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The Duke of Marlborough Hotel

Luxury hotel with restaurant, near Russell Beach

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
NZ$169

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  • Outdoor Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront Room - Balcony
  • Superior Room, Courtyard - Balcony
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35 The Strand, Russell, 0255, New Zealand
9.2.Superb.
  • Really enjoyed the comfort

    Dec 10, 2021

  • Perfect location, great food, great service.

    Nov 18, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Safe
Dining options
Quiet
Convenient
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 38 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center

For families

  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board

What’s around

  • On the waterfront
  • Russell Beach - 1 min walk
  • Russell Museum - 3 min walk
  • Tapeka Point - 4 min walk
  • Russell Christ Church - 4 min walk
  • Pompallier Mission - 5 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Waterfront Room
  • Small Room
  • Superior King Balcony
  • Premium Room Seaview
  • Superior Room, Courtyard
  • Classic Room, Courtyard
  • Classic Room
  • Waterfront Apartment

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the waterfront
  • Russell Beach - 1 min walk
  • Russell Museum - 3 min walk
  • Tapeka Point - 4 min walk
  • Russell Christ Church - 4 min walk
  • Pompallier Mission - 5 min walk
  • Flagstaff Hill - 15 min walk
  • Long Beach - 17 min walk
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds - 11.5 mi / 18.5 km
  • Waitangi Golf Club - 12.1 mi / 19.5 km

Getting around

  • Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) - 45 min drive
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35 The Strand, Russell, 0255, New Zealand

At a glance

Hotel size

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

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

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. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 1 days prior to check-in.

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

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free secured, uncovered onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited (max 1 space per unit)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order 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
  • Number of meeting rooms - 1

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Facilities

  • Year Built - 1827
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden

Accessibility

  • 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
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Dining

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.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities

Nearby

  • 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

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Award, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between NZD 20 and NZD 35 for adults, and NZD 20 and NZD 35 for children (approximately)

Children & extra bedsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds, and high chair

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 1 days prior to check-in.

Policies

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, The Duke of Marlborough Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, Duke of Marlborough offers alfresco dining, local cuisine, and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include The York Street Cafe (3-min walk), El Cafe (9.6 mi), and Rayz on the Bay (9.7 mi).
  • Have fun with activities like cycling, boat tours, and fishing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Enjoy amenities like a fitness center and a garden.
9.2.Superb.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Russell stay.

    Went with group of friends. Our rooms were together and opened onto balcony at back of hotel with street view and we were able to mix and mingle. Comfortable clean and spacious. No sea views but were quiet. Lovely dinner at hotel with great service. Hotel has been nicely refurbished with nice artwork. Enjoyed our couple of days away.

    Carol, 2 night trip with friends, Nov 15, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Russell - our choice

    Great place to stay

    Neil, 2 night trip, Jul 20, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    The hotel rooms have been renovated and are very nice, everything you need. Dinner was good in a nice setting while watching the sunset. Breakfast was very disappointing, not much choice if you just want a continental Breakfast. They kept running out of everything on the buffet and didn’t top up regularly, they seemed to be short of staff despite the hotel being full as only one person was waiting tables, taking coffee orders and looking after the buffet. A bit poor for a hotel of this standard.

    Shirley Ann, 1 night trip, Apr 7, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great old hotel

    Very clean and super comfort bed. Nice breakfast and obviously a beautiful location.

    1 night trip, Feb 8, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Love The Duke!

    This was our second stay at the Duke, the last one was in winter so we thought we'd try summer to compare. The atmosphere was just as special the second time round. Nothing beats drinks on the verandah on a fine day, summer or winter! Our room this time around was outward facing (to the street, as opposed to inward facing the courtyard last time) and the inward facing room was definitely superior. The bathroom this time was very small and the room didn’t have a chandalier either which made it feel slightly less special. It was still lovely though and we will return again to our favourite spot in Northland!

    Veronica, 2 night trip, Jan 22, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Great location but check the room you have booked

    We didn’t get the room that was confirmed by email from their reservations. We were instead assigned a smaller room on the ground floor at the back of the hotel instead of on the first floor overlooking the side street. A little bit disappointed in this.

    Glenys, 3 night trip, Jan 17, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Blissful.

    Such a wonderful holiday. Spacious room, great staff who are very helpful, fabulous setting, great vibe.

    Alexandra, 3 night family trip, Jan 11, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Simply stunning!

    Had the best room in the hotel too, upstairs right corner - the view was amazing. Really good service from reception to the breakfast guy. Safe parking off site. Comfortable bed and bathroom.

    Babette, 1 night trip, Jan 2, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great location right on the waterfront. Excellent service and communication. Comfy bed and nice room but unfortunately the room stunk of smoke. We think this is from the pizza oven outside, left with a suitcase full of clothes stinking of smoke. We would stay again but request a room on the other side of the building.

    1 night trip, Dec 29, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastic Location!

    What can you say about this hotel? Absolutely superb. Steeped in history and perfectly situated on the Russell waterfront. Staff were wonderful and the quality of the food and the wine was wonderful.

    Karen, 2 night trip, Dec 3, 2020

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