The Duke of Marlborough Hotel

The Duke of Marlborough Hotel is located on the waterfront in the historic village of Russell, Bay of Islands. The Duke holds New Zealand’s first liquor licence and has been refreshing rascals and reprobates since 1827.  A great place to recharge batteries, catch up with friends or simply enjoy the moment. With easy access to an exciting array of activities or simply sipping a wine on the balcony there is plenty to do and see while staying at the Duke.  

The Duke is a four star qualmark rated hotel with 25 rooms offering three levels of accommodation; waterfront rooms, family rooms and our convenient standard rooms. Recent winners of “New Zealand’s Best Country Hotel” Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence 2012 you can rest assured that the Duke offers exquisite cuisine and exceptional service.  With an award winning chef and restaurant manager, the Duke offers cuisine packed with fresh seasonal Northland produce which is matched with outstanding service. The bar has an extensive list of New Zealand wines and beers – something for everyone to enjoy while watching the sunset. 
The Duke also has a grand ball room with ornate ceilings and chandeliers opening up onto a sun filled deck overlooking the sea which is a perfect venue  for weddings, events or conferences. There are three function rooms which can cater for groups from as small as 20, all the way up to a 140 person seated wedding. The Duke has an experienced on-site wedding and conference co-ordinator with expertise in planning and delivering personalised events to guarantee a truly memorable day. 



35 The Strand
Russell, Bay of Islands
09 403 7829



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