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Hananui Lodge Motel

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and my girlfriend have been touring North island NZ for a few weeks and we had the pleasure of spending 3 days in Russell at the Hananui. This is an excellent apartment set up right on the water front. The hosts John and Wringho (sorry if I misspelt your name) were fantastic at providing everything we needed including local... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed a relaxing and quiet stay at Hananui, both hosts were very welcoming and friendly. My room was spotless and clean, it had small kitchen which had everything I could have needed and the bed was very comfortable. Hananui is only a few minutes walk from the ferry and the shops. There is free wifi, and a spa, which... More 

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Atherton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

The BOI may be beautiful, but its superbly highlighted by the friendly welcoming of John & Rongo to the wonderful Hananui Lodge. The rooms are always presented super-sparkling, the location couldn't be better being so central, and on the waterfront, and there isn't anything these Hosts would think too difficult to cater to. Can't recommend Hananui highly enough - except... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Brilliant motel, rooms very comfortable, Prices are reasonable, Hosts couldn't do enough to make our stay more comfortable, John also does fishing trips and that was the best day of my stay there. Will definitely stay there again.

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Glenhaven NSW Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

From the moment we registered nothing was too hard for our host. From the description of where to eat, the attractions and the booking of 2 tours, we felt very welcomed The rooms were clean and with our 4 night stay our towels were changed and bins were emptied each day. The motel is located about a 3 minute walk... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Oh boy what a dream place to stay. John and Rongo are so friendly and make you so welcome. Their deal stay for 3 nights pay for 2 is absolutley wonderful. Highly recommended. If I had more time I would enjoy it even more.

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1 Thank Janet F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent a couple of nights at the Hananui Lodge Motel while in Russell recently. We were greeted by John who gave us a very cheery welcome as well as a very in depth brief of what we could do while in Russell. The room was large and while not directly on the waterfront, very close to... More 

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North Island, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

After wandering around Russell, asking to look at rooms etc... I got such a warm welcome at this place, I was sold straight away. Then when I went to the room we were really impressed, tastefully decorated and super clean. The plus was, the informative, easy going staff...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

The property was conveniently situated on the main street. Most restaurants were within easy walking distance. The bedroom was small as was the bed and the entire unit was pretty stuffy with no aircon to provide relief for the hot nights whilst we were there.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Booked here for one night in February and enjoyed it so extended another night, plenty to do Cafes and tour office on jetty 100 meters away, however John can and did book tour for us! Wish we had more time and we would have taken him up on a fishing trip, maybe next time, spacious room, very clean and tidy.... More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
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
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Price Range: $89 - $153 (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
Hananui Lodge Motel Russell, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Russell
#3 Family Hotel in Russell
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