Refreshing Rascals and Reprobates since 1827

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.  Take a virtual tour by clicking here

  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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Functions

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

We had our dream wedding at the Duke. Ida, Alex and the entire team couldn't have been more thoughtful, professional or helpful. The venue is stunning, and the staff made the whole day stress-free, fun and easy from beginning to end. We had an unexpected guest show up, and the team arranged him a place with no fuss. The food was absolutely incredible,and the day flowed perfectly. Everything was absolutely the way we wanted it, with lots of lovely, thoughtful touches. The rooms were also beautiful. All of our 115 guests commented on what a fantastic venue the Duke is- lots have said it's the best wedding they've been to! If you're getting married, do it at the duke. You won't regret it!!! Love, Carl & Jess

- Jess & Carl 5th May 2018,

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