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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed two nights in a one bedder cottage which is actually three bedders with two of the bedroom locked. The cottage is lovely and spacious. Perfect for big families. Bed was comfortable and not way too soft which is a common problem we had with NZ hotels beds. The kitchen is very well equipped even with salt and pepper....

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

Having you return would be our pleasure, with space and facilities that truly compliment every guest. Keep enjoying those perfect NZ beds. From everyone at Tanoas Russell Cottages, thank you. Kindest Regards, Matthew Findlay Senior Duty Manager.

Reviewed 20 January 2017

We stayed in there 3 bedroom unit and it is simply beautiful. You have your own kitchen, living room, little backyard...etc. Basically, you get a two-story, 3 bedroom house with a service. Very family-friendly, love it!

Thank Erik L
socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Erik, We strive to excel in providing family friendly accommodation with facilities including a pool, playground and of course, beaches, which are just a hop skip and a jump away. Thank you Erik, we look forward to your return. Kind Regards, Matthew Findlay Senior Duty manger

Bargara, Australia
Reviewed 17 December 2016

We had a great stay in Russell. The cottages are fantastic on a small complex with a great pool area and just a block from the sea front and restaurants, cafes etc. We booked a two bedroom cottage but think we actually got a 3 bed with one bedroom locked off. There were two bathrooms and additional toilet in the...

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

Thank you so much for your review! Everything you have listed I agree with, fantastic complex, exceptional pool, location, and cottage facilities, with space to truly relax. Tanoas Russell Cottages is a premier accommodation provider. Kind Regards, Matthew Findlay Senior Duty Manager

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Normally we stay in boutique hotels but this property will not disappoint. We received a very warm welcoming by Matt who explained a little about the town without spoiling some surprises. We had cottage no 7 & had no complaints. Parking for 2 vehicles available right out the front, a few stairs up to the front door. Lovely layout of...

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socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Sharon, It was a pleasure to welcome you to Tanoas Russell Cottages! Sitting out on your personal patio while enjoying a selection of our great local wines sounds like a heavenly way to end an evening. I’m glad the sun was able to join you also! Perfection. Kindest Regards, Matthew Findlay Senior Duty Manager

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Fabulous place to stay Very clean and new Excellent location Pool and BBQ area Nice and private apartments Parking included Friendly staff Well equipped apartments Free wifi Nicely furnished Kitchen is very handy for breakfast and other meals if you want

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socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Melinda, Tanoas Russell Cottages well-appointed accommodation provides onsite parking, free wifi and fully furnished kitchens for the truly total package. Kind Regards, Matthew Findlay Senior Duty Manager

Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We decided to finish our trip in New Zealand by visiting the Bay of Islands and chose Russell. The cottages we effectively houses and we occupied the ground floor of number 15. The cottages were relatively new and well equipped and felt just like home. They are well located with a 10 minute walk to the shops and beach front....

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

Dear Steven and Alison, The quality of Russell Cottages continues to provide that reassurance when returning after a yacht trip or a big day up at Cape Reinga. It was so nice to meet you both! And I’m glad it was a magical end to a great journey! It was a pleasure having you! Kindest Regards, Matthew Findlay Senior Duty...

Whangaparaoa, Auckland
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This little village really is a home from home. With all the mod cons in the pretty colonial style cottages it's a real treat. Sit in your back garden and listen to the birds, book the bbq and have a pool party or just take a short stroll into the centre of Russell. Very comfortable and spotlessly clean, my only...

Thank Pim66
socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Russell Cottages modern Colonial style adds to the native songs heard throughout the property. Following these songs may lead you to our BBQ facilities surrounding the pool or an evening stroll to a sandy beach looking out at the beautiful Bay of Islands. We look forward to your return! Kind Regards, Matthew Findlay Senior Duty Manager.

Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This place is great like new condition, it's not your cute little beach cottage. It's like condo living has a central pool games rooms etc. We rented for two nights free wifi, it's 3 bedrooms they lock the bedrooms your not using. Full kitchen laundry etc. Great value for the town of Russell 3 or 4 min walk to the...

1Thank Peter L
socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Peter, Thank you for your review. Our central pool is an amazing asset to our hotel with young and old enjoying from dusk till dawn. Our rates have been tuned to accommodate couples and families; there is an accommodation option for everyone. Russell Cottages perfect location distributes tranquility with convenience to all Russell has to offer. Kind Regards, Matthew...

Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Here (regretfully) only one night. The cottages are spacious, well equiped and simply all you could need. When you start to look at features that you wNt to replicate in your own house, it's a clue that you like it. If you are staying in Russell stay here.

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

Excelling at providing premier accommodation in Russell, Tanoas Russell Cottages space, full facilities, and timeless character welcome everyone. An imprint of luxury to our guests is more than we could have hoped. Thank you. Kindest Regards, Matthew Findlay Senior Duty Manager

Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

OMG!! This place is fantastic, caters for everyone. Would recommend this place for families or like myself just me and my friend who are traveling around New Zealand. Has washing machine, many bedrooms, large kitchen and lounge area with gas fire. Close to all facilities and restaurants. Ferry for car or pedestrians just down the road. Will definitely come again

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

Dear Trina, Thank you for a fantastic review! Having facilities such as a washer and dryer can ease time and redirect it towards restaurants and Russell township charms. Bedrooms, kitchen and lounge always welcome after a day travelling. We look forward to having you with us again. Kind Regards, Matthew Findlay Senior Duty Manager

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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: ₹ 6,634 - ₹ 41,389 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Russell Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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Also Known As:
Russell Cottages Hotel Russell
Russell Cottages Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
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#3 Romantic Hotel in Russell
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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.”
 of 5 bubbles Smithfamfun, 14 Jan 2016 | Read review
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