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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Russell awaits you at The Duke of Marlborough Hotel. You'll be within steps of Russell Beach and within a short 5-minute stroll of Russell Museum. Highlights at this Colonial hotel include a restaurant, free self parking and a bar/lounge.

All 38 rooms feature plasma TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, iPod docks and coffee/tea makers. Fridges, free local calls and hairdryers are also available.

The restaurant, Duke of Marlborough, serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and a fitness centre. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 7:30 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of limited parking.

Places within a short walk of this 4.5-star Russell hotel include Tapeka Point and Russell Christ Church.

Small Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$111* Per night/room 18 Nov. - 19 Nov.

Classic Room Shared Balcony

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior King Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Waterfront Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Premium Room Seaview

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Duke of Marlborough Hotel ratings based on 87 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Duke of Marlborough Hotel

Everyone (44) Couples (36) Family (7)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 13 Oct. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Oct. 2019 by The Duke

Glad you enjoyed it!

5 out of 5

Posted by on 16 Sep. 2019

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5 out of 5
Food and staff excellent. Like a breath of fresh air in an industry of mediocracy.

Posted by on 13 Sep. 2019

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5 out of 5
Gotgeous hotel helpful staff and great food. The stsff gave personal sttention to my elderly mother who loved her stay too.

Posted by on 11 Aug. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Aug. 2019 by The Duke Team

Thank you for your review! Glad to hear you and your mother both enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again sometime.

4 out of 5
Parking so far from room to carry suitcases. Bar too small.

Posted by on 5 Aug. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 4 Aug. 2019

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5 out of 5
Beautiful hotel, lovely setting, relaxed ambience and fantastic food.

Posted by on 26 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 May 2019 by The Duke Team

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! Hope to see you again one day.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 1 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 May 2019 by The Duke Team

Thank you!

4 out of 5

Posted by on 15 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5
Waterfront ,quiet, historical . Pleasant food, nice staff

Posted by on 14 Apr. 2019

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About the The Duke of Marlborough Hotel

Location 35 The Strand, Russell, 0255

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A business centre and a meeting room are available. Public spaces have free WiFi. A fitness centre, tour or ticket assistance, and a garden are also featured at the luxury The Duke of Marlborough Hotel. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This Colonial Russell hotel is smoke free.

  • 38 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1827
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) (38.2 km / 23.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Duke of Marlborough Hotel offers 38 forms of accommodation with iPod docking stations and coffee/tea makers. Plasma televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Russell hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include telephones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in December 2018.

  • iPod dock
  • Plasma television
  • Satellite channels
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.

Duke of Marlborough – This beachfront restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after 9:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in all accommodation.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: NZD 20 for adults and NZD 10 for children (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Duke Marlborough Hotel
  • Duke Marlborough Hotel Russell
  • Duke Marlborough Russell
  • The Duke Of Marlborough
  • The Duke of Marlborough Hotel Hotel
  • The Duke of Marlborough Hotel Russell
  • The Duke of Marlborough Hotel Hotel Russell

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Hotel property has been rated 4 star plus, which is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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