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Duke of Marlborough Hotel

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Takapuna
Reviewed 7 February 2016

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...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 February 2016

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....

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Thank JonBrownNZ
New York City, New York
Reviewed 31 January 2016

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...

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Thank Jean-Paul M
Reviewed 31 January 2016 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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Thank Brenda H
Lochinvar, Australia
Reviewed 30 January 2016

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...

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Thank Danielle A
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 January 2016

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...

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Thank gordondixon
Mermaid Beach, Australia
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

The food is really good! Hats off to the chef although I'd love the manager to respond to this and explain why they would cut a eye fillet steak in half??? Even so I thought it was pretty good! But for $30 something dollars keep that bad boy in one piece! The setting is awesome and some people need to...

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Thank MofoMarc
Great Falls, Montana
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Stayed one week in a front room overlooked the calm bay. All fresh and new with ensuite. Downstairs the restaurant, bar, sitting rooms are slightly faded Victorian decor. The front veranda offers terrific luncheon outdoor dining. Stay in Russell for quiet walks, catch the ferry to Paihia or drive down to the car ferry to get across the bay. We...

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Thank bryonia2015
Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Friendly and helpful staff.Beautiful location and excellent food in restaurantBay of Islands lovely area to explore.Were recommended by a friend and more than met our expectations.Definitely a place to revisit

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Thank Ruth O
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Had a most delicious lunch for a group of 8. We all ordered different things and not one was disappointing. Seafood chowder was a highlight. Views from verandah were beautiful. Most pleasant afternoon was had by all.

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: €86 - €239 (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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“Most of the rooms at the back do not have views but you don't need that with the setting.”
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“Front of Hotel rooms premium Seaviews, Back of Hotel rooms excellent for deck areas.”
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“If you are going to pay to stay here get the Bay view rooms! Nice size and more like a suite, the other rooms looked quite small!”
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