Hotel d’Urville is the perfect place to relax after a day spent enjoying Marlborough’s many attractions. It’s a boutique hotel in the heart of Blenheim's central business district with eleven well-appointed rooms, an elegant bar restaurant and relaxed outdoor bar.
The building - the Old Public Trust Building - is a Blenheim landmark. It was built in the 1920s in art deco style and features a magnificent columned façade, grand staircase and high ceilings. It was opened as a wine bar and brasserie in 1993 and the upstairs converted into a small hotel soon after.
The hotel is named for Dumont d’Urville, the French explorer who made three visits to New Zealand between 1824 and 1840.
D’Urville was the first explorer to chart the Marlborough region since James Cook the 1770s. He charted the Marlborough Sounds, giving his name to the rugged d’Urville Island and other geographic landmarks in the area.