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Duke of Marlborough Hotel

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Lurgan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in seaview room which was basically equipped, e.g inadequate storage for clothes. No cooked breakfast available mid-week, continental basic at best. Extra charge of NZ$9 to change from filter to long black coffee. No lift so be prepared to manhandle your own cases up the stairs. Not a 4 star hotel in our opinion. It has tremendous potential but...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch - didn't stay at the hotel. I'm a bit of an ordering dud - so whilst I didn't enjoy my meal as much as my companions I think that was my own fault for getting the whitebait sandwich. My husband adored his seafood chowder and my parents thoroughly enjoyed the calamari. Beautiful reception area and great service.

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Thank Roseanne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Idyllic setting in the village of Russell overlooking the bay, just to the left of the jetty. Try for a table on the verandah so as not to miss the vista. Reservations recommended. Wonderful service, with a great time had by all.

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch today and while the food was exceptional the service was not what I expected. Our waiter was a very softly spoken gentlemen who offered suggestions when I was hesitating between two dishes as well as explained the difference between the oysters on offer. We ordered half a dozen oysters and our lunch items. Both choices arrived in...

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Thank TrvllingGirl
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing dinner at the duke. Starter and desert would be heading towards Michelin star rating at home. Shoulder of lamb for main course to die for ! Couldn't rank higher ! A must for fine dining in Russell !

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Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting this hotel before for lunch we thought it would be nice to visit and stay here for a few days the hotel staff couldn't do enough and were pleasant and attentive however the breakfast was another issue. We were informed the breakfast would be continental and expected a typical continental breakfast but received a very limited choice not...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An evening on the deck at the Duke. Great service and excellent food. Was magical. Even though there was a wedding at the Duke as well our service and food was not compromised. We saw a magical sun set as we ate the delicious food. Thanks Duke.

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Thank Jo E
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we walked through the door we were greeted with lovely smiles and a welcoming venue. we were taken straight away to our seats in the outside area, which had a lovely soft breeze and amazing veiw of the sea and Russell. The waitress left us for a good amount of time to decide on drinks and food and had...

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Thank Collecutt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all it was very easy to book online so we got a table when we wanted over the busy Christmas period - the hotel was very busy but the staff were great and very attentive - the food was excellent and didn't take too long to arrive - all in all a top notchplace to eat and relax...

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Thank Brian S
England
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked in for a Christmas eve meal, and it did not disappoint. The food was amazing ( pork and Steak) and good portions. Everything on the plate was simply delightful. The desserts were out of this world and really worth saving room for. The service was great and overall the ambience was perfect. Really highly recommended place for enjoying...

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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
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • 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 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: RM398 - RM1,148 (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 Family Hotel in Russell
#1 Luxury 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
  • Evening view from the room
 of 5 bubbles CoreneV, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing the sea (a little more expensive but worth it)”
 of 5 bubbles holmanp, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles 146ruthw, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Waterfront rooms are worth paying for”
 of 5 bubbles DP2610, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
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