The Duke of Marlborough has been refreshing Rascals and Reprobates since 1827 and holds New Zealand’s first liquor licence. The Duke is located on the waterfront in the picturesque village of Russell in the stunning Bay of Islands. The Duke is a great place to recharge the batteries, catch up with friends or simply enjoy the moment. With easy access to an exciting array of activities or sipping a glass of wine on our balcony there is plenty to see or do while staying at The Duke. There are three levels of accommodation - our newly refurbished waterfront rooms with views across the water to Waitangi Treaty grounds and Paihia, bigger family rooms when you need extra space or our convenient standard rooms. All rooms have their own ensuites, Sky TV, wifi accessibility and tea and coffee making facilities. Complimentary continental breakfast is served to guests in the morning.
With an award winning chef and restaurant managers the restaurant at The Duke focuses on a menu packed with fresh seasonal Northland produce. The bar has an extensive list of New Zealand wines and beers – something for everyone to enjoy while watching the sunset.
Check in from: 3:00 pm
Check out by: 10:00 am
The Duke is located in Russell.
From Auckland - take state highway 1 to Whangarei. From there, follow direction (north) Kawakawa. From there, follow direction Russell/Paihia/Bay of Islands. At Opua, turn right to the car ferry (available until 10pm).
From car ferry landing, Russell is 10 minutes away. The hotel's entrance is on the waterfront.
Alternatively, the old Russell road from 20km after Whangarei on the right is a beautiful scenic recently tarred road (1/2 hr more). Or from Paihia (buses from Auckland direct) by passenger ferry every 20 minutes until 10pm.
Complimentary on site parking available on first in first serve basis