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Duke of Marlborough Hotel

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22/05/2017 23/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Warkworth, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Such a beautiful spot in a picture perfect bay. Did not eat here but have been told food is great value. The view is just lovely. The staff here are super friendly and professional. Would definitely recommend.

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Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 August 2016

A group of four - we spent an afternoon at The Duke enjoying what turned out to be a very long lunch. Great food starting with the generous platter which easily served four as a starter, great wine and friendly staff who were happy to help us enjoy a wonderful day.

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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Russell is a little gem in the beautiful Bay of Islands - a really cute little place to stay. The Duke of Marlborough is incredible - right on the beach and 30 seconds walk to the wharf for all the boat trips. Wherever you stay here you'll be near the beach but being directly on it is great, especially to...

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Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful old pub in a very quaint snd beautiful setting. I was there 12 months ago and had the slow roasted lamb dinner for 2. It was beautifully cooked and very tasty. Our desserts were equally yummy. I visited again last night and my husband had a lovely steak dinner. My risotto was bland and very unappetising....

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Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Love the atmosphere and great service. Went with a big group of 50 Garden Club members. Everybody agreed the food was good, although I was still hungry after having consumed my choice of calamari rings.I tried to get an extra dessert but was turned down. And I am a slight woman of 5 feet. To be fair I don't know...

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Thank Lin T
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I enjoyed a lovely flight of New Zealand wines along side delicious oysters, as we looked out over the Bay. A wonderful spot for lunch or dinner, and take some time to look at all the historic photos around the building.

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Thank Saulsgem
Auckland
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We met a friend here for dinner, taking the ferry across from Paihia. It is a lovely spot on a cold winters night and the view from the windows is beautiful. There was a fire with comfortable soft seating around it- great for an after dinner port. The staff are friendly and attentive. The wine list excellent and the menu...

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Thank Linda S
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Fun ambiance and delicious food. Attentive waitstaff. People of all ages there from families to elderly. It's very fun to be in the first hotel to open in New Zealand. You can imagine the atmosphere in the late 1800s from the decor and photos.

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Thank Leah B
Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 July 2016

A lovely old world hotel full of history GREAT MEALS and staff who where so helpful no lifts but staff took our luggage up the staircase to our rooms bed comfortable Set on the Waterfront there is always something to see with the weather being wonderful while there I had been there once before to a wedding and thought it...

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Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Had a beautiful weekend stay at the Duke of Marlborough. the room was clean and warm even though weather was bad the whole stay best shower ever. Staff was friendly and very easy to talk to and food was very tasty. Would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a nice getaway

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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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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Banquet Room
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 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. ... 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: $115 - $207 (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 Luxury Hotel in Russell
#1 Family Hotel in Russell
#2 Romantic Hotel in Russell
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