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

Northland Advocate - Large crowds enjoy festival sounds - August '16

What our customers say

Firstly, I wanted to say a big thank you to Ida! From the initial contact many months ago right through to the day before, you have been nothing but attentive and fantastic. You catered to any queries Shae or I had and were always so quick to respond. Working with you in the lead up to our special day was nothing but a pleasure. I also wanted to thank Tim and his wonderful team on the day. They were on beck and call the whole evening, the glasses were always topped up, the meal service was great and the set up and clearing of tables was spot on. I’ve heard nothing but praises from all our guests about the service and food from your team so thank you, you did such a great job. Can you please also pass on my thanks to anyone else that helped out behind the scenes, whether it was in the kitchen, housekeeping or in the office. Everyone that played a part in our special day deserves a cheers from us! The main thing Shae and I wanted was a laid back, stress free and enjoyable evening with our beautiful family and friends and this is exactly what we had. Everyone had such a great time and that mainly falls back on you guys and the service you offer at the Duke of Marlborough so from Shamus, myself and our parents, I extend our thanks.

- Shamus and Alysha MacInnes,

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