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1 THE DUKE OF MARL­BOR­OUGH This ho­tel is not just beloved by the dish team, it’s also an iconic piece of New Zealand his­tory that hap­pens to be lo­cated on one the most beau­ti­ful spots in the coun­try. Perched on Rus­sell’s water­front with a view across the bay to Pai­hia, it’s the per­fect place to watch the sun go down, cock­tail in hand. The first place to be granted a liquor li­cence in the coun­try, The Duke has been home to many a fab­u­lous party since. The menu fo­cuses on lo­cal pro­duce and the food is con­sis­tently good. The rooms have been taste­fully ren­o­vated and the beds are so comfy we didn’t want to leave. the­


THE SCENIC HO­TEL This Pai­hia ho­tel is an ex­cel­lent base from which to ex­plore the area. De­signed in a re­sort-style with large trop­i­cal gar­dens and an out­door swim­ming pool, it of­fers both busi­ness and con­fer­ence fa­cil­i­ties. With

114 rooms you could feel cramped but the lay­out and de­sign en­sure pri­vacy and quiet. sceni­chotel­

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