In The Press

From time to time The Duke is lucky enough to appear in a magazine or newspaper. Just like the scrapbook your mum did for you - here's ours.


The Guardian - Top 10 Beach Destinations in NZ - Mar '16  

NZ Women weekly - Northern delights in the Bay of Islands - Oct '15

The New Zealand Herald - Cheeky long weekend Bay of Islands - No '13

The New Zealand Herald - Pubs with history - Nov '13

The Northern Advocate - Bay benefits from walking weekend -  Oct '13

The New Zealand Herald - Russell: It's a top town - Sept '13

The Otago Daily Times - 'The Duke' proved a good gamble - Sept '13

Northern Advocate - Kia Ora Russell - July '13

Woman's Day - 5 Reasons to head to the Bay of Islands - Jan '13

Northern Advocate - MP Trades Parliament for stint in Russell Bar - Dec '12

Cuisine Wine Country- Nov '12

Northen Advocate - Reinventing The Duke - Nov '12

Northen Advocate  Nobel Win for Duke Hotel - Oct '12

Blog Luxury Adventures - Eagles Nest Best of The Bay - Oct '12

 Northern Advocate - Duke lines up for title - Oct '12

Kia Ora Magazine - Go North - Oct 12 - Wild thing I think I love you. - Sep '12

W Writer -  'Hell Hole of the Pacific' rants Darwin - Aug '12

Megan Singleton Blogger at Large - NZ Staycation The Duke of Marlborough, Russell  - Jul '12 - Valentine's Day escape ideas - Feb '12

Walking Full Circle: from The Duke at back - Walking Magazine  Pg 2 - Feb'12

Kiwi Travel Writer - Food, weddings & Accommodation at The Duke -  Jun '12 - Moa, Duke of Marlborough, Cape Reinga and Bay of Islands - Jan '12

New Idea - Travel Section - Dec '11

Finalists in Hospitality New Zealand Excellence Award Best Country Hotel - Sep '11 - Tourguide - Sep '11 - The Ultimate New Zealand Road Trip - Sep '11 - Russell: Northern Lights - Jul '11

Yahoo Travel - Escaping winter without leaving the country - Jul '11

Watch it on demand! - New Zealand's Next Top Model - Jun '11 - NZ from a tourist perspective - Jun '11 - New Zealand see the far side of the world - Apr '11 - Best Places to Get Married - Mar '11 - Northern Lights - Feb '11

Hooked in New Zealand - Bay of Islands - Feb '11

Northern Advocate - Duke Turns 170 - Nov '11 Relaxing with the Duke - Jun '10

New Zealand Herald - A New Classic - May '16

Rugby World - Lions 2017: What to do when touring New Zealand - July '16

Fashion Quarterly Life - One Fine Bay - July '16

New Zealand Herald - Bar/fly: The Duke of Marlborough, Russell - July '16

New Zealand Herald - Life Style - Is this New Zealand oldest pub? - Oct '16

What our customers say

Dear Ida, Bridget, Anton, Dan and all your wonderful staff I simply had to write to pass on our heartfelt thanks. Our requests from overseas were many and varied, but mostly we wanted to create a wonderful, stress-free day, for ourselves and our guests. You all, together, made our day more than perfect. Our expectations were more than exceeded – and we will never forget it. Your assistance with planning; not only the reception and accommodation at the Duke, but also the flowers, the makeup, the hair stylist, the photographer, the baby-sitter, and even the brunch the following day, made everything so uncomplicated. Our guests were thrilled with the venue, the wedding as a whole, and most prominent were the comments on the quality of the food. Each member of your staff were helpful, friendly and completely willing to assist us in all ways, without hesitation. We simply can’t thank you enough for such a memorable few days at The Duke. We shall return, and probably with most of our guests.

- Maarea & Tim Sollart,

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