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Duke of Marlborough Hotel
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Russell
Certificate of Excellence
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Like being in Harrogate inside and NZ outside”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

This was a great Hotel,it is obviously very old fashioned and the hallway and lounge/restaurant are so like Branston Hall in Lincolnshire or a hotel in Harrogate.The room was small and there was no view but it was clean and the bathroom was spotless.The staff were lovely and the ambience could not be beaten.
The food was absolutely scrumptious and booking before hand got us a table on the verandah at the front so we watched the magic of the sunset over the water as we ate our selves to a stand still.

Room Tip: This was a special so we paid lots less than quoted on the site.The rooms on the front looked palati...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

We stayed as a couple for two nights and were delighted with our stay. We stayed in a standard room that had french doors onto a shared courtyard (we did have issues with cigarette smoke coming in through our closed windows-would love to see all hotels smokefree!!).
We ate at the restaurant and both LOVED our meals, we have eaten at the restaurant a number of times and the food has been consistantly delicious.
Next time we would upgrade to a waterview room as they were spatial with beautiful relaxing views.

Room Tip: Standard rooms are comfortable however upgrade to a waterview room if funds allow.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Enjoyed our stay, the room as great and all the meals were wonderful. Such a lovely place to have a drink and watch the sunset. The kumara bread with truffle mascarpone was to die for, would suggest that everyone has this to start their meal or to enjoy with drinks.
The place was very busy but staff were very helpful and attentive.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Whangarei, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Lovely clean, fresh room overlooking the bay. The bed was divine with lots of pillows. Restaurant food was amazing- highly recommend the lamb shoulder! Had a great night and looking forward to going back soon!!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

stayed at the duke of marlborough this weekend with two eight year olds and it was so much fun. the rooms, the views, the location and the breakfast were all top notch and every single member of staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Heaven.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Enjoyed a much needed break away. The Duke is beautiful with its olde world charm restored and retained. So nice to have wonderful comfortable beds, lovely rooms and the view of the waterfront to wake up to. The staff were exceptional. We will be back.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

We stayed in room 1 and were very happy with everything,it was large with a nice sitting area with comfortable chairs. The bed was extra comfortable. The view from our room was beautiful. I sat in bed and watched a shag (bird) catch a sprat (fish) and eat it.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea side room 1 and 2 are great.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Duke of Marlborough Hotel
Address: 35 The Strand, Russell 0255, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Russell
#1 Luxury Hotel in Russell
#2 Romantic Hotel in Russell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Duke of Marlborough Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 26
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 
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