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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed staying here. Received a lovely welcome from Matthew upon arrival. Very comfortable accommodation, no complaints at all. Very clean, comfy beds, open fire for winter and night very and quiet cottage (15 in total). Very close to the beach, jetty, restaurants and shops (3mins). Love Russell - a charming little town with friendly locals, good food and activities...

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socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Craig, Thank you for an amazing review! The activities you enjoyed each day accompanied by great food and wine really do enhance the magic that is Russell. Returning at the end of the day to a quiet, clean and comfy home away from home, it was our pleasure. Thank you again and we welcome your return stay. Kind Regards,...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These cottages are true to the area. Colonia in style but with modern conveniences. Fully equipped and a good stay for a bigger family. We had 7 people, 3 couples and teenager in the four bedroom cottage. Some furniture a little tired but overall a good standard. Pool area very good and location great. Good selection of places to eat...

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socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your informative review! Tanaos Russell Cottages colonial charm matches the atmosphere and history of the Russell Township. Travellers from all over the world have swum, dined and relaxed in one of the most beautiful locations in New Zealand. Russell Cottages, Bay of Islands. We look forward to your return stay. Kind Regards, Matthew Findlay Senior Duty Manager

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our three bedroomed, luxury cottage was beautifully equipped and appointed in a little cul-de-sac, which made it feel very residential...not like holiday accommodation. Lovely grounds and although there were several families around, it was beautifully quiet. In fact, it was a house, with garden, use of the pool and jacuzzi, serviced and better than my home! Nothing negative to say...

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socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Lynda, Thank you for such an amazing review! Tanoas Russell Cottages exclusive accommodation delight after delight! Grounds, tranquility, heated pool and Jacuzzi has provided special memories for Family and Couples stay after stay. Thank you to all our guests and the TripAdvisor community for making this possible. Your return stay is most welcomed! Kind Regards, Matthew Findlay Senior Duty...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately on arrival our cottage did not have twin beds as requested and the receptionist had to open up one of the other locked bedrooms for us to use. It is the first place where we have found the spare bedrooms to be locked! The Cottage itself was roomy and in a lovely position and I wish I could give...

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socmed, Manager at Russell Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Mr D C, Your comments are duly noted and we’re sorry that our property and efforts were not able to satisfy your needs. We wish you all the best for your future travels. Kind Regards, Matthew Findlay Senior Duty Manager

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via 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....

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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!

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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...

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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

Windsor
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....

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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...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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: $136 - $858 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Russell Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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Russell Cottages New Zealand - Bay Of Islands
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#2 Family Hotel in Russell
#2 Luxury Hotel in Russell
#3 Romantic Hotel in Russell
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“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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