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

Mark and I would like to thank you, Bridget, Ida, Janna and all the Duke team for being so fabulous with the organisation of our wedding. Words cannot express how indebted we are to you all. This was not an easy wedding to organise, with having the Hindu ceremony at 1pm and then having to transform the hall for the reception at 5pm. However you all made it look so easy and everything was perfect. At the start of the reception, Bruce informed me that we were only 4 mins behind the schedule prepared months ago. To achieve this is testimony to the fabulous organisational skills of the rest of the Duke team. On the day, I knew I was in good hands and didn't have to worry about a thing. I have had so many great compliments about how fantastic the food was so would you please pass on my regards to the chef. The venison was delightful and simply melted in your mouth. From what I understand the canap├ęs were a real hit with the guests too. Also thank you for being so accommodating with the Sri Lankan food for the Hindu ceremony. I have to say a big thank you for all the hard work you have all put over the last 9 months. You were so fantastic with coming up with solutions to any problem I had and so efficient at getting things organised. You were always ready to talk and never too busy. And of course all of this hard work was always done with a smile. When we chose to have the wedding at the Duke 11 months ago, it was because we loved the fabulous meals we had there and loved the decor and feel of the place. But let me tell you, the Duke now holds a very special place in our hearts and it is because of the fabulous team of people who we have gotten to know so well and who made our wedding day so special. Mark and I will be up there to visit from time to time and we have already planned to spend our wedding anniversary at the Duke too. Thank-you so much. Shivani & Mark

- Shivani & Mark 19th March 2016,

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