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Hananui Lodge Motel

Certificate of Excellence
4 York Street | P O Box 16, Russell 0242, New Zealand
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Hananui Lodge Motel
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Russell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013
Michael B Cambridge, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Leaving the Hananui is always difficult, but I always console myself with the fact that I will return. That I've been returning there for almost 20 years speaks volumes about the Hananui. It's right by the waterfront in the historic town of Russell and the sound of the waves on the shore is incredibly therapeutic - especially if you are... More 

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Roxheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We stay a few days at Hananui Apartments and it was awesome. A greate place to be with perfect service by John and Rongo. Both are very kind and helpful ! Also the smal town Russel is absolutly nice. We never forget the sunset dinner at the seasite...

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We loved to stay here. We had a patio room and we were happy to have immediate walking access to the shore and all the best restaurants. The whole villa was super clean, modern decorated, the bed was super confortable, nice bathroom and great friendly service. I would stay again if I visited in the future.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

Spent two nights in this fresh and well equipped accommodation by the sea. Great spot with access to everything within walking distance. The rooms were clean and well appointed and the hosts were friendly. We had a balcony suite as it was the only available for two nights. It was perfectly comfortable with a view of the ocean from the... More 

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York, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

My husband and I arrived without a booking in this lovely old town of Russell. After a walk to oreintate ourselves we went back to Hananui, it just looked fresh, clean with superb position. The managers were very friendly, not at all pushy but there to help and give advice if needed about what to see, where to eat etc.... More 

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Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Russell is a beautiful location, well worth the visit if you go to the Bay of Islands area in New Zealand. The hotel is in the heart of the small town overlooking the bay. It is very close to the main pier where various trips around the island start from, just a few minutes walk. The accommodation is very clean... More 

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New York
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for two nights in Russell. The location is perfect, only steps away from the harbor and all of the restaurants and shops. We stayed in the apartments which would be perfect for couples or families wanting to stay more than a few days and who want to do some cooking. The apartment was spacious... More 

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Da Nang, Vietnam
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9 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

This place is wonderful. We booked a one bed apartment. The location is fantastic, everything is closeby and a few steps away. The owners and staff here are brilliant and the one thing that shines through is that THEY ACTAULLY CARE. They really care about their guest. This place is so clean, you could eat from the floor. We had... More 

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Sydney
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Was sad to only have one night in Russel. Such a beautiful, quiet place. Accommodation was perfect, spotlessly clean and very well appointed. Absolutely everything you might need was in the little kitchenette. The bed was very comfortable and had a very enjoyable stay. A wonderful place to spend one day or many days.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

If you can't relax at HLM you won't anywhere. Fantastic location combined with John & Rongo's wonderful service meant a lovely stay. Seconds walk to the harbour front and 10 mins to the beach was ideal. Easy parking. Room lovely and clean and the best shower on my trip. Private spa use here too.

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