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Rutherford Hotel Nelson

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Chelmsford Essex
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very large hotel in a fairly small town. Reception is quite grand but the rooms are in need of refurbishment. Ok for a night or two. They were clean and comfortable. The bar area is a bit dark but the bar staff were friendly. It is a short walk to the town centre where there are places to eat...

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Wales
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very large reception area, which looked very opulent. The rooms were quite ordinary. They were clean and functional. We were confused by the parking as it seemed there was a lot of room but we were told to either park on the street or to use valet parking. Just a way of making money I think.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having air con in a room doesn't help if it doesn't work. It made a lot of noise but no cold air. Also a shower over a bath is not really a thing I like or need. The shower head was fixed and the water pressure so low, it was almost impossible to get properly clean. The Rutherford might have...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The rooms are a good size and well furnished. The staff were very helpful and pleasant. The lobby is large and well appointed. There is limited parking in the Hotel but on Street parking is available near the Hotel . However some parking had time restrictions. The Center of the town is close by with plenty of Restaurants, Bars shopping...

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Went to the restaurant at the Rutherford as part of a large group for dinner and drinks. Overall we did not find the reservation staff very accommodating. They were pretty uncompromising in their view of how things should go and seemed to think good customer service in 2017 is simply to tell the customer what you as the provider require....

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at a conference and enjoyed our stay. Good quality rooms that are clean and spacious. The hotel is in a good location close to the centre of town. Good option for a stay in nelson. The staff were very good.

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Cheshire England
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this hotel for two nights. The room was large with comfortable beds. The bathroom was fine. The hotel is spacious and has a pleasant atmosphere. Breakfast was fine and the bar staff were vert friendly although drinks were not cheap. The hotel is convenient for the restaurants and shops.

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Auckland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 3 nights believing this to be the best hotel in Nelson. However found some rather outmoded concepts such as limited wifi, old fashioned fixed shower head with inevitable splashing onto the floor of bathroom, and a tiny outdoor cold pool. No problems with staff or professionalism and as other reviewers have noted, public areas are spacious and impressive

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Epsom, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed one night at this traditional hotel in the centre of Nelson. The reception staff are excellent - very professional. The establishment is pristine and well mentioned and attractively decorated with a heritage feel. We had a superior quad room on the eighth floor - double aspect with fantastic views over the city. The hotel is very well located for...

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Thank MrsBiffo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent only one night at the Rutherford at the start of our time in the South Island. Hotel was very impressive with luxurious public areas and good sized bedroom. Situated in a quiet part of town is was also within easy walking distance of shops, cafes and bars. Found the staff to be efficient is a little formal. Nice outdoor...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
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
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre 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
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: $217 - $300 (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
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#12 Luxury Hotel in Nelson
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“Good views from eighth floor!”
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“All rooms seemed to be fine”
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