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Russell Cottages

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

Arrived with friends thinking that the cottage we were going to share was in the same building, only to find that we had a whole cottage each. Pleasantly treated by all staff, and on arrival we were advised that as they knew we were two couples staying, the upstairs bathroom in each unit was also opened for each of our convenience. Furniture was a little dated, but more than comfortable, great cooking area and facilities, beds extremely comfortable and apartments serviced every day and fresh towels provided. Overall had a fantastic week and would most certainly return.

Stayed here for 2 nights while in Russell. Arrived late and was pleasantly surprised to find our room key taped to the reception which was great, allowed us to simply get straight into our cottage with the min of fuss. Cottage was clean, and well presented, nil concerns at all with the rooms and the gas fireplace a nice addition. Close to everything we needed. Upon leaving, the process was easy and staff extremely friendly. Definitely will be back on our next trip.

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 211 reviews