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4.7 out of 5

"Great service by Fleur at Reception and awesome to stay at a good old kiwi pub " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 11 Jul 2022

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Russell awaits you at The Duke of Marlborough Hotel. Within a short 5-minute stroll, you'll find Russell Beach and Russell Museum. Highlights at this Colonial hotel include a restaurant, free self parking, and a bar/lounge.

The restaurant, Duke of Marlborough, serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and a gym. There's also the convenience of limited parking.

Places within a short walk of this 4.5-star Russell hotel include Russell Christ Church and Tapeka Point.

Small Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$113* Per night/room 15 Aug. - 16 Aug.

Classic Room, Courtyard

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior King Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Waterfront Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Premium Room Seaview

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Duke of Marlborough Hotel ratings based on 115 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Duke of Marlborough Hotel

Everyone (56) Couples (45) Family (15)
5 out of 5
Great service by Fleur at Reception and awesome to stay at a good old kiwi pub

Posted by on 11 Jul. 2022

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9 Aug. 2022 by The Duke Team

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again in the future!

5 out of 5
Staff amazing, restaurant a little overated

Posted by on 8 Jul. 2022

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9 Aug. 2022 by The Duke Team

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again in the future!

5 out of 5
We love staying in the adjacent Duke of Marlborough bungalow as there is the added privacy with your own lounge, kitchen and dining area both inside and outside and the view out over the bay is magnificent. The convenience of being able to walk everywhere and then getting onto the ferry to go across to Paihia is an added bonus. It was an awesome way to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary!!!

Posted by on 11 Apr. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 May 2022 by The Duke Team

Thanks so much! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again in the future!

4 out of 5
Beautiful historic building and amazing position.

Posted by on 4 Apr. 2022

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23 May 2022 by The Duke Team

Thanks so much! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again in the future!

4 out of 5

Posted by on 3 Apr. 2022

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5 out of 5
Everything was wonderful

Posted by on 3 Dec. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Dec. 2021 by The Duke Team

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again sometime soon!

5 out of 5
Best mini break ever. Russell has a lovely pace and everyone at The Duke is incredible

Posted by on 25 Sep. 2021

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25 Sep. 2021 by The Duke Team

Thank you for the review Ana! Glad to hear you enjoyed it and hope to see you again soon!

5 out of 5
The bed

Posted by on 23 Jun. 2021

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23 Jun. 2021 by The Duke Team

Thanks for the feedback! Hope to see you again.

5 out of 5
Loved the room and the hotel had a warm and welcoming feel. Will definitely go back.

Posted by on 16 May 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 May 2021 by The Duke Team

Great thank you for your feedback! Glad to hear to you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again.

5 out of 5
Lovely old world style, with all mod cons.

Posted by on 1 May 2021

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1 May 2021 by The Duke Team

Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! Hope to see again some time.

About the The Duke of Marlborough Hotel

Location 35 The Strand, Russell, 0255

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Business amenities include a business center and a meeting room. WiFi is free in public spaces. A fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and a garden are also featured at the luxury The Duke of Marlborough Hotel. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This Colonial Russell hotel is smoke free.

  • 38 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1827
  • Business facilities
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • 1 conference room
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Duke of Marlborough Hotel offers 38 accommodations with iPod docking stations and hair dryers. Plasma televisions come with satellite channels. This Russell hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in December 2018.

  • IPod dock
  • Plasma television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM

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.

Guests arriving after 9:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds, and high chair. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards, and cash. This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • Children stay free
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Smoke detector
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Credit card pre-authorisation
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety
  • Restricted number of spaces per unit
  • Number of spaces per unit - 1
  • Property does not offer on-site COVID-19 testing
  • Property does not require health documentation at check-in

Hotel Names

  • 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

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Awards & Affiliations

  • Qualmark

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations 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®

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.