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The Duke of Marlborough Hotel, Russell, New Zealand

4.5-starOfficial New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®
35 The Strand, Bay of Islands, Russell, 0255, New Zealand

Luxury hotel with restaurant, near Russell Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • Beautiful Food at the Restaurant,We had the Lamb for dinner,tender and delicious.We had…Aug 2, 2020
  • The Duke of Marlborough is a perfect way to see beautiful Russell. We enjoyed delicious…Jul 6, 2020

The Duke of Marlborough Hotel, Russell, New Zealand

from NZ$135
  • Waterfront Room
  • Small Room
  • Superior King Balcony
  • Premium Room Seaview
  • Superior Room, Courtyard
  • Classic Room, Courtyard
  • Classic Room
  • Waterfront Apartment

What’s around The Duke of Marlborough Hotel, Russell, New Zealand


  • On the waterfront
  • Russell Beach - 1 min walk
  • Russell Museum - 3 min walk
  • Tapeka Point - 4 min walk
  • Russell Christ Church - 4 min walk
  • Flagstaff Hill - 15 min walk
  • Long Beach - 17 min walk
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds - 11.6 mi / 18.7 km

Getting around

  • Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) - 56 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 38 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking (limited)

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Year Built - 1827
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Grab bar - near toilet
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Plasma TV
  • Satellite TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


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


On Site

  • Fitness facilities


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby

The Duke of Marlborough Hotel, Russell, New Zealand’s small print

Also known as

  • 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


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between NZD 15.00 and NZD 27.50 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Duke of Marlborough Hotel, Russell, New Zealand

  • Does The Duke of Marlborough Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Duke of Marlborough Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at The Duke of Marlborough Hotel?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Are pets allowed at The Duke of Marlborough Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Duke of Marlborough Hotel?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Duke of Marlborough Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves local cuisine.
  • What is there to do near The Duke of Marlborough Hotel?
    Recommended spots to visit include Russell Beach (1-min walk) and Russell Museum (3-min walk), along with Tapeka Point (4-min walk) and Russell Christ Church (4-min walk).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 246 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Iconic NZ Hotel live up to its reputation
Lovely stay at the Duke of Marlborough. Lived up to expectations and a wonderful place to stay in lovely Russell
Robert P, nz1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic accommodation. Great service and fantastic room
Bryce, nz1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful all round.
Denise, nz3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Awesome Place
The Duke of Marlborough Hotel is an awesome place to stay. We had a beachfront room upstairs that was massive with great views over the Harbor to Paihai. Staff very helpful. Great little bar area and great food. Would highly recommend.
Bryce, nz2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Sweet bungalow stay
We stayed in the bungalow. It was such fun to have our own little patio looking out over the water. We even got to invite some passersby for a glass of wine. Breakfast and dinner in the restaurant were very good. Especially liked the friendly service.
Keith, nz2 night trip
Good 6.0
We have been to Russell many times but this was our first stay at the Duke. Consider it over-expensive for what we got eg a rather small room on the ground floor at the Eastern end. No view. No evidence of room service while we were there. Some slight problems with meals service
Keith, nz4 night trip
Very good 8.0
Nice hotel but service was wanting.
Great hotel in picturesque Russel. Nice room but a bit small. Balcony looking out over the back of the hotel. No car access from the front. Parking is at the back across the road. No porter service was offered on arrival, and with a lot of bags it was a bit of a struggle. I asked for a porter on checkout and was told he was on his way on the ferry at 10 am (checkout time.) A nice American lady at reception offered to help us, but there was no trolley. On arrival there were no towels in the room, nor bathmats nor hand towels. Nor could we call reception on the house phone because the power to it was off and the battery was flat. Called the hotel from my mobile and a lady from reception turned up with towels. There was a a bar fridge but nothing in it. A carafe of cold water even would have been welcome on arrival. House-keeping on the second day did not replace the shampoo so had to make do without. The food in the restaurant was fantastic but expensive. Nice view from the restaurant out over the harbour.
William, nz2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Good with reservations
Good location. Room cramped with only one chair. Booked room with "shared balcony" but was really a shared internal courtyard with no external view so falsely advertised leading to disappointment on arrival.
Colin, nz1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Two days in Russell
Quiet older hotel, nicely maintained. Helpful desk staff. Excellent restaurant.
nz2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Give a little more for regular guests
This is my 5th stsy here for work. The hotel wasnt fully booked and was put in a room so small it's made me have 2nd thoughts about returning. Previously been upgraded to a larger room. Was hoping to be a regular. Beds are super comfortable and breakfast is amazing as always.
Pamela, nz1 night business trip

The Duke of Marlborough Hotel, Russell, New Zealand

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