About Us

The Duke Motel is a boutique motel and is owner operated by the same people who brought you New Zealand’s world famous Duke of Marlborough Hotel. We offer 9 self-contained units, ranging from 2 bedroom units to studios in a lovely open setting with two spacious BBQ areas and an outdoor heated swimming pool . With a 4 stars Quallmark rating, the Duke Motel has many unique facilities to ensure an extra special stay.

 The Duke Motel has been awarded a 4 stars rating by Quallmark 

The motel is in a fantastic central location where it is a short stroll away from the village centre’s shops, cafes and restaurants, including The Duke of Marlborough Hotel of course! It is also walking distance to the wharf where you can catch the passenger ferry to Paihia and multiple charter boats to enjoy what the bay of Islands has to offer. You can also walk over the hill to enjoy a day at Russell’s famous long beach.


The Duke motel has nine newly re-furbished stylish units ranging from 1 & 2 bedroom units to studios catering for couples, groups and families.

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Events in the Bay

See what's on in the Bay of Islands during your stay with the Duke Motel.

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Centrally located, the motel is walking distance Russell's village centre to access shops, cafes and restaurants or simply to enjoy the beach.

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