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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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Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although staying elsewhere in Russell, we chose to dine at the Duke, reputedly the oldest licensed premises in NZ. The hotel has been able to combine old world charm with modern cuisine. Our meals were delicious, the staff very friendly and the outlook over the water lovely. Although quite crowded, we didn't have to wait too long for our meals.... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
25 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 3 nights in Room One overlooking the waterfront. The view is outstanding. The room was light, spacious and very comfortable. Lovely bathroom with a separate toilet. Bed was extremely comfortable. It was definitely worth the extra cost as I think the rooms in the more modern extension are much smaller. All the staff were friendly and helpful... More

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Dunnet, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

ayed here for 3 nights at start of 3 week New Zealand hloliday. Russell is a lively litle town - much beter than Pahia! Had ooked hotel overlooking font of hotel and waterfront- worth te extra cost for the view! oom was ood size with balcony and lage Bathroom. Breakfast is continental but of god standard with friendy staff.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
25 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were spoilt for choice in Russell but chose D of M because we wanted to savour the atmosphere before eating. The decor was very old fashioned but each table was prepared beautifully. The food was everything that we had hoped for. From a varied menu we chose mushroom and blue cheese soup, we shared a slow cooked shoulder of... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here for a couple of nights back in September. We had to go with the most basic room, because it was the only room left for our dates (just shows how popular this place is!). The hotel has really gorgeous decor, and a lovely view over the harbour and across to the Treaty Grounds. We... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for a classically stunning hotel set in a beautiful location, you really could not go wrong with the Duke. From check-in to check-out the experience was 5star. Waking up to a view of Russell from the classically styled, and thoughtfully designed and equipped room was a pleasure.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful hotel with old world charm. One of the highlights of the island - a must visit place. They serve hot and cold food overlooking the bay. We sat outside the Hotel and just had coffee but if we returned we would consider a stay there. If you looking for a place with atmosphere this is it!

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

World standard,this lovely old hotel is set right on a little bay that is part of the beautiful Bay of islands in New Zealand's north,fantastic location old world decor and service to match this is truly a GEM. Food in the restaurant is indeed world class,try the seafood chowder,and the slow roasted lamb shoulder I give this hotel top class... More

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Porirua, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Were very fortunate to arrive via car ferry due to excessive weather conditions. Once settled with the traditional fish and chips meal it was all go. Enjoyed the Birdman Festival and all the effort the locals put into running it, from wok cook offs to treasure hunts it was full on fun for three days, well done

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Spent two nights at this delightful hotel. The rooms at the front were a little different to those on the sides however after looking at one of my friends room it is safe to say there are all pretty good. All the staff (reception, bars, housekeeping, restaurant) were really friendly, down to earth and looked as if they were enjoying... More

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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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Duke Of Marlborough Hotel Russell, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands

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