Ratings based on 108 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.9 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Gisborne, NZ

Great location, luxurious and spacious.

Posted May 17, 2015
Pros: It was within walking distance to everywhere and perfect for a family.
Cons: Nothing really
Location: It was close to the town. There were great tours available and we had a superb dinner at The Duke of Marlborough Hotel. Gorgeous bays nearby.
We were travelling with our three adult daughters and the cottage in Russell was a perfect place to stay. Everyone had their own room, we had three bathrooms and full kitchen and laundry facilities. It was very comfortable and luxurious and spacious. We also used the pool and spa area and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
5 out of 5
for Families
by A verified traveler

Your own home

Posted Mar 15, 2015
The "cottages" are truly large, modern homes. They are perfect for a family, including a washer and dryer, and complete kitchen. There is a nice communal pool, and the center of town (and the waterfront) is just a couple of blocks away. This was the biggest pleasant surprise in our 3 week trip to New Zealand.
3 out of 5
for Personal Event
by Christinefrom Sydney

Russell cottages - roomy but need flyscreening

Posted Jan 25, 2015 on Hotels.com
On the positive side - my cottage was very spacious, kitchen well appointed, huge bed(2 king singles pushed together). The concierge/receptionist was very friendly and helpful. On the negative side, the plug in the bathroom vanity stuck every time it was used, the bathroom/laundry/bedroom access was all very cramped, there was no bath and the biggest issue was the lack of insect screening. Most of the doors and windows opened, which was a necessity to get any fresh air(no air conditioning)but the mosquitos pouring in from outside were huge. It was either be covered in bites, fill the place with insect spray or be trapped in a very warm cottage with no air flow. This definitely needs attention as I imagine Summer is peak season.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by TREVORfrom Kent UK


Posted Dec 5, 2014 on Hotels.com
Lovely accommodation, really helpful staff. Would stay again and would recommend to others.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom cambridge, UK

Very nice, homely stay in beautiful Russell

Posted Nov 9, 2014
Pros: Comfortable, clean, well-appointed
Cons: Wifi
Location: Dolphin watching; walking; nice restaurants ( we liked the Gables); little shops.
After a long journey (tip: put Pahia in your satnav and take the ferry. The route given by our satnav was a wonderful mountain road but it's a long and tiring way round), we arrived to a homely cottage with a coal-effect gas fire. Bed was huge. All the amenities you would need EXCEPT decent wifi.
5 out of 5
for Families
by Neilfrom Christchurch

Excellent Accomadation

Posted May 4, 2014 on Hotels.com
Well appointed rooms & accommodation
4 out of 5
by Timfrom Sydney, Australia

Great location and excellent quality

Posted May 3, 2014 on Hotels.com
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Russell Cottages. The location of the cottages was perfect, the cottage finishings were great, and the facilities were excellent. The only issue we had was that the particular cottage we stayed in had a sloping floor (the construction was not level). This resulted in doors not shutting correctly and my sons toys all rolling to one point of the cottage.
5 out of 5

Posted Mar 23, 2014
Pros: Home away from home
Location: Outstanding
Value: Great deal;
5 out of 5
by norma robertsfrom New Zealand - Wellington

Posted Mar 17, 2014
Pros: It was so cute and in a wonderful location
Cons: Nothing
Location: Perfect, Away from it all
Facilities: Home away from home; Value: Bargain; Service: Flawless; Cleanliness: Beautiful;
4 out of 5
by Lauriefrom UK

Posted Mar 3, 2014 on Hotels.com
Fantastic value for money