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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 #1 of 9 Hotels in Russell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We had a unit overlooking the water and loved every minute of it. Reception was welcoming and efficient and the whole complex was immaculate inside and out. Very friendly hosts, great location, will stay again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

We have used Hananui several times and always recommend it to family and friends. The rooms looking out to sea are fantastic. Nothing is to much trouble for John & Rongo, the owners. Make sure you use them to book your trips as well, as you may get a discount

Room Tip: Go on their site and look at the map. Choose the ones with the water views & sunsets - well wort...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We stayed at Hainau Lodge on the waterfront at the end of November and were made very welcome and our accommodation upstairs was very well equipped and decorated and we had great view from our balcony of the sea front. The spa tub was particularly welcomed just down stairs. The local supermarket was directly opposite and very short walk to the pier for the ferry and day trips. Would highly recommend this establishment

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful accommodation in a setting that is beyond idyllic. Our 2 bedroom apartment was scrupulously clean, modern and had every amenity. The owners were charming and helpful. Would thoroughly recommend

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Kawana, Australia
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15 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Clean comfortable rooms which have been recently refurbished to a good standard. Hosts were very accommodating and friendly. Rooms with water view are more expensive as you would expect. If visiting Bay of Islands you should see Russell and stay for at least one night.

Room Tip: Ground level rooms at the front have the best water views.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I arrived after a long journey to Russell with my adult Daughter. I had booked a double room with a fold out couch bed. However upon arrival I was asked by the owner "what have you done with your husband?" I replied " I don't have a husband", "but you've booked a double room" he said. I felt extremely uncomfortable due to his insensitivity and blatant interrogation of my personal life. I have traveled overseas and through out Australia numerous time and have never been interrogated like this. It is clear that Hananui Lodge prefers women to be accompanied by a male companion.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We recently stayed in the Hananui Lodge for 4 nights. Our stay was fantastic.
Rongo and John were very hospitable anything we needed was not a problem for them the motel was very clean and quiet at night. Situated on the waterfront all you hear is the gentle waves on the shore at night and see the sun set beautiful.
Australians if you are looking for a relaxing holiday go to Russell in the Bay of Islands and stay in the Hananui I highly recommend it Excellent will be going back

Room Tip: Rooms in the front facing the beach the best
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hananui Lodge Motel

Address: 4 York Street | P O Box 16, Russell 0242, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Russell
#2 Family Hotel in Russell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hananui Lodge Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Also Known As:
Hananui Hotel Russell
Hananui Lodge Motel Russell, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands

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