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Hotel d'Urville

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52 Queen Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-577 9945
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Sydney, Australia
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On our last night had dinner at d'Urville and we were pleasantly surprised good quality food well presented and executed with very efficient service. A nice open and light restaurant provided a very relaxing atmosphere, a good wine selection complimented with good cocktails. A real sucees RECOMENDED

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

Thank you very much for your great review. We are very pleased you enjoyed the food ,the wines and atmosphere at our restaurant and we hope to have you back sometime soon. All the best! More 

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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed a night and really enjoyed the meal. The room was dated and over rated for the price. Could do with freshening up and new t.v etc.

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Thank annemarie p
Blenheim, New Zealand
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122 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was quite disappointed in our evening at d'Urville's restaurant. The atmosphere decor of the restaurant is very ordinary, service was average with waiting staff not that interested. Food was presented beautifully but was quite average. There are much nicer places to dine in Marlborough.

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Thank hazel S
Round Rock, Texas
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hotel d'Urville is a wonderful and unique hotel to base yourself from if visiting the Marlborough region of New Zealand, on the South Island. The food is wonderful, as is the selection of wine available. The staff is extremely friendly and took very good care of us. The hotel is close to quite a few of the great places... More 

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

Thank you kindly for your review. We are very happy to hear you had a good time in our establishment. Hotel d'Urville is registered with the NZ Historic Places Trust which dictate what we can or can't do within the building, hence why we can't have an elevator or change the layout of the rooms. We wish you all the... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were there for a romantic dinner. The food was very or even less than average. The sauce of the linguine pasta tasted nothing like seafood, only of cream. The venison was underseasoned. Overall, we did not feel like the food and experience was worth the money we paid.

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

I'm very sorry to hear about your not so great experience dining in our restaurant. I would have loved to have a chat with you on the night in order for us to fix any of the issues you mentioned on the review. I'm a little surprised myself, as the two dishes you commented on are currently our best sellers... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Thanks so much to the staff at D'Urvilles. We enjoyed our wedding anniversary with the help of the lovely food & drink of this establishment. The service was exquisite for this Canadian and his Kiwi wife and we hope to be back soon. A special thanks to our French host who supported the right ambience for us on the night.

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

It was our pleasure to make your Wedding Anniversary special! We are so glad that you enjoyed yourselves and that the service, food and drinks met your expectations. Good service doesn't cost anything! See you again soon! Nicolas More 

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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Rather stiff ambience but no complaints about food or service. Wine was a little expensive (a consistent complaint with New Zealand given it produces so much of its own) but food was well cooked and well presented.

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

Thanks for your review! We are working very hard to make sure the experience at Hotel d'Urville restaurant as a whole is always great, and that includes ambience. We will make sure that from now on the ambience is consistently as good as it can be, at all time. I'm personally, a firm believer that a good restaurant is not... More 

Toronto
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185 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We enjoyed the food so much we ate here twice. Four of us ate here. Everyone loved the food. Service is excellent too. Definitely the best meal in Blenheim if not all of NZ. Well done!

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

Thank you very much for your awesome review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed Hotel d'Urville restaurant so much that you came back for second. We wish your lovely family all the best! We are very proud to be the best restaurant in Blenheim in your eyes. Thanks again. More 

Middleburg, Virginia
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

D'Urville is ideally situated right in the center of Blenheim. Lovely rooms individually decorated with New Zealand furniture. Loaded with character. Our bathroom was minuscule. Downside is that there is no elevator which make hauling heavy luggage a pain. Only one staff to manage reception and concierge etc. No bartender the night we had dinner. This hotel is seriously understaffed.... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review. Hotel d'Urville was built in 1923. It is a registered building within the NZ Historic Places Trust which would never allow us to install an elevator unfortunately. We always offer to help with heavy luggage as much as we can knowing that the stairs can be a pain for some people. Each room... More 

Denver, Colorado
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220 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We went here because we are foodies and they had venison on the menu which we'd been craving. Dish was tasty and colorful. The service by a Frenchman, was pretty friendly although a bit arrogant in assuming we didn't know much about food or wine. He seemed annoyed that we only wanted two glasses of wine rather than a bottle... More 

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

I'm very sorry and slightly confused to hear you found my approach arrogant. Being in a wine growing region with hundreds of winemakers around, trust me, I would never assume that a client would not know much about wine and food... I was just trying to be helpful and most of the customers dining in our restaurant appreciate the little... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$143
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Queen Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-577 9945
Description
D'Urvilles world-class restaurant and wine barserving the best local produce complemented by excellent local, national and international wines.

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