In The Press

From time to time The Duke is lucky enough to appear in a magazine or newspaper. Just like the scrapbook your mum did for you - here's ours.


The Guardian - Top 10 Beach Destinations in NZ - Mar '16  

NZ Women weekly - Northern delights in the Bay of Islands - Oct '15

The New Zealand Herald - Cheeky long weekend Bay of Islands - No '13

The New Zealand Herald - Pubs with history - Nov '13

The Northern Advocate - Bay benefits from walking weekend -  Oct '13

The New Zealand Herald - Russell: It's a top town - Sept '13

The Otago Daily Times - 'The Duke' proved a good gamble - Sept '13

Northern Advocate - Kia Ora Russell - July '13

Woman's Day - 5 Reasons to head to the Bay of Islands - Jan '13

Northern Advocate - MP Trades Parliament for stint in Russell Bar - Dec '12

Cuisine Wine Country- Nov '12

Northen Advocate - Reinventing The Duke - Nov '12

Northen Advocate  Nobel Win for Duke Hotel - Oct '12

Blog Luxury Adventures - Eagles Nest Best of The Bay - Oct '12

 Northern Advocate - Duke lines up for title - Oct '12

Kia Ora Magazine - Go North - Oct 12 - Wild thing I think I love you. - Sep '12

W Writer -  'Hell Hole of the Pacific' rants Darwin - Aug '12

Megan Singleton Blogger at Large - NZ Staycation The Duke of Marlborough, Russell  - Jul '12 - Valentine's Day escape ideas - Feb '12

Walking Full Circle: from The Duke at back - Walking Magazine  Pg 2 - Feb'12

Kiwi Travel Writer - Food, weddings & Accommodation at The Duke -  Jun '12 - Moa, Duke of Marlborough, Cape Reinga and Bay of Islands - Jan '12

New Idea - Travel Section - Dec '11

Finalists in Hospitality New Zealand Excellence Award Best Country Hotel - Sep '11 - Tourguide - Sep '11 - The Ultimate New Zealand Road Trip - Sep '11 - Russell: Northern Lights - Jul '11

Yahoo Travel - Escaping winter without leaving the country - Jul '11

Watch it on demand! - New Zealand's Next Top Model - Jun '11 - NZ from a tourist perspective - Jun '11 - New Zealand see the far side of the world - Apr '11 - Best Places to Get Married - Mar '11 - Northern Lights - Feb '11

Hooked in New Zealand - Bay of Islands - Feb '11

Northern Advocate - Duke Turns 170 - Nov '11 Relaxing with the Duke - Jun '10

New Zealand Herald - A New Classic - May '16

Rugby World - Lions 2017: What to do when touring New Zealand - July '16

Fashion Quarterly Life - One Fine Bay - July '16

New Zealand Herald - Bar/fly: The Duke of Marlborough, Russell - July '16

What our customers say

The Duke of Marlborough Hotel won our hearts from day one with their exceptional food and wine. With each visit we were wowed by the extensive menu, but most impressive were the team who work at The Duke. They are warm, hospitable and fun, and experts at what they do. Having expert advice from Ida with the wedding plans was invaluable; she is a wealth of local knowledge and creative ideas, making it a fun and stress free process. The magical setting of Russell gave us endless options for our service and photos, and it was fantastic to have the Duke’s beautiful veranda as a very attractive ‘plan B’ for the ceremony in case of rain (which is rare in Russell).Our day went seamlessly and we can’t recommend the Duke enough. We are thrilled to be part of the Duke family for life, and look forward to many return trips to visit our new friends in this jewel of the Bay of Islands.

- Rebecca Wall & David Divett, 9th April 2016, Auckland

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