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Duke of Marlborough Hotel

4.0 of 5 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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Stockport, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here for a snack and found a spacious bar with nice outside area, so good for rain or shine. Food was tasty and reasonable, cider was delicious, though expensive and the staff were friendly and helpful.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A weekend here was great, we'd been here years back and the place has been done up incredibly well recently- congrats to the owners. Our front room overlooked the wharf & water, plenty of activity all the time, very comfortable spacious room, obviously made up of two small rooms combined together. Good food, wonderfully interesting bar areas - worth visiting... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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129 reviews 129 reviews
41 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading some of the reviews on this site, I expected more. From my perspective this is strictly an average hotel, deserving 3 stars, with only a few redeeming features. I certainly have experienced “Very Good” (4 stars) and “Excellent” (5 stars) elsewhere. There are three strong positives for this hotel: location, quality of sheets/ bedding/towels, and free wifi. The... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fabulous stay at the Duke. In all, we stayed in 19 hotels on our trip and the Duke was the one we liked most. We came to them direct from the intercontinental in the heart of Sydney, with our room overlooking the Opera House and the Bridge, staying at the same time as Brad and Angelina, and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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177 reviews 177 reviews
21 hotel reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is only for the hotel. I reviewed the restaurant separately. The hotel room was nice, clean, spacious, and reasonably well appointed. Linens were good. Pillows were all very thick (prefer thin ones). The room we had had a view out over a dirty rooftop. Other rooms have water views. Checkout is at 10am and even though the hotel... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location, lovely room, closeness to the beach and wonderful staff all made for a very enjoyable holiday and we cant wait to return and hopefully longer than the 4 nights this time A truly beautiful place to stay

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

Stayed one night in the Duke. Wish it was for longer. Incredible sea views , beautiful room. Woke up in the morning to see the ferries coming and going. The food is exceptional too. Breakfast included in the room rate.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for lunch on a Saturday. Service was quick and efficient and staff were friendly. Thought food was a little overpriced for what we got. The meat patty on the Governors Burger was a little dry and there didn't seem to be a lot of anything else while the beef on the Watercress Sandwich was very tender again there wasn't... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights and you couldn't get any closer to the beach. Everything was in close walking distance. The room was a little small but very very lovely, loved the decorations and comfy bed.

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Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although staying elsewhere in Russell, we chose to dine at the Duke, reputedly the oldest licensed premises in NZ. The hotel has been able to combine old world charm with modern cuisine. Our meals were delicious, the staff very friendly and the outlook over the water lovely. Although quite crowded, we didn't have to wait too long for our meals.... More 

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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*
Number of rooms: 26
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Duke Of Marlborough Russell
Duke Of Marlborough Hotel Russell, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands

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