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Rutherford Hotel Nelson

27 Nile Street West | P O Box 248, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Fort Davis, TX
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53 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The location is the major selling point for this hotel, as it is easy walking distance of the central part of Nelson, and directly adjacent to a beautiful cathedral. The property is a bit older, but has been modernized. There are signs that the maintenance crew is not on top of their game. The first night the a/c did not... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
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33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's nice to walk into a hotel and find a "real" lobby - gave me confidence that the rooms would be spacious (which they were) and that service would be good (which it was). The location, just opposite the cathedral, was perfect. Easy to walk to restaurants, the Queen's Garden, etc. The Rutherford is a 2-minute walk to "the oldest... More 

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Thank JojoAshland
RutherfordHotelGM, Front Office Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Dear JojoAshland, On behalf of Rutherford Hotel, I wanted to thank you for staying with us on your recent trip to Nelson. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and had the opportunity to explore beautiful Nelson. We enjoy celebrating our successes, I will be sure to share your positive feedback with the team. Please do not hesitate to... More 

Woking, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Helpful reception staff. Pleasant central area and good room overlooking cathedral. Bathroom ok, but shower not up to par. Location is ideal and close to a number of decent looking restaurants, one of which we enjoyed very much. Very happy with short stay and would happily stay there again.

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Thank WeyTraveller
RutherfordHotelGM, Front Office Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Dear WeyTraveller, On behalf of Rutherford Hotel, I wanted to thank you for staying with us on your recent trip to Nelson. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. It is part of our culture to celebrate success and receiving positive feedback is an integral part of this process. I will share your feedback with the team. Should you... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an awesome stay. Very central. Easy to find and get to. Staff looked after us a treat. Parking and valet was first class. Super comfy bed was perfect after a day walking in Abel Tasman NP. In house Japanese restaurant is superb also. Extensive sake selection and very fine seafood.

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1 Thank travisde
RutherfordHotelGM, Front Office Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Dear travisde, On behalf of Rutherford Hotel, I wanted to thank you for staying with us on your recent trip to Nelson. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. It is part of our culture to celebrate success and receiving positive feedback is an integral part of this process. I will share your feedback with the team. Please do... More 

Cranbrook, UK
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed at the Rutherford several times, most recently over the last weekend. When we first tried to find a hotel in Nelson some years ago there didn't seem to be much choice and we didn't consider this hotel because from the outside it doesn't look beautiful. However, on the inside it is great and we are so glad... More 

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Thank MartinRolvenden
RutherfordHotelGM, Front Office Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Dear MartinRolvenden On behalf of Rutherford Hotel, I wanted to thank you for staying with us on your recent trip to Nelson and your return business. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and took the time to share your experience. It is part of our culture to celebrate success and receiving positive feedback is an integral part of... More 

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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

My family visited in early January 2016. The staff were very helpful and pleasant. We had rooms on the 5th floor. The rooms are large and airy, the bathroom has a bath and shower,etc. The beds are very comfortable. The room had a comfortable chair and a business table if you needed to get work done. High speed internet was... More 

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Thank Ian G
RutherfordHotelGM, Front Office Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Dear Ian G, On behalf of Rutherford Hotel, I wanted to thank you for staying with us on your recent trip to Nelson. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We also appreciate the thorough feedback you have shared on Trip Advisor. I will pass you compliments on to the team. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly... More 

Rancho Mirage, California
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19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Had a wonderful three night stay at The Rutherford, beautiful suite (room #416), great view, centrally location adjacent to main cathedral, just off Trafalgar Street, couldn't ask for better. Originally checked into (and out of) more highly rated Century Park, absolutely delighted with that decision!!

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Thank mikeinscca
RutherfordHotelGM, Front Office Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Dear mikeinscca, On behalf of Rutherford Hotel, I wanted to thank you for staying with us on your recent trip to Nelson. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and your suite complete with cathedral view! It is part of our culture to celebrate success and receiving positive feedback is an integral part of this process. I will share... More 

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Our American guests found this hotel central and comfortable while reviewing Nelson then spending two nights with us an hour from the city. One small disappointment was a WiFi problem but it got sorted out. Our guests found the attendants and porters very helpful and hospitable.

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Thank 644luv2travel
RutherfordHotelGM, Front Office Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Dear 644luv2travel, On behalf of the Rutherford Hotel, I wanted to thank you for your thoughtful review regarding your guests' stay on their recent trip to Nelson We are delighted that they enjoyed their stay. It is part of our culture to celebrate success and receiving positive feedback is an integral part of this process. I will share your feedback... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Spent two nights here, great spot as is very central to town. Selection of on site restaurants is great if you don't want to walk or drive anywhere. Downstairs cafe looked nice but was not open on a Sunday morning which would have been nice.

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Thank Metro777
RutherfordHotelGM, Front Office Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Dear Guest, On behalf of Rutherford Hotel, I wanted to thank you for staying with us on your recent trip to Nelson. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Regarding the cafe opening hours, unfortunately it is only open on week days, however we offer the Oceano Restaurant open from 6am to 10:30 where you can get... More 

California
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41 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

This was a perfectly adequate hotel in a central location. But in this day and age, charging $10/night for wifi seems outrageous. And to use their laundry you had to go to the desk to buy tokens for $3/load or dryer. Charge me an extra $10/night and make it all included. This place just annoyed me.

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Thank NeroCalifornia
RutherfordHotelGM, Front Office Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Dear Guest On behalf of Rutherford Hotel, I wanted to thank you for staying with us on your recent trip to Nelson. Your concerns regarding the our prices on wireless does not fall on deaf ears, we are currently reviewing our policy regarding wireless charges and have have already began providing more complimentary access to our guests. We also offer... More 

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