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.  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

We couldn’t have asked for anything more. Our wedding was a perfect day spent with family and friends and we are so glad to have met such wonderful people at The Duke along the way. Ida was a pleasure to deal with. She was so helpful and made the planning so easy. Ellie was a super star. Nothing was too much trouble on the day and her team were nothing short of sensational. Not only have our guests commented on the great food, rooms and location but how helpful every single staff member was. We were blessed with a gorgeous winters day ending in a spectacular sunset. If you want the wedding of your dreams, The Duke is the place. Many thanks Carl and Madalena

- Carl and Madalena 9th June 2018,

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