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Russell Cottages

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

If you’re looking to hire place which is centrally located in Russell but is more than simply a motel room you can’t go past Russell cottages. I went with some friends and stayed in one of the four bedroom cottages. Our cottage had three four large bedrooms, one with TV and ensuite. There was a large lounge and dining area with and equipped kitchen plus laundry room which is great if you need to do washing during your stay. The cottage also had space to sit outside. Situated just two minutes walk from the ferry to Paihia and Waitangi I would highly recommend the cottages if you are holidaying in the Bay of Islands.

When we got to the hotel we had to wait a long time to get our keys. In the cottage we had a few minor issues with ants in the shower (disgusting). The carpet is not as good and as flat as it could be. However they offers us a free room on a day we were busy.

We booked two cottages as we were traveling with our adult children and their families. We were very happy with the cottages. Lots of space good cooking facilities. The grand children loved the heated swimming pool. We used the bbq one evening. Our cottages were side by side which was very good for us to move between the two cottages. We self catered during the four days which was great as this time of the year is very busy with tourists at restaurants. It also keeps the cost of travel down with regards to eating out at restaurants. It’s also far more relaxing. This is also a benefit for paying extra for this style of accommodation. The accommodation was in a good location. Walking distance to everything but private bra cause beach front has all the crowds walking by! Akisi at the front desk was outstanding in terms of welcoming us and ensuring our stay was comfortable. She was very friendly and nothing was to much trouble. On the downside the company need to put more cleaners on and more time needs to be spent during the serving and daily cleaning of the cottages. We found for a high end accommodation there should have been more time spent on more detail to cleaning such cleaning handles on the cupboards etc. but having said that the cleaners I met were lovely but over worked.

We always love coming to Russell and staying at the Cottages. It has everything we need. Great spacious cottages with fully equipped kitchen plus laundry. Excellent swimming pool and spa plus BBQ facilities. The location is awesome and walking distance to everything. Even long beach is only 1km away so great for an early morning walk and swim. Highly recommended for families. Can't wait to come back here again!

Beautiful cottage and complex. Great location close to the village and waterfront and beaches. Lovely pool and spa area - warm pool too! Nice BBQ area with full facilities which is great for the kids. Restaurants close by as well

We had a good time in one of the cottages. There is a swimming pool and BBQ available for guests. All is clean and a big kitchen is available. Laundry (incl. washing powder) available. There is a terrace with furniture, access through double french windows. The cottage could use some fresh air though. Beds are not that new anymore.

I used to spend a lot of time in Russell so knew the location was good. These cottages are an easy walk from all the main attractions: the waterfront, the Duke, restaurants and the wharf for any boat trips. The Cottage accommodation was outstanding. We were 2 couples and the set up was perfect. Plenty of space, well equipped, comfortable, clean and quiet but with a friendly atmosphere. Particularly pleasant was a little private deck and outdoor furniture perfect for that pre dinner drink. Luckily we had beautiful weather so could make the most of lovely swimming pool in he heart of the complex too, private and surrounded by palms. Lots of choice in Russell of course but this is definitely a good option that'd be hard to beat based on my recent experience.

Great place to stay, so spacious and comfortable, so handy to shops, pub, wharf etc. On the flat so very easy walk. Stayed in twin room accommodation great for couples. Staff very friendly , will definitely stay again

We loved staying here! The cottages we're amazing. Everything we needed, full kitchen, lots of space, beautiful rooms, pool and hot tub right across the way. Shirley at the front desk was great. We we're traveling with our infant so it was nice to have space and know she wasn't waking anyone up if she had a screaming session. The cottages are only a block from town. We had a great time in Russell and took the passenger ferry over to Paihia to enjoy a few shops and restaurants one day. Overall wonderful stay.

The Roadtrip 4 decided to visit Russell and chose The Cottages as our base. What a lovely set up! A huge open plan kitchen/lounge with 2 doors leading onto a deck, polished floors , large 6seater dining table and a gas fired fireplace ( that was not working) A Laundry with a toilet downstairs( needed as the toilets were upstairs) On the 2nd level were 2 bedrooms 1 onsuite and A family Bathroom. Location was close to the bars and restuarants and the jetty/ ferry to Pahia. A pool and spa with 2 barbeques was available to all guests. Will be back

16 Chapel Street Russell

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Concierge services

Russell Cottages places you next to Russell Christ Church and within a 5-minute walk of Russell Beach. This 4-star apartment has 16 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Russell Museum and Paihia Wharf are also a short walk from this Russell apartment.


For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


The 16 apartments feature kitchens, 2 bathrooms, and balconies or patios, and there's space to spread out with living rooms. LCD TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Washers/dryers, fireplaces, and minibars are other standard amenities.

Property features

Russell Cottages offers an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. Free parking is available if you drive. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this luxury apartment include a meeting room, barbecue grills, and a picnic area.

Room options

Luxury Cottage, 2 Bedrooms

Queen 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Luxury Cottage, 3 Bedrooms - 2 Queen and 2 Singles

Queen 2 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 6

Luxury Cottage, 4 Bedrooms - 3 Queen and 2 Singles

Queen 3 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 8

Luxury Cottage, 1 Bedroom

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

95% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 221 reviews