The 19th-century Duke Hotel is located on the waterfront, overlooking the stunning Bay of Islands. It features a guest lounge, restaurant and bar and garden bar, as well as a gymnasium. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Situated in Russell town centre, The Duke of Marlborough is just 4 minutes walk from Russell Museum and the historic Pompallier House. Paihia is a 40-minute drive away. The rooms feature modern decor with a traditional twist. Each room includes a refrigerator and satellite TV. Some rooms offer a private balcony and bay views. The Duke of Marlborough's restaurant offers a range of New Zealand favourites, including locally caught seafood. An extensive list of local wines is available at the waterfront House Bar. Guests can relax in the cosy lounge, which features a fireplace. Local activities include dolphin watching, swimming and fishing. The hotel can arrange dry cleaning and luggage storage upon request.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Russell, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.8

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

FREE private parking!


Availability

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Room type
Number of guests
 
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
or
2 single beds
1 extra-large double bed
and
1 sofa bed
or
2 single beds
and
1 sofa bed
1 single bed
and
1 double bed
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
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Property practices

This property has told us they implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.2
Facilities
8.9
Cleanliness
9.3
Comfort
9.3
Value for money
8.6
Location
9.8
Free WiFi
8.5
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Sally
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Great history and lots of pictures and art to look at in the corridors. Rooms very comfortable and nice outlook.
  • Gina
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Loved everything! Location, history & quirky art. Beautiful food
  • Sue
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Just beautiful, location, the people & the venue

Hotel surroundings

Restaurants
1 restaurant on site

  • Duke of Marlborough
    • Cuisine
      Local
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly • Modern
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free

Facilities of The Duke Of Marlborough
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness centre
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Alarm clock
Outdoors
  • Beachfront
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Activities
  • Beach
  • Tennis equipment
  • Tennis court
    Off-site
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • iPod dock
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Packed lunches
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
General
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Lift
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Lower bathroom sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Wellness
  • Fitness
  • Fitness centre
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

The Duke Of Marlborough takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

From 15:00 to 21:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

From 00:00 to 10:00

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 6 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
Free
Cot upon request
Free
3 - 11 years
Extra bed upon request
Free
12 - 16 years
Extra bed upon request
NZD 35 per child, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos American Express Cash is not accepted The Duke Of Marlborough accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Guests arriving outside reception opening hours are kindly requested to inform the hotel in advance. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform The Duke Of Marlborough in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about The Duke Of Marlborough

  • The Duke Of Marlborough has 1 restaurant:

    • Duke of Marlborough

  • Check-in at The Duke Of Marlborough is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • The nearest beach is just 0.6 miles from The Duke Of Marlborough. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at The Duke Of Marlborough may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • The Duke Of Marlborough is 250 yards from the centre of Russell. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at The Duke Of Marlborough include:

    • Double
    • Twin/Double
    • Apartment

  • The Duke Of Marlborough offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness centre
    • Tennis court
    • Beachfront
    • Tennis equipment
    • Beach
    • Fitness