Media Mentions

Lonely Planet: Eight of the best foodie finds in the Bay of Islands
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
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

To Ida, Ellie and The Duke, we would both like to say a huge thank you for making everything about our special day so easy and wonderful! From the hotel rooms, to the ballroom set up, to the friendly helpful staff, right down to the special touches in our bridal suite, everything was just perfect. I had no clue where to start planning this but Ida you made everything just so easy and fun. All of you at the Duke should be very proud that you can continuously run weddings so smoothly and in such a professional manner, every single one of our guests raved about how great the food and the service was. Russell is such a magical place to get married, we are so happy we chose such a beautiful location to share our day with our family and friends. We are looking forward to coming back on our anniversary, Ida we can't wait for our espresso martini catch up soon!

- David and Alison Walding 10th March 2018,

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