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Hananui Lodge Motel
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Russell
Certificate of Excellence
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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“No wonder it is No. 1”
Reviewed 30 January 2013 via mobile

Just spent 5 nights in this great lodge. Although we were not on the seafront the location was perfect. Hosts were very very helpful and friendly. The room 14 was superb and this has to be the best cleaned room I ever stayed in. All in all a great experience although Internet can be dodgy at times. Highly recommended.

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2013

Whilst we visit russell most years, this is the first stay at hananui lodge. Why not before?
John and Rongo are involved excellent hosts and we would recommend it to all who love Northland. Russell has an excellent choice of top restaurants and the #1 restaurant, the gables, gives stayers at Hananui a discount.

Room Tip: The apartments across the street in the annexe are superb.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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durham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2013

We turned up unannounced intending to stay 3 nights - ended up staying 8!!! John & Rongo manage these apartments superbly. The location is stunning and couldn't be better. The apartment was spotless and well equipped. We stayed in the new block overlooking the church and museum. With hindsight this was a good choice as the sea view rooms tent to have a lot of people walking by. Are definately intending to return.

Room Tip: Rooms in the new block do not have sea views but have greater privacy
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cockfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2013

My wife, mother in law and I stayed here for two nights in mid january. It was superb. We arrived early but were still able to check in.
The apartment was immaculate.
We had a sea view from our balcony which was amazing.
I cannot recommend highly enough.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2013

Beautifully situated, very clean and newly refurbished it was a little gem. The owners could not do enough. I Highly recommend it as a base for exploring Russell. We were part of a large party of friends and family and all had an excellent stay.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the bay and unit 7 are superb.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

We booked a deluxe apartment for three nights in January 2013. Rongo and John were very welcoming and hospitable. The accommodation was comfortable and well appointed. Although six years old the apartment was in excellent condition and SPOTLESSLY clean. There were five of us staying, all with some considerable travel experience and none of us could think of cleaner accommodation we had stayed at.
Huge kudos to Rongo, John and their team for their hard work.
Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Apartments across the road are newer but lack the sea views. Nice deck with a town view from the liv...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 January 2013 via mobile

Stayed two nights in luxury apartments over New Year with son and family. Absolutely fantastic ! Spotlessly clean,well furnished, amenities first class. Owners very friendly and helpful. Excellent position for exploring Russell. Cannot recommend it highly enough.

Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hananui Lodge Motel

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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