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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very welcoming , large room and great lunch and dinner dining on terrace . Breakfasts rather disappointing . Excellent location to explore Russell and the Bay of Islands . Met friends from London who by chance were also staying at the hotel so a lively night ensued .

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were recommended this hotel and it lived up to expectations. Its unique colonial architecture makes it memorable. Staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are cosy, well appointed and comfortable. The veranda offers a wonderful view of the sea, and there is nothing like having a meal here while watching a beautiful sunset. The cuisine is very good. Russell... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Spent 3 nights at the Duke along with many friends and family, during our wedding. Great scenic location, excellent function facilities, excellent food, and were treated like royalty during our wedding reception. Every guest commented on what a beautiful place to have a wedding and what great food and service. 5 stars. Thanks to Owners Anton and Bridget, and special... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful old hotel, great service, friendly staff all with an awesome location and view. I'll definitely be back sometime in the not too distant future.................................................

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in the Far North and needed a little get-away so stayed two nights in a waterfront room at the Duke. Everything was perfect! We had a lovely dinner in the restaurant the first night and cocktails there the following afternoon where we enjoyed watching boats and people coming and going and listening to the excellent music (which all... More 

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Dayboro, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hotel is situated in a perfect position, however it really is in need of an upgrade, very clean but dated the staff can be helpful, the room we stayed in was extremely small but you get what you pay for, although, at the back of the building not overlooking the water an apartment village is a lower cost, modern... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After an long journey the Duke was much more than we had expected. Russell is one of the highlights for any trip to NZ and the Duke must be the place to stay.Geat bed and good food. A great base for seeing the Bay of Isands.

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Bishopsteignton, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful place Russell is and the Duke of Marllborough sits right in the middle of it. We had a first floor room that looked out on to a decking area which was over the kitchens. There was no privacy from other residents who shared this area and one had to be careful to draw ones curtains. That said... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here just one night and would have like to have stayed longer. Lovely comfortable and clean room with a side view of the sea, the location on the sea front is beautiful. We ate in the hotel in the evening and had a great meal and efficient service from a lovely English lady. We left the car at pahia... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hadn't been to the BOI for nearly 15 years so our long weekend at The Duke was much anticipated. We were NOT let down, everything from the warm welcome to the sad farewell was fantastic. Definitely see if Room 8 is available, just so relaxing on the balcony with a cool drink in hand!! The attentive, but not obtrusive... More 

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