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Rutherford Hotel Nelson

4.5 of 5 Trafalgar Square | P O Box 248, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used to hang out at the Rutherford when I was a schoolgirl, sneaking in to listen to bands. I also spent the first night of my honeymoon there so it was a delight to go back and see how it had changed. Not much at all, but in a good way. We stayed for 10 nights - the rooms... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Staff was not very helpful as they simply pointed us in the direction of the town's information center when inquiring about location attractions. We were disappointed to find extremely high Internet and phone rates. We made one five minute call to a New Zealand number, and we were charged $5. Completely ridiculous. Rooms were average in decor (old bedspreads) and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Only stayed a couple of nights in Nelson, but this hotel was definitely good enough for me. It was within walking distance to places to shop and eat, and the hotel room itself was just like any other, clean, big bed, nice bathroom. I always appreciate a good towel robe as well. The Japanese restaurant within the restaurant is absolutely... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

Although very slightly shabby around the edges, this place appears to be well run and offers a good standard of accommodation. My gripe is that the free wifi is very limited. I didn't explore the paid options. The meal in the in-house restaurant, Oceanea, was very nice. The breakfast was good too. The other small gripe, which is not the... More 

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A very enjoyable hotel. Comfortable, clean and with very helpful staff. While there we had a fire alert and had to evacuate to the front car park, exciting late at night. A false alarm thank goodness. No complaints with the hotel and we had a pleasant stay.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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110 reviews 110 reviews
49 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Opened, I think, in 1972 and this dominant building on the Nelson skyline has the look of a building of that vintage. I stayed here for 7 nights across two visits and was struck by how quiet it always seemed. The hotel has all the normal offerings - the only thing missing from the good sized rooms was a safe... More 

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Franz Josef, New Zealand
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

"Walked in" without a reservation and were promptly looked after by a "trainee" Receptionist who did an excellent job! Have to say that the friendly, efficient and attentive staff are the real stars of this Hotel. We were always greeted with a "Hello" and a smile, even whilst walking through the foyer. We paid $5 for parking, which is reasonable... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A generously, flexibly managed establishment, where staff are at pains to make their personal hospitality match our needs of arrival, stay, check-out and transport very graciously. All meals are excellent.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Stayed with family, generally rooms are OK if a little tired but for a hotel of this rating not having things like plunger coffee in the rooms, very limited tv channels and finding dirty towels in the bathroom is not good enough in my opinion. Staff are friendly to be fair if a little disorganised during the booking stage. Oceano... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Stayed a few times and always good quality comfortable rooms and service. Highly recommended if ever in the Nelson region. My highlight, and whilst a long storey, was when the staff were so very helpful the time the airport was shut (cyclone) and I arrived back to the hotel at 3.30AM on the off chance and was offered a room.... More 

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Address: Trafalgar Square | P O Box 248, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rutherford Hotel Nelson 4.5*
Number of rooms: 113
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Also Known As:
Nelson Rutherford Hotel
Hotel Style:
#14 Luxury Hotel in Nelson

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