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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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Whangarei, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We had one night here and loved it. It is in a superb location, right on the waterfront in Russell. It has a large restaurant with fabulous food, and would be suitable as a romantic get away, or equally suitable for a private function as the facilities are quite big. Our room was nice, but I would have booked the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Russell was extremely quiet during our stay and there were few guests staying at the hotel. We had a lovely big room overlooking the Bay of Islands, with just one drawback, the poor lighting, especially where the two armchairs are. With time to relax, one looks forward to reading, but this is difficult in poor light. A previous guest had... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Russell: Duke of Marlbrough Pros: Location is great, however not because it is close to things (since everything in Russell is within 5-10 mins walking distance), but because its right on the water. We loved eating breakfast next to the water in the quiet mornings. The over all feel is very early 1900's. Cons: The rooms are very tiny and... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautifully restored to it's former stately elegance, but retaining the old-fashioned friendly & personalised service we Northlanders (& NZers) are so proud of, The Duke of Malborough, in it's shore-front location, was the perfect weekend getaway destination, & a wonderful venue for my work conference. Our upstairs room, the Honeymoon Suite, afforded fabulous views & a wonderful sunset, but these... More 

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent location, brilliant customer service, All the staff were extremely helpful, nothing was too much trouble The food was of a high standard and presented well. Would definitely stay here again, thank you for the great experience.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel, the very first to have a liquor licence in NZ, as been lovingly restored to former glory.We were lucky to have two nights here this weekend. We had a large and luxurious room with a view of the sea looking out over the bay to Pahia, framed by pohutukawa trees. Very comfortable bed, great attention to detail, such... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got married and The Duke in April, what an outstanding venue, perfect in every way. The staff, the food, the entire team were so helpful especially Kathy on reception, couldn't have done it without her help with all the accommodation bookings, we had booked out the entire hotel pretty much. Ida the co-ordinator, what a find, she was fantastic,... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed in Russell many times over the years but this was our first at the Duke. We stayed in the hotel's apartment on the waterfront right next to the old building, Fabulous location, Only drawback was the cooking odors from the kitchen & a couple of noisy evenings from bar patrons outside. Food was exceptional, bar fantastic &... More 

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Fayetteville
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent three night at The Duke for a family wedding in April. The weather was perfect and the location was ideal. The bedrooms were beautiful and well looked after; comfortably small with lovely furniture and traditional photography. The staff were excellent during our stay and especially in relation to the wedding. The food too was excellent. A lovely hotel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set in a unique maritime surrounding this historic property provides the visitor with a glimpse of the nineteenth century.acceptable accommodation with unforgettable views.The dining room and bar a must visit.Oysters not to be missed .Excellent value.

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