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Duke of Marlborough Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   35 The Strand, Russell 0255, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 9 hotels in Russell
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Right on the water in the pretty and historic village of Russell this hotel is full of atmosphere, very warm and welcoming and a great place for dinner. On a cold night we were very comfortable in the dining room by the fire, the staff are very helpful and knowledgeable about the food and wine and our meal delicious, so... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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16 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for one night and had a lovely time. During winter they offer a Dinner, Bed and Breakfast package. Considering the quality of the food it is excellent value in a historical hotel right on the waters edge in picturesque Russell. The food is exceptional and I would return for lunch or dinner if in the area. The... More

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New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cold outside, warm and relaxing inside. Great service, great food, excellent water front room and free wifi. Oldest hotel in NZ. We would highly recommend it. Older property with great atmosphere and history.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We are pleased to stay there. Excellet food(dinner and Dessert), Best Service with Historic Kauri Inside Interior. I want to go there one day again with my whole family. Unlimited wiFi access. Very Tidy inside room. Best!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for a couple of nights on the grab one deal. The venue is amazing, we had eaten there before and were pleased to stay there. Amazing old building, very warm when it's cold outside with a nice fire inside. Also, seems to be a very popular place as was always busy with guests for dinner - locals and... More

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

I would highly recommend staying at the Duke of Marlborough to anyone who is visiting the Bay of Islands area. It is stunning! The location is perfect, right on the water front and so close to bars/cafes/restaurants or the ferry if you want to pop over to Paihia. So unique with only 25 hotel rooms, and the decor reflects the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great hotel with amazing service within the hotel and Restaurant. Rooms were warm and cosy. Location was perfect. Lots of history. I will definitely return soon. Food was tasty and elegant, I recommend the Tuna Tatare.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed staying here but wish we had more than 1 night. Lovely food and service. Clean and tidy room, if we had the money we would love to have an upgraded room but still no regrets from the room we stayed in. Perfect location, would definitely return again. I enjoyed looking at the old photographs and other memorabilia. Thank... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've just enjoyed three fabulous nights at The Duke - Russell is a fantastic place to stay and The Duke is the perfect accommodation, full of historical charm, lovely rooms, fantastic restaurant. We had a Watefront Balcony room, very spacious, clean and had lovely amenities. The selection of quality Harney & Sons teas was amazing - we had to stay... More

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Ngaruawahia, New Zealand
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bought a grab one deal but unbeknown to me my daughter paid for an upgrade to a very luxurious king suite overlooking the bay which was gorgeous with a huge spa bath comfy bed and heaps of room. Staff were very welcoming & friendly throughout our 2 day stay. Great food and a lovely atmosphere. Totally recommend the Duke!!

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

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The Duke of Marlborough has been Refreshing Rascals and Reprobates since 1827 and holds New Zealand’s first liquor license. The Duke, as it is affectionately known is located on the waterfront in the picturesque village of Russell in the stunning Bay of Islands and is a great place to recharge the batteries, catch up with friends or simply enjoy the moment. With easy access to an exciting array of activities or sipping a glass of wine on our balcony there is plenty to see or do. There are three levels of accommodation our newly refurbished waterfront rooms with views across the water to Waitangi Treaty grounds and Paihia, bigger family rooms when you need extra space or our convenient standard rooms. All rooms have their own en-suites, Sky TV, wifi accessibility and tea and coffee making facilities. Complimentary continental breakfast is served to guests in the morning. With an award winning chef and restaurant manager the restaurant at The Duke focuses on a menu packed with fresh seasonal Northland produce. The bar has an extensive list of New Zealand wines and beers – something for everyone to enjoy while watching the sunset. ... more   less 
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