Media Mentions

Grab a Random
12 Mar 2021
The Bachelor NZ
02 Mar 2021
Kia Ora Travel: Treasure Islands
01 Feb 2021
GO NZ: 5 of our oldest pubs for summer
07 Jan 2021
Lonely Planet: Eight of the best foodie finds in the BOI
23 Nov 2020
The town that surprised
21 Nov 2020
Weekend Roadie
12 Nov 2020
A night in one of NZ's oldest hotels
11 Nov 2020
Bay of Islands: NZ's slice of Tahiti
30 Oct 2020
Why the BOI makes the best mother - daughter weekend
05 Oct 2020
Meeting Newz
01 Oct 2020
Hotels By Design
22 Sep 2020
GO NZ:NZ's best-designed hotels
17 Sep 2020
A family campervan holiday to Northland
13 Sep 2020
Agree to Forever
06 Aug 2020
GO NZ: NZ's most historic hotels
29 Jul 2020
Four Corners
29 Jul 2020
Giving the grand old Duke a new lease of life
10 Jul 2020
20 Years an Artist
01 Jul 2020
Northland tourism industry calls for more workers
27 Jun 2020
Go NZ: Where is New Zealand's the oldest pub?
19 Jun 2020
It's Kai Time
16 Jun 2020
Go NZ: Tips for visiting NZ's underrate wine regions
10 Jun 2020
Travel, Mike Yardley: the charm of road trips and historic pubs
27 May 2020
6 Great Stays at North Island Historic Pub
14 May 2020
Adventure all Stars
19 Apr 2020
Escape for the Soul
24 Sep 2019
48 hours in Wonderland
05 Sep 2019
Kerikeri & Bay of Islands top 10 things to d
01 Aug 2019
Newstalk NB Mike Yardley: Busting winter in the BOI
04 Jun 2019
Dish magazine - A travel guide to the Bay of Islands
08 May 2019
Joe & Jayden's Bay of Islands Challenge
11 Feb 2019
NZ Herald - Best places to stay in the Bay of Islands
07 Feb 2019
BOI: City girl experiences the best of the bush
06 Feb 2019
New Zealand Weddings online
15 Jan 2019
5 Reasons to love the Bay of Islands
09 Nov 2018
New Zealand Herald - Water world for all seasons
06 Jul 2018
Wenches on Adventures - Blog
25 May 2018
New Zealand Herald - Waitangi: Nation's cradle
25 May 2018
Travel Insider - Quantas
27 Apr 2018
Four top spots to celebrate Aotearoa
07 Feb 2018
Waitangi wandering: How to celebrate our day
02 Feb 2018
Keeping cool for the Kiwi summer
29 Jan 2018
Stuff.co.nz: Beef + Lamb name top chefs, restaurants
05 Dec 2017
NZ Herald - Aussie beauty Elle Macpherson
22 Nov 2017
North & South - A Noble Cause
15 Nov 2017
The Northern Advocate - Grand old Duke
11 Nov 2017
Rugby World: What to do when touring NZ
08 Jul 2017
Stuff. Food& Wine - NZ's 100 top restaurants for 2017
05 Jul 2017
The Golf News Net- Is this the ultimate golf getaway?
01 Jul 2017
Chanel 9 Australia - Scenic Tours
01 Jul 2017
NZ Herald - Staying at the Duke
06 Apr 2017
She Said Yes - At the Duke of Marlborough
01 Apr 2017
She said yes wedding blogger
30 Mar 2017
NZ Herald - Is this New Zealand oldest pub?
30 Oct 2016
NZ Herald - Bar/fly: The Duke of Marlborough
29 Jul 2016
Fashion Quarterly - One Fine Bay
22 Jul 2016
NZ Herald - A New Classic
01 May 2016
The Guardian - Top 10 Beach Destinations in NZ
14 Mar 2016

What our customers say

I would just like to start by thanking Ida, and all the wonderful staff at the Duke of Marlborough in Russell for helping to bring our dream wedding day to life. Ida has been a huge help towards the organisation of everything; her communication was great and nothing was ever a problem. We communicated a lot via email and she was always super prompt at getting back to all of my questions. On the wedding day the Ellie and the Duke staff were super friendly and helpful, and again nothing was a problem. Ellie and the staff at the Duke set up the reception room beautifully and it was exactly how I had been picturing it. All our guests commented on how beautiful the room looked on the night. The staff were super organised, having it all set up the morning of, and then had everything packed down that night (the bride and groom didn’t need to lift a finger). Having one less stress of setting up and packing down on the day is amazing!! The food! Absolutely everyone who attended our wedding just loved the food. It was all cooked and presented perfectly. Having the full table service meant people were able to sit and chat and enjoy their time together. The amount of lovely comments we got regarding the food was incredible. My husband and I would totally recommend the Duke of Marlborough to anyone who is thinking about planning a wedding. The setting is outstanding, the weather we had was perfect, and the whole day was honestly faultless. It was such a stress free day thanks to all the helpful staff at the Duke, and we cannot thank them enough! The Duke of Marlborough is defiantly the place to get married- 10/10 for the whole experience! Thanks again, Mr & Mrs Egli xxxx

- Macey and Bram 23rd March 2019,

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