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The Duke of Marlborough Hotel

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Classic Room, Courtyard | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access
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Overview of The Duke of Marlborough Hotel

The Duke of Marlborough Hotel

4.5 star property
Luxury hotel with restaurant, near Russell Beach

9.0/10 Superb

542 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
35 The Strand, Bay of Islands, Russell, 0255
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Fitness centre
  • Business centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Meeting room
  • Wedding services
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Cable/satellite TV service
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront
  • Bay of Islands - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) - 55 min drive


  • Hell Hole Bagels - 2 min walk
  • Hone's Beer Garden & Burger Bar - 2 min walk
  • Diggers Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • The York Street Cafe - 4 min walk
  • Butterfish - 3 min drive

About this property

The Duke of Marlborough Hotel

When visiting Russell, The Duke of Marlborough Hotel is a great choice to consider. Guests can visit the fitness centre for a workout or grab a bite to eat at Duke of Marlborough, which serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include a bar/lounge and a garden. Fellow travellers say great things about the helpful staff and location.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 38 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 9 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

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


  • Children 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 secured, uncovered on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited (max. 1 space per unit)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting room


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


  • Built in 1827
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Fitness centre


  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • Plasma television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


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

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds and high chair

Hygiene & cleanliness

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


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 that 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.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

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

Frequently asked questions

Does The Duke of Marlborough Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Duke of Marlborough Hotel?
As of 10 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Duke of Marlborough Hotel on 13 Dec 2022 start from AU$184, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at The Duke of Marlborough Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Duke of Marlborough Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Duke of Marlborough Hotel?
You can check in from 3 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at The Duke of Marlborough Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as cycling, boat tours and fishing, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Enjoy amenities such as a fitness centre and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Duke of Marlborough Hotel?
Yes, Duke of Marlborough offers al fresco dining, local cuisine and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include The York Street Cafe (4-min walk), Alfresco's (9.5 mi) and El Cafe (9.6 mi).
What's the area around The Duke of Marlborough Hotel like?
The Duke of Marlborough Hotel is located near Russell Beach, only a short 1-minute walk from Bay of Islands and 2 minutes' walk from Hell Hole Bagels. Travellers give top marks for the hotel's prime location.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Sylvia, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing location
Incredible stay, stunning location and restaurant and service was amazing. One of our rooms was a little on the small size but very comfortable.
kim, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Historically significant and charming hotel
Enjoyable stay in a significant historical establishment
Ian, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Historic hotel on waterfront
A fascinating old building in the town centre. The rooms are old but well refurbished. Dining room and bar are beautifully preserved with views of the harbour and sunset..Good value on the day we stayed. Car parking across the road.
Michael, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful unique rooms, great condition
Great location, unique room beautifully done with a balcony the length of the room. In great condition. House keeping did miss us twice. However when we rang to get fresh towels they were very apologetic we had been missed in error and came straight away, emptied bin and replaced towels.
Rebecca, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Jaymin, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Wanted to escape Auckland for a few days and relax. Did kust that! Could not have fpund better location, accomodation and service standards. Staff thoroughly professional - rare nowadays.
Leonie, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Love the rooms and views great location
Lisa-Maree, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great service by Fleur at Reception and awesome to stay at a good old kiwi pub
Phillip, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Staff amazing, restaurant a little overated
Ann, 3-night family trip
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