Overview of The Duke of Marlborough Hotel

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4.5/5 Wonderful
406 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant



Popular LocationRussell Museum3 min walk
Popular LocationRussell Christ Church4 min walk
Popular LocationFlagstaff Hill15 min walk
AirportKerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands)58 min drive

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  • Waterfront Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Small Room

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Superior King Balcony

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Premium Room Seaview

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Bay view
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Superior Queen Shared Balcony

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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  • Classic Room Shared Balcony

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Classic Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Waterfront Apartment

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 3
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About this area


Located in Russell, The Duke of Marlborough Hotel is in the historical district and on the waterfront. Russell Christ Church and Waitangi Treaty Grounds 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 hiking/biking trails.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Russell Museum - 3 min walk
  • Tapeka Point - 4 min walk
  • Russell Christ Church - 4 min walk
  • Flagstaff Hill - 15 min walk
  • Long Beach - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) - 63 min drive


  • Duke of Marlborough — 1 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 dry cleaning 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, free local calls and hairdryers.
The Duke of Marlborough Hotel offers 38 forms of accommodation with iPod docking stations and a hairdryer. Plasma televisions come with satellite channels.
Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include telephones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). 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.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Limited parking spaces

Food and drink

Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10:00 AM: NZD 15.00-27.50 per person
1 restaurant
1 bar

Things to do

Fitness centre

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service


Front-desk safe

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance
Wedding services

Languages spoken


Business services

1 meeting room
Business centre




If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Climate control (air conditioning)
Climate control (heating)


Free toiletries
Toilet paper


TV/satellite channels
iPod dock
Plasma TV

Food and drink



Free local calls
Iron/ironing board
Local maps
Restaurant dining guide



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


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


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types

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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 15.00 and NZD 27.50 per person (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.
    Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. Safety features at this property include a smoke detector.

National rating

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

Property is also known as

Duke Marlborough Hotel Russell
Duke Marlborough Hotel

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Duke of Marlborough Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Duke of Marlborough Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Duke of Marlborough Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this hotel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this hotel?
Check-in is from 3 PM to 9 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at The Duke of Marlborough Hotel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is this hotel located?
Situated on the waterfront, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Russell Beach, Russell Museum and Tapeka Point. Russell Christ Church and Flagstaff Hill are also within 15 minutes.

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

    Very helpful and friendly staff. Excellent restaurant for dinner, average breakfast buffet with ridiculous additional charge for any tea or coffee. Excellent location. Standard room was clean with a comfortable bed but just too small to be practical (nowhere to stand a suitcase, tiny en-suite) and I would definitely opt for a larger room next time.

    Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Beautiful property, love staying here. I have had beautiful meals previously, this meal was O.K.

    Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Very historic. Great staff. Had a plumbling problem with the shower drain, but the staff fixed promptly. Parking is available close by. Superb location right by the beach and wharf.

    Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020


    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020