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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great little getaway destination. Definitely the best food in the Bay of Islands. We ended up eating most of our meals downstairs - other places didn't compare. Hotel itself is very nifty with cool atmosphere.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for the duration of a friends wedding. Its a great location, service was very good. Even if your not staying at the Duke we would highly recommend stopping in for lunch or dinner. The expensive rooms are nice but the cheaper rooms are a bit dated.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful lunch with top notch service and presentation. The menu was full of interesting dishes and the beautiful setting helped too. I can't fault it at all and would love to return one day.

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

From the moment we arrived on a wet Wednesday we were treated with warmth and great courtesy. The staff were wonderful - nothing was too much trouble. The hotel was spotlessly clean and full of charm and character. We stayed in Room 24, on the side of the hotel that gave us a glimpse of the sea. But the highlight... More 

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Auckland
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Duke is our "go to" hotel for peace, tranquility, great accommodation and consistently wonderful food. A four night stay de-stressed us from work and Auckland life. This was our second stay and we hope to make it a yearly treat.

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Pukekohe, New Zealand
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stay - staff are so friendly and helpful - we stayed in room number 7 - overlooking the water and watching the boats come in. So peaceful and relaxing. Ate in the restaurant and the food was amazing also had breakfast next morning and again amazing . My favourite place now .

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Northland, NZ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The "Duke" as the locals call it has a lot of charm and antiquated character, keen and interested staff, a fantastic location looking out to the Bay and obviously, a great chef as the food is what attracts most people to return time and time again, just as we have.

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Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very impressed with the location of the hotel, right on the seafront with fabulous views of the bay and islands beyond. The hotel itself is very friendly with a great menu and restaurant as well as very pleasant bar area. The front verandah is also lovely. The rooms are large and airy. All in all a very enjoyable... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a two night mid week mid winter grab one break at the Duke of Marlborough..... A great spot with loads of history. Very friendly welcome and great restaurant and bar staff.....dinner good value. We even bought a souvenir t shirt. We will be back.

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

Right on the Russell waterfront - where would be better?! We had our wedding reception at The Duke and spent the night in the hotel. When the Grabone Deal popped up we just couldn't resist it. The hotel is lovely, the staff are exceptional and the food is amazing!

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