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Duke of Marlborough Hotel

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35 The Strand, Russell 0255, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When we arrived very pleased to see that the hotel was right on the main street overlooking the beautiful water. Parking is free and right on the side of the building. Check-in was quick & friendly . Rooms are all on the 2nd floor. Note, there are no elevators so be aware you can carry your own or have the... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Shame about the weather but great lunch, Very busy still so it really pays to book. So nice to look out into the harbour and see a cruise ship there!! Not something you see every day. Quick ferry trip from Piahia over to historical Russell.

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Thank Lydia D
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

clean tidy self contained smiling staff. comfortable bed good lighting reasonable quiet only complaint is the swinging door between bar and kitchen that vibrates through out the wooded building till 11.30pm and starts again at 6am. max sleep between those hours

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Thank Keith P
Devon, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped off in Russell having spent the day walking on Urupukapuka Island and opted to have an early supper here as it had been recommended to us. We arrived around 5pm and were shown to a table which had a reservation for 7pm. We knew we would be finished well before this time so everyone was happy. Hubby had the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stay in Russell at least once every couple of years and have done so for around 25 years. We've stayed at the Duke four or so times over those years and the present owners have done a great job with it, beautifully refurbished with great food and service. The location is superb as long as you don't mind a... More 

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Thank theflemos
Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the duke of marlborough hotel for our anniversary, the location of the hotel is great - right on the waters edge. the hotel restaurant is very nice and there was a great acoustic guitarist playing while we ate dinner. we had an ocean view room with a balcony which was very nice and had plenty of room.... More 

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Thank JonBrownNZ
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great room that was roomy and very comfortable with beautiful water views from the deck. I have to say I thought one of the wait staff was somewhat offhand on the afternoon of our arrival when we went to the verandah for drinks - he seemed pretty over it. The restaurant staff in the morning however were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful night at the duke. The service was outstanding, the food great (the Belgium bar is chocolate heaven), atmosphere lovely and the sunset awesomeness. Well worth a visit and we will be back

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Lochinvar, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome place stayed for 3 nights. Had breakfast each morning. Virginia was the nicest person at the hotel, I could chat to her everyday - thank you for your warm and welcoming service. Great location right on the water. We ate at the restaurant twice, Dinner was lovely but the staff need to be more attentive and consistent with their... More 

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Thank Danielle A
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lovely old building is at the heart of Russell's sea frontage.The building itself is is very attractive and full historical charm. The outside dining area is wonderful, the inside seating area is also good if you don't have a calm evening and the bar area is good for pre dinner drinks. The evening meal was very good. My only... More 

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