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Duke of Marlborough Hotel

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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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Whangarei, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We changed our accommodation booking at another large hotel in Paihia, after spotting the Duke on-line and we're really glad we did. The price was all-in and included a 2-course meal and breakfast in the Dukes restaurant. Accommodation was fantastic; warm, well equipped and very comfortable. The dining was an experience in itself; excellent service complimented the equally excellent food.... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From check in to check out, The Duke reeks of Professionalism. The Rooms have been nicely refurbished, clean and tidy with good quality beds. The Restaurant menu is comprehensive and beautifully presented. The French restaurant manager was very professional and served us himself, explaining all aspects of the menu. Along came a complimentary Appetiser of Duck breast, followed by the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful room, with amazing view over the sea, comfortable bed and very clean and tidy. The staff greeted us on arrival and help carry up our bags, lovely gesture. Absolutely love Russell and The Duke of Marlborough, the waiting staff are helpful and nothing is too much trouble. Liked the whole experiwence and we will be going back for another... More 

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed for 3 nights which was very relaxing and pleasant. Quality of the food is first class and the restaurant has nice views over the bay. We upgraded to a room with a bay view which only cost $20 pn, very good value. Wi-fi is good and the staff are very helpful with local tips on what to do. Hotel... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We haven been coming to the Duke for more years than I can remember and they keep providing great food and service. The menu is not large but what they do they do to perfection. The menu is complemented by a well balanced wine. Good value at any price the Duke becomes exceptional value when you are take advantage of... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At short notice we felt like escaping the bustle and booked at the Duke of Marlborough .. we couldn't have asked for more .. the hotel has been refurbished .. its the same but different! They have kept the character and history which is something to be proud of, the waterfront room was perfect with a small lounge opening onto... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately we booked for just the one night and thoroughly enjoyed a most hospitable experience. Our room was rather small, but was very clean and comfortable with all the usual amenities. Dinner was most enjoyable with attentive service, while the continental breakfast was superb. A lot of history surroundsThe Duke...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for three nights and what a great place to stay Room overlooked the bay and the view was sensational The room itself was very nice, great bed The room had a great bathroom with a shower over the sauna bathtub. staff were very friendly and helpful, would highly recommend

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Whangarei
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a night at the Duke as we were attending the Grand Ball as we were celebrating 100 years of Marlin Fishing in the Bay of Islands. We live local but over the water on the Paihia side. First time staying at the Duke and it was definitely a great experience. The accommodation was excellent, staff was friendly and... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated a big birthday with a party of about 19 people. We sat outside which I thought considering how cold and windy it was outside was very sheltered and a beautiful spot for a daytime meal. Although we had booked we were given 2 separate tables so the girls asked if they could push them together. Everyone of the... More 

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