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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In 24 years of pretty intensive travelling, I don't think we have ever come across a more friendly and welcoming place. The Motel is ideally situated, the apartments are large, well-equipped and spotless. Both John & Rongo spent time to introduce the area, make suggestions and book excursions for us. We will definitely return for a longer trip next time.

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Kim S, Guest Relations Manager at Hananui Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Richard - great to hear you enjoyed yourself at Hananui. John and Rongo are amazing and their knowledge of the area is HUGE! We would love to see you back.

Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place only our second visit but from 2yrs ago they remembered us this place is in the heart of Russell handy to everything They are so helpful and willing to help in everyway. Rooms are fantastic an the views with them highly recommend to anyone

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Kim S, Guest Relations Manager at Hananui Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Great to see you back Tim! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, John and Rongo look forward to seeing you back again soon.

Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Will recommend to everyone! Thanks to the wonderful hosts John and Ronga.... Try an ice cream burger , freshly handmade chocolate s, the krusty crab..the bagelry..the gables restaurant! And the very informative local bus tour!!! Everything is on your doorstep! The beautiful view. .historical buildings and weather!! Thank you Russell !!! Making plans to return! !! ♥♥♥♥♥

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Kim S, Guest Relations Manager at Hananui Lodge Motel, responded to this review

We are glad you had a wonderful time - thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. John and Rongo would welcome your return!

Reviewed 5 December 2016

I stayed here for my 50th birthday week with various friends and family in Unit 6....I loved it! Not only are the beds clean and comfy and all kitchen requirements catered for but the outstandingly friendly John and Rongo made our stay effortless, going beyond in their helpfulness and availability. Highly recommend Hananui Lodge ...and I'll be back!

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Kim S, Guest Relations Manager at Hananui Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your Review Debbie. I am glad Hananui was able to share your special birthday with you and make it all that more memorable! John and Rongo would love to see you come back. :o)

Auckland
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Been here a long time ago Went back and it is still very good Great location Great view Staff were very helpful and gave great localknowledge Will be back soon Rooms clean and tidy View from unit 10 is best

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Kim S, Guest Relations Manager at Hananui Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review Andrew. We really appreciate it and we're glad that you came back again to visit. Looking forward to seeing you soon. John and Rongo

auckland
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

John & Rongo are really charming and down to earth. We had a great time staying here. They are so helpful and friendly. We stayed in a new unit just across from the main lodge but that was no problem. We had a couple if unplanned power outages while staying and John or Rongo were quick to check that we...

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Kim S, Guest Relations Manager at Hananui Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, John and Rongo are fantastic hosts and being locals of the area, know all the good information. I am sure your parents would have loved their seaview suite... it is quite a sight waking up to that view in the morning.

Sumner
Reviewed 2 December 2016

John and Rongo are excellent hosts giving us tips and information above and beyond. And I have never seen units so well cleaned by Rongo and her team! Add in the great location right on the waterfront and you have a winning formula.

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Laguna Beach, California
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We are staying 3 nights and this is our 2nd day here. Yesterday we went to the hole in the rock. We love our 1 bedroom waterfront suite. We have been traveling for almost 3 weeks and this place is heaven. We cooked spaghetti one night. TV is nice with lots of movies to watch. We have no one next...

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We had a such a lovely stay here although it was just one night and day it was perfect for us being right by the beach with nearby restaurants and shops all within walking distance. The facilities were great and our room was comfy.

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Reviewed 28 October 2016

Our hotel room was huge, with useful small kitchen and spacious bathroom. An enormous balcony overlooking park and sea, and our own private entrance added to the charm of this place. Our hosts were at all times friendly and helpful. I would return to this hotel in a heartbeat - and intend to do so next year.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Price Range: $124 - $316 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hananui Lodge Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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Hananui Hotel Russell
Hananui Lodge Motel Russell, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands
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#3 Family Hotel in Russell
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“Ask for a sea-view if there's one available.”
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“most rooms get the stunning beach views but check on their interactive website to see which suits you best”
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“I believe all rooms have a pleasant outlook.”
 of 5 bubbles Prijon, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The courtyard rooms are great because you can walk straight out into the park.”
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