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Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We often dine here when we have family visiting or just as a couple. We have never been disappointed. We highly recommend the seared scallops with black pudding and the roast lamb rump. To finish of your evening the "everything chocolate" dessert is sure to satisfy!

Thank Natasha M
DurvilleManager, Manager at Hotel d'Urville, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review. We hope to have you back sometime soon.

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Hotel d'Urville the first two night of our honeymoon while we toured the Marlborough wine country. The service we received in the restaurant was incredible as was the food. Our expectations were low as we had just got off a flight for 19 hours from the US and wanted to just get something to eat close....

Thank dhardesty02
DurvilleManager, Manager at Hotel d'Urville, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your excellent review regarding our establishment! We are glad that you enjoyed the restaurant so much you came back for second! :) You also mentioned a pleasant service and that's music to my ear, its all about the experience, relax ambiance, pleasant atmosphere and of course great food to complete the package. We are very...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well firstly my company was beautiful and exquisite as always .... but best not review that as could be here for some time.... Dinner was fantastic. Lamb and vension with starters of black pudding with seafood was a brilliant combination! Service was perfect as was the wine the recommendation of cocktails for dessert went down a treat. But seriously I...

Thank James S
DurvilleManager, Manager at Hotel d'Urville, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your great review! We are pleased you thoroughly enjoyed your dinner as well as the service that was offered to you. We are lucky to have such a good bartender that makes great cocktails for our guests. Now... in regards to the blue mats in the bathroom, we totally understand... They are only provisional.

Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This day I wanted to have a good meal, a very good meal, and I succeed on going in this restaurant, very good cuisine and good wines also, of course. The peersonnel is friendly and very connaisseur! !

Thank Pierre R
DurvilleManager, Manager at Hotel d'Urville, responded to this review

Thank you for you nice review! It is great to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant. Merci beaucoup et a bientot!

Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We dined in the restaurant (though we weren't guests of the hotel) and loved it. The service was exceptional from Michael and another young girl whose name I didn't catch, and the food was delicious. We had the venison, salmon and bread. Their wine selection is great and we were offered a non alcoholic creation especially for the person at...

Thank flossy_tanu
DurvilleManager, Manager at Hotel d'Urville, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for your excellent review! It is such a pleasure to receive reviews like this, and trust me, we will pass it on to Michael and Taylah and of course the chefs as well. We are glad that your experience at Hotel d'Urville Restaurant as a whole was great, we are very proud of the food we serve...

Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Nice boutique hotel, centrally located in the city, very friendly staff. Restaurant is outstanding. The rooms are themed and nicely maintained. The restaurant is probably the nicest place to eat in town, some might consider it pricey, but you get what you pay for here.

Thank Bigredmark1
DurvilleManager, General Manager at Hotel d'Urville, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your nice review. We are glad that you had a good time at Hotel d'Urville and that you enjoyed our food as well. Our goal is to make the restaurant one of the best in town, and we are so pleased you see it that way! We wish you all the best and hope to...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 January 2017

First impression not helpful, they said there was on site parking but the car park was tiny and unless you have a tiny bubble car, forget it. Parking in the street is metered although God knows why Blenheim is one of the most boring and ugly towns I have ever seen. The room has seen better days, flaking paint, plumbing...

Thank Julie1958594
DurvilleManager, General Manager at Hotel d'Urville, responded to this review

We are sorry to read you were disappointed by what Blenheim has to offer; it certainly is not a vibrant big city. During the November earthquake we got some damage in the plaster work and therefore some walls still look untidy, but this is dealt with soonest - all tradesmen were very busy and then on holidays. With regards to...

Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed at d'Urville for two nights on a trip to the Marlborough Region with my family and had a wonderful time. The hotel is clean and the staff was very inviting and helpful. Each room has its own "theme", I stayed in the Venus Room which was vibrantly decorated and had large windows to let the day light in....

Thank Hannah G
DurvilleManager, Manager at Hotel d'Urville, responded to this review

This is one great review! Thank you so much! We are so glad you have enjoyed staying at the hotel, the Venus room is one of my favourite room indeed. Being friendly and offering good service doesn't cost anything, and I'm very pleased you've enjoyed your dinner and especially the wine list which we are very proud of. Again thank...

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is a unique hotel that still retains original details of the old bank like vault doors. Our room had a beautiful decoration, with Indian furniture, exquisite fabrics, nice bathroom. They have a first class restaurant and bar. The manager was very proud of the hotel and of the restaurant and he had reason to be. The town of Blenheim...

Thank nelylee
DurvilleManager, General Manager at Hotel d'Urville, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and nice to read that you liked your stay in the Raja Room and the dining in our restaurant. It was a pleasure to host you and maybe see you back in future.

Timaru, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We were very disappointed as the suite was not well planned, no comfortable lounge type chairs, with low ceiling in bedroom - that you got to by negotiating up steep stairs - hubby banged his head a number of times. Not a good start to our holiday! Staff were polite and friendly but the room was not good. Will not...

Thank citibell2016
DurvilleManager, General Manager at Hotel d'Urville, responded to this review

We are sorry to read that you did not have a good experience in one of our individually themed rooms during your stay. The room you stayed in - the Retro Room - is very popular and yes, we realise that the ceiling is low at the sides - having the bedroom upstairs though is one of the attractions of...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
One of Blenheim's finest landmarks, the historic Public Trust Building, is now transformed into a luxury 11-room hotel for the discerning traveller. Each of our 11 suites has been designed and decorated to create an individual and distinctive character. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel d'Urville

Address: 52 Queen Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Price Range: €131 - €198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel d'Urville 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Hotel D'Urville Blenheim, New Zealand - Marlborough
d Urville Hotel Blenheim
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Blenheim
#14 Romantic Hotel in Blenheim
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