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“Home away from home - but with a stunning view”

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Hananui Lodge Motel
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Russell
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 22, 2011

We travelled to Russell with a group of friends to take part in the Cape Brett Walk. Rongo & John, the hosts, were friendly, welcoming and very helpful - nothing was a problem. Our accommodation was a self contained studio unit (just to the back) which had a large deck, tables and chairs outside and with views out over the bay (just stunning). The rooms were clean, spacious and comfortable and well equipped. The lodge also had a spa which came in very handy for those aching and tired muscles after the walk. Hananui is exceptionally well located on the waterfront's edge and has some beautiful restaurants just along the road (highly recommend The Gables for dinner). Thank you Rongo & John for making our weekend one to remember. We will be back again.

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Reviewed April 21, 2011

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to stay at the Hananui Lodge in Russell recently and would thoroughly recommend the Hananui for anyone looking for a relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings. Located across from the beach, with cafes, shops and walking tracks close by everything is right at your doorstep. The units are modern, impeccably clean and provide a comfortable holiday home. John and Rongo Clifford are amazing hosts whose care and consideration ensures that when you leave you know that you will return again to Russell and the Hananui.

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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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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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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

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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.

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Additional Information about 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: $102 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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