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Duke of Marlborough Hotel

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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)
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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My wife and i visited here while staying in Paihia. We caught the Fullers ferry across with the intention of having tea on the island but no set restaurant in mind and no booking. On arrival a short walk had us outside the Duke of Marlborough. There was a very busy restaurant
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We are two couples who dined at Duke of Marlborough restaurant on Saturday evening. It was a perfect evening, made up of great service (our waitress,Chloe, who was a super star!), the perfectly positioned table on the beach, and a range of very delicious food and wine. The
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It may have a great history, but the hotel didn’t live up to expectations for us. Eccentric and sometimes brusque service (did we really have to justify how we wanted tuna cooked?), poor Christmas dinner, strange smell in entrance on arrival, and, worst for us, abysmal and
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Great setting, sat on the water front had beers and chips, curry popcorn was excellent. Great to see craft beer on tap. Great service recommend, although we did not have them mains looked lovely. Will come again.
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The service was inattentive and atmosphere challenging. Our waiter never checked to see how our food was, never refilled water. Tried to get his attention over 20 minute span. Finally waved down another waitstaff just to get water. Gave up plan to order dessert. The owner was
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Room 2 As good as it gets
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what time is check in?
Hi. It’s 2pm Thanks
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what time is check in
sorry - can't help - we ate and drank there a couple of times - would have stayed but the place was booked out - very popular with wedding parties apparently
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Hi do you have free parking by any chance?
at the Hotel it is limited, but yes there is plenty of parking in the streets. that of course depends on the season! In the main holiday times it may be a bit harder to find the parking, but there is still plenty, maybe in the next street!
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"If you require milk for tea or coffee, at check in ask if milk is in the fridge. Can get a little noisy in the evening."
"At the front with a balcony"
"Go next door"
"Ask for a bigger room"
"Ask about the builders and make sure you are no where near them without a big discount."
US$110 - US$202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
duke of marlborough russell
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsRussell
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