The Duke of Marlborough Hotel

This is New Zealand’s oldest licensed hotel, and today offers spectacular views over Russell’s waterfront in the Bay of Islands.

The Duke of Marlborough Hotel

This carefully restored hotel sits in a privileged position on Russell’s waterfront in the Bay of Islands.

There is a variety of accommodation options on offer: choose from a Small or Standard Room to enjoy a queen-size bed, en suite bathroom and Sky TV, or opt for Superior Room for these conveniences plus the use of a shared deck for enjoying the excellent views here. Waterfront Rooms offer spectacular views over the Bay of Islands and out to Paihia and Waitangi.

The Duke of Marlborough Restaurant serves a menu full of local and seasonal produce, along with an extensive beverage list that includes more than 100 wines and over 30 varieties of beer. The hotel provides guests with a comfortable base and easy access to a number of activities in the Bay of Islands area – from kayaking and dolphin spotting to exploring historic sites and relaxing on the beach. Just a short distance away find the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where New Zealand’s founding document was signed.