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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I visited 4 nights and had to pry myself away when it was time to go. Ron is an extremely generous and accommodating host. Great beach walks. Lovely gardens. Long Beach is wonderful if you're a swimmer. Ron knows and shares all the history of the area. When they tell you to not drive out at night, please heed their... More 

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Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015

We stayed 2 nights in November at the start of our North Island trip. Staying at Wainui was a great way to start. Ron and Elke are lovely and the view from the room looking out to the bay is very nice. We were lucky enough to have the place to ourselves which made it feel like we were staying... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2015

What a lovely place is Wainui Lodge! Surrounded by woods, birds and looking over the bay of Russel, the location of Wainui Lodge is perfect! inside, it is not that big, but there are only 2 rooms so that's okay. Taking the stairs to our room under the roof felt like going to your own bird's nest: safe and warm.... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

Elke and Ron could not have been more welcoming and helpful. The room was lovely and very clean, the kitchen was well stocked and the perks were plentiful. We enjoyed a morning kayak and their recommendations of what to do in Russell were spot on. We really enjoyed our stay and their company. Highly recommend this beautiful hostel.

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Thank Victoria G
Tours, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

It was a really great moment in this little backpackers. It is really beautiful, the two bedrooms are really quite, clean and Ron was very nice with us. He came to explain us the history of Russel and all the things we had to do. Go there if you stop in Russel. The backpackers has a great view on the... More 

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Düsseldorf
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

This little backpackers (as mentioned it only sleeps a max of five people) is a true home away from home. The place is pretty much another house just next to the owners house, spotlessly clean, with very nice views on the sea (from the double room) and a one minute walk from the sea. They offer everything you could ask... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2014

This two bedroom backpackers hostel has a lovely relaxing atmosphere and is kept immaculately clean. Ron and Elke are the perfect hosts, they picked us up from the passenger ferry in their car and again to meet the amazing boat trip to the islands. Ron has a great knowledge of the area and its history, and useful information and ideas... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2014

This lodge is on the road to the ferry between Opua and Russel. We recommend to take the ferry to get there (11$ with your car for 10minutes, when you spend one hour to ride from Paihia) This place is a real paradise, little house in the middle of the bush, Ron is an amazing host, always trying to give... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2013

Wainui Lodge is situated right on the Bay of Islands. The view is absolutely stunning. Ron is a great host: friendly, welcoming and informative. The lodge is clean and very comfortable. Highly recommended.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2011

This is well worth a visit. The accomodation was attractive, clean and so comfortable. It made me feel like being at home. Tea, Coffee and various herbs and spices provided. Tranquil estuary setting, watched quail on the lawn and enjoyed a lovely sunset.

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Address: Te Wahapu Road, Russell, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
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“Make sure you drive there with plenty of daylight!”
  • No-frills, clean bed
  • One of two private double rooms
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