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Hotel d'Urville

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very disappointed,me and my wife went for dinner yesterday,we have two main course that we waited for 3/4 of hour,we were the only people at the restaurant,my wife had the steak she could not fine the mushroom and 3 pieces of carrots for $38 I had the Groper and cannelloni,my fish was over cooked and came with diced peppers,I could not taste the fish as the peppers flavour was to strong.for dessert we had Lemon meringue tart and Lemon sorbet.the meringue was shop bought,and it was very sour so was the sorbet.not good for $16 nothing to say but disappointed.

My partner and I stayed at the Hotel D'Urville for two nights. We both loved the character of the hotel - as it was once the old Public Trust building. We stayed in the Retro Room - which was clean and nicely decorated. The bed was on a mezzanine floor - which we really liked (although the bathroom for this particular room is downstairs - which might not be as suitable for older couples - however it was fine for us). The bed was a king size and was super comfy. There was plenty of space for all our luggage too. The restaurant at the hotel was great - their chef is amazing and cooked one of the best steaks I have ever had!! The menu is priced for fine dining - but is well worth the money! Unfortunately we were a bit exhausted from our day, that we didn't have dessert - although I hear that they are also amazing! The hotel is in the centre of town - so everything is within good walking distance. All the staff that we met were lovely and welcoming of us - which made our stay all the more pleasant. I would definitely recommend this place to others travelling to the area.

I have stayed at the d’Urville twice before (in 2002 and 2004), and returned after thirteen years with a group of friends visiting from New York. We had two rooms, which, in the manner of the d’Urville, were completely different from one another (each of the 11 rooms is unique). The d’Urville’s central location makes it a pleasure to walk to the (few) coffee shops, bars and restaurants in the Blenheim CBD (which is still pretty sleepy and generic), but my entire group would recommend eating in the hotel itself - the restaurant there served us the best meal we had in Marlborough (the green lipped clams are not to be missed). A solid, convenient and very pleasant choice to use as a base while visiting the Marlborough vineyard region.

We enjoyed th meal and the company of the people we went with. The waiter greeted us at the door and was knowedgable about the menu. However the venue was lacking in atmoshere. Disappointing in such an iconic building.

This very old Trust Fund Building has been turned into abreast hotel and in the centre of town as well. No lift but fortunately it's not that bad a climb to the floors above. Wonderful restaurant downstairs and breakfast is included with the more than reasonable price. On arrival the Port Decanter is filled and we were told to help ourselves, never ever had that before.

We stayed in the d'Urville room and enjoyed the space and nautical atmosphere. Dinner in the restaurant was good and the provided continental breakfast was plentiful and served in a pleasant room. Loved the old world atmosphere of this converted Public Trust Building with its guest lounge (with complimentary port) tucked behind old vault doors. Very central and in walking distance of shops and restaurants.

Rooms comfortable, but overwhelming smell of Janola. Staff pleasant but somehow a feeling the hotel is in a downward spiral. Previously breakfast laid out but no evidence of breakfast being served this stay. Didn't ask but just went out for a meal.

The restaurant was completely dead which meant there was no atmosphere however the waiter made up for this with his fantastic humour and service. Food was delicious and decent sizes. Cocktails were limited as the bar staff had been sent home due to how quiet it was.

We went on a whim for dinner and arrived quite early but the dining area was warm and clean with staff all ready. Menu explained very well and nice time to decide and talk. Had a starter and main and both had a dessert. Everything was very nice, portion size excellent and interval between courses just right giving us time to talk and enjoy. We stayed in the hotel several years ago and had dinner there about 3 years ago. I would rate this hotel as the best dining experience in Blenheim township, handy to all of business area. Plenty of street parking.

Charming boutique hotel perfectly located in Blenheim, NZ. Converted trust company building with unique themed rooms. We had a Spacious room with old sailing decor. Fantastic restaurant. We ate there two nights and had great meals both nights Excellent local wines. Nicolas, the manager was very friendly and helpful with great tips on nearby wineries, places to visit, and eat.

52 Queen Street Blenheim

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Airport shuttle (fees apply)

Hotel d'Urville places you within a 10-minute stroll of Millennium Art Gallery and Marlborough Convention Centre. This 4-star hotel has 11 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Seymour Square and ASB Theatre Marlborough are a short walk away.


You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or meet other guests at the free manager's reception. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.


All of Hotel d'Urville's 11 individually decorated rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and phones. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Other standard amenities include ironing boards and desks.

Property features

Hotel d'Urville offers free WiFi in public areas and a meeting room. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available on request) for NZD 30.00 per vehicle roundtrip. Staff members are on hand to provide dry cleaning/laundry services, tour or ticket assistance, and luggage storage.

Room options

King Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Queen Suite

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Twin Suite

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

King & Single Room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

81% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 211 reviews