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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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17:30 - 21:00
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

I went there for a dinner and have been surprised how fine it was. eventually I took a desert ( was told the desert "chef" is french), andI wasn't disapointed, very very good and not so enormous like it happens in The -US ! To be recomended to people who enjoy fine cuisine but not to people who wants a... More 

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

Thank you kindly for your nice review! We are very proud of the food we serve at Hotel d'Urville restaurant, especially all the yummy homemade desserts. The menu is designed for you to comfortably enjoy a three course meal hence why we don't serve "enormous" plates and most our customers appreciate that. Thank you again for recommending our restaurant and... More 

Needham, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We ate there on Boxing Day when few restaurants were open. The food was fabulous and the presentation was beautiful. I should have taken a photo. Great service!

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

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are very happy to hear you had a good time at Hotel d'Urville restaurant. All the best! Hoping to see you again soon! More 

Port Angeles, Washington
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We enjoyed an excellent meal that was much appreciated! And what a martini! The location is very clean and the Staff was very professional

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Thank KDR2016x
DurvilleManager, Manager at Hotel d'Urville, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We're glad you've enjoyed it and hope to see you back for one of those martinis soon! More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Both a friend and I dined in the restaurant over the weekend. Both of us are locals and never been here before.... so was a first for us and we were blown away with the delicious food it was perfect and the level of service we received was above and beyond. We will be recommending Hotel d'Urville to everyone. Thank... More 

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

Thank you so much for your great review! It is so nice to hear from the locals on tripadvisor! We are very pleased that you and your friend had a great time at Hotel d'Urville Restaurant and enjoyed the food and service we offer. TripAdvisor and Word of mouth are the best sort of advertising for us and these reviews... More 

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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

I brought my fiancee here and it was delicious. Little wait on service and price point a little high, but you get what you pay for and it was a quality dinner.

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

We are pleased that you and your fiancee enjoyed the food at our Restaurant. I'm sorry to hear that the service was a little slow, it must have been a busy night! We are constantly trying to improve the level of our service and hope that with the team we have now, it is not going to happen again! Thanks... More 

Yardley, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Talk about views! Sitting in this restaurant by the large picture windows is a treat in and of itself before you get to the delicious food. The service is excellent and the menu is all tempting.

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

Thanks four nice review! We are glad you've enjoyed dining with us. More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

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

Thanks a lot for your nice review. We are very lucky to have someone like Mike to make great cocktails for our guests. I'm glad you have had a great experience at Hotel d'Urville Restaurant and hope to have you back for a meal in the future. All the best! Nicolas More 

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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

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 16 November 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

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 

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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, 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, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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