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Rutherford Hotel Nelson

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#13 of 42 Hotels in Nelson
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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed at the Rutherford when visiting Nelson for the first time on recommendation of friends. Nice lobby area, hotel a little dated. We were on the 9th floor - and apparently upgraded to a premium room. Was not sure what that would mean, but having stayed in heaps of hotels I was "excited". Excitement over, we ended up with a...

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Bucks
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

WE had four days here on part of a tour of New Zealand. THe hotel is in a quiet area of the town and our very nice large room was full of light and faced the cathedral. THe hotel style is traditional, in fact it had a corporate feel about it, with retrained woodwork for decor everywhere and uniformed staff...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is supposed to be the best in Nelson, the staff behind the desk lacked personality and well conversation, ability to be front of house.....the shower was a drip and took 20 mins to heat up. There is no safe in the room.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel in a great location for exploring the town and my room had a nice view over the town down to the sea. Rooms a little dated but air con worked well. Limited wifi, would expect more from a 4 star hotel. Some noise from the neighbouring room so sound proofing could be improved. Did not eat at the hotel...

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Wilmington, Delaware
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very close to all the shops and restaurants. Great walking distance from everything. Very quiet, and the staff were great. If you happen to go sight seeing for a few days, you can leave your luggage in a secured area at the hotel. We had a view of the church and the great sunsets behind it. The only reason I...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were more than willing to help with anything you might need. Ocean restaurant attached was mediocre and pretty pricey. Best part was the wonderful bartender, Josh. Really personable guy, good stories, great recommendations on drinks was the biggest thing. Not to mention he could probably make anything to your liking meticulously.

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Michigan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Other than the shower head, the hotel was very nice. The shower head was very low for me and I'm only 5'4". Our room had wonderful light, lots of mirrors, lots of hangers, and nice towels. I counted 4 outlets free to use. The wifi was good and the rooms were quiet.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a night at the Rutherford which is by far our most favourite place to stay when we come to Nelson. It has that touch of luxury and decadence about it which elevates it above the numerous motels in the town. We were greeted by Ciaran McKenna at the front desk, a charming friendly person. From check in to...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best hotel in central Nelson with a choice of restaurants in the hotel and very comfortable quiet rooms. The staff are friendly and capable and the breakfast buffet we had was good. The views over the town or hills are interesting. The hotel is about 100m from the town square where the excellent Saturday market is held....

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good location, basic breakfast buffet but terrible showers, full of lime scale which resulted in no pressure and felt like a hosepipe and to charge for car parking is a joke !! For a 4star hotel this is not acceptable nowadays !!!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Miyazu Japanese Restaurant
Miyazu Japanese Restaurant
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Oceano
Oceano
Cuisines: New Zealand, Seafood, European
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nelson is an extraordinary NZ destination befitting a hotel of such a high standard. The Rutherford Hotel Nelson offers luxurious hotel accommodation with a full complement of features designed to help you achieve the most from your stay. The hotel offers a range of superior guest facilities including two restaurants, a cafe and is only a couple of minutes walk from Nelson's main shopping district and landmark cathedral. Dining, relaxing, or getting away from it all, this is one of the few hotels that puts you right at the doorstep of three national parks and an unmatched range of sandy beaches, blue seas and mountain wilderness. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rutherford Hotel Nelson

Address: 27 Nile Street West | P O Box 248, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: $163 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Nelson
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“Great place to stay if you don't have a car, walking distance from most places”
 of 5 bubbles jennifervH375QP, 1 week ago | Read review
“All rooms seemed to be fine”
 of 5 bubbles DaleB973, Sep 18, 2016 | Read review
“Any of the high up/corner suites should give you great views.”
 of 5 bubbles Alaroy01, Sep 17, 2016 | Read review
“Great views from upper floors”
 of 5 bubbles lujamesm, Sep 16, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing Nelson's Anglican Cathedral provide a nice view, but the windows are so filthy, the view is difficult to see.”
 of 5 bubbles 36jena, Apr 25, 2016 | Read review
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