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

We chose to have our wedding reception at The Duke of Marlborough Hotel a decision which resulted as the best choice we've made for our wedding. From the qulity menu selection to the time management, our guest had nothing but great things to say. Beautiful, delicious food and luxurious rooms, the duke was thoroughly enjoyed. All the staff and managers at the Duke were genuinely accommodating and lovely. Big thank you to Ida Birch, thank you for helping us with all the wedding reception planning work. Great prepackaged plans which helped us stay on budget while giving us the flexibility to accommodate our specific wants. Duke of Marlborough Hotel means so much to us now, we enjoyed every moment staying there. Oh, thank you for the suprise gift from the Duke of Marlborough, how kind! Jaysi & Kaleb

- Jaysi & Kaleb 18th October 2018,

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Qualmark | 4 Stars