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“A piece of paradise with the water at your doorstep”

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Hananui Lodge Motel
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Russell
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“A piece of paradise with the water at your doorstep”
Reviewed April 21, 2011

Recently stayed two nights and was very impressed. The motel is meticulously spotless, modern and well equipped and perfectly positioned withe the beach right at your door. We were welcomed by the staff and they bent over backwards to make our stay a memorable one. Just a stones throw from beautiful restaurants, who wouldn't be impressed . A beautiful picturesque town that we'll be back to. This is not the first time I've stayed at Hananui, and it wont be the last.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 20, 2011

We recently stayed stayed in one of the front units, which had stunning views, and the room was spotless. Very comfotable stay. The hosts Rongo and John were wonderful, so friendly and helpful.
Will definetly return.

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Reviewed April 20, 2011

Gorgeous location with fantastic hosts, we had a wonderful time walking Cape Brett and coming back to the lodge to relax and enjoy the wonderful surroundings. Russell has so much history & the quaint village has a peaceful feeling. You'll love the modern facilities & the charming hosts Rongo & John.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 18, 2011

From the welcome at the door to the minute we left, we had the most amazing experience. Our spotlessly clean room with modern furnishings looked over looked the water so we had the sounds of the sea which was very relaxing.

Would love to come back with the family and to stay here again

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 18, 2011

I recently stayed in one of the apartments for two nights. The service provided by the managers was without fault, and the apartment was the cleanest I have ever experienced anywhere.

  • Stayed April 2011
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Tempe, Arizona
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Reviewed April 5, 2011

The Hananui Lodge has 2 facilities. One is on the beach and some of those rooms have ocean viewes. The other is across the street from the beach with no ocean views. Since we traveled a long way, we decided it would have been better to take an ocean view. The facilities were modern, clean, comfortable, roomy. There was free parking and good internet.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 24, 2011

A family trip of Northland with my Mum and sister in celebration of Mum's 60th was made all the more amazing by our four night stay in Russell and the fantastic accommodation and hospitality of Hananui Lodge.

We could not recommend a better, more beautiful, friendlier, local place to stay in Northland, and through our day trips of sublime scenery of the areas, we were thrilled to return to our "home" in Russell each day.

You could not meet nicer, more helpful managers than John and Rongo. John was a resource of (honest) knowledge for our days' adventures, and his advice was perfect.

The accommodation was perfect for three 'singles' (and would be for any combination of travellers) - big open living area, kitchen with all necessary amenities, large main bedroom, sofa bed and spare single (brought in for us) in living, lovely clean bathroom, and balcony. We all had heaps of space in the apartment with a bonus view. The place was spotless, clean and fresh.

Do yourself a favour and spend some time in Russell with its beautiful beaches, inlet, shopping and dining, and spend some time with John and Rongo at Hananui.

Megan, Lisa & Dianne

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Property: Hananui Lodge Motel
Address: 4 York Street, 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
#3 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):
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 
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