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“Comfortable apartment centrally located in historic Russell”

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Hananui Lodge Motel
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Russell
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 March 2014

We stayed for 8 nights in one of the Hananui Lodge apartments, which was ideally located on York street across from the main lodge. It was a top floor apartment which was very well appointed with a balcony overlooking the Main Street and Local Museum. Complete with fully fitted kitchen, comfortable lounge area, king size bed and air conditioning, we could find no fault. The three floors of stairs albeit no problem to us may be a problem to some. Secure garaging on the ground floor was also an advantage.

Stayed: March 2014
Thank Robert N
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

Beautiful accommodation and impeccable service. We stayed in a one bedroom apartment which was just lovely, a great size and so clean. John and Rongo were so helpful and welcoming, we couldn't of asked for more. The rooms are serviced every day. I would highly recommend staying here, you won't be disappointed! !

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

Having stayed in 5 star hotels around the world - this place is an experience - maybe a bit mor rustic than the hilton but magical - close to the beach, bars and restaurants we had a fab time - john and rongi are the perfect hosts- thanks for having us

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Thank Fiona H
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

We stayed here in a Deluxe One Bedroom Apartment (Number 15!) and it was impeccable. The place was beautiful, spacious and SPOTLESS. The appliances and furnishings were all of excellent quality and we were impressed. We were comfortable with the heatpump and aircon too! Huge bed allowed us to sprawl! John and Rongo were spectacular hosts and gave us our privacy but were also kind enough to tell us about local attractions and even book dinner at The Gables (which is a must!) for us. The apartment came with covered, secure parking too which was great. Really wouldn't hesitate to stay again. We slept well every night, enjoyed Russell very much. Thank you!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

My wife and I stayed in February 2013, we arrived without a booking but were still able to get a few days accommodation.
The hosts were very friendly and extremely helpful.
Not necessarily the cheapest rooms around but certainly the best we've ever had in the Bay of Islands over several trips to NZ from the UK. We always go to the Bay of Islands towards the end of our month in NZ as it allows us to 'chill' before the trip back to UK winter.
The accommodation was generously sized, well equipped, VERY clean and ever so convenient for the restaurants and bars for the evening when we'd finished fishing on the pier.
We will certainly be returning on our next trip to NZ.

Room Tip: There's not too much to separate the rooms, we had to swap rooms during our stay as we hadn'...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

We were the last to checkin this hotel which was fully booked otherwise for the holiday weekend. We felt lucky to have reserved well in advance. The innkeeper greeted us, gave us maps, told about local attractions, the facilities and showed us to our room. We got number 7 which was second story with a side view of the park and bay from the outside veranda or inside large windows. The room was large with a king bed and a smaller bed which we didn't require as well as a table and 6 chairs, a closet, small kitchen and shower and toilet. Kitchen has a two burner modern smooth top stove, refrigerator, dishes and tea coffee making facilities. Everything was bright in decor and clean. The bed was comfortable. There is also internet and SKY tv. The hotel is on the strand so step outside for stroll to wharf for tours, historic buildings, restaurants, shops, bars, and two four square food markets. So good location and good facilities. Also has an indoor spa tub which we used and laundry which we didn't use. My husband booked this after reading reviews and I compliment him on the choice.

Room Tip: Upper level has good view. Nice kitchen but no oven other than microwave.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Elaine M
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

When we checked in and were shown to unit 7 with its big balcony with a sea view we were very pleased. And inside the unit everything looked in pristine condition, just like it had been decorated yesterday( it hadn't) so full credit to John and Rongo for keeping this property so nice.
Being a Russell native there's nothing John cannot tell you about the area.
Absolutely no hesitation in recommending and would return

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Teddall
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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: £77 - £129 (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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