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Duke of Marlborough Hotel

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Paihia, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Eager to take your order! Party of five...... Everything overpriced! All had entrees and mains, food ok. Whoever the woman in charge of service was...... Was rubbish! Took fifteen minutes to get a glass of water! Strange the overpriced wine didn't take so long!

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Australind, Australia
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We were staying at Paihi but told about this hotel by the place were we staying at. We Dropped in from hole in the rock cruise to have lunch. Had 1/2 dozen oysters and the tasting plate. The waitress was amazing and indicated all the things on the tasting plus to us - there were quite a few different tastings...

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Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

I was part of a large convention group that was lucky enough to have lunch at this lovely venue. It has been beautifully maintained with its original features. On arrival we each had to select our choices from a set menu. With such a large group we expected to wait quite a while but we were impressed at how quickly...

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Jersey
Reviewed 29 February 2016

An old and historic building, ideally located - especially for dining. Upside is an atmospheric and attractive hotel. Downside is rather old fashioned and basic rooms. Service excellent and food and beverage first rate (although breakfast could be better). Russell is a quiet but convenient location for day trips away. The small town has much at recommend it too, with...

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Had lunch here two day's ago and returned this evening for dinner. Great food, sensible portions and well priced. Friendly cosmopolitan staff, who advised well on the wine. Strongly recommend the chocolate dessert. Will return.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2016

This Hotel is in the most beautiful location. Right on The Strand and very close to the boat jetty. We were delighted with the room, the staff and the food. We took the Bay of Islands Cream Trip from here and only had to stroll across the street to board our boat. There are lots of shops and restaurants in...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Terrific location all-round, The Duke's right on the water and is especially fab if your kids like to swim and do bombs off the wharf 10 times a day. Comfy nice standard room with a Queen bed + single bed for our 7yo; lovely & informative staff especially auburn-haired lady during breakfast who told us about the local kids swim...

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Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Our family group had several rooms. All members liked their accommodation. Ours was at the front with a lovely view and a comfortable sitting area. The free breakfast was good and quite adequate; we didn't need anything else. The bathroom was a bit dated but OK. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Our food in the restaurant was generally...

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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 27 February 2016

We had a lovely large bedroom with a verandah. Very comfortable beds, quiet room, spacious bathroom. A lovely place for a few nights. Continental Breakfast was included and was more than adequate. Having a laundry on the premises was very handy although the hours of operating are not very convenient (Closed from 9pm to 9 am).

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Very nice stay. Staff generally very friendly. The male wine waiter was a bit offhand though. We got complimentary water in the room for the first two days but they missed the last one. Not a big deal but not very consistent. Relatively expensive with accommodation and dinners taken into account but overall it was really nice. The view from...

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Duke of Marlborough Hotel

Address: 35 The Strand, Russell 0255, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Price Range: €84 - €241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Duke of Marlborough Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
Duke Of Marlborough Russell
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Russell
#1 Family Hotel in Russell
#2 Romantic Hotel in Russell
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“Get the room on the web site pics. Water front view.”
  • Beautiful, spacious and very comfortable
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 of 5 bubbles CoreneV, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing the sea (a little more expensive but worth it)”
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“Get a room the faces the harbor”
 of 5 bubbles Boodus, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Most of the rooms at the back do not have views but you don't need that with the setting.”
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“Waterfront rooms are worth paying for”
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