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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hotel is in the perfect location to explore the town and surrounding areas. Rooms were lovely - clean and spacious. Agree with other comments about charging for parking, however, we found spaces on the street every day to avoid this fee. Reception staff very helpful, but not very knowledgable (didn't know much without checking information on the internet, etc). Swimming... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As you walk in, they've got a plaque proudly explaining how this hotel was built opened in the early 70s, and I don't think they've changed anything in it since. Avoid room 101. We were with our 4 kids, and it's got one shower, and one toilet for a 3-bedroom suite. The laundry room is bigger than the bathroom, and... More 

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Greymouth, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My partner and my friend went to Nelson on a whim and were looking for cheap accommodation in backpackers and we were having difficulty with pricing and number of beds etc. So we went to The Rutherford just to see what they had available and add it to our list of options. The girl behind the counter was very helpful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

always happy to have been booked into the Rutherford. Great in town location. Rooms are spacious, clean and tidy. Room benefited with a nice view. The room was comfortable and quite. Rooms always well service.

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Chico, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our grand daughters to Nelson for their New Years Eve celebration. The hotel staff and facilities were excellent. They even had ketchup! The celebration held downtown was clean, well run, safe and a lot of fun!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cannot see a reason as to why the guest should be paying for parking when we have paid so much for the room. This is the first time from all the hotels we've been to, that we had to pay for parking within hotel premises. Other than that the rooms were pretty good.

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9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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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
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21 reviews 21 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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26 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Nelson

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