We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Hananui Lodge Motel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Hananui Lodge Motel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

276 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
There are newer reviews for Hananui Lodge Motel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 269: English reviews
Bawley Point, Australia
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We just had a wonderful stay here even though it was 💦💦💦⛈☂️..... John & Rongo are wonderful hosts and nothing is too much trouble for them We stayed in an apartment it was clean comfortable & well appointed. Yes ....Would definitely recommend .

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

Appreciate you taking the time to leave a review Anthony. John and Rongo are fantastic hosts... and hopefully next time when you visit, the weather will be better for you.

Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Great stay at Hananui Lodge. We were at the apartments just across the road overlooking the beautiful old church. Our apartment was extremely spacious & spotlessly clean. Undercover parking was appreciated especially due to the torrential rain on our arrival and departure. Very friendly and helpful hosts who were most accommodating especially due to our very late arrival time. Russell...

Thank rez16
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

My partner and I stayed for 2 nights and wished it could have been more. On arrival John and his wife Rongo were welcoming and gave us lots of information about Russell and possible boat trips which we asked about. John then took us to our room and emphasised that we only needed to ask if we needed anything at...

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

Thank you for your great review Lesley... sounds like you had a fantastic time!

Stevenage, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We had an apartment and oh my word it was perfect. One of our bedrooms had a view of the town and the other of the historic church which was absolutely beautiful and especially at night. It was literally home from home. Two large shower rooms perfect little balcony over looming the museum and internal car parking. Would highly recommend...

Thank hens25
Kim S, Guest Relations Manager at Hananui Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about Hananui Lodge and Apartments - we really appreciate it. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and found the apartment perfect!

Reviewed 22 February 2017

We stayed for 3 nights in a ground floor studio which was spotlessly clean and well equipped. Lication is excellent, close to all amenities yet still peaceful and relaxing. John and Rongo are excellent hosts

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

Thank you for your 5 star review Jan - glad to hear you enjoyed your time at Hananui Lodge and Apartments. John and Rongo do make Hananui special!

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The Hananui Lodge and apartments are simply fabulous. Immaculately clean with everything you could possibly need for a fabulous escape with the family or on your own. But most importantly John & Rongo are wonderful hosts - kiwi hospitality at its absolute best.

Thank craigandkaren2016
Kim S, Guest Relations Manager at Hananui Lodge Motel, responded to this review

We couldn't agree more Craig and Karen!... John and Rongo are the best. Thank you for your review - we really appreciate it and it's great to hear you had a fabulous time.

Paraparaumu, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed in apartment 6, which meant our lounge looked out over the water. Apartment well set up, clean towels etc daily. The owners are amazing, and could not be more helpful There is a spa pool there which we enjoyed. We can't wait to go back

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

Great to hear you enjoyed your stay in Unit 6 at Hananui Lodge. The view from the Lodge on the waterfront is amazing, looking out over the waterfront. Looking forward to seeing you back at Hananui Lodge and Apartments.

San Francisco
Reviewed 16 February 2017

My wife and I stayed for three days in a “deluxe studio apartment”. The apartment was quite comfortable, clean and well-situated. The kitchenette had enough utensils, etc, that it was easy to prepare our own breakfasts and lunches (to be carried with us); in fact, one could easily prepare dinner as well, since the supermarket is <1 minute walk away....

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about Hananui Lodge and Apartments... we really appreciate your feedback.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Very clean, well equipment studio with balcony with sea view. Very well informed, friendly welcome. Perfect location right on the waters edge & close to restaurants & bars. Quiet at night despite central location

Thank Sally R
cheshire uk
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We stayed here for 3 nights at the end of 6 weeks of travelling around New Zealand and were looking for somewhere to relax for a while before the journey home - Hananui Lodge was a great choice for this. Situated on the waterfront, within sight of the jetty, meant that there was no real need to use the car...

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

What a great review Jane - thank you! Hananui Lodge and Apartments is situated in the perfect place; as you mentioned, with everything at your doorstep.

85 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (68)
Hotel & Grounds (11)
Room/Suite (1)
View from Room (18)
Pool/Beach Area (5)
Dining (1)
Other (32)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (17)
View from Room (4)
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Room/Suite (10)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Russell
0.2 km away
Duke of Marlborough Hotel
3.8 km away
Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection
0.3 km away
Russell Cottages
Russell Cottages
#3 of 8 in Russell
203 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 km away
Motel Russell
Motel Russell
#5 of 8 in Russell
115 reviews
0.4 km away
Duke Motel
Duke Motel
#4 of 8 in Russell
25 reviews
3.5 km away
Breakwater Motel
Breakwater Motel
#1 of 43 in Paihia
604 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: $118 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hananui Lodge Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Hotwire, Priceline and TripOnline SA so you can book your Hananui Lodge Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hananui Hotel Russell
Hananui Lodge Motel Russell, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Russell
#3 Family Hotel in Russell
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Hananui Lodge Motel staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Hananui Lodge Motel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“We were on the ground floor one of the nights we stayed there were people above us who were a bit noisy when walking around”
Julie080457, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“you need to get the beachfront apartments for the best view”
janbruce2017, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We enjoyed the upstairs studio with balcony for the views & privacy”
89patrices, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing the water have excellent views”
d0gm, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Good views from the upper rooms”
10sallyr, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
5 of 5