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“Brilliant.” 5 of 5 stars
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Russell Cottages
4.5 of 5 Resort   |   16 Chapel Street, Russell 0255, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Russell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Brilliant.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 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, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 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, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We stayed here only one night on a road trip through Northland. Russell as a town is much nicer than Paihia and would recommended it as a Bay of Island option. We stayed here as a couple in a large cottage. I can see how this would be perfect for large groups or families. It was only a short walk into the restaurants and attractions in town. The only comments would be that we could have used an additional blanket and the wifi was overpriced. Otherwise, very pleasant.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights using a grab one deal (we were going to book anyway with or with out deal). Clean, quiet and perfect for chilling out. Very impressed at how well stocked the cottage was with kitchen utensils. If only the mugs were a little larger would have been great. Best night sleep in the large comfy bed.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

We spent 3 nights in one of the Russell Cottages in November 2013. It was our 5th wedding anniversary and we couldn't have asked for anything better. The cottage was absolutely beautiful, the staff really friendly in one of the most gorgeous towns we have ever been to. We loved it and will definitely be back!! Thank you for a wonderful 3 days and unforgettable memories
Marcel and Mary

Room Tip: I think that we were in cottage number 12 which was in a corner position and really private. We were...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We found this property excellent. It is very close to the centre of Russell and the waterfront, yet quiet and peaceful. Spacious individual cottages, well furnished and of a high standard. Pleasantly landscaped, with trees attracting Tuis and other birds. Would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Russell Cottages

Address: 16 Chapel Street, Russell 0255, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Russell
#3 Romantic Hotel in Russell
#4 Family Hotel in Russell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Russell Cottages 4.5*
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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Russell Cottages New Zealand - Bay Of Islands

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