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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 reviews
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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... More 

Thank Matt J
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Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

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... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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... More 

Thank GingerBooFantastic
Adelaide, Australia
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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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26 reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2015

We were absolutely gobsmacked with Hananui. We had a fantastic 2 bdrm apartment on the waterfront. Everything was just fantastic. The hosts were wonderful! Loved the free wifi which seemed to be unlimited.

Thank yanski1976
Hanoi, Vietnam
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 December 2014

What a fabulous find! Gorgeous, right on the water, 1 minute walk from Russell jetty. We stayed 4 nights (room 6) which had two bedrooms with all the amenities needed for a short stay provided. Our very modern ground floor apartment looked out onto the ocean, offering us a beautiful sunset every evening. The owners John & Rongo could not... More 

Thank lucyleeengland
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27 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 December 2014

The rooms were comfortable and the hoteliers extremely friendly. A good place to base yourself. Would recommend the two bedroom apartment which comes with Garage. Russel is a delightful place to base yourself for touring bay of Islands

Thank RichardB B
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2014

A good place to stay in Russell, five minutes walk from the wharf, with nice rooms and friendly management. We had a room looking out on the square, but it was quiet and all around pleasant. Would stay there again.

Thank Günther M
Norfolk Island, Australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 21 November 2014

Reach the lodge all weary from a very long, winding drive and was greeted with friendly owners, and a clean beautiful, and spacious room. Bathroom was big with plenty of space and would have used the complimentary spa if wasn't too weary from the drive.

Thank Emee2009
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 November 2014 via mobile

Wow. . we loved this place. Our first time staying here and spent 5 nights. . the room was great 1 bedroom unit with a great view out onto park between lodge and town hall and views of the harbor. Its a great location just minutes walk from anything and the hospitality is great friendly helpful nothing is a problem...and... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • 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: €92 - €205 (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
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Russell
#3 Family Hotel in Russell
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“I believe all rooms have a pleasant outlook.”
 of 5 bubbles Prijon, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The courtyard rooms are great because you can walk straight out into the park.”
  • View fromfront of Motel.
 of 5 bubbles jkennedy232gmailcomk, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Best room would be unit 10”
 of 5 bubbles 310timp, 12 May 2016 | Read review
“So close to everything. We go up there to attend the Anzac day services put on by the Russell RSA. and enjoy a bit of R & R. Nice and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles JanetF502, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
“More expensive but ask for water view!”
 of 5 bubbles Ray19491969, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
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