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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything about The Duke was perfect. An amazing setting, cozy room, and the free breakfast was awesome, especially the coconut cranberry bread! You should definitely come here! The dinner was great too.

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Auckand New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Duke is a wonderful place, to stay but I have to admit I was very disappointed to see a dog in the Restaurant, I am aware it was on the deck, the deck was completely covered in by transparent plastic sides and formed to me part of the restaurant? When I complained I as told that he (the dog)... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our stay at the Duke of Marlborough in Russell was truly lovely, we felt relaxed and at home instantly. The building is gorgeous with a lot of history, and our room not only had a nice outlook but was extremely elegant. We tried the in-house restaurant too and everything was delicious including the wine. Will happily return, thank you to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed our stay at the Duke, the staff were very friendly and helpful, the food was really good and thankfully the weather held up which all made for an excellent weekend, Thanks so much, we will be back for sure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent stay - loved it. Such lovely friendly staff and excellent food! This place is just fantastic for some quality down town and situated on the strand, the views are of course just fabulous. We'll be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A historic hotel on the water with excellent dining, staff attention, and ambience. Watching the sun set across the bay with a practiced gin and tonic anticipating a dinner featuring caprese salad from heirloom tomatos grown for the hotel is about as good as it gets. The hotel dates from early 19th century and in many features reflect still the... More 

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Christchurch New Zealand
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An old style hotel based on friendly service, rooms (Standard) were adequate rather than large, clean and well maintained old style fittings suit the era of the hotel. Staff were all helpful and friendly and have a pride in the team work that binds the organisation together. The work of the restaurant staff is something else efficiently coping with large... More 

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

We stayed two nights with friends at this historic hotel. We were in a standard room, our friends were in a 'sundeck suite' room. We got the better deal. While their room was bigger than ours, the sundeck is a disappointing shared deck area overlooking the car park. It is not as I had thought, overlooking the sea. And the... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked for our wedding anniversary and not disappointed. Seafood chowder stunning, FOTD delicious, let down by the frozen strawberry/macerated fresh strawberry dessert.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

standard rooms very small.other accom provided better value at the same price in term of space and water views.no residents lounge which would have being welcome.restaraunt served great food.breakfast was included in tariff.

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