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The Duke Motel, Russell

4-starOfficial New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®
7 Wellington StreetRussellBay of Islands0202New Zealand

Upscale Russell guestrooms with kitchenettes
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Good location and nice rooms that have been updated recently. We were very impressed!Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed here one night. Had a room w a small kitchen. The layout and decor was great. Felt…Sep 3, 2017
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From 53 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Duke Motel, Russell

from $120
  • Apartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom
  • Studio
  • Basic Studio
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 9 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open during the following times:
  • Monday - Sunday: 8 AM - 8 PM
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 (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Fitness facilities
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping

The Duke Motel, Russell’s small print

Also known as

  • Duke Motel Russell


  • The seasonal pool is open from October to April.
  • Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision.

    Optional extras

    Rollaway beds are available for NZD 35.00 per day

    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 Motel, Russell

    Top spots nearby

    Recommended by this property

    • Pompalier House (3-minute walk)
    • Russell Beach (3-minute walk)
    • Russell Christ Church (3-minute walk)
    • Russell Museum (3-minute walk)
    • Lookout (5-minute walk)
    • Flagstaff Hill (6-minute walk)
    • Long Beach (11-minute walk)
    • Tapeka Point Historic Reserve (20-minute walk)
    • Maiki (35-minute walk)

    Getting around

    • Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) - 62 min drive
    • Free self parking

    Recent reviews

    Superb 9.2 From 27 reviews

    The Duke Motel, Russell
    Stylish and comfortable
    We really liked this uniquely styled motel. Nicely furnished with a kitchenette and spa tub. Within walking distance of restaurants. Very comfortable bed. Wish we could have stayed longer.
    Paula, us1 night romance trip
    The Duke Motel, Russell
    Awesome place
    Lovely, quaint, and picturesque with great Bay and sunset views. Terrific location. Room was clean and comfortable. Very friendly and helpful staff. Felt right at home. Would definitely go back!
    Angelique, us4 night romance trip
    The Duke Motel, Russell
    A well appointed motel with the charm of a Bach
    A very well appointed, comfortable motel which after recent refurbishing has managed to create a fresh Bach like feel which is charming. Even had board games and books! Nice aspect above the town but a short walk to the centre. Staff were very friendly and helpful. We look forward to staying there again.
    C P, nz1 night trip
    The Duke Motel, Russell
    Very Good8.0
    The location is not on the beach front but still close. Comfortable Apartment
    Warren, nz3 night trip
    The Duke Motel, Russell
    Very Good8.0
    Great Motel
    Small room but had every thing we needed and the bed and air con were great. A short walk to the waterfront. Wasn't hot enough for us to try the pool but it looked lovely. Will be back.
    A Traveler, nz2 night romance trip

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    The Duke Motel, Russell

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