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“Lapping it up at Hananui Lodge, Russell”

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Hananui Lodge Motel
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Russell
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane
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11 reviews
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“Lapping it up at Hananui Lodge, Russell”
Reviewed 11 November 2012

My wife and I stayed at Hananui Lodge for five nights in early November 2012 we enjoyed our stay. We were after a quiet time where we could recharge our batteries and Hananui Lodge didn’t disappoint.

We stayed in unit 10 on the water’s front and enjoyed the views over the water towards Pahia. It was nice to relax on the balcony with a glass of wine and the gentle lapping of the water’s edge. We found unit 10 really good for another reason; the wrap-around balcony meant we had eating options outside if the wind was blowing in the wrong direction.

The private indoor heated spa was fantastic and a nice way to finish the day’s sight seeing.
Hananui Lodge is in easy walking distance to the eating places in Russell as well as the jetty from where the tours depart.

We are impressed about how John and Rongo keep the accommodation so clean (our unit was serviced every day) and is a credit to them.

Highly recommended!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bellingen, Australia
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Reviewed 9 November 2012

We didn't plan on staying in Russell but on a short ferry ride from Pahia we discovered this little gem. White-painted weatherboard buildings along the waterfront house accommodation and restaurants to while away a lazy few days eating and drinking and watching the sunset across the bay. The Hananui Lodge is managed by two of the most laid-backed and helpful people you are likely to meet. Highly recommend it.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 September 2012

The generous hospitality shown by the Managers John & Rongo at Hananui Lodge Motel certainly adds to the notion that Russell has transformed itself from being notoriously famous as 'The Hell Hole of The Pacific' a century and a half back to quite rightly what it prides itself on today, being Romantic Russell. Highly Recommend.

Room Tip: The Waterfront Rooms with Seaviews always a first choice
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Niagara Falls, New York
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

Had a fantastic stay in the beautiful Hananui Lodge in Russell. Had a great time taking in the scenery & even though it was a rainy weekend we still had a perfect holiday. Thank you very much. looking forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

This was our 2nd stay at the lodge & we relly enjoyed our stay -very clean, tidy, excellent location as well as excellent value for money. Will saty there again when next in Russell hopefully later this year. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

My husband, two young daughters & I stayed in one of the waterfront rooms at the lodge. It's was clean modern and well equipped. A lovely view, friendly and helpful owners.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 June 2012

Spent 2 nights at Hananui Lodge and Apartments with my partner and our 2 children (4yrs and 1yr) in room 6.
Beautiful views of Russell's waterfront and the unit was not only spotlessly clean and well equipped, we had the best sleep ever. The beds were wonderful!!
Rongo and John are two of the friendliest people you will ever meet and their knowledge of the area is great. Did not have a chance to go out on the boat fishing with John, but he gave us one of his rods to surf cast out on the beach. Can easily see why they get 5 star ratings on Trip Advisor.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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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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