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Duke of Marlborough Hotel

4.0 of 5 35 The Strand, Russell 0255, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Malua Bay, Australia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
19 hotel reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had dinner here last night (30/1). My husband had the nachos and I had the buffalo wings and salad. We also had two half pints of low alcohol beer. All were good. I don't remember what we paid but it was around $40. Meals were very generous and beer was cold. Service with a smile. We were happy.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The difference between excellence and mediocrity in management lies in how issues are managed. As we had honeymooned at this hotel 30 years ago, we decided to return for our 30th anniversary. Upon arrival, our booking had been mishandled. We were, understandably, upset. To their credit,Management acknowledged their error and then set about to make it right. Despite the fact... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well done, Duke! Thank you so much for helping me pull off a few special surprise touches for my boyfriend's birthday this weekend. Staff were exceptionally helpful and followed through on all the little things we talked about. The room was small, cute, clean and perfect. And dinner service was great. I can't say enough about how impressed I was.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an incredible stay here. The rooms we stayed in were well presented, clean, and the air conditioning was a huge bonus. The location could not be better, and it was a wonderful weekend getaway. Restaurant downstairs was great too. We can't wait to stay again.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Everything was going swimmingly, the calamari starter we shared was beautiful,my pint of lager shandy (this is one of the very few places in New Zealand you can get a pint)was most enjoyable,my companions Caesar salad and beef sandwich was excellent,and I thought fives all the way but then my gloopy fish batter ruined it. I was really looking forward... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Duke is a great place to enjoy a drink and to observe the comings and goings of the ferries and pleasure craft on the beautiful bay in Russell. Sit on the deck, have a drink and relax. However the food served both on the deck and in the restaurant isn't up to scratch in my opinion. A basket of... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had high expectations of our stay in Russell. Our time at the Duke took us beyond those exceptions. The wait staff and concierge personnel and housekeeping staff were exemplary. Dining experiences were delightful. The setting, located on The Strand, could not have been better. We will never forget the gorgeous sunsets.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband surprised me with a weekend at this lovely hotel. The location is really beautiful , and our room with a view overlooking the water of the bay was really gorgeous. We had drinks while the sun was setting out under the pohutakawa trees, and dinner in the Duke Restaurant was absolutely delicious. Local oysters, an incredible mushroom and... More 

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Russell, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visit The Duke Hotel whenever we wish to dine in style and have family/friends over to celebrate something special.We are residents of Russell and highly recommend them for weddings,accomadation and a lovely dining experience as they never disappoint.Staff are well trained and friendly.Prices are market related.Quality of food superb and portions are a good size.The wine... More 

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Tuttlingen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must stay at the oldest hotel in New Zealand. Nice rooms, good breakfast and a wonderful restaurant with a very good service. Would love to stay again. Sometimes musician play live music in front of the restaurant which is always nice. Close to the ferry to Paihia.

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Address: 35 The Strand, Russell 0255, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Duke of Marlborough Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
Duke Of Marlborough Russell
Duke Of Marlborough Hotel Russell, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Russell
#2 Luxury Hotel in Russell
#3 Romantic Hotel in Russell

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