Welcome to the Duke of Marlborough Hotel

Iconic Accommodation and Dining in Russell, Bay of Islands

Refreshing Rascals and Reprobates since 1827. Located on the waterfront of Russell in the Bay of Islands, the Duke of Marlborough Hotel offers an outstanding restaurant, accommodation and event venue. Holding New Zealand's first liquor licence, this historical beauty has been lovingly restored and offers her visitors a great place to relax, unwind and watch the world go by.

  Come and visit us in Russell - stay for lunch, stay for dinner or stay the night.

Explore The Duke of Marlborough

Things To Do

The Bay of Islands has a wide range of things to do and sights to see. From the historical to the hair raising you won't be disappointed and The Duke is a great base to see all the Bay has to offer.

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Our History

The Duke of Marlborough Hotel has a history dating back to 1827 starting its life as an unlicensed 'grog shop' owned by an ex-convict turned good.

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Gala Dinners

The Duke of Marlborough Hotel's Grand Ball room is the perfect venue for your group's Gala dinner. With outstanding food and service it's a great place to bring your team for a night of celebration.

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What our customers say

Thank you so much. The day was so amazing and everything was just perfect. We would not have been able to do any of it without the help of you and all the staff at the duke. Before I started planning I had no idea what I was doing and thank goodness for you because I would have been so lost. We had multiple guests tell us that it is the best wedding they have been to and how much fun they had and how amazing the food was. We will definitely be back for many more anniversaries to come :) With love Hayley & Michael

- Hayley and Michael, 14th October 2017

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