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Sydney, Australia
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78 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Booked here for one night in February and enjoyed it so extended another night, plenty to do Cafes and tour office on jetty 100 meters away, however John can and did book tour for us! Wish we had more time and we would have taken him up on a fishing trip, maybe next time, spacious room, very clean and tidy.... More 

Thank Ray19491969
Crewe, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

This was an excellent apartment! It was so clean and well equiped.There was a supermarket and post office just behind the lodge. Restaurants and bars were within walking distance. There was also a spa pool that you could book. I would definitely reccommend staying here if you are visiting Russell

Thank LesleyHopson
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2 reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2016

My partner and I came to stay over the Easter break and had the best weekend we could hope for! The owners were so nice and genuine! John was so helpful, giving tips on the local tours and things to do around the bays. He even does his own fishing charters! We were so busy every day that we didn't... More 

Thank Samantha J
Geneva, Switzerland
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221 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We booked too late to get a sea view but our studio overlooking Russell Museum was large, sparkling clean and comfortable, with a very well-equipped kitchenette. The motel also has a pay laundry and (free) spa bath for guests' use. There is free Wifi in the rooms. John and Rongo were exceptionally welcoming and helpful. John runs fishing charters in... More 

Thank cleoch
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

We booked Hananui Lodge on spec while touring NZ and quickly realised it was a gem. Russell is in a perfect location on the Bay of Islands and Hananui is in a perfect location in Russell. Our first floor balcony room was to the side of the building with a good sea view through the trees to the promenade where... More 

Thank trillionmates
Melrose, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

Almost impossible to overdo the superlatives. From the moment we arrived to a friendly greeting from John and Rongo to the fantastic location, the well furnished apartment, the furnished balcony with a view to the Bay of Islands things could not have been better. We were given suggestions for visits in Russell, and a bit of the history of the... More 

Thank David T
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Beautiful location at the ocean edge. Pristine rooms/apartments. Fantastic hosts ( John and his wife) Excellent choice of restaurants and eating places. Not too busy but interesting things always going on, great for watching the world go by and a great place to explore in peace and quiet, definitely a place not to miss if you travel to NZ!!!

Thank Bracks2014
Whidbey Island, Washington
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36 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Take the ferry to save yourself a horrendous one hour drive. The ferry is quick and fun. You will then drive 10 - 15 minutes arriving at Hananui Lodge and be oh so happy. Owner John greeted us and provided excellent information about the area. Russell has a lot of history. The Lodge is located on the waters edge. Our... More 

Thank KMills1960
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

John and his wife provided excellent insight into the town and attractions of Russell. They made us feel very welcome and were never too busy for a chat. The accommodation itself is clean and modern and in a perfect location with stunning views. The photos of Hananui online do not do this place justice!

Thank Jorja H
Leeds, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Balcony room first floor on the right was perfect for privacy and views. Amazing room service the place was immaculate. Very convenient for all attractions. Sitting watching the sun sets and just enjoying Russell was a joy.

Thank jth0m0

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • 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: $140 - $312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hananui Lodge Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
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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“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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“Best room would be unit 10”
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“So close to everything. We go up there to attend the Anzac day services put on by the Russell RSA. and enjoy a bit of R & R. Nice and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles JanetF502, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
“More expensive but ask for water view!”
 of 5 bubbles Ray19491969, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
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