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Rutherford Hotel Nelson

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Rutherford Hotel in Nelson is in a great location, nice and central and handy to everything. The view from my room was so nice to wake up to every day - over looking the mountains that surround Nelson. The room was spacious and clean as you would expect from a hotel like this.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 May 2015

What a shame the Reception staff got our stay off to such a bad start. No one else arrived or was there when we arrived - Two staff checked us in which became very confusing. One got trolley for our bags and just wanted to get in the lift and go! The other was checking on my car where it...

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Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

Staff was great and location was great. For the money it was fine. Nothing really negative to say. Just feel like the hotel was stuck in the 1960's and hadn't been renovated since then. Pretty average.

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Tokoroa, Waikato, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 May 2015

I stayed at the Rutherford for 4 Nights late April / May and it was very clean and tidy.... Staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Thought paying for WIFI was a bit out of it and especially as it only lasted 24 hours - so when working long days and then having to work when back at the hotel it...

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RutherfordHotelGM, General Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Dear Tina H Thank you for your positive feedback regarding your stay. We have taken your comments regarding WIFI and the Room Service menu on board and will seek to make improvements where possible. You will be happy to know that we are currently in the process of releasing a new In-Room Dining menu that will have more options for...

Hertfordshire, England
Reviewed 12 May 2015

we stayed at the Rutherford for two nights. The room was a reasonable size and had all the basics. The pool was closed - don't know how long this was for! There was a pleasant enough bar area although very few people seemed to use it. Wifi was available but only free for 30mins or a specified amount which was...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

We spent a night in this comfortable hotel overlooking the beautiful bell tower of the cathedral next door. It has a 1970s look to it but it has been extensively renovated and maintained and seems very fresh. The staff were most helpful and charming. The location is great for walking to the Main Street where we ate at one of...

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1Thank Roger D
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 April 2015

Nelson is a great town and this hotel is pretty central. The Rutherford doesn't fall into the boutique category in so far as its large and of the modern "box" style. That said, its staff are friendly and helpful, the facilities very good and the overall impression is of a well run hotel. Downsides, limited free wifi (unlimited in the...

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1Thank Peter J
Reviewed 19 April 2015

Great location but hotel quite tired. "Free wifi" is for 30 mins per 24hrs, you can get that in Nelson township without paying for a room. Charging $10-$15 for wifi in 2015 is absurd for a hotel with this price point and a business focus.

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 April 2015

Loved our two night stay here as we were lucky enough to have a suite, which naturally gave plenty of space. Room was very clean and quiet. Furniture and bathroom decor were a little dated, but the room was generally well appointed. Staff were courteous and helpful. The little cafe on the ground floor we preferred for breakfast - it...

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Telluride, Colorado
Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

To finish up our time on the South Island, we decided to stay 3 days in Nelson at the Rutherford Hotel. The rooms were clean, nice, and quiet. The beds and pillows are very comfortable and the staff is very friendly and helpful. There was even a laundry facility right across from our room. I would recommend this hotel as...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Fitness Centre 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, Sushi, Asian
Oceano
Oceano
Cuisines: New Zealand, Seafood, European
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • 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: $228 - $315 (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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#10 Luxury Hotel in Nelson
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