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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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

Thank you so so much for all your help planning our wedding and for being an absolute star on the day setting up for us. Everything was so easy and fun! Ida you were an absolute pleasure to deal with and all the staff were amazing on the night of our wedding as well. Everyone commented on how amazing the food was and that their drinks were topped up all night! The venue of The Duke....well what can I say, it's just magical, it's such a gorgeous place and we loved it so much!! The rooms as well were lovely and all the little touches the staff added to our room were wonderful!! The new deck up on the second story is so dreamy for beautiful wedding photos. I could go on and on but in a nut-shell we wouldn't change a single thing, we loved our wedding so much and The Duke made it so special for us, it's simply The Best!!! Katie and Stefan

- Katie and Stefan 16th March 2018,

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