The Hotel d'Urville Blog

Why Blenheim Is a Great Place to Visit All Year Round

12th Apr 14
Blenheim is a great place to soak up some summer sun. But did you know that Blenheim is also a great place to visit in the spring, autumn and winter too? Don’t let the cooler weather keep you away – read on to learn why Blenheim is a great destination all year.

A Day Trip from Blenheim to Nelson

19th Mar 14
If you’re staying in Blenheim for a few days or more, you may wish to consider taking a day trip to Nelson. The drive from Blenheim to Nelson takes approximately an hour and a half by car, yet this can easily be turned into a day of fun, adventure or relaxation.

Food & Wine Events in Blenheim this Autumn

28th Feb 14
The long summer days are coming to a close, so we're gearing up for Autumn at Hotel d'Urville! Autumn is one of the best times of year to enjoy to revel in the bounty of Marlborough. Here are some food and wine events you won't want to miss.

1 Day of Wine Tasting around Blenheim - A Local's Guide

31st Jan 14
We are ideally situated for a day of wine tasting in and around Blenheim. With the huge number of fantastic wineries in the area, it can be hard to plan your vineyard itinerary. This handy guide was designed to help you plan a perfect day of wine tasting in Marlborough.

Are you joining us for the 2014 Marlborough Food & Wine Festival?

12th Dec 13
One of the best events of the year is the Marlborough Food & Wine Festival, held just 15 minutes from our hotel. Learn more about the event here and then book your tickets before it's too late!

Christmas in Blenheim

25th Nov 13
Blenheim sure knows how to get into the holiday spirit! If you'll be visiting us during the 2013 holiday season, we invite you to check out all of the great activities our town has to offer. You'll have no difficulty getting into the holiday spirit in Blenheim this year!

A Day Trip to Picton

16th Oct 13
Ready to see a little bit more of the Marlborough region? We recommend a day trip to Picton, just 25 minutes north of Blenheim. It's the perfect place to spend a relaxing or action-filled day on the water!

Hike Your Way Through The Marlborough Region

17th Sep 13
While it is easier to cover more ground in a vehicle, you only get to know the true spirit of a region if you explore it by foot.

2 Days in Blenheim - A Local's Guide

14th Aug 13
Planning a trip to Blenheim? This post shares some local insight so you can take advantage of all our charming city has to offer.

The Best Beef and Lamb in Blenheim - Voted by the People

19th Jul 13
There is no doubt about it - we live in an age of beef and lamb. There are few of us who can resist the call of a juicy steak or a delicately seasoned rack of lamb. There is something about it that makes the mouth water.
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