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The Duke of Marlborough Hotel, Russell

4.5-starOfficial New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®
35 The StrandBay of Islands, Russell0255New Zealand

Bayfront hotel in Russell with restaurant, bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Great location
Delicious food
Awesome vibe
More comfort would be nice
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From 1,236 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Duke of Marlborough Hotel, Russell

from $71
  • Room (Waterfront)
  • Superior Standard Room
  • Double Room (Standard)
  • Double Room (Small)
  • Bungalow

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 25 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking (limited)

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis on site
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • 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
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

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.

The Duke of Marlborough Hotel, Russell’s small print

Also known as

  • Duke Marlborough Hotel
  • Duke Marlborough Hotel Russell
  • Duke Marlborough Russell


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for NZD 35.00 per night

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

What’s around The Duke of Marlborough Hotel, Russell


  • On the waterfront
  • Russell Beach - 1 min walk
  • Russell Museum - 4 min walk
  • Russell Christ Church - 5 min walk
  • Paihia Wharf - 13 min walk
  • Flagstaff Hill - 17 min walk
  • Long Beach - 20 min walk
  • Paihia Beach - 21 min walk

Getting around

  • Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) - 64 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 109 reviews

The Duke of Marlborough Hotel, Russell
A little disappointing
A little disappointing. It didn't have an outdoor or common seating area such as a lounge. The room was small and the walls and doors were thin enough to hear people walking and talking in the hallway. The wifi was spotty at times but the hostess/manager was friendly and very helpful. The biscuits however were quite tasty.
yolanda, us3 night trip
The Duke of Marlborough Hotel, Russell
Great history. Hotel is under construction!!
This hotel is currently under construction. Construction noise is present all day throughout the daylight hours. When we tried to use the shower the water was turned off.
A Traveler, us1 night family trip
The Duke of Marlborough Hotel, Russell
Duke of Marlborough is Great
Fantastic! View was to "die for." Couples bath was fabulous. Food was tasty. Room was huge and comfy. Great bar. Excellent staff. Definitely a "will go again" place. Would have liked the option of ordering a freshly cooked breakfast. Otherwise a 10+.
Colleen, us2 night romance trip
The Duke of Marlborough Hotel, Russell
lovely old style hotel in spectacular location
christian, us1 night romance trip
The Duke of Marlborough Hotel, Russell
Great old historic hotel in the center of Russel. Best place to stay in the heart of town with a great restaurant.
A Traveler, us1 night romance trip

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The Duke of Marlborough Hotel, Russell

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