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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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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Melbourne
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Maungatapere, null, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have had lunch and other meals here in the past and the hotel always felt a bit rundown and the food and service was always just that little bit off the mark. However we recently stayed the night here and well, what a surprise. Something has happened here since our last visit and I can you tell you it's... More 

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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
23 hotel reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After seeing and going inside the 1820/1840 building we wanted to stay there on our next NZ visit. Travel agent said all standard rooms had gone but there was a "sundeck suite" available at a rather expensive price, but we thought with a Colonial size suite probably overlooking the bay it was worth paying for. How wrong could we be... More 

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Quorn, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous location overlooking the Bay of Islands, this old Colonial style hotel has class and elegance in abundance and the decor whilst maintaining its tradition has definitely been brought into the twenty first century. The staff are amazingly attentive without intrusion as befits such an establishment. The food is gourmet level without being excessively pricey. Choose a sea view room... More 

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Margaret River West Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful position, right on the foreshore. Very spacious room with elegant detail. Close walking distance to all attractions, cafés, shops & attractions. A nice bar with leather couches, make for a good atmosphere. Lovely dining room with "the best "views. Buffet breakfast was good but needed setting out better, bit of congestion where the tea & coffee are. Great... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best part of this restaurant for me was the view but any of the restaurants along the shore offer the same stunning panorama. The staff were friendly enough and certainly not rude but didn't have much personality. We shared seafood- cockles, a seafood tomato based soup, and calamari. It all looked so promising on the menu but i think... More 

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