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Duke of Marlborough Hotel

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Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here for a wedding, beautiful views, beautiful restaurant, friendly staff and the portraits of Maori Chiefs were amazing. Would definitely recommend staying here, the place is modern yet has an old feel to it.

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Bristol
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed sitting at a window table with the most wonderful views and the food matched the location. the waitress was very helpful and advised us on menu options. A lovely meal and one of the best on our trip.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We are in love with the Duke of Marlborough Hotel!! We started our holiday in New Zealand celebrating New Year at this marvellous hotel. We were extremely well looked after from the moment we arrived to the day we left. Our three night stay was brilliant. Due to our plane arrival being delayed we didn't arrive at the hotel until...

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Noosa, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a Governers Burger for lunch today, it was the worst Burger I have ever had, the meat paddy (rissole) was raw and uneatable, and at $24 for a burger and a handful of fries isn't good value even if the burger was good. Having walked the back street after lunch there were more cafes and eateries available that...

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Duke of Marlborough is the oldest best located hotel in Russell. 50 meters from the pier where you catch the ferries and directly on the water this hotel is in the middle of it all. The challenge is that the hotel is desperately in need of an upgrade. The room we stayed in was a great size, overlooked the...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We took the ferry from Paihia Island to Russell to have dinner at this beautiful restaurant. Due to some confusion,the booking was not received . However the lovely lady in charge was helpful and managed to give us a table even though restaurant was busy. Thank you. The ambience is vintage with gorgeous framed photos, polished wooden and leather furniture...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Duke of Marlbrough in Russell is sitting on a iconic location. The building built in the early 1900 oozes charm of a by gone era. The food and service was of a high standard, just what you would expect after walking into this well set restaurant. We had the lamb shoulder share plate and it was very nice and...

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beijing
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for a wedding. Beautiful location and the wedding reception service was truly excellent. The hotel and restaurant /bar reception staff might have been a little friendlier though. Whilst they weren't willing to keep the kitchen open to cook us a quick meal when we arrived later than expected at just before 1000pm (which of itself was totally fine)...

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christchurch
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved our stay at the Duke of Marlborough, and hope to be back soon. The room was excellent and loved the big comfy armchairs for reading. It was great to have air conditioning also. We dined at the restaurant and both thought our meal was excellent, my pork was cooked to perfection and we were impressed with the extensive wine...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is situated on the edge of the Bay with stunning views from the dining room. As the sun goes down you can sit on the terrace with a glass of wine and have a wonderful meal from the excellent menu. The rooms are furnished in traditional style in keeping with the history of the building. There are trips...

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Amenities

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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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  • Restaurant
  • 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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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: RM394 - RM788 (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
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Russell
#1 Family Hotel in Russell
#2 Romantic Hotel in Russell
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“we didn't stay, just ate there”
 of 5 bubbles EbonyBristol, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid the Governers Burger like the Plague”
 of 5 bubbles johnsX1311PQ, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We chose a front facing room with a great view of the marina and beach.”
 of 5 bubbles romeochristchurch, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Only went there for lunch but I'm sure rooms with views of the Bay would be the best.”
 of 5 bubbles 779bobt, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“did not stay just ate in the restaurant”
 of 5 bubbles Arthur6020, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
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