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Rutherford Hotel Nelson
Ranked #15 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Coolangatta, Australia
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21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“A Hotel of class”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

We loved it here. Our room had great views and was great value. We walked about 10 km up and over a nearby hill from which we saw great views. This hotel has been around a while and is still a classy one.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2012

The hotel foyer and reception area is very nice although a bit dated in style. My room was a good size and modern. Really nice amenities and good size bathroom. My room had a view over the Cathedral. I arrived late at night and ordered room service from the snack menu. The meal took a little while to arrive but it was good. The staff were very helpful and plesant. The shops are near the hotel (although I didnt get the chance to see them on this visit as I left very early in the morning). When I went to check out I noticed the cleaner was under the table polishing the legs of the table so I thought that was good that they cared about the details. The Hotel was approx 10-15 minutes by taxi to the Airport and cost me about $22. I would stay again. Also, I enjoyed the 2 Chocolates they left out. Yum!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Matamata, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2012

Found this place very average, got woken up at 6:45am by builders even tho when we used the laundry it had a sign up saying not to use it till 8am because of the other guests, thought it was over priced for the room we were in, good luck to any one who wants to stay here!

Room Tip: Ask for one away from the builders! And I would ask to view the room before taking it.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hawke's Bay
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2012

Great location, walk to shops, cafe's, saturday market and Cathedral.
Lovely rooms, spacious, clean and well presented with great bathroom extras.
Staff friendly and well presented. Except for the head lady of the catering needs to up her image if she is to stand and direct operations in the dining room, Efficient but scruffy!
Great conference dinner and second day lunch, have to ask why a curry for lunch for ladies on the first day!! not a favourite!
The hotel has that old worlde romantic charm with upholstered sofas and chairs to make an inviting friendly atmosphere. So much nicer than a sterile modern hotel.

Room Tip: No need, no one at conference had any complaints, all said the rooms were lovely, clean and spaciou...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Location Location Quiet by the Cathedral, close to al the best shops, resturants & cafes.
Excellent Conference Venue.
Rooms spacious & clean. Very friendly helpful staff.
Excellent food choice & beautifully presented.
Faultless

Room Tip: A room overlooking the Cathedral & grounds. Top floors the best.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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Meopham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2012

A large hotel overlooking the Cathedral at the best end of town. The staff were extremely attentive even though there was a full conference in house at the time. The reception staff were very quick and organised parking which was free.Our room was very clean and well presented with a cathedral view. Breakfast was more than adequate and we had an excellent meal in the Japanese restaurant complete with comedy act from one of the chefs.
On our departure we were given great advice for our journey and computer based driving instructions to supplement this.We had a lovely time and can recommend The Rutherford.
PJW

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Auckland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2012

I recently spent the night here and was completely impressed the hotel. The hotel is in a central location that is a short walk away from everything happening in the centre of Nelson. The suite was clean, spacious and well decorated and the bathroom was immaculate.

The customer service that I received from every member of staff that I came into contact with was exceptional. The staff were attentive to my every need and I would highly recommend staying here to anyone!

Room Tip: Room 416 is a large corner suite. It was quiet and has a view of the town and the cathedral.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Rutherford Hotel Nelson

Property: 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Luxury Hotel in Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rutherford Hotel Nelson 4.5*
Number of rooms: 113
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 
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