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Hananui Lodge Motel

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Spent a night with the family at Hananui while visiting Russell and we were lucky enough to get a waterfront room upstairs. The sunset was worth it. The room had everything we needed for our short stay and the hosts were very welcoming and friendly. Very close to the restaurants and ferry also. Would highly recommend staying here.

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Kim S, Guest Relations Manager at Hananui Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Great review Paul - thank you. ... and you are right... the sunset views from the waterfront suites at Hananui Lodge are quite spectacular!

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a ground floor unit which had everything you need. Very clean and comfortable. The Managers John and Rongo were very friendly and helpful with where everything was in Russell. The Motel is very close to all of the eating places all within walking distance. The jetty is close by to catch the passenger ferry and other boats which...

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Kim S, Guest Relations Manager at Hananui Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Julie - great to hear you enjoyed your time at Hananui Lodge and Apartments, we really appreciate your feedback.

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

awesome views a bit expensive for the sea front apartments. Clean and tidy. Bed a tad hard but okay. Beautiful place to visit. Very quiet and close to many eating places. Lovely managers that can tell you about the history of the village

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Kim S, Guest Relations Manager at Hananui Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review Jan. John and Rongo are an amazing source of knowledge and are always keen to share it with our guests.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a studio with balcony for 3 nights - the hosts are so welcoming & share their local knowledge for all you may want to do or see ... they check on you each day without imposing. The location is fabulous - right on the beachfront and minutes to all restaurants, wharf/boat excursions and walks in Russell. The rooms...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at both the Lodge and the Apartments at least 6 times over the last decade. Rooms are always clean and tidy and John and Rongo go out of their way to ensure a pleasant stay. Couldn't ask for a better location. Will def be back

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Kim S, Guest Relations Manager at Hananui Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your 5 star review. John and Rongo are a fantastic couple and do make Hananui that little bit more special! Looking forward to see you back soon.

Noosa, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in two different rooms during our stay. The first was ground floor with waterfront views. The second was first floor with he dame view. Both apartments were the most spotless that we have ever stayed in! Both are fully self contained. Our hosts were very welcoming giving great local tourist advise. If you like kayaking, they offer these...

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Kim S, Guest Relations Manager at Hananui Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Great review Andrew... we appreciate you taking the time to review Hananui Lodge and Apartments. Glad to hear you enjoyed your rooms, the amazing view and the kyaks.

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in one of the units just by the ocean which was fantastic location. The unit was big and clean but a little old. The location of the motel in Russel is perfect. The owner is very friendly and service minded. We recommend this motel.

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Kim S, Guest Relations Manager at Hananui Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at Hananui Lodge and Apartments.

Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I arrived here bright and early after staying in Paihia the night before. The owners are very friendly and extremely knowledgeable of the area having lived there all their lives. I was in a sea view suite, which granted isn't cheap but my oh my so worth spending a bit extra to get the beautiful views from the balcony. The...

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Kim S, Guest Relations Manager at Hananui Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review... the view from Hananui Lodge facing the sea is simply spectacular. We do have air-conditioning in the Hananui Apartments which are located behind the Lodge, about 100m from the waters edge.

Vancouver bc
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

From the moment we arrived my husband and I both loved this place. We arrived early and our room was ready so we were able to check in early and the owner gave us some very good info about Russell. Very informative and extremely friendly! The room was fantastic. We had our own balcony over looking the park and water....

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Kim S, Guest Relations Manager at Hananui Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review Sam - we appreciate it. Sorry to hear the weather was not that great for you.... you'll have to come back again and stay with us!

Bawley Point, Australia
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We just had a wonderful stay here even though it was 💦💦💦⛈☂️..... John & Rongo are wonderful hosts and nothing is too much trouble for them We stayed in an apartment it was clean comfortable & well appointed. Yes ....Would definitely recommend .

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Kim S, Guest Relations Manager at Hananui Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Appreciate you taking the time to leave a review Anthony. John and Rongo are fantastic hosts... and hopefully next time when you visit, the weather will be better for you.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Hananui Lodge Motel

Address: 4 York Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Price Range: $114 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hananui Lodge Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Hananui Hotel Russell
Hananui Lodge Motel Russell, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Russell
#3 Family Hotel in Russell
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“We were on the ground floor one of the nights we stayed there were people above us who were a bit noisy when walking around”
Julie080457, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“you need to get the beachfront apartments for the best view”
janbruce2017, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We enjoyed the upstairs studio with balcony for the views & privacy”
89patrices, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing the water have excellent views”
d0gm, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Good views from the upper rooms”
10sallyr, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
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