Our Story

Welcome to The Duke of Marlborough Hotel - refreshing rascals and reprobates since 1827. The Duke situated on the waterfront in Russell is a hotel steeped in history and intrigue. Located in the beautiful Bay of Islands the Duke of Marlborough Hotel with its award winning restaurant and 4 star accommodation is a great base to explore Russell and the Bay of Islands and all it has to offer.  

What our customers say

We wish to thank you so very much for the excellent planning of Sara and Michaels wedding. Everything was absolutely perfect. The staff were so polite and courteous and nothing was too much trouble. The food was divine. We all had a great time and it will be a day we will cherish forever. I would highly recommend the Duke to anyone wanting the perfect day for their wedding. You are a star and we cannot thank you enough. Many thanks Susan and Peter Wilson (Bride’s parents)

- Sara and Michael - 17th March 2017,

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