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Hananui Lodge Motel

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

John and Rongo are excellent hosts giving us tips and information above and beyond. And I have never seen units so well cleaned by Rongo and her team! Add in the great location right on the waterfront and you have a winning formula.

Thank ketsumner
Laguna Beach, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying 3 nights and this is our 2nd day here. Yesterday we went to the hole in the rock. We love our 1 bedroom waterfront suite. We have been traveling for almost 3 weeks and this place is heaven. We cooked spaghetti one night. TV is nice with lots of movies to watch. We have no one next... More 

Thank cindyhart
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a such a lovely stay here although it was just one night and day it was perfect for us being right by the beach with nearby restaurants and shops all within walking distance. The facilities were great and our room was comfy.

Thank Tanja N
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Our hotel room was huge, with useful small kitchen and spacious bathroom. An enormous balcony overlooking park and sea, and our own private entrance added to the charm of this place. Our hosts were at all times friendly and helpful. I would return to this hotel in a heartbeat - and intend to do so next year.

Thank Prijon
devon uk
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22 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay at Hananui lodge. Our room was on the ground floor with a garden view. It was immaculate and very spacious. The room contained everything you could wish for & was tastefully decorated. The location of the motel is stunning, right on the waterfront and in walking distance of everything. We enjoyed the private... More 

Thank barb87
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 8 October 2016

I have a house in Russell, and went to Hananui to enquire about possible accommodation for a group of 20 people in 5 months time (March). The person we encountered could not have been less helpful. He claimed they were likely to be very busy in March (we had checked with 2 other places which all had plenty of rooms... More 

Thank James L
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The Hananui Lodge was great, the owner helped with all our enquiries and more he was amazing!! The apartment was lovely opening onto a park where our kids could play. Great place to stay, highly recommend it!!!

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Reviewed 3 October 2016

A fantastic location combined with extremely organised managers who take great pride in the motel. They were very welcoming as well as friendly and nothing was a trouble The room was immaculatey clean. Could not recommend more highly.

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Warana, Australia
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Just finished a stay in this great little town. The Managers kindly offered to shift us to the apartments as they were worried about noise from renovations (they are also super knowledgeable about the area and very accommodating). The move was a pleasent surpise as the apartment was very spacious and extremely comfortable. It was well appointed so would be... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

The top draw card is the fabulous position - right on the waterfront & so close to everything. We had a lovely welcome on arrival with plenty of tips on what to see in the area & where to eat etc. However the room was somewhat dated & the bedroom rather small. Our room was at the side of the... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Hananui Lodge and Apartments! Hananui Lodge is located right on Russell's waterfront with unobstructed sea views and the Hananui Apartments are situated on Russell's main road, only 100 metres away from the water's edge. Whether you are looking for a romantic hideaway accommodation, a holiday of action and excitement, or somewhere special to take the family - Hananui Lodge and Apartments can accommodate your every need. Your Hosts, John and Rongo are locals of the area and will make you feel welcome, so much so that you won't want to return home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hananui Lodge Motel

Address: 4 York Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Price Range: £78 - £174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hananui Lodge Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Hananui Hotel Russell
Hananui Lodge Motel Russell, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Russell
#3 Family Hotel in Russell
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“I believe all rooms have a pleasant outlook.”
 of 5 bubbles Prijon, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The courtyard rooms are great because you can walk straight out into the park.”
  • View fromfront of Motel.
 of 5 bubbles jkennedy232gmailcomk, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Best room would be unit 10”
 of 5 bubbles 310timp, 12 May 2016 | Read review
“So close to everything. We go up there to attend the Anzac day services put on by the Russell RSA. and enjoy a bit of R & R. Nice and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles JanetF502, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
“More expensive but ask for water view!”
 of 5 bubbles Ray19491969, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
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