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.

Located in Russell town center, 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 favorites, including locally caught seafood. An extensive list of local wines is available at the waterfront House Bar.

Guests can relax in the cozy 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' favorite part of Russell, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

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Located 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.

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King Room with Sea View
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  • 2 twin beds and
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  • The staff speaks English

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About The Duke Of Marlborough

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  • Do you have air conditioning?

    Hi there Yes all rooms have their on air conditioning unit. Kind regards, The Duke Team


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    Answered on January 12, 2021
  • Are your meals during the day available to visitors who are not booked into the hotel. We were unable to obtain a room.

    Yes our Restaurant/Bar is open to non-guests Kind regards, Front desk team


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    Answered on January 23, 2020
  • Which rooms have ocean views from a balcony

    Hi there Our Waterfront Rooms, Water view Room and Waterfront Apartment. Kind regards, The Duke Team


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    Answered on January 12, 2021
  • Does the building have a lift?

    Yes our building does have a lift. Regards, Front desk team


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    Answered on January 23, 2020
  • do rooms have fridges

    Yes all rooms have a fridge. Regards, Front desk team


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    Answered on January 23, 2020
  • Hi is there a bath in the room thnks

    All of our Waterfront Rooms aside from 107 has a bath. As well as Room 106, which is a Classic Room with Internal Balcony and Room 133 which is a Superior Room with Internal Balcony. Regards, Front desk team


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    Asked about: Double Room • Answered on January 23, 2020
  • do any of your rooms have a Bath Tub/ Spa tub? which room are they.

    Hi there All Waterfront Rooms have baths including the Waterfront Apartment. One Superior Room 133 has a Bath and one Classic with Internal Balcony Room 106 has a bath. All other rooms only have walk in showers Kind regards, The Duke Team


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    Answered on January 12, 2021
  • Does the double room have a balcony

    Hi there, Our Double Room does not feature a balcony. Kind Regards The Duke Team


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    Answered on March 29, 2021
  • as a guest, do we have to book the restaurant ?

    Hi there Yes upon check in we do ask if you would like to book dinner as we tend to get quite busy and do not want you to miss out on a table. Kind regards, The Duke Team


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  • Are there any rooms with a fireplace

    No unfortunately no rooms have a fireplace. Our restaurant downstairs has one but is only used during Winter. Regards, Front desk team


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    Answered on January 23, 2020
  • Does superior room have sea view

    Hi there, Our Superior Rooms do not have a Sea View - They are new rooms with a balcony either Street facing, or a Shared Internal Courtyard. Kind Regards The Duke Team


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    Answered on April 10, 2021
  • HOw much for private parking and is it on the carpark of the motel

    Hi there, Our car park is free to use for the duration of your stay if you are a guest of the Hotel. The car park is located across the street from the back of the Hotel. Kind Regards The Duke Team


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    Asked about: Small Double Room • Answered on July 17, 2021
  • hi there, looking to book for tonight. do you allow pets?

    Hi there, Small dogs are allowed on the veranda of the restaurant, but this must be specified at time of booking. In the Hotel, pets are not allowed, unless these are registered service animals. Kind Regards The Duke Team


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    Answered on April 24, 2021
  • is it pet friendly

    Hi, No sorry, we cannot accept pets.


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    Answered on July 10, 2020
  • Hi do all the rooms look out to the sea, and could you please give me a price 10th oct to 12th oct Cheers Phil Baker ( descendants from there

    Hi Phil unfortunately the Hotel is closed due to the current lockdown. we only have 7 seaview rooms of 38


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    Answered on October 9, 2021
  • Does the room look over the beach or the road?

    Kia ora, Our Small Room is located at the Side of the Hotel, so it does not have a specific view.


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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Christ Church
    0.1 miles
  • Russell Museum
    0.2 miles
  • Flagstaff Hill
    0.3 miles
  • Long Beach
    0.6 miles
  • Paihia Harbour
    2.2 miles
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds
    2.3 miles
  • Opua Forest
    5 miles
  • Haruru Falls
    5.5 miles
  • Kemp House and Stone Store
    9.4 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant The Gables Restaurant
    0.1 miles
  • Cafe/Bar The York Street Cafe
    0.2 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Long Beach
    3,200 feet
  • Tapeka Point Beach
    1 miles
  • Paihia Beach
    2.1 miles
Closest Airports
  • Bay of Islands Airport
    11.8 miles
  • Whangarei Airport
    37.7 miles
How to get to The Duke Of Marlborough from Bay of Islands Airport
    Public shuttle
    Free parking is available.
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Duke of Marlborough

    Food: Local

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Amenities of The Duke Of Marlborough
Outdoors
  • Beachfront
Activities
  • Beach
  • Tennis equipment
  • Tennis court Off-site
Food & Drink
  • Chocolate/Cookies
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
  • Secure parking
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Business center Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Lowered sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Fitness
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules The Duke Of Marlborough takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

12:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 6 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

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

The fine print

Guests planning to arrive outside regular front desk hours are requested to inform the hotel in advance. Contact details can be found in the booking confirmation.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

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

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

FAQs about The Duke Of Marlborough

  • Check-in at The Duke Of Marlborough is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

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

    • Fitness center
    • Tennis court
    • Beachfront
    • Tennis equipment
    • Beach
    • Fitness

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at The Duke Of Marlborough (subject to availability):

    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Secure parking
    • Street parking
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • The prices at The Duke Of Marlborough may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The Duke Of Marlborough has 1 restaurant:

    • Duke of Marlborough

  • Room options at The Duke Of Marlborough include:

    • Double
    • Twin/Double
    • Apartment

  • 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 Duke Of Marlborough is 800 feet from the center of Russell.

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

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

    • Airport shuttle (public) 1h 10min