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 could not have picked a better reception venue for our wedding. The Duke were so easy to work with and always friendly, attentive and honest. During the planning process Ida and her team were always very informative and supportive. On the day of the wedding, we did not have to worry about a thing. Every detail we asked, Selena and her staff ensured it happened; from moving the seating chart at a certain time during the reception to making sure the bows on the menu's sat a certain way. During the evening the staff were so well organised and contributed to an awesome day & night for Dan & I. It has been 3 weeks since our big day and our friends and family are still asking if we can do it all again...!! They just loved the Dukes hospitality, atmosphere and food so much. Cheers guys, cannot wait to come back and visit in the years to come!

- Dan & Jenna Mackay,

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