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Rutherford Hotel Nelson

27 Nile Street West | 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for two nights at the Rutherford, and it was a great stay. The hotel has a beautiful reception hall, and the rooms are dated in style, but not worn, and very clean. Staff were very friendly, and our ordered extra pillows came very quickly. WiFi was good, but very retsricted with only 30 minutes (in one session) a... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Rutherford Hotel in Nelson is in a great location, nice and central and handy to everything. The view from my room was so nice to wake up to every day - over looking the mountains that surround Nelson. The room was spacious and clean as you would expect from a hotel like this.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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98 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

What a shame the Reception staff got our stay off to such a bad start. No one else arrived or was there when we arrived - Two staff checked us in which became very confusing. One got trolley for our bags and just wanted to get in the lift and go! The other was checking on my car where it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Staff was great and location was great. For the money it was fine. Nothing really negative to say. Just feel like the hotel was stuck in the 1960's and hadn't been renovated since then. Pretty average.

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Tokoroa, Waikato, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I stayed at the Rutherford for 4 Nights late April / May and it was very clean and tidy.... Staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Thought paying for WIFI was a bit out of it and especially as it only lasted 24 hours - so when working long days and then having to work when back at the hotel it... More 

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RutherfordHotelGM, General Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Dear Tina H Thank you for your positive feedback regarding your stay. We have taken your comments regarding WIFI and the Room Service menu on board and will seek to make improvements where possible. You will be happy to know that we are currently in the process of releasing a new In-Room Dining menu that will have more options for... More 

Hertfordshire, England
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80 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

we stayed at the Rutherford for two nights. The room was a reasonable size and had all the basics. The pool was closed - don't know how long this was for! There was a pleasant enough bar area although very few people seemed to use it. Wifi was available but only free for 30mins or a specified amount which was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We spent a night in this comfortable hotel overlooking the beautiful bell tower of the cathedral next door. It has a 1970s look to it but it has been extensively renovated and maintained and seems very fresh. The staff were most helpful and charming. The location is great for walking to the Main Street where we ate at one of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Nelson is a great town and this hotel is pretty central. The Rutherford doesn't fall into the boutique category in so far as its large and of the modern "box" style. That said, its staff are friendly and helpful, the facilities very good and the overall impression is of a well run hotel. Downsides, limited free wifi (unlimited in the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great location but hotel quite tired. "Free wifi" is for 30 mins per 24hrs, you can get that in Nelson township without paying for a room. Charging $10-$15 for wifi in 2015 is absurd for a hotel with this price point and a business focus.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Loved our two night stay here as we were lucky enough to have a suite, which naturally gave plenty of space. Room was very clean and quiet. Furniture and bathroom decor were a little dated, but the room was generally well appointed. Staff were courteous and helpful. The little cafe on the ground floor we preferred for breakfast - it... More 

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