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Hananui Lodge Motel
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Russell
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 8, 2013

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 balcony. The only slight criticism is that the walls of the units are a little thin and you can hear the people in the next room talking at night. It didn't detract from the stay.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 5, 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. We had a first floor room overlooking the ocean, it was just perfect.

The rooms are well equipped with microwave, utensils etc so a family could easily self cater. We had a double bed room, sitting/kitchen area and there was also a twin bedroom.

We only intended to stay one night, but could not resist a second. Our only regret was that we did not use the spa! Can thoroughly recommend it, Russel is such a lovely place and the Hananui made our stay there perfect.

Room Tip: Rooms at the side could be hot, more air flow at the front facing the sea.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 2, 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 and very presentable. However the hotel is divided into two sections across the main road. Make sure you book the main hotel which is on the beach side, but few rooms have a direct view over the beach. The rooms across the road are quite new and have everything you want, but you will hear through the walls which was disappointing. The owner is also very friendly and nothing was too much trouble for him to organise. Overall I would say a good place to stay for a night or two if you are touring North Island NZ

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 28, 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 and extremely clean. It reminded me of a corporate apartment. There is a hot tub that you can use if you want to relax in the evening (this is called a "spa" by people in NZ). The owner was very friendly and helpful. Only downside was the cost, which was a bit higher than we wanted to pay, but we stayed here anyway and enjoyed it.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 a wonderful time here.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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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.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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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.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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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: $98 - $163 (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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