do enough for us and always see end to be smiling. Quaint Cottage (house more accurately) was immaculate, very spacious and contained everything we needed. A real home from home. We used the pool but didn't have time to use the... More 

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socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Wow, it’s hard to add additional high positives to the above! Hosting you both during your visit to Russell was our absolute pleasure. Being able to exhibit Tanoas Russell Cottages Space, Character, and Customer Service profession lead to an air of standard that is being simultaneously achieved and complimented. With such a weight of contributions to your TripAdvisor community we... More 

Reno, NV, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We rented a four bedroom cottage for a party of 7 and it was much like being at home while away. A large comfortable open space with a large kitchen area, with an island bar, dining area with seating for 8 and a parlor or living room with two couches and two comfortable chairs and a gas fireplace. The bedrooms... More 

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socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Mr Evans, Thank you for letting us provide a Luxury Home away from Home for you and your Family during your visit to the Bay of Islands. With a party of 7 Russell Cottages strengths are shown, with dining space, welcoming lounge, and a mix of bedding to suit an end to the days exploring. Thank you Mr Evans,... More 

Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We booked a 2 bedroom cottage for 3 nights after touring through most of the north island, and we definitely saved the best for last. everything had been thought of, very clean and comfortable. The complex is in a fantastic location, the main street is a very nice short walk away. The manager on duty was very obliging and helpful... More 

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socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Luke, Thank you for taking the time to continue positive discussions with the TripAdvisor community. I’m so please Russell Cottages was the special finale to your tour of the North Island and it was an absolute pleasure meeting you and your family. The walking distance to dinning in Russell can top off many an evening, or relaxing on your... More 

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