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Hananui Lodge Motel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4 York Street | P O Box 16, Russell 0242, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 9 hotels in Russell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

With a few small, extra touches, like newer towels, this place would be excellent. It is clean, very well appointed for the price, with free wifi and spa use. It's location is great, and the owners very friendly and helpful. Our room (7) had a fairly good view of the sea, and the square, and was spacious, with a generous... More

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Paraparaumu Beach
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This place has got to be one of the best motels in the country. The location is perfect:- Out the unit door, and you are on the beach. Just wander around this delightful little town, and take a ferry ride across the bay to Paihia for a wander around the shops there. The unit was so clean, easy to use,... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Thanks to all previous Hananui Lodge guests who posted their Russell reviews on Tripadvisor and to other Russell researchers - you will not be disappointed in Hananui Lodge water front units. Our four day Easter break @ Hananui Lodge could only have been bettered by a seven night one in this beautiful spot in the Bay of Islands. A fishing... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Stayed with the family (total 2 adults and 2 boys) at the Hananui for 3 nights in the second half of March 2014. The accommodation (we had a family suite on the second floor facing the Bay) was good with all the standard facilities (incl. unlimited WiFi) and amenities. Impeccable condition and well maintained. The location is fantastic with a)... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We were lucky enough to spend three nights here in a sea view unit and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The unit was beautifully furnished, in great condition & scrupulously tidy. The owners John & Rongo were friendly & helpful and we loved the kayaks and spa. The comfortable accommodation, stunning view and proximity to the main restaurants and wharf made... More

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Eastern
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 hotel reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

After two months touring, five nights in Russell's Hananui Lodge was a perfect close to our trip. It was centrally located, clean, spacious and well-maintained, with a well-equipped kitchen and an exceptionally comfortable bed. Simple things like the comfortable reading chairs and lots of space in the bathroom for cosmetic bags make a unit feel so much more homey! John... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights in the 2 room apartment. It is a great location and well equipped apartment, not the cheapest, but probably the best of our trip. John and Rongo are fab. John was extremely helpful on our arrival and with no bias helped us plan places to see, eat and visit. Anyone going to Russell.. book here!

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Carlisle, Cumbria.
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

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... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 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! !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 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

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Address: 4 York Street | P O Box 16, Russell 0242, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hananui Lodge Motel 3*
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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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Situated right on the Waterfront of picturesque Russell the Hananui Lodge provides the only separate bedroom accommodation on Russell’s waterfront. Quality accommodation including two mobility units. Ground floor and upper levels all with balconies or courtyards. Spa, laundry, ample client parking, SKY TV, Fishing Charters. And across the road, completed in January 2007 are the stunning Hananui Apartments, still just 50 metres from the waters edge. Handy to Cafes, restaurants and shops and local museums. ... more   less 
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