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Hananui Lodge Motel
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Russell
Certificate of Excellence
Lexington, Kentucky
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285 reviews
40 hotel reviews
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“Location, comfort”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

We were the last to checkin this hotel which was fully booked otherwise for the holiday weekend. We felt lucky to have reserved well in advance. The innkeeper greeted us, gave us maps, told about local attractions, the facilities and showed us to our room. We got number 7 which was second story with a side view of the park and bay from the outside veranda or inside large windows. The room was large with a king bed and a smaller bed which we didn't require as well as a table and 6 chairs, a closet, small kitchen and shower and toilet. Kitchen has a two burner modern smooth top stove, refrigerator, dishes and tea coffee making facilities. Everything was bright in decor and clean. The bed was comfortable. There is also internet and SKY tv. The hotel is on the strand so step outside for stroll to wharf for tours, historic buildings, restaurants, shops, bars, and two four square food markets. So good location and good facilities. Also has an indoor spa tub which we used and laundry which we didn't use. My husband booked this after reading reviews and I compliment him on the choice.

Room Tip: Upper level has good view. Nice kitchen but no oven other than microwave.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

When we checked in and were shown to unit 7 with its big balcony with a sea view we were very pleased. And inside the unit everything looked in pristine condition, just like it had been decorated yesterday( it hadn't) so full credit to John and Rongo for keeping this property so nice.
Being a Russell native there's nothing John cannot tell you about the area.
Absolutely no hesitation in recommending and would return

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

Stayed two nights here- wonderful location close to picturesque Russell- spotless accommodation, helpful hosts, and really good facilities. Only advice is don't take the long and very winding road to Russell- catch the ferry!!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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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
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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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
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 13, 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
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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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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Hananui Lodge Motel Russell, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands

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