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 cannot recommend highly enough the team at the Duke, including Ida, Janna and Bridget, for pulling together an amazing wedding weekend. In addition to this, a weekend away, or a whole family get together - no matter what the occasion, do yourself a favour and come to the Duke. Our family and friends have all voted the location, service, food, friendliness and accommodation as 5 star - a truly magical experience that makes us all want to do it every year! We will be back for anniversaries and any other large or small gathering we can dream up!

- Jo Hogan & James McHardy 23rd April 2016,

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