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Rutherford Hotel Nelson

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27 Nile Street West P O Box 248, Nelson 7010 New Zealand See on map
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
4.5 Star accommodation
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All reviews shower over the bath large hotel public areas conference venue good size great town new zealand reception staff central location bit dated mini bar bars and restaurants free wifi appointed rooms comfortable bed few minutes walk three nights
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for a week as part of a conference. Good things - Great hotel, absolutely wonderful service from all the staff. My room got the afternoon sun, it was spacious, clean and had plenty of storage space. The restaurant Oceania serves amazing food....More

Thank ArohaCM
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This hotel has character and style which is backed up with friendly and helpful staff. Situated a short walk from the centre of town and with the height to stand out and provide some good views from many rooms. While in some ways a little...More

Thank imamactiger
Reviewed 23 August 2018

The staff at this hotel were amazing. 5 star customer service. Sadly tho the hotel appeared rather dated. I appreciated the glass door on the shower instead of a shower curtain, but the bathroom in my room was tiny. The rest of the room was...More

Thank Holz64
Response from AlexanderSiebentritt, General Manager at Rutherford Hotel NelsonResponded 30 August 2018

Dear Holly M, thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your review. I will share your encouraging feedback with our team. At the same time I am sorry to hear that the rest of your experience may have put a slight...More

Reviewed 16 August 2018

Stayed here for work recently. The location is really handy, in walking distance from everything I needed to do. Reception were super helpful, especially when I had to get some extra scanning and emailing done later in the night. Unlike one of the other reviewers...More

Thank mainlanderfolks
Response from AlexanderSiebentritt, General Manager at Rutherford Hotel NelsonResponded 18 August 2018

Dear mainlanderfolks, We are delighted to learn how much you enjoyed your stay with us. I will gladly share your encouraging feedback with our team here at the hotel. Our culinary team led by our executive chef certainly have put a lot of effort in...More

Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Stayed two nights for the special conference rate. Rather over priced and byo ed my own Bfast or it was going through be $21 for continental. Conference venue and catering was good and nice staff and clean older style room. WiFi was awful, slow and...More

Thank BexMay_12
Response from AlexanderSiebentritt, General Manager at Rutherford Hotel NelsonResponded 18 August 2018

Dear BexMay_12, thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. I am sorry to learn that your stay wasn't as enjoyable as you may have hoped. We do believe that our pricing structure reflects our services. Our continental buffet is rich with...More

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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.

Food & drink at the hotel
Miyazu Japanese Restaurant
102 reviews
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
44 reviews
Cuisines: New Zealand, Seafood, European
Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free Internet
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Wheelchair Access
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Safe, Quiet, Great View, Business
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
US$149 - US$197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
nelson rutherford hotel
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionNelson
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Susan C
15 December 2017|
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Response from GaryandLesleyTravel | Reviewed this property |
No self service Laundry facilities
7 December 2014|
Response from AlexanderSiebentritt | Property representative |
We are more than happy to arrange a taxi to you collect you from the hotel, we do not offer a shuttle service. We do have air conditioned rooms available on request
7 December 2014|
Response from AlexanderSiebentritt | Property representative |
We are more than happy to arrange a taxi to you collect you from the hotel, we do not offer a shuttle service. We do have air conditioned rooms available on request
Room Tips
"Higher floors have better city views"
6 Aug 2018
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"Corner suite was lovely and sunny"
23 Jun 2018
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"Higher floors will be quieter of course, rooms facing west might get more road noise"
2 May 2018
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"not sure, I think all would be fine"
3 Apr 2018
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