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Russell Cottages

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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

Clean comfortable and walking distance from the beach. Really loved staying here and Matthew in the office was incredibly friendly and helpful. The cottages are fully equipped and such a great place to base yourself as you explore the Bay of Islands area. Great place for a couple or even a family.

This is an awesome place to stay and great location to bars and restaurants. Love the concept - we had about 4 of the cottages between us and all were very happy with them. We will be going back, that is for sure :)

It is a lovely property, however, the gas fireplace did not work and the tiny oil filled heater struggled to heat up the space. One side of the electric blanket did not work and the blanket was very thin with no additional duvet to keep us warm.We needed it. The hair dryer was very old and almost useless. The spa was warm but cooled down after a short time in use. Management needs to up their game.

Very friendly greeting from the onsite manager. Straightforward information. Great location near to the harbour and restaurants. The property itself is superb. Extremely well equipped, clean and spacious (we had property number 4). Very good value for money. No hesitation whatsoever in recommending it. I wish we could have stayed longer.

This place is great value for money, the onsite manager was SO lovely and helpful, the cottages themselves were well appointed, comfortable and had everything we could ask for and walking distance to the Strand. Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend this place!!!!!!!!

The wife and I spent a nightbhere a couple of weeks ago for our 5th wedding anniversary... We have spent many many nights in Russell as we for married here but this accommodation is by far our favourite!! The cottages are gorgeous, clean and surrounding by beautiful bush filled with natives we soaked in the spa we saw numerous this and kereru flying overhead at dusk..soooo cool!! Everything is within walking distance to the location, we wandered over to long beach with a picnic, down to the duke for dinner and then again the waterfront for breakfast.. To top it of the manager Matthew was excellence with a touch of humour ay the same time and full of valuable information!! We will definitely be back and next time we will be bringing the kids and our friend's :) :)

Was surprised at how spacious the cottage was. As we only needed one bedroom, the other two were locked, but we still had the whole downstairs to ourselves. The weather was a tad chilly, so the gas fire was a bonus. The property was regularly serviced, and clean towels arrived daily. We found the kitchen a little under equipped. There was a microwave, but no microwave proof cookware. The only knife was a serrated bread knife, and there were no cutting boards. It continually amazes me that self contained apartments never offer more of the kitchen basics. It would be very helpful if small amounts of oil and vinegar were provided along with the salt and pepper. A small annoyance was that The internet password only allowed one device, and it was changed daily, so you needed to get across to the office each day before you could log on. Interestingly, Our cottage appeared to be very modern, but there was a distinct slope on the floor, causing the powder room/laundry door to not longer close!

We booked this property online and it lives up to its promise. We have exclusive use of the ground floor of a relatively new four bedroom house. We have a good bedroom with king bed, bathroom, laundry, full kitchen, dining room and lounge with tv and video player. A serviced apartment. It's fully equiped, with on site parking, pool and spa and BBQ area, and only a block from the Main Street. Quiet but close. Criticisms: the bathroom is tiny with room for one only at a time, and wifi is chronically slow and unreliable. Positives: helpful reception, well appointed kitchen and very well priced.

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

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

95% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 212 reviews