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Russell Cottages
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Russell
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 21, 2013

Stayed three nights beginning of November. The cottages are clean, modern and self contained. Very quiet and peaceful yet only a minutes walk from town. Enjoyed a fire at night and the use of the heated pool during the day. Highly recommend these cottages.

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Reviewed November 20, 2013

The other reviews describe these cottages well - very suitable for groups as cottages have large living spaces. Went as a couple so upstairs area locked off and we had access to the downstairs area.

Two quibbles - some instructions on how to use appliances (oven and dishwasher) would be beneficial and an extra blanket or two in the bedrooms. It got very cold in the middle of night.

it is much more relaxing staying in Russell than Paihia as it much less busy. Easy car ferry ride or standard ferry access between the two.

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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Totally self contained, clean, friendly staff.
Great location to base trip to BOI. We will be back!
Ideal fro a family or a few couples to stay.
Close to all the restaurants and the wharf. Lovely pool. suggest going on the dolphin explorer while there- great experience.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

A cluster of about 11 freestanding 2-storey mid-sized townhouses in a mews-like setting. Presentation was excellent; bedroom linen crisp and fresh.There is a full laundry with w.c downstairs, fully-equipped kitchen; a master en suite as well as another bathroom upstairs. Each townhouse has a wooden patio with table and chairs and there is a small garden. here is a flat screen TV in the open-plan living area as well as a TV in the main bedroom.
The facilities on offer: a heated swimming pool and spa, and a guest meeting house where there are two BBQs on the deck; a small playground for kiddies.

A short stroll to the Russell RSA and the two supermarkets, pub and numerous restaurants. My wife and I stayed three nights from 13-15 October and were very pleased with the standard of accommodation. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

We spent a weekend here with our 8 and 6 year old boys. Cottages were really modern, we'll equipped and clean. Perfectly located for a short walk into Russell or over to long beach. The boys spent a significant amount of time in the heated pool and spa. Really safe to let them play tag and other games with the friends they made. Will definitely be back.

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

These really are a home away from home, big, spacious rooms, comfortable furniture and beds, handy to everything, well appointed, clean, lovely pool and entertaining area. One of the best places we have ever stayed in New Zealand. Perfect for a group of friends or families to gather together. Would recommend staying more than one night.

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Reviewed August 17, 2013

What a great find! The cottage was very spacious, very clean and well situated for the centre of Russell, which is quiet (and even quieter on a Monday when several places were closed) and has lots of good walking terrain nearby. Since it was winter, perhaps more places would have been closed if it had not been the Jazz Festival weekend. Given that it was a cottage, we were not expecting daily housekeeping so that was an added bonus. It only took a few minutes to get to the passenger ferry for Paihia, which is larger. The tours also go from the ferry and we spent a wonderful sunny afternoon spotting dolphins and admiring the coastline on the way to the Hole in the Rock. Two well stocked supermarkets were available within a few minutes walk so it was easy to prepare meals in the well equipped kitchen. Would highly recommend.

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

Address: 16 Chapel Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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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: $141 - $515 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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