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Hananui Lodge Motel

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Reviewed 4 March 2015

We stayed there for initially one night but extended it to two as we loved the place. Everything clean and tidy the owners were really helpful. The setting is perfect right next to the sea, if you are looking for a relaxing place to stay book here - Highly recommended

Thank trelawney d
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2015

Stayed in the apartments last year which was great. This year the lodge was even better. On the waters edge overlooking the bay. Everything is so clean and comfortable. Well equipped kitchenette, comfortable beds, laundry and BBQ. Thank you to John and Rongo for looking after us again.

Thank Yvonne C
Reviewed 7 February 2015 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here for four days on a recent trip to the bay of islands and loved it! The couple running the motel John and Rongo were fantastic, giving us suggestions on things to do in the area and just generally being lovely asking about our stay and how we were enjoying it. The location is fantastic...

Thank Ben N
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 30 January 2015

We had a large studio in the first floor with a view on the central square of the village. Beds were extremely comfortable,owners very friendly. Disadvantage: Very narrow and steep stairs, very unconfortable if you have to bring up (yourself, nobody helps you!) your heavy luggage.

Thank wolfgang s
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 January 2015

Hananui Lodge has heart, Rongo & John are gracious & friendly. I highly recommend this accommodation to couples or families. My husband and I stayed here for 1 night and had a relaxing time. The accommodation is tasteful and comfortable. The location is supperb, highlighting Russels small seaside village atmosphere.

Thank Rebecca S
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 14 January 2015

Our favorite accommodation from a whirlwind NZ tour. The gracious local hosts, the comfortable suite, the living room and patio view of the bay (right out the front door) all made for an incredible stay. This was our splurge spot, we spent a little extra for the suite. Wow, did we get it right. The beds & bedrooms were comfy....

Thank CosmicFlyer
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 9 January 2015 via mobile

Having just checked out this morning we were more than happy with our stay at Hananui Lodge. John and Rongo have a fantastic family friendly place that is right in the heart of Russell. We had 2 rooms- one upstairs and one on the waterfront. Both were very comfortable and had outdoor sitting areas. The location is great for watching...

Thank Matt J
Reviewed 7 January 2015

We booked this motel 6 months in advance due to our stay being over the high (summer) season. After looking at the website we booked unit 10. The motel is situated in the hearth of Russell within very easy reach of the Museum, Russell Christ's Church, shops and the wharf. Several good restaurants, cafes and takeaways are also very close...

1Thank Jason G
Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 7 January 2015

This place is just awesome! From the amazing staff to the immaculately clean rooms it was a wonderful stay. While not all the rooms are beach front most get a glimpse of the ocean via the neighbouring park. The beds were comfy, the room was very clean and well equipped. There was a large patio area to relax and eat...

Thank GingerBooFantastic
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

Wow. Just wow. The apartments are perfectly appointed. They are situated at the end of the beach strip just a minutes walk from fantastic restaurants and fish and chips places. The managers are very knowledgable and helpful. I'd highly recommend this place.

Thank prof_hutchinson

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: €81 - €208 (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
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Russell
#3 Family Hotel in Russell
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“Ask for a sea-view if there's one available.”
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“I believe all rooms have a pleasant outlook.”
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“The courtyard rooms are great because you can walk straight out into the park.”
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