I've stayed at the Hume many times over the years and always enjoyed the experience. The atmosphere in this wonderfully restored place is really cool...in some hallways the floor is not quite level, the stairs creak, real heritage stuff. But the plumbing is modern, there are fire sprinklers everywhere, and the beds are comfortable - in other words, all the stuff that counts has been taken care of. Don't miss a trip in the phone booth-sized elevator with its rattles and bumps.
With the Library lounge, Mike's Place pub, and the General Store restaurant, the hotel has the food and drink side covered. The kitchen does a fine job - always good grub, and the best pizza in Nelson. Mike's can get raucous later at night when some patrons "feel the glow" and their vocabulary deteriorates, at which time head for the Library.
Hotel desk is very upfront about the certain rooms that will get noisy, so book a quiet one (4th flr) or bring earplugs. Staff are great - many have been there for a long time and seem to like their jobs - and are very helpful. Clean rooms every time.
I don't stay there anymore - I liked the town so much I moved there and built a house - but you can often find me at Mike's or the Library, 'cause the Hume is the "heart" of Nelson!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hume Hotel is a full-service Nelson landmark originally built in 1898 and is a must-see part of your trip to the area. In 2016 finishing touches were put on the last wing of guest rooms. All three floors have been renovated beautifully, maintaining that heritage charm that it is known for while incorporating some new technology like air conditioning and flat screen tvs. Centrally located, it includes the Aura Spa & Salon, General Store Family Restaurant, Mike's Place Pub, the Library Lounge, the Spiritbar entertainment venue, the Liquor Boutique and Banquet Facilities. Overnight stays in any of the guest rooms include a full hot complimentary breakfast in the morning made to your liking. This hotel is full of history, character and amazing staff. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hume Hotel Nelson