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Villa Russell

2 Little Queen St Russell, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved staying at this inviting and enticing b and b. Our hosts were friendly, welcoming and personable and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. The rooms are of high quality, every detail is well thought through, and the breakfasts are outstanding, served out on a balcony overlooking beautiful Russell. The place is walking distance to... More 

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Albury, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Only stayed one night but after a long drive (never believe the GPS), a quite sail and a wonderful dinner this loverly little B&B provided a perfect sanctuary for a couple of tired but happy travellers. Sue & Stephen were wonderful hosts and their apt advice added to our enjoyment of out stay in Russell. The view over the Bay... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This is a lovely all around B and B nestled on a hillside at the end of the Main Street through Russell. Great views over the bay and lovely sounds of kiwis and wekas in the woods at night behind. Spacious accomodations; gracious hosts; excellent cooked breakfast and peaceful, calm environ.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We had a wonderful experience staying here for two nights with Sue and Stephen, and certainly wish we could have stayed longer. The rooms and grounds are lovely and spacious, breakfast is plentiful and delicious (they make their own yogurt and grow their own fruit!), the view of Russell and the water is gorgeous, and Sue and Stephen are some... More 

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Par, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We stayed a couple nights. We wished it could have been longer. Our room had a beautiful view, was a good size, furnished and decorated to a high standard. Breakfasts were lovely, with plenty of choice and the weather was good so we could sit outside. Sue and Stephen were excellent hosts and gave us much helpful advice about the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights earlier this year. This place is truly magical. I travel a lot but this place is amongst the best I've stayed in anywhere on the planet. Great welcome, homely feel, superb decor and comfort, brilliant food and a view to treasure. Will be back next time I'm in New Zealand .

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Thank BrummieGirl_12
Steve W, Owner at Villa Russell, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments - we love what we do and love having people stay but it is always nice to have feedback regards Sue Western More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Although the winter weather was a bit chilly, the accomodations at the Villa Russell were warm and toasty, especially the heated bathroom floor. Sue and Stephen not only provided a perfect start to our day with a choice of hot or cold breakfast but also good conversation and tips for our travel around the Bay of Islands. The accomodations had... More 

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Birmingham UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A great place to stay - fabulous rooms, beds and location. Service and breakfast was out of this world - cereal, fruit and cooked breakfast with toast. The owners are great in striking a balance between helpful and not too intrusive...just right. If you are in any doubt book to stay here ...nowhere else compares.

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Thank AnneG_8
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

After a busy year we decided on a get away to beautiful Russell and being hosted by Sue & Stephen was such a blessing for our family. From the outset nothing was too much trouble from the delicious breakfasts delivered each morning with a smile to the incredible day out sailing! Welcoming, friendly, knowledgable with beautiful accommodation and surroundings...we look... More 

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hereford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

There can be no better place to stay in Russell (or anywhere else) than this lovely B & B. The whole experience was delightful. Our room was gorgeous, with wonderful views, very comfortable bed, a balcony where we had fantastic breakfasts. The hosts cannot do enough to make your stay a good one - very friendly and welcoming with lots... More 

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Sue W, Owner at Villa Russell, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review - we love having you visit with us and look forward to your return some day. We hope the rest of your journey went well. More 

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