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Hananui Lodge Motel

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 19 May 2015

We were given an ocean front lower level apartment and couldn't have been happier. The unit itself was well equipped, newly renovated and was very comfortable. The icing on the cake was the location, which was right on the beach. One minute walk brought you to the edge of the beach. It's handy for the centre of Russell, the pier...

Thank Dianewaling
Reviewed 9 May 2015

The description on 'Booking' doesn't do this place justice....the space,position and facilities are great. My one bedroom apartment had a lovely patio with the sound of waves lapping on the shore, every convenience ( full size cooker,fridge, microwave, iron, free use of hot tub room etc) shower room with lots of towels and very helpful owners. The perfect spot in...

Thank antrobus
Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were in Russell for 3 nights and loved it here. Great location and price. We rented the apartment and it was so nice to have some extra room after being in hotels. Free wifi and garage parking. Super nice and helpful owners. Would highly recommend

Thank Amybeth B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 April 2015

A group of 12 of us went up to Russell for the ANZAC celebrations. Some veterans amongst us and some Veterans wives whose spouses have past on. Two 91 year old, One 88 one 83 and then all of the rest of us a varying younger ages, What a wonderful experience from the time we arrived till the time we...

1Thank Janet F
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 April 2015

We stayed for 3 nights in one of the waterfront apartments. It was clean and had everything we needed. The view was wonderful, with the Pohutukawa trees in flower and the boats in the harbour coming and going. The beds were very comfortable. There was a little supermarket nearby, and also a nice bakery. All the restaurants and the ferry...

Thank Mamachoco
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 April 2015

We didn't have a booking and were lucky to get a waterfront apartment for one night. Then John and Rongo moved us upstairs, still with a waterfront view, and we spent another 2 nights at delightful Hananui Lodge! It was just divine. The first night the sunset was spectacular - oranges, golds, reds - perfect. If you like fishing John...

Thank qaatalia
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 April 2015

What a fabulous stay, we had a apartment which was immaculate and really well equipped with cooking facilities, a nice deck and such a great location, we could walk to everything, nice and quiet, very comfortable, would not go any where else if we stay in russell again, Thank you Hananui

Thank sue841
Reviewed 7 April 2015

This friendly, family-run motel has a prime location on the sea front. We had one of the two prime apartments looking out onto the sea - 20 or so metres from our lounge window. We felt the location of these rooms worth the premium price. We were on the ground floor but would recommend one of the two first floor...

Thank JohnP794
Reviewed 6 April 2015

We (family of four, son 8, daughter 7) stayed three nights over Easter and we weren't disappointed. The location is amazing, we had room 6 which was street level but with the beach right on our doorstep. It's minutes walk from the main restaurants found on The Strand. John (the owner) was extremely friendly and helpful. On arrival he provided...

Thank PJJA
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 April 2015

Booked late and got a room for two just in the annex at rear, not disappointed, tidy, clean, well equipped in fact immaculate. Not a single thing to even improve on, great setup. Will be back with boat and family. Thank you John and Rongo.

Thank Parkimsp

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  • 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
  • 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: $115 - $283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hananui Lodge Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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Hananui Hotel Russell
Hananui Lodge Motel Russell, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands
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#3 Family Hotel in Russell
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“Good views from the upper rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 10sallyr, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the Lodge if you want beachfront”
 of 5 bubbles 307karenm307, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Lovely room & views but with a 2.5 year old and a 4 month old ground floor would have been more easily accessible with prams etc.”
 of 5 bubbles clsketchley, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a sea-view if there's one available.”
 of 5 bubbles Golf73, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“most rooms get the stunning beach views but check on their interactive website to see which suits you best”
 of 5 bubbles , 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
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