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Rutherford Hotel Nelson

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed a number of times at the Rutherford which still leads the way in Nelson, good size warm bedroom on a cold nelson evening, nice and close to the CBD for going out for tea etc, Had breakfast in the morning and again pretty good, would make one small comment about the bread, could improve the quality as it looked... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two nights here after getting the ferry across from Wellington and found everything to be of a good standard. The room was large, clean and tidy with nice views over Nelson. The staff were friendly and efficient and we used room service once, which also very nice. Overall it was a very good choice of places to stay.

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Thank EricEssex2014
Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rutherford is a very good place to hold a conference. The staff were extremely helpful and capable. Nothing was a problem.The meals were very good given the number of people they had to cater for.

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Thank JulianRR55
Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was gifted this voucher from friends, my wife and I and another couple headed to the restaurant to cash it in and what a wonderful evening we all had. Great food from starter, to entree, to main and then desert. The chef put his own slant across all the dishes and they just excellent with everybody at the table... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Lovely place to stay. very clean great reception service. At breakfast staff were efficient but not happy. The coffee was lovely at Cafe downstairs and the girl very pleasant . I have to ask why the flush button on the toilet is directly behind the lid . So I had to close lid every time to flush. so annoying. It... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Nothing special of a hotel, clean and tidy. Only downside is when we arrived the receptionist (trainee) forgot to take our credit card details, and afterwards kept hassling us by calling the room after we said we would be down later. Fairly central to the town. Town seemed quiet and there were kids/ adults running around all hours of the... More 

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

Dear Jamie N, On behalf of Rutherford Hotel, I wanted to thank you for staying with us on your recent trip to Nelson and for taking the time to give your feedback. I regret that your experience with the front of house staff was not up to standard, I will follow up with the young lady training at reception regarding... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

I really like the Rutherford. In need of a freshen up, but central, comfortable and friendly. The on premises Japanese restaurant is very good, and the a la carte breakfast menu is short but effective. Rooms are a good size, and perfect for a quick business trip. Bathroom was clean, but probably the most in need of renovation. All up... More 

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Thank alandel01
RutherfordHotelGM, Front Office Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Dear alandel01, On behalf of Rutherford Hotel, I wanted to thank you for staying with us on your recent trip to Nelson and for sharing your feedback. We are currently in the process of a soft refurbishment of the guest rooms due to be completed by the end of this year. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay, we... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

One of best accommodation places..onellete for breakfast was ok..but super comfy bed and clean bright bathroom with good quality towels shampoo and body wash etc..cheap valet parking and few hour bag storage after checking out wasn't a problem for great reception staff.

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

Dear Janmarie F, 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. It... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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185 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

This place has apparently been refurbished. It certainly has a very grand entrance, with a water fountain in the foyer that reflects an elegance of yesteryear. The room I was in was larger than many modern hotel rooms with a double and single bed. A small writing desk was also available. The place is immaculate, quiet and even offers a... More 

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Thank SWGH123
RutherfordHotelGM, Front Office Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Dear SWGH123, On behalf of Rutherford Hotel, I wanted to thank you for staying with us on your recent trip to Nelson. I appreciate the time you have taken to describe the things in particular you liked about your room. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay.. It is part of our culture to celebrate success and receiving positive... More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 3 nights. The rooms were spotless and the beds were comfortable enough. The over bath shower was a little disappointing - the shower head being too low. Breakfast was not really good enough for the price tag. The cooked buffet selection was rather limited. Although what there was, was well cooked and tasted good.

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

Dear iamapioneer, On behalf of Rutherford Hotel, I wanted to thank you for staying with us on your recent trip to Nelson. Our standard Premium Rooms are generally shower over bath, however we have rooms available with a walk in shower (no bath) on request. I am sorry to hear that the breakfast did not meet your expectations. The full... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • 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, Asian, Sushi
Oceano
Oceano
Cuisines: Seafood, New Zealand
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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: $144 - $188 (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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Nelson Rutherford Hotel
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#9 Luxury Hotel in Nelson
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