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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Telluride, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To finish up our time on the South Island, we decided to stay 3 days in Nelson at the Rutherford Hotel. The rooms were clean, nice, and quiet. The beds and pillows are very comfortable and the staff is very friendly and helpful. There was even a laundry facility right across from our room. I would recommend this hotel as... More 

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Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Rutherford Hotel for two nights. Of the nine hotels we stayed in on our trip around New Zealand, this was one of our favorites. Our room was clean, spacious, and had a great view. I was concerned about some previous reviews who said their rooms were too hot, but the air conditioning in... More 

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Kent
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The morning after our stay I looked at Trip Location reviews of this hotel and read out one recent one which my wife thought I had written myself! Arrived on a Sunday - empty reception (and the same all the time we were there); café closed; no atmosphere; we were the only two people in the bar that evening. Breakfast... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our three night stay. Plenty of space in the room with two comfortable beds. Room was very clean and quiet. Staff courteous and very helpful. Only a couple of minutes walk to the Main Street. Buffet breakfast standard but well presented.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stay at this hotel whilst working reasonably frequently and always have a great experience. The rooms are well appointed and the staff are friendly. The location is handy, very close to town and hot yoga classes!

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night in an executive room and would have readily stayed longer. The hotel was in a delightfully peaceful setting and the room we were allocated had excellent views of Nelson and the surrounding area. It was well equipped with good air con and a very comfortable bed.The hotel had an impressive dining room and relaxing Reception area.... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely terrific location, but hotel showing it's 70s origin. Bit concorned about cleanliness, day 2 we found a dried up piece of breada under edge of bed. Wifi a bit ordinary in this this era, only 30 mins per day free. Staff not very outgoing,jus did what was necessary. Probably wouldn't stay here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With quiet and comfortable rooms, excellent restaurants within the complex, a gym and conference facilities, this is one of my favourite places to stay. The staff are great and smiles are given easily. Nelson is a fantastic destination and the Rutherford is a great place to base yourself to experience all the region has to offer.

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