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Duke Of Marlborough Hotel
Duke Of Marlborough Hotel
Duke Of Marlborough Hotel
Duke Of Marlborough Hotel
Duke Of Marlborough Hotel
Duke Of Marlborough Hotel
Duke Of Marlborough Hotel

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8.9

Excellent

1,524 reviews

1,524 reviews

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9.8

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - 1 kilometers to the beach
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Russell Mini Tours 50 m
Newport Chocolates ltd. 70 m
Just Imagine - Gallery 90 m
Four Square supermarket 90 m
Russell Pharmacy 90 m
Pompallier Mission and Printery 130 m
Christ Church 180 m
South Sea Art 180 m
Kahu's Hire 210 m
Russell Museum 270 m

Duke Of Marlborough Hotel

35 The Strand, Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, 0202 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the Russell part of Bay of Islands, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 4-star property features fitness center to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transfer

Excellent food & dining

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Valet parking

Shuttle service

Golf course [on-site]

Fitness center

Waterfront

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Bay of Islands in the last 24 hoursCompared to 159 Bay of Islands properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.3
Location rating9.8

Rooms available at Duke Of Marlborough Hotel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.8

Waterfront Studio
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • Bay view
  • 1 queen bed
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Bungalow
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower and bathtub
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Waterfront Verandah Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 super king bed or 2 singl...
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Double or Twin Room with Balcony
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  • Shower
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Superior Queen Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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King Room with Sea View
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  • Shower
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1 Bedroom
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    Superior King Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 super king bed or 2 singl...
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    Courtyard Queen Room with Balcony
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 queen bed
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    1 King Waterview-Balcony
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    • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
    • Bay view
    • 1 super king bed or 2 singl...
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Duke Of Marlborough Hotel?

    Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

    How do I get to Duke Of Marlborough Hotel?

    Duke Of Marlborough Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Duke Of Marlborough Hotel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Duke Of Marlborough Hotel has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is available for an additional charge. You can drive in and park yourself, or use valet service offered at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Bay of Islands with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

    Is breakfast offered at Duke Of Marlborough Hotel?

    Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at Duke Of Marlborough Hotel. A selection of food types including western, full american, halal and asian breakfast options is available for guests.

    What are my dining options at Duke Of Marlborough Hotel?

    Duke Of Marlborough Hotel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. You can pick and choose from a wide array of cuisines including Chinese and asian. Dishes are served in buffet during opening hours. To meet any special dietary requirements, kosher, vegetarian and halal diets are prepared with the utmost care and attention.

    Can special events be hosted at Duke Of Marlborough Hotel?

    End your big event day with special turn-down services to celebrate your special occasion. Services including room decorations, food and beverage and flower petals are available upon request.

    What is the smoking policy at Duke Of Marlborough Hotel?

    Duke Of Marlborough Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

    What restaurants are nearby Duke Of Marlborough Hotel?

    Restaurants including The Wharf - Restaurant & Bar, Duke of Marlborough and Crusty Crab Takeaway are popular in Duke Of Marlborough Hotel’s neighborhood which is known as Russell.

    What popular shopping places are close to Duke Of Marlborough Hotel?

    Shopping options in Duke Of Marlborough Hotel’s Russell neighborhood include Newport Chocolates ltd. and South Sea Art.

    What are popular attractions near Duke Of Marlborough Hotel?

    Guests at Duke Of Marlborough Hotel can easily visit Pompallier Mission and Printery, Christ Church and Russell Museum located in the Russell area.

    What popular beaches are close to Duke Of Marlborough Hotel?

    Guests at Duke Of Marlborough Hotel can easily visit Long Beach in the Russell area.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Duke Of Marlborough Hotel?

    Duke Of Marlborough Hotel’s nearby natural sights include Russell Top10 Holiday Park, Tahapuke Bay and Flagstaff Hill Historic Reserve located in the same Russell area.

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    What people love about Duke Of Marlborough Hotel

    • 10

      Exceptional

      "Really enjoyed our stay here."

      Madeline

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      October 10, 2022

    • 9.2

      Exceptional

      "Excellent place to stay and both the food and service in the restaurant was top level."

      John

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      August 22, 2022

    • 10

      Exceptional

      "The restaurant was delicious too!"

      Melissa

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      August 16, 2022

    Property ranking|Compared to 159 Bay of Islands properties
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    Cheapest price score
    Location score
    9.8/10
    Room comfort score
    8.8/10
    Cleanliness score
    9.1/10
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    99
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Overall rating:

    8.9

    Excellent
    1,524 reviews
    Cleanliness
    9.1
    Facilities
    8.4
    Location
    9.8
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    What travelers say they love:
    The restaurant was excellent for both food and service.
    Pam from New Zealand
    Couple
    More about Duke Of Marlborough Hotel

    More about Duke Of Marlborough Hotel

    Duke Of Marlborough Hotel

    The range of services provided by Duke Of Marlborough Hotel ensures all travelers get the most out of their stay. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the hotel's easy to book transportation services. The hotel provides car hire and shuttle services to help you get to where you want to go in Bay of Islands. Parking is available and free, provided by the hotel for guests with their own transportation.
    While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hotel's ticket service and tours. The hotel even offers a fireplace for a warm atmosphere on chilly nights. The hotel's on-site laundromat and dry cleaning service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less.
    In-room conveniences include 24-hour room service, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
    Guestrooms at Duke Of Marlborough Hotel are fitted with all the amenities travelers need. The hotel provides linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. The multiple room layout options at Duke Of Marlborough Hotel include rooms with separate living room and balcony or terrace. Some selected rooms have television and cable TV to keep guests entertained.
    The hotel also provides guests with a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee and instant tea in some rooms. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hotel provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in some select rooms.


    Dining and things to do

    Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Your mornings at Duke Of Marlborough Hotel begin with a complimentary breakfast. Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the hotel. If you're selective about eating, don't worry! Duke Of Marlborough Hotel has a selection of cuisine types including kosher and halal options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the hotel's nightclub and casino.
    Guests of Duke Of Marlborough Hotel can even have groceries delivered to their room for cooking, using the hotel's special service. If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house BBQ facilities and shared kitchen available here.
    Duke Of Marlborough Hotel promises you a fun-packed holiday with a variety of activities and facilities. The hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Be sure to enjoy the accessible beach nearby. The hotel's the poolside bar allows you to have the most casual of cocktail times with a mellow drink. For those who hate to miss a workout, a trip to the hotel's fitness facility will keep you fresh and healthy.
    Hot days can be cool fun with water activities like fishing and diving. In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the tennis court, golf course on site and hiking trails in the hotel.


    Reasons to stay here

    Rooms here are cheaper than 94% of accommodations in the city.
    This hotel's food and dining score higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.
    This hotel scores higher than 95% of accommodations in the city for its location.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Excellent
    Facilities

    8.4

    Most talked about facilities

    Food & Dining

    10 mentions

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    5 mentions

    Breakfast

    2 mentions

    Beach

    1 mention

    Languages spoken

    • English

    Outdoor

    • Waterfront

    Accessibility

    • Wheelchair accessible

    Internet access

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Internet services
    • Wi-Fi [portable rental]
    • Wi-Fi in public areas

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Casino
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Fitness center
    • Garden
    • Golf course [on-site]
    • Hiking
    • Nightclub
    • On-site entertainment
    • Pub crawl
    • Tennis court
    • Ticket services
    • Tours

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Body thermometer
    • Breakfast in room
    • Breakfast takeaway service
    • Cashless payment service
    • Covid-19 testing service
    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • Doctor/nurse on call
    • Face coverings on staff
    • Free face masks
    • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hotel room service app
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Individually-wrapped food options
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Protective screens in common areas
    • Room sanitization opt-out available
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Safe dining setup
    • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
    • Shared stationery removed
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Temperature check for guests and staff

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • All rooms include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks, at no extra cost
    • Alternative meal arrangement
    • Bar
    • BBQ facilities
    • Breakfast [free]
    • Coffee shop
    • Grocery delivery
    • Happy hour
    • Kitchen
    • Poolside bar
    • Restaurant [halal]
    • Restaurant [kosher]
    • Restaurants
    • Room service [24-hour]
    • Shared kitchen
    • Vending machine

    Services and conveniences

    • Air conditioning in public area
    • Cash withdrawal
    • Concierge
    • Contactless check-in/out
    • Currency exchange
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Doorman
    • Dry cleaning
    • Elevator
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Fireplace
    • Heating in public area
    • Ironing service
    • Laundromat
    • Luggage storage
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
    • Safety deposit boxes
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area

    For the kids

    • Family room
    • Kids facilities

    Land sports

    • Golf course (within 3 km)

    Access

    • CCTV in common areas
    • CCTV outside property
    • Front desk [24-hour]
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed
    • Security [24-hour]
    • Smoke alarms

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer
    • Bicycle parking
    • Car park [charges apply]
    • Car park [free of charge]
    • Car park [nearby]
    • Rental car
    • Shuttle service
    • Valet parking

    Available in all rooms

    • Air conditioning
    • Alarm clock
    • Free bottled water
    • Hair dryer
    • Heating
    • iPod docking station
    • Ironing facilities
    • Refrigerator
    • Satellite/cable channels
    • Toiletries
    Food and dining
    Breakfast options
    • Continental
    Restaurants on site

    Duke of Marlborough

    • Cuisine: Local
    • Menu: Buffet
    Location
    35 The Strand, Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, 0202
    Exceptional
    Location

    9.8

    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Infant 0-1 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    Baby cot/crib available upon request
    Children 2-12 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from15:00
    • Check-in until21:00
    • Check-out from06:00
    • Check-out until10:00
    • Reception open until21:00

    Getting around

    • Travel time to airport (minutes)60

    Extras

    • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 NZD

    The property

    • Local Tax ID/ Rental License104035124
    • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
    • Number of bars/lounges1
    • Number of floors2
    • Number of restaurants1
    • Number of rooms 38
    • Year property opened1827
    • Most recent renovation2018

    Parking

    • Daily parking fee0 NZD

    Reviews of Duke Of Marlborough Hotel from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    8.9
    /
    10
    Cleanliness9.1
    Facilities8.4
    Location9.8
    Room comfort and quality8.8
    Service9.0
    Value for money8.3
    High score for Bay of Islands
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    9+ Exceptional (72)
    8-9 Excellent (22)
    7-8 Very Good (16)
    6-7 Good (5)
    <6 Below Expectation (4)
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    Mar - May (32)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    John from New Zealand
    Couple
    Small Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2021

    Great getaway”

    An immaculate hotel in a prime position on the Russell waterfront. Very comfortable bed. Had dinner which was very good, some of the best fish I have enjoyed in a long time. All staff friendly and helpful. Will be back.

    Reviewed August 13, 2021

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Abby from New Zealand
    Family with young children
    Small Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2019

    Stunning location and helpful staff”

    The hotel is iconic and it was a pleasure to stay in such a beautiful location. We had 2 seperate bookings and had to change rooms after the first night due to limited availability. The staff couldn’t be more helpful and moved our luggage for us. On checking in the also offered to make a booking for the restaurant, I’m glad they asked as watching the sunset whilst sipping wine on the deck was a highlight of our break

    Reviewed January 02, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Meredith from New Zealand
    Couple
    Classic Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2022

    Beautiful Heritage Hotel”

    Beautiful building in a central spot in Russell. Situated right on the water with a stunning restaurant verandah taking in the ocean view. Charming rooms and bathrooms in keeping with the style. Staff were helpful in ensuring bookings were made for dinner etc. Parking is easy. Stay more than one night if you can, you won't regret it!

    Reviewed April 23, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kathy from New Zealand
    Couple
    Small Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2020

    Staff were great and bent over backwards to help us out with early check in due to wedding. Pick up.”

    Very friendly Reception staff and also the cleaner who prepared the room for us ASAP... much appreciated thank you.

    Reviewed March 01, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jackson from New Zealand
    Couple
    Small Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2022

    Amazing.”

    Such a beautiful place. Loved the history. The room was lovely and clean. Staff were great. Food was delicious. Very relaxed now. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed February 28, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Elizna from New Zealand
    Couple
    Waterfront Verandah Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2021

    Exceptional”

    The building has been beautifully restored and is lovely inside. It's been kept in character with its historic nature and is full of beautiful art work. Great, friendly helpful staff and awesome location. Would highly recommend the waterfront suite for anyone looking for a couples weekend away.

    Reviewed July 18, 2021

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Angela from New Zealand
    Couple
    Waterfront Verandah Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2021

    Beautiful Historical Hotel”

    This hotel is absolutely beautiful with amazing views and waterfront location. The rooms are immaculate with tasteful furnishings of high quality, and comfort. We booked a waterfront room with private balcony and it was gorgeous. The hotel is run extremely well and very professionally. Will certainly return and can highly recommend to others as something quite unique and special to escape away to.

    Reviewed July 02, 2021

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sara from New Zealand
    Family with young children
    Waterfront Studio
    Stayed 1 night in April 2021

    Lovely 3 night stay. ”

    Lovely place to stay. Beautiful rooms, beautiful restaurant and views. Great location. Staff Were lovely and helpful. Good parking.

    Reviewed May 01, 2021

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    ian from New Zealand
    Couple
    Small Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2020

    Anniversary getaway”

    Very good stay, friendly staff. Had maney meals here, but first time to stay & we were not let down. Excellent on all accounts.

    Reviewed December 21, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Colin from New Zealand
    Couple
    Small Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2022

    The Duke”

    A great place to stay, enjoy the sunset as you sit and reflect on your day with a glass of your favourite tipple within reach !

    Reviewed May 05, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Madeline from New Zealand
    Family with young children
    Superior King Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2022

    Quiet weekend getaway”

    We enjoyed our last minute trip here! Beautiful views from the hotel, delicious restaurant there as well as some good local spots nearby.

    Reviewed February 20, 2022

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Simon from Australia
    Couple
    1 King Waterview-Balcony
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

    Great hotel in Perfect Position”

    We really enjoyed our stay at the hotel. Good sized rooms with great views. Staff were very helpful and went above and beyond for us. Hotel was clean and tidy. Beautiful town

    Reviewed October 20, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Geine from New Zealand
    Couple
    Classic Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2021

    Comfy bedroon”

    Really comfy bed on my Kings bedroom, let me relaxed 😌in the night. Staff was friendly and helpful, so great 👍

    Reviewed April 02, 2021

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Alistair from United States
    Family with teens
    Small Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2021

    The soul of Russell”

    We loved our stay and wished it could have been for longer. Beautiful setting next to ocean.

    Reviewed January 16, 2021

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Aaron from New Zealand
    Couple
    Waterfront Verandah Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2022

    Exceptional in every way”

    Stunning location, amazing food, beautiful room, exceptional staff. The most amazing stay. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed May 08, 2022

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Trina from Australia
    Group
    Small Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2021

    Beautiful waterfront views!”

    Stayed one night only and would have been quite happy to stay longer. Nice clean room with very comfortable bed, Would happily stay there again.

    Reviewed July 10, 2021

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    Hi there Trina, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you back sometime soon. Kind Regards The Duke Team

    Responded July 11, 2021
    Duke Of Marlborough Hotel
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Marion from New Zealand
    Couple
    Superior King Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2022

    Exceptional”

    Superb place to stay , but was told to book for dinner as they only had one table available at 5.30pm this was to early. We went back about 7pm and there were loads of empty tables. The meals do not arrive with veges or salad, beware, you need to order a side dish. The food was lovely but pricey after having to make an other order.

    Reviewed May 07, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Wayne from New Zealand
    Couple
    Classic Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2022

    Exceptional”

    Couldn’t fault my stay Great location , helpful staff , and a lovely room with highly spec’d bedding and facilities

    Reviewed May 08, 2022

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Amanda from New Zealand
    Couple
    Superior King Room
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2022

    A little piece of paradise ”

    We were so lucky to get this accomodation at such a great price. The location is truly stunning. And the staff are some of the best I have ever experienced across the world. We will be back!

    Reviewed June 25, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Dave from New Zealand
    Couple
    Deluxe Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2022

    Exceptional”

    A very enjoyable couple of days. Extra friendly staff and great food.

    Reviewed June 18, 2022

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