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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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Property amenities
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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Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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We had exquisite meals, marshmallow-tender lamb with delicious Middle Eastern flavours and a superior bouillabaisse, served by the most friendly and professional service. The waterfront setting is delightful.
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Perfect place to spend a few hours enjoying the delicious food and watching the world go by... We were served by a very polite and attentive waitress, who timed our meals just as we asked and looked after us for almost 4 hours. My only complaint was the heirloom tomatoes, I
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We approached Russell from the south on the peninsula road; scenic but tedious, take the ferry! However, our journey was worth it for the idylic setting and the perfect room, overlooking the beach with a large balcony/veranda. We couldn't get enough of the sunsets. Also a great
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The Duke used to service rascals and reprobates of which there are few to be found in Russell today. Instead it is a delightful hotel, so delightful in fact that we extended our stay. If you want a seafront veranda room, book at least 6 months if not a year ahead. We had a Queen
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This is the place that people want to stay when they come to Russell. It does ooze charm and style and the setting is stunning. We found the evening meals to be excellent, but the breakfast didn't look great for the price and I think we made the right choice by choosing the
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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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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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"Those overlooking the front are idylic."
"Sea view are best but all are good."
"ask for a sea view room if required, free parking included"
"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"
US$99 - US$274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
duke of marlborough russell
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsRussell
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