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Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 July 2014

My partner and I joined friends for dinner at Hotel d'Urville. The waiter was very professional. He made us feel very welcome and paid attention to detail. The scallops were delicious and our friends commented that their venison was even better than last time. The food was beautifully presented. The Turkish bread starter was terrific. The restaurant was full so...

1Thank MeganLeov
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 June 2014

We visited Marlborough on 18th to 20th May and stayed at d'Urville. The location was fantastic being right in the centre of town and an easy walk to bars, etc. We dined in both nights and the food was excellent, particularly the venison! Wine list was great too. The room was nicely decorated, clean and tidy as you would expect....

Thank Ian106
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Unfortunately I had an event to attend that coincided badly with both Mothers Day weekend and a local marathon so accommodation options were limited. The parking is dire (3 spots next to the hotel that are shared with other local businesses), alternatively park about 2 blocks away in the Countdown carpark and for this reason alone I would not stay...

1Thank LouiseS4
DurvilleManager, Owner at Hotel d'Urville, responded to this review

I am sorry our hotel did not meet your expectations but there are a number of points to cover. The weekend in question was extremely busy throughout Blenheim with a number of events on and we were fully booked both in rooms and our restaurant. We in fact have a total of eleven car parks at the side and rear...

Reviewed 9 June 2014

The hotel, which is located in a former bank, is listed in the 1000 places to stay. Located in the middle of Blenheim, parking space behind the hotel is limited but available. The rooms, all different decorated, are trying to match the art deco style. Sadly the comfort isn't the main focus as the old toilet, shutters not possible to...

1Thank lunchforone
DurvilleManager, Owner at Hotel d'Urville, responded to this review

I note that your review this week is from a stay at our hotel more than six months earlier. There have been a number of items upgraded since that time as part of our ongoing maintenance programme. Each of our rooms is different in style and is carefully furnished to reflect it's theme. It is this feature which makes our...

Washington, DC
Reviewed 1 June 2014

After reading the rave reviews about this hotel, we were looking forward to staying there. Unfortunately, the hotel (and staff) do not live up to the hype. And how it's a "bucket list" place is inexplicable. At check-in, the surly desk manager took us to our room, which was confirmed to be a king. We were taken to a queen...

1Thank GlobetrotterDC
DurvilleManager, Owner at Hotel d'Urville, responded to this review

I must apologise for the less than satisfactory experience at our hotel which was caused by a number of coinciding problems. Unfortunately, your stay was in the middle of several days of a severe cold snap (minus 4 degrees overnight). The reservations staff had allocated you a queen bed in error and had heated the room to a comfortable level....

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Hotel D’Urville is a charming boutique hotel in Blenheim. The building was formerly a bank and the hotel rooms now have the benefit of the high ceilings and thick walls. It’s quirky but fun to access one’s room through a vault door! Our king suite was cool, comfortable and bright. The four-poster bed was very comfortable and featured high quality...

Thank 2BBandBeyond
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 May 2014

We stayed in the lovely boutique hotel for two nights and we're very impressed. Beautiful rooms, very comfy beds, great service where nothing was too much trouble (we asked for a bread knife and a butter knife so we could have home brought antipasto in our room which was promptly supplied and then cleaned and re-left in our room the...

Thank Sharnep
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 4 May 2014

The rooms here are all themed. I loved mine (from the Far East). It was very clean (very!), large and comfortable. The staff were friendly, professional and helpful. The restaurant lived up to its' reputation with excellent food, wines and service. I would definitely go back again! Highly recommended for anyone wanting something a little bit different to the norm....

Thank Jan M
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 May 2014

I recently had a delightful stay in the lovely Hotel d'Urville and would recommend it to anyone wanting a hotel a little different to the norm. The staff are very helpful and accommodating. The room spacious with everything you might need for a few nights away, although I would have loved a bath to soak in after a long day...

Thank Debbie P
West Sussex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2014

This is in a great location in the centre of Blenheim for touring the Marlborough wine country. All the rooms are decorated in a different style - we were initially booked in to 'Colours' but we had trouble with the door lock so were moved to another room whose decor was very retro 1960/70 in style. It was split level...

Thank JellyBean22

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: ₹ 8,760 - ₹ 14,036 (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, Marlborough
d Urville Hotel Blenheim
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Blenheim
#14 Romantic Hotel in Blenheim
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“some rooms used to be bank vaults. some have an extra bed.”
 of 5 bubbles dcpolicysmith, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The D'Urville Room was beautiful!”
 of 5 bubbles CaitlinS478, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“we stayed in the Angel Room, but I am sure they are all as equally well decorated”
 of 5 bubbles peabee11, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“They are ALL different, come to stay eleven times and experience them all!!”
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“Rooms 2 & 5 were very comfortable!”
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