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“The Best Place to Stay in Russell!”
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View of beach from balcony
Dining area
Living area
Living area
Living area
Rear courtyard
Twin bedroom
Master bathroom
Front of the apartment (upstairs)
Russell waterfront beach
Balcony of the lounge
Main bathroom
View for the upstairs balcony
Russell waterfront beach
Kitchen
Kitchen
Master bedroom
Master bedroom
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Russell, Bay of Islands, Northland Region, North Island

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Excellent - based on 24 reviews
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whekiwi
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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“The Best Place to Stay in Russell!”
Reviewed November 22, 2012 for a stay in November 2012

This accommodation was excellent in so many ways.
Situated directly on the waterfront we had fabulous views of the beach and as such the apartment gets great light throughout.
Being steps away from the town's lovely shops and restaurants was quite a convenient treat.
It's worth noting that the rental is above The Gables restaurant which serves the best food in Northland.
The apartment is spotlessly clean and well maintained with excellent facilities that included a well equipped kitchen and spacious well decorated rooms.
Our favorite times here were when we'd return after a day's outing, open the balcony doors and enjoy the stunning views.
The historic building boasts a great amount of charm with a luxurious interior and all amenities one could need - perfect in every way for our stay.

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Liked best: Location, amazing view, charm
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Michelle...
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Fabulous location, beautiful apartment, breathtaking views”
Reviewed August 8, 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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Last mintue decision to escape Auckland (and the office) and head away for Queen's Birthday weekend. Fantastic location on Russell waterfront, walking distance to shops and restaurants. Beautifully appointed, simply everything you needed for a relaxing weekend including gas fireplace and fabulous kitchen.

Would recommends for girls weekend away or two couples...

Lesley was a pleasure to deal with and made me feel very welcome.

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Liked best: Location and fabulous fitout
Traveling group: Solo
Your age range 35-49
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Auckland
Reviewed May 25, 2012 for a stay in April 2012

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Auckland
Reviewed April 29, 2012 for a stay in March 2012

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taunton uk
Reviewed April 28, 2012 for a stay in March 2012

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Management Response
Apr 28, 2012
We thank you for your comments. The position of this historic
building on the waterfront and the requirements by the Historic Places
Trust mean the outside of the building must not be altered in any way. Therefore entry to the private courtyard is only possible from the access path you mention. Water is at a premium in Russell as there is not a mains water supply. It would be good to have a bath but they require a large amount of water. The tree you mention is a pohutukawa which is a
protected species. Judicial pruning is only permitted by the council. We
are hoping this will be carried out soon to expand the beautiful view.
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Dave T
Colchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The best of both worlds - fine dining downstairs & superb accommodation upstairs!”
Reviewed April 27, 2012 for a stay in January 2012
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person found this review helpful

An absolutely stunning holiday apartment recently refurbished to a very high standard and in the centre of life on the Russell waterfront. The apartment is extremely comfortable, furnished tastefully and equipped with all that is necessary for holiday makers. The icing on the cake is the accessibility to the village, the fantastic fine food restaurant downstairs (The Gables) and the stunning views from the windows overlooking the waterfront. We enjoyed our stay at this venue and look forward to our next visit when we will stay even longer! Many thanks to the Proprietors who made us feel very welcome during our stay.

Dave & Jill Toocaram

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Liked best: Fantastic views of the Bay from the balcony
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
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Waiheke Island Auckland New Zealand
Reviewed April 12, 2012 for a stay in February 2012
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