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Hotel d'Urville

4.0 of 5 52 Queen Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights on a recent trip to the South Island and used it as a base to explore the regions wineries. The accomodation was very clean and fairly modern (loft style) but not the most practicle. There's a downstairs study type area for the discerning traveller but its not particularly well thought out. The bathroom had a... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Beautiful room, tastefully decorated, amazing four poster extremely comfortable bed. We ate in the restaurant and the food and wine was delicious. Very extensive menu catering for all tastes. Very helpful knowledgeable staff. A very enjoyable experience and we will certainly be back.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The hotel was recommended by a friend, and was one of the nicest boutique hotels we have stayed in. The four posted bed was not only stunning but super comfy. We dined at the restaurant which had an amazing selection of local seafood (for my husband), not being a seafood lover I had the aged fillet of beef which was... More

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Blenheim, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 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... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 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.... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 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... More

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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... More

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 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... More

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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... More

Washington, DC
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 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... More

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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.... More

Calgary, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 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... More

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 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... More

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Address: 52 Queen Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel d'Urville 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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Hotel D'Urville Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
d Urville Hotel Blenheim

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