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.

This is our guests' favourite part of Russell, according to independent reviews.

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

The Duke Of Marlborough has been welcoming guests since 10 Mar 2011.

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!


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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Closest beaches
  • Long Beach

    8.8 Fabulous beach
    1,050 yards from property
  • Tapeka Point Beach

    8.4 Very good beach
    1 miles from property
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • do rooms have fridges
    Yes all rooms have a fridge. Regards, Front desk team
    Answered on 23 January 2020
  • Do you have tea and coffee in the room please.
    Yes we do. Regards, The Team at The Duke
    Answered on 12 November 2022
  • hello. Is there wheelchair access for accommodation?
    Hi there, Yes we have ramps at the front entrance of our Hotel and also a side entrance at the back right of our Hotel where you can either stay on ..
    Answered on 7 February 2022
  • Is the parking at the back of the Duke please
    Hi there. Yes we have a designated carpark for our guests. It is situated behind the hotel on the other side of York Street. You can park in any nu..
    Answered on 15 November 2022
  • Is the parking at the back of the Duke please.
    Yes there is designated guest car park on York Street between a white building (our gym) and a Hammer Hardware store. You may wish to check in with R..
    Answered on 15 November 2022
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Hotel surroundings *
1 restaurant on site

    Duke of Marlborough

    Cuisine: Local

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Facilities of The Duke Of Marlborough
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Alarm clock
  • Beachfront
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • 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
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Business centre Additional charge
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Lift
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Lower bathroom sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
  • Fitness
  • Fitness centre (Temporarily closed)
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

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


15:00 - 21:00

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


00:00 - 10:00


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 aged 6 years and above are considered 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
Cot upon request
3 - 11 years
Extra bed upon request
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 are not allowed.


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

Mastercard Visa Eftpos The Duke Of Marlborough accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

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

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.

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.

Fitness centre is closed from Sun 29 Aug 2021 until Thu 30 Sept 2021

FAQs about The Duke Of Marlborough

  • Room options at The Duke Of Marlborough include:

    • Double
    • Twin/Double
    • Apartment

  • The nearest beach is just 0.6 miles from The Duke Of Marlborough.

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

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

  • Guests staying at The Duke Of Marlborough can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • À la carte

  • 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 has 1 restaurant:

    • Duke of Marlborough

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

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Duke Of Marlborough by:

    • Airport shuttle (public) 1h 10min

  • The Duke Of Marlborough is 250 yards from the centre of Russell.