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Boras, Sweden
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

We - family of five - had the pleasure of staying at the cottages. The hospitality (thank you Matthew) was above and beyond, kids loved the pool and the combination of a plush and functional house together with the service of a hotel i simply smashing. Three words: Calm, beautiful, relaxing. Highly recommended!

Thank Shinypixel
socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Boras! Thank you for taking the time to pass on glowing comments about Russell Cottages, and being your maiden review double so. Five Star Service, Plush/Functional and a Loved Pool are such supportive words. I look forward to hearing them echo in future Trip Advisor conversations. Boras, you and your Family where fantastic! Kind Regards, Matthew Findlay Duty Manager

Kerikeri, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Wow, Russell Cottages! Now I have stayed with you other accommodation will be hard pressed to beat your high standards!! I can't fault it in anyway! Family friendly stunning 5 star, beautifully presented 'cottages' with excellent facilities - Kitchen (better than mine at home!), beautiful dining area and lounge seating around the gas fire (it was the coldest days on...

1Thank Anika W
socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Wow indeed! We are absolutely elated by your beaming positivity towards our 5 star Luxury Cottages. Our goal has been achieved when Guests like yourself take the time to review your experiences and help potential future Guests to decide on their holiday accommodation, especially if they seek a home away from home which the cottages provide. Your comments which are...

Reviewed 13 July 2015

Perfect family place to stay. Gorgeous, well maintained cottages, spacious and luxurious. Had the family but was a working trip. Was quiet but so close to town. Nice spa for winter weather. All facilities in cottage were up to standard. Full kitchen which was great. Lovely bathrooms. Friendly staff.

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socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Stephanie, I am so pleased to hear our proximity to town, tranquility and luxurious space helped you succeed in business and leisure during your stay with us. Russell Cottages continues to provide a seamless transition from work related stays to an amazing Family home away from home. It was a pleasure having you and your Family with us. Kind...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 18 June 2015

We stayed here for 4 days on the busy season. The town was quiet but the people are friendly and more than happy to give you recommendations. From check in to check out the staff were amazing. The cottages are very spacious and have everything you need and more. Cottages were very clean and well looked after. Within walking distance...

2Thank Amanda C
socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Amanda, Thank you for illustrating our 5 star approach to customer service and Cottage cleanliness. The TripAdvisor community is well respected and it means a lot to hear such positive discussions about Russell Cottages. Russell continues to charm Guests from all over the world. Its people and wondrous surroundings elevate it to one of the most beautiful places in...

Reviewed 8 June 2015

We booked a one bedroomed cottage with Fire. Got a 3 bedroomed great place had everything you need. Lovely outdoor area as well. Would love to come back in warmer weather. Short stroll to the restaurants shops and ferry.

1Thank Rey1970
socmed, General Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your comments. Returning Guests are the best recommendation we could receive and it was lovely to have you back again. I'm very pleased that you found the cottages as splendid as it was on your previous visit and your review is especially valued since you travel extensively. I totally agree that Matthew provides the level of...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 June 2015

We booked a cottage at Russell cottages this weekend and although I hadn't stayed in many years I was just as impressed as the first time. Russell cottages really are 5 star accommodation. The furnishings are of high quality and very comfortable. Duck down bedding, roaring gas open fire place, flat-screen with SKY, not to mention a full dining table...

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Reviewed 27 May 2015

We stayed here over the Easter weekend and had an amazing time. The cottages are clean, beautifully furnished and have everything you would need. It is a quick two minute walk down to the ferry/ restaurants so very convenient location. We would recommend Russell Cottages for anybody looking to stay in the Bay of Islands. It was just the two...

1Thank NattyMicheleP
Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

Stayed in No. 7. - A 4 bedroom house within the complex. Only used two bedrooms, others were closed off. Very clean and tidy. Very spacious. Very private considering proximity to other cottages. A very short walk to the Duke of Marlborough hotel for a great evening meal.

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socmed, General Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for taking the time to post this review. The cottages are unique in that they have been built to preserve the style of old colonial architecture while providing Guests with all the modern conveniences of a 5-Star property. Therefore, you enjoy the spaciousness of all the living and outdoor areas whether you are utilising the cottage...

Reviewed 19 April 2015

The accommodation is a short walk from the foot passenger ferry and the village centre. Easy to walk with suitcases. I was on my own with 2 young children and we arrived after the reception had closed. This was no problem as key and information was left for me. The cottage was beautiful, had a garden and was very well...

1Thank wjs1968
socmed, General Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for your comments. I totally agree with you, Russell is a lovely town, full of character and surrounding natural beauty. With the northern and southern shores only 10 minutes walk apart and, with many historical properties within the town centre, there is much for people to enjoy. The Russell Cottages of course is right in the...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 24 March 2015

Stayed in a 3 bedroom cottage and one thing we noticed was that perhaps the foundation in our particular cottage was starting to un-level. Noticeable enough when standing and when placing cylindrical things on the floor - would roll to one side. Not a huge deal so long as building meets safety standards! (perhaps it has been remediated by now!)....

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socmed, General Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for your comments, we are thrilled when Guests enjoy their stay sufficiently to recommend the property to others. Management and Staff on site are always happy to oblige with Guest requests and, they maintain a high standard of presentation around the property for us. Russell really is a place where you can relax, there is no...

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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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 

Additional Information about Russell Cottages

Address: 16 Chapel Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Price Range: €79 - €537 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Russell Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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“If a family with young children, maybe by the pool cottage.”
 of 5 bubbles sharonbaby, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Do not choose cottage 8.”
 of 5 bubbles debbiedale1361, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are similar and nice”
 of 5 bubbles tcuskely, 2 May 2016 | Read review
“Away from the main street is best.”
 of 5 bubbles fmichael, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Rooms close to the pool and playground are perfect for families trekking back and forth to get things from rooms.”
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