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Duke of Marlborough Hotel

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic service, lunch was great but even better was some amazing views out! People watched over a few cold beersies and a light lunch. Has that old world charm, def a must if doing a day visit to Russell

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We stayed there over the long weekend in October and had a great time. The rooms are clean and comfortable but not amazing but the location is, and it's the best place to sit and have a drink and watch the world pass by. We didnt eat there but it was very popular for eating so it was probably great...

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Thank Melissahill10
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Beautiful place to dine. Wonderful views, great atmosphere and the service was excellent. Everyone without a fault was friendly yet professional. The food was gorgeous. Being able to book instantly on-line made it very easy.

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Whangarei
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is our favourite destination to go to for our Wedding Anniversary, but we also to when they have the Grabone voucher offer, as it is such a great price, usually for 2 nights. The food in the restaurant is delicious, and the sunsets are so romantic and right in front of the hotel, across the water. The rooms are...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

What a charming hotel, great location and amazing staff. Very noisy with a baby screaming all night. Outside restaurant needs a good clean and the waitress staff need to learn how clearing tables works. Well worth it.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 October 2016

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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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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 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. ... 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: £68 - £120 (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
Duke Of Marlborough Hotel Russell, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Russell
#1 Family Hotel in Russell
#2 Romantic Hotel in Russell
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“Waterfront rooms offer the best views”
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“Waterview rooms are nice”
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“Book Early in Advance”
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“As we only dined here and did not stay it is difficult to give much advice. I'd say request a water view.”
14gareyc, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for sea view.”
KarenH359, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
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