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Hananui Lodge Motel
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Russell
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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“A little disappointing”
Reviewed 9 April 2012

I recently spent a month travelling in NZ and stayed at about a dozen great hotels (all in the same price ranges). This one was perfectly fine, just a it underwhelming and was rated lowest of all the places I stayed at. I just felt it was overpriced. My only real complaint was that the bed was very lumpy and hurt my back after 3 nights. For what they are charging I thing they need to get some new mattresses!! Also the decor is quite bland. The hosts, Rangor and John are terrific-a real asset to the property. The location is good and it was clean. Just a little overpriced, I think

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Moneta, Virginia
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Reviewed 6 March 2012

We stayed in the one bedroom apartment for 4 nights. The apartment was very clean and serviced daily. The location is great - walking distance to shops, restaurants, the beach and the ferry to Pahia. The apartment has a well appointed kitchen so we were able to cook breakfast each morning. Having the ability to do laundry was a plus. The host was very accommodating by giving us restaurant suggestions as well as maps for touring the area. The bed was very comfortable. The only negative was the living room furniture - not so comfortable as it was rattan outdoor furniture rather than an upholstered couch and chairs

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

We stumbled upon this sweet little gem while looking to relocate from a disappointing stay at another location. The major selling point is the PERFECT location, hospitality, and cleanliness!! The furnishings are modest but hardly mattered as our room was generous in size with good lighting and attention to all the little details that matter! Our favorite place to stay while visiting New Zealand!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

My wife and I stayed twice during our time in the north island.The hosts John and Rongo could not have done more to make our stay memorable.The accommodation - across the road was modern,spotless well equiped and maintained to a high standard.Would definitely stay again!

Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Sydney
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

We stayed 3 nights at this lovely little place. I think it was value for money considering the location and the fantastic view and that is comparing it to the places we stayed throughout NZ. Super friendly hosts. Very clean rooms and just a wonderful ambience and excellent little cafes and restaurants on your door step. John and Rongo are the friendliest people you will meet. would not hesitate to return for a visit. We had a side view of the sea which was lovely.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Oxton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

Hananui Lodge is excellently placed, right on the main street but we were disappointed to have a room which had a view that was mostly of the car park next door and not a full sea view. In addition, breakfasts were not included so this turned out to be by far the most expensive of the 13 B&Bs and motels at which we stayed on our trip round New Zealand. The room was spotless, light and airy with a small balcony and adequate kitchen facilities. John and Rongo were very friendly and helpful and there were good stores nearby to purchase provisions.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 February 2012

We had a fantastic stay at hananui lodge despite opening up our suitcases with a bottle of red wine spilt everywhere!!! Not a problem, as our hosts provided us with everything we needed to clean it all up and laundry everything!!!! Wonderful accommodation and location literally right next to everything that's happening!! We will definitely be back and would very highly recommend this to anyone!!!! Thank you!!!! :)

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Property: Hananui Lodge Motel
Address: 4 York Street, Russell 0242, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Russell
#3 Family Hotel in Russell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hananui Lodge Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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 
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