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Duke of Marlborough Hotel

35 The Strand, Russell 0202 New Zealand
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#3 of 7 hotels in Russell
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Street parking
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Tennis court offsite
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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travlinOhope wrote a review 2 Mar
Ohope, New Zealand53 contributions17 helpful votes
We had a group of 8 people. We were there for lunch and a few drinks, 2 bottles of wine and a few beers.. Most of our food was fine and the service up until after lunch was very good. We paid the account and sat inside as it was raining. I ordered another bottle of wine and was told they would not give me another bottle as we had had too much??? 8 people..2 bottles of wine 5 larger and a cider with a meal over 3 hours. We are aged 50yrs to 75 years. We were appalled. We could have forgiven the over cooked fish meal @ ($30) and the 3 cockles and 2 prawns chowder @ $23.50..but to be told we had to much to drink was appalling. None of us will ever go back and we will encourage our friends to go to the Gables.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Lee wrote a review Feb 2021
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We recently had dinner at the Duke restaurant. While the service was good the meal was very disappointing.I decided to have two entrees and made a bad choice with the peach pancetta salad as one of them. When it arrived it looked delicious but as I started to take the first mouthful one of the others in our group noticed a green beetle in the salad. When the waitress came back with the rest of the meals I told her. She took it away and returned with the salad. Unfortunately it looked like the meal had just been upended and now there was no pancetta. Once again I told the waitress and I was presented with a plate of pancetta.By this time I was over dinner at the Duke!. Not the usual experience we are used to.Thankfully our visitors enjoyed their shoulder of lamb but my husband was also disappointed with his very average meal.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Wayne N wrote a review Feb 2021
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand17 contributions10 helpful votes
Absolutely delicious lunch with excellent service. The view from our table was awesome. A faultless experience and would thoroughly recommend. Hopefully we will have the opportunity to return in the not too distant future.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Bruce wrote a review Jan 2021
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A beautiful morning in Russell capped off by a delicious lunch at the Duke of Malborough. We reserved on line and even though we arrived 30 minutes early the staff were very friendly and accommodating. Our entrees were delicious seafood all very fresh. Our teenage boys had the burger and vegan options and both raved. My wife had the pan fried Hapuka and loved every bite. A fantastic way to spend time with family. Thanks to all at the Duke.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Brinny wrote a review Jan 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand5 contributions
Beautiful place to have food and drinks. We sat in outside area which had a great view. Was a little bit disappointed that there wasn’t as many dinner options as I had thought there would be. Really wanted the lamb which was a dish that you had to share. I was lucky my friend decided to have it with me so I could get it. Came out a massive roast that just fell off the bone, absolutely delicious. I would check the menu out first incase there isn’t anything you like the look of.
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Date of stay: January 2021
US$73 - US$164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Duke of Marlborough Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Duke of Marlborough Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Pompallier Mission and Printery (0.4 km), Christ Church (0.3 km), and Russell Museum (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Duke of Marlborough Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Duke of Marlborough Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Duke of Marlborough Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Duke of Marlborough Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Duke of Marlborough Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hone's Garden, The Gables Restaurant, and Butterfish.
Is Duke of Marlborough Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Russell.
Does Duke of Marlborough Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Duke of Marlborough Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Waitangi Treaty Grounds (4.0 km), Pompallier Mission and Printery (0.4 km), and Flagstaff Hill (0.7 km).
Does Duke of Marlborough Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.