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Duke of Marlborough Hotel

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35 The Strand, Russell 0255 New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
4.5 Star accommodation
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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 More 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 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. 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. Less
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
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Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
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Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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$99 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Duke Of Marlborough Russell
Duke Of Marlborough Hotel Russell, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands
New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
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We went to the Duke of Marlborough following some comments heard on Test Match Special. The idea of a pint of beer whilst watching the sun sink not the Bay of Islands was appealing.
So asked what ales they had and was told that ales and lagers are all the same so what did I want
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The hotel is stunning from outside and very well maintained inside and out. A bit of NZ history for sure and a fgreat location and the staff is helpful. However while reading the literature in the compendium the hotel has provided in all rooms, they do ask the residents to keep
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Great building in a fantastic location, right by the waterfront. Russell is very small so pretty much everything is in walking distance. Staff were helpful but doing their job with a smile would have helped. Great shower!

The room was very, very small, leaving little to no space
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We stayed the night after travelling via the West Coast from Auckland. The hotel is everything the photos show. Wonderful outlook with nicely appointed rooms. We had a wonderful dinner served by excellent staff. Make sure you read the history of the hotel which forms part of the
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Couldnt get a better location then this hotel in Russell. Right on the main street, with lovely views of the water is this charming historic hotel. Unfortunately we did not get to stay here we were staying in Paihia and just caught the ferry across for the afternoon. Sat at an ou
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what time is check in?
Hi. It’s 2pm Thanks
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what time is check in
sorry - can't help - we ate and drank there a couple of times - would have stayed but the place was booked out - very popular with wedding parties apparently
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Hi do you have free parking by any chance?
at the Hotel it is limited, but yes there is plenty of parking in the streets. that of course depends on the season! In the main holiday times it may be a bit harder to find the parking, but there is still plenty, maybe in the next street!
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"Go next door"
"Ask for a bigger room"
"Ask about the builders and make sure you are no where near them without a big discount."
"Pay a bit more for a bigger room. Eat outside"
"If you could get a room facing the coast, but the back room have outdoor table seating to enjoy a wine or morning coffee."
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