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Russell Cottages
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Russell
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Phoenix, Arizona
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139 reviews
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“Brand new and stylish”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

We stayed in a two bedroom cottage in Russell - one bedroom and bath off the main area downstairs, and one bedroom and bath upstairs. The kitchen was fully fitted - very modern. Lovely modern furniture, comfortable beds, washer and dryer in the unit. Patio with sitting area and nice plantings on the outside. This looks like a brand new unit that has never been used - we enjoyed staying there. Walking distance to downtown.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Sydney
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

A lovely setting, with 6 year old cottages built to complement the weatherboard homes in Russell. The 2-storey cottages were beautifully appointed, with comfortable beds, and everything you would need in the kitchen and a great little laundry. I had to ask for a drying rack, as there was nowhere to hang my laundry (and I didn't want to put it in the dryer), but that was not a problem. They provide little sachets of washing powder, but if you want something more flash, there are 2 small supermarkets within walking distance. If you need a high chair or baby cot, be sure to ask for these when you book.

We enjoyed the pool area, which also had BBQ facilities adjacent, and especially loved the convenience of being able to walk to everything in town in minutes.

Russell really is a beautiful little place, particularly if you like somewhere with a bit of history, good cafes and restaurants, stunning views, and mostly unspoilt. We will definitely return!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

We had a lovely time at these cottages in Russell. The fixtures in the houses are lovely and they are very centrally located, although Russell is a small place. The houses are spacious and comfortable and the kitchen facilities are great if you don't want to eat every meal out, although there are nice places to eat within 5 minutes walk. Would definitely recommend for couples travelling with friends and families and would love to visit again. Pool and spa were a nice bonus. Also nice to have rooms made up every day.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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London
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Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

After a lengthy journey from the UK we were so delighted that we were staying in the Russell cottages.Perfect location with every amenity you need.Superb quality in every respect.We had a wonderful stay and cannot speak highly enough of this accommodation .

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Home from home with great facilities perfect for families who want the option of self catering. Footsteps from the marina I wouldn't stay anywhere else. Russell is one of the most perfect places in NZ to visit, don't overlook it! The small pool and spa are just the ticket after a day out sight seeing or on the ocean. Whilst a little more expensive you get 3 bedrooms upstairs with a large lounge, kitchen diner and laundry downstairs.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Our three nights in Russell were made even more memorable by our stay at Russell Cottages. Well appointed and large enough for a sizable family, my husband and I appreciated all the little extras like laundry powder and beach towels. Granted air conditioning would have been the icing on the cake, we found having the doors open to the outside wrap around verandah provided adequate cooling. Located in easy walking distance to the main centre, we would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

These cottages are perfect for 2 families travelling together. Very spacious and modern. Good location, in the centre of town. The swimming pool and spa pool were great, our children loved them. They also have a communal area next to the pool which has 2 bbqs and a room to use any bbq crockery, fridge etc. Also a tv, hifi, beanbags, etc. Unfortunately the daily clean wasn't that great, despite the premium rates that we paid (over New Year) but this definitely didn't detract from our holiday. Also wifi is extra - and didn't always work. Having the laundry facilities with 4 small children was a huge benefit, we would definitely go back and stay at Russell Cottages in the future.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Russell Cottages

Property: Russell Cottages
Address: 16 Chapel Street, Russell 0202, 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 Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Russell
#2 Luxury Hotel in Russell
#3 Romantic Hotel in Russell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Russell Cottages 4*
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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