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Hananui Lodge Motel
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Russell
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 June 2013

We absolutely loved our two night stay! Russell is a very quaint town and the Lodge is conveniently located within walking distance of restaurants, shops, a ferry and the beach. The caretakers are very friendly and helpful. They gave us great recommendations for restaurants and local hikes. The apartment was very clean and had excellent views of the ocean!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

Having stayed here a number of times, the only thing I can rave about is the view. 2 Stars given here-1 for view and 1 for location. We found the rooms (especially bedrooms) very small and claustrophobic- airflow restricted to the bedrooms making it uncomfortable especially in summer.The bathrooms are also tiny. Nowhere to wipe feet, inside or outside before entering. Particularly annoying in wet weather. Who wants to stand in the rain to remove shoes just to save the carpet! Did not find it family friendly at all. There is far better accomodation in Russell- especially for family. This lodge would suit others.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 May 2013

Stayed here recently, upgraded to a front Lodge apartment with lovely views. What an exceptionally presented property this is. The managers John and Rongo could give lessons on how to manage and run an accommodation venue properly. We enjoyed our two day stay and found Russell a charming and peaceful place to visit and highly recommend Hananui Lodge.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 April 2013

Having just relocated to Auckland we were really keen to explore the Bay of Islands. We stumbled across Hananui online as we wanted to see Russell having heard so many great things about it. After a lovely friendly welcome we stayed 2 nights in the lodge with a view of the harbour. The lodge suite was exceptionally clean, tidy and super comfortable and has all the necessary essentials for a short break away. It's also in such a great location to all local amenities and restaurants- you are literally seconds away from it all. John and Rongo are very friendly and welcoming, and have an exceptional knowledge of the area. We borrowed a couple of kayaks one morning and paddled around the harbour to some of the more remote beaches John had recommended. We also made good use of the on site hot tub. Would highly recommend Hananui to anyone and we will definitely will visit again.

Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

Leaving the Hananui is always difficult, but I always console myself with the fact that I will return. That I've been returning there for almost 20 years speaks volumes about the Hananui. It's right by the waterfront in the historic town of Russell and the sound of the waves on the shore is incredibly therapeutic - especially if you are sitting out on one of the balconies armed with a glass of New Zealand wine! Rongo and John are excellent hosts and are infallible sources of information on what's hot or not in the Bay. I always book one of their first floor units overlooking the water to make the most of their location. Russell faces west across the Bay, so you get great sunsets. As others have mentioned, the Hananui is seconds away from a range of excellent restaurants but I'm equally happy with a simple meal produced in the unit and consumed on the balcony. I've just spent four nights there and am already making plans for my return next year...

Room Tip: Go for one of the four waterfront units - you won't be disappointed.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 April 2013

We stay a few days at Hananui Apartments and it was awesome. A greate place to be with perfect service by John and Rongo. Both are very kind and helpful ! Also the smal town Russel is absolutly nice. We never forget the sunset dinner at the seasite...

Room Tip: Room are absolutly clean, comfortable, large and modern decorated.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

We loved to stay here. We had a patio room and we were happy to have immediate walking access to the shore and all the best restaurants. The whole villa was super clean, modern decorated, the bed was super confortable, nice bathroom and great friendly service. I would stay again if I visited in the future.

Room Tip: Patio is good if you have heavy bags as the parking spot is in front of your room.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about 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: £74 - £111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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