Welcome to the Duke of Marlborough Hotel

Iconic Bay of Islands Hotel Accommodation and Dining in Russell

Refreshing Rascals and Reprobates since 1827. Located on the waterfront of Russell in the Bay of Islands, the Duke of Marlborough Hotel offers an outstanding restaurant, accommodation and event venue. Holding New Zealand's first liquor licence, this historical beauty has been lovingly restored and offers her visitors a great place to relax, unwind and watch the world go by.

  Come and visit us in Russell - stay for lunch, stay for dinner or stay the night.

Explore The Duke of Marlborough

Things To Do

The Bay of Islands has a wide range of things to do and sights to see. From the historical to the hair raising you won't be disappointed and The Duke is a great base to see all the Bay has to offer.

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Events

It's not all beaches and sunsets here in the Bay of Islands - we are lucky enough to have many different events and festivals running throughout the year. Click here for further information.

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Gala Dinners

The Duke of Marlborough Hotel's Grand Ball room is the perfect venue for your group's Gala dinner. With outstanding food and service it's a great place to bring your team for a night of celebration.

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What our customers say

The Duke is an exceptional place to have a wedding. From the moment we arrived in town The Dukes staff knew who we were days ahead and made us and our families and friends feel extra special. On the day, bad weather meant a change of plans with the Duke now suddenly also hosting the ceremony on their front deck. This was all taken in its stride and went without a hiccup. The food is second to none, the staff are seriously exceptional, providing a service none of our guests had ever experienced. For one week the Duke became our second home. Special thanks to Ida, Ellie, Sam and Col. Thanks again and we will see you all soon! Hayley and Michael, Nov 1, 2018

- Hayley & Michael 1st November 2018,

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Qualmark | 4 Stars