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Hotel d'Urville

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European, New Zealand, Wine Bar
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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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The restaurant at the hotel was excellent. The food was perfect, the wine list was extensive. They were able to prepare cocktails for us despite the fact that the recent earthquake had broken most of their liquor bottles. Usually, even good restaurants in New Zealand put very loud music. When the manager noticed that it was not of our taste... More 

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Thank nelylee
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A good dining room, but they try too hard. Let's face it, Blenheim is not the Rue de Rivoli and I don't need it to be. The tariff was way over the product, and I also expected a much better wine list given the hype. If they set expectations that high, they need to spend some money on the service... More 

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Thank Dianne T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here for three nights, the second of which saw the big earthquake happen. Kevin and Anita were very attentive to our well being and to make sure we were ok. It is a big strong old building and whilst it shook at look, it felt a safe place to be. I hope that Blenheim and surrounds quickly recover.... More 

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

Yes, that was an adventurous part of your travels through New Zealand indeed. We hope you are enjoying the rest of it and would like to welcome you back in the hotel/restaurant during less shaky times. More 

lower hutt
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent the weekend at hotel d'Urville - last minute booking for a couples weekend away. We stayed in the Raja Room which is Indian themed - comfortable bed and nice features. Only problem we had really was it is in the town so noise from outside (late nigh bar leavers) was a bit annoying but too be expected when... More 

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

Thank you very much for the great review of our restaurant and staff! We are sorry that the noise from the street annoyed you but as you wrote this is to be expected in the centre of a town. We are working on the issue of the towel rail and the bathroom entry - so thank you for your kind... More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

my wife and I had entree main and dessert all delicious, service fanatic fine dinning indeed the decor and cutlery was tired ad not what we expected

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Thank bigash42
DurvilleManager, General Manager at Hotel d'Urville, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback - we are indeed about to give the restaurant a make-over. Kind regards, General Manager More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed here two nights and it was comfortable and the room I had was spacious and well appointed. The hotel itself has only 12 rooms so best to book in advance! The building is a listed historic building and its former use is evident from the heavy doors upstairs and the general layout. The restaurant is clearly high-end but... More 

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

Thank you for your review of Hotel d'Urville. It is always nice to hear that people value the historic aspect of the hotel. More 

New York City, New York
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

From the descriptions of this hotel, I expected that the rooms would be charming. My room was inconvenient without any charm. In order to get into the bathroom, I had to step up and duck my head at the same time. The bathroom had a fiberglass enclosed shower and there was barely room for one person. Third, my room faced... More 

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Thank frequenttraveler1919
DurvilleManager, General Manager at Hotel d'Urville, responded to this review

We are very sorry that we did not live up to your expectations. All our rooms are very different and have their own charming points. Unfortunately, we could not answer to your request that night to change you to another room which would have been more to your liking - we were fully booked that night. Kind regards, General Manager More 

Blenheim
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We are locals who have been in the area for 13 years so have dined out at local restaurants many times. Recently we dined at Hotel D'Urville having not eaten here for a while and without a doubt this was the best dinner we have ever had!! From the entree to the dessert it was sublime. The entrees we chose... More 

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Thank NZTraveller327
Management response:

Thank you for your review - we already knew our chefs are doing a great job! Glad to read that you have experienced their professionalism as well. We will pass on your review to them. More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We found the menu lacked range and style options. The portions were over-priced and on the small side. The decision to charge extra for vegetables was a mistake. The ladies were not asked if they would like another glass of wine and the gents had their bottled placed sans top on the table - no pouring for them. The bill... More 

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Thank pjr122
DurvilleManager, Manager at Hotel d'Urville, responded to this review

First of all, we are very sorry to hear that you have had an average dining experience at Hotel d'Urville Restaurant. As the new Restaurant Manager, I pride myself on the great service we provide and the quality of the menu we have on offer. I do realise that sometimes there is a rather large delay between the actual dining... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

I hope for this review not to be seen as negative in anyway as our experience at this lovely old hotel was nothing but positive. However, as a few helpful comments perhaps, the only area this hotel lacks in is housekeeping. I'm not talking about the linen or cleanliness but the small things..our toilet was leaking from the base over... More 

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

Thank you very much for your thorough review following your stay and dinner in our Hotel/Restaurant. As you clearly stated, we are refurbishing D'Urville and bringing the historic building back to life! So, watch this space and we would love to welcome you again to show you the changes. 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$144
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Wine Bar
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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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