The Duke of Marlborough Hotel

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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access

Overview of The Duke of Marlborough Hotel

The Duke of Marlborough Hotel

4.5 star property

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
35 The Strand, Bay of Islands, Russell, 0255

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRussell Museum3 min walk
  • Popular LocationRussell Christ Church4 min walk
  • Popular LocationFlagstaff Hill15 min walk
  • AirportKerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands)45 min drive

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About this area

Russell

Located in Russell, The Duke of Marlborough Hotel is in the historical district and on the waterfront. Russell Christ Church and Pompallier Mission are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Russell Beach and Tapeka Point. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain biking and skydiving.

What's nearby

  • Russell Museum - 3 min walk
  • Russell Christ Church - 4 min walk
  • Tapeka Point - 4 min walk
  • Pompallier Mission - 5 min walk
  • Flagstaff Hill - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) - 45 min drive

Restaurants

  • Duke of Marlborough — 1 min walk
  • Hell Hole Bagels - 2 min walk
  • Hone's Beer Garden & Burger Bar - 2 min walk
  • Diggers Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • The York Street Cafe - 3 min walk

About this property

The Duke of Marlborough Hotel

4.5-star luxury hotel near Russell Beach
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a fitness centre and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a business centre, a meeting room and a 24-hour front desk are on-site. All 38 rooms feature modern comforts such as plasma TVs with satellite channels, free WiFi and iPod docking stations. Guests will also find fridges, hairdryers and phones.
The Duke of Marlborough Hotel offers 38 forms of accommodation with iPod docking stations and a hairdryer. Plasma televisions come with satellite channels.

This Russell hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and free toiletries. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in December 2018.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

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.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
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 older; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 1 days prior to check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free secured, uncovered self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking (max. 1 space per unit)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10:00 AM: NZD 20-35 for adults and NZD 20-35 for children
  • 1 1 restaurant
  • 1 1 bar

Things to do

  • Fitness centre

Family friendly

  • Fridge

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Business centre
  • A meeting room

Outdoors

  • Garden

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Renovated guest rooms – December 2018
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating (climate-controlled)

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • TV/satellite channels
  • iPod dock
  • Plasma TV

Food and drink

  • Fridge

More

  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - 9 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

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

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds and high chair
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

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

National rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Hotel property is rated 4 star plus, and is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.
Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

Property is 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

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Overall score and ratings

4.5

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 316 out of 512 reviews
5 - Excellent 62%
Rating 4 - Good. 151 out of 512 reviews
4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 33 out of 512 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 7 out of 512 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 5 out of 512 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.6/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.4/5

Amenities

4.3/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
ease of check in
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location lovely setting.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Best mini break ever. Russell has a lovely pace and everyone at The Duke is incredible
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
I love the Duke, it’s a great piece of NZ history and the restaurant is amazing.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021