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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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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Russell, Bay of Islands, Northland Region, North Island

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jetaway08
Berwick, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
278 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Perfection Plus”
Reviewed November 22, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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This is a well laid out apartment in a wonderful position. There wasn't a thing you could need that wasn't there. From Bandaids in the bathroom, a cosy gas log fire, books, wine glasses,
comfort plus, almost new, very clean. A place you could just move in and think it was yours.
On the door step of the water, ferry to Paihia, shops & wonderful restaurants. Keri Keri was a great days visit as well. We wil stay longer next time.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: There was nothing not to like.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Nearly49
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Pleasant and relaxing”
Reviewed July 13, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We had a 3 night stay. The fire kept us warm and cosy at night and the facilities and comfort of the apartment made for an enjoyable stay. This is an ideal place to enjoy some self catering luxury and within the hub of the highlights of Russell. We heard the restaurant downstairs a couple of times but it wasn't intrusive (nor was it that busy).

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Liked least: That dishwasher needs to be installed. A bread knife would assist.
Traveling group: Teenagers
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andy1454
Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful apartment in perfect location”
Reviewed March 17, 2013 for a stay in February 2013
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people found this review helpful

The Gables apartment is as beautiful as it looks in the photos. The apartment is immaculate and beautifully decorated, a truly gorgeous place to stay. The location is also the perfect place from which to enjoy Russell and the Bay of Islands.

The master bedroom with its own bathroom is on the very top floor of the apartment, and from there you can hear gentle waves on the shore below. The other bedroom is at the back of the apartment and very quiet once the Gables restaurant below closes. I was a bit concerned about staying above a restaurant, but it was very quiet and just added to the ambience.

The kitchen is outfitted better than my home kitchen! There's everything you might possibly need, including an impressive selection of wine and champagne glasses, in case you want to enjoy a few drinks on the balcony overlooking the water.

Overall, it was an excellent place to stay!

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Traveling group: Other
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Auckland
Reviewed March 4, 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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A romantic getaway Luxury-minded travelers
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California
Reviewed December 3, 2012 for a stay in November 2012
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whekiwi
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“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.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Michelle...
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous location, beautiful apartment, breathtaking views”
Reviewed August 8, 2012 for a stay in June 2012
1
person found this review helpful

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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