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Morrinsville, New Zealand
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the Duke for a special treat whilst holidaying in the Bay of Islands. And indeed a treat it was! The service was outstanding, the food was a wonderful dining experience, and the room was absolutely delightful.

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Macau, China
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

What a lovely old pub and restaurant and just a short ferry trip from Paihia. Make sure you book ahead as it is very popular ! Food was great especially the tomato mozzarella salad made from home grown tomatoes! We were well served by a lovely lady from Slovakia! Highly recommended but reservation is a must to get a nice...

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Thank Peter B
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had lunch for my 50th birthday after a helicopter trip to the hole in the rock! This awesome pub had the biggest and best oysters I gave ever had! Lovely location over looking the water. Very relaxed and a perfect way to spend my special day! Highly recommend a visit to this landmark pub!

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cool hotel, right on the water. Great views and a lot of interesting history. They own the first liquor license in New Zealand and it's hanging on the wall in the bar along with some old menus and a lot of other fun, interesting historical stuff. The room was big and clean, with a great shower/bathtub and nice robes. We...

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Thank evancorn
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had dinner in Russell after a day of cruising the bay. The Duke of Marlborough was the perfect place to end a wonderful day: the staff were friendly and efficient, the food was delicious ( 'Taste of New Zealand' for two as entree and the slow-cooked lamb shoulder for two), and the prices reasonable. The location is wonderful, providing a...

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner at the Duke of Marlborough on a recommendation that it was the best seafood in town. Busy Sunday night and the staff were struggling to keep up. Oysters weren't available and for a restaurant that was supposed to offer the best & freshest seafood, the menu was surprisingly lacking in seafood options. Enjoyable entrees - calamari and mussels...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely evening meal on the front verandah (it's better than sitting in the restaurant!) Fabulous view watching the world go by right on the waterfront. Certainly not a budget meal out but worth it in that setting.

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West Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

This spectacular old building is on the water in Russell and oozes charm. The room was very large and modern and beautifully appointed. The view from our room took our breath away. The service was first class and the continental breakfast was fresh and tasty. We had dinner in the restaurant, which was reasonably priced yet amazing. Best stop in...

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Amersham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Duke in Russell is amazing. So much history and such a lovely old building. Staff really friendly and we had dinner there on the deck overlooking the bay which was scenic and amazing. Dinner was superb. Highly recommend eating there. Rooms are spacious with air con and wifi. We also had a little deck to sit out on. Highly...

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Excellent from start to finish. Rooms very high spec and clean, lovely bathrooms. Absolutely spectacular views out over the bay right outside. Continental breakfast was included and very nice. If you're in Russell and they have vacancies, stay here!

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • 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: $127 - $363 (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
Duke Of Marlborough Hotel Russell, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands
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#1 Family Hotel in Russell
#1 Luxury Hotel in Russell
#2 Romantic Hotel in Russell
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