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Rutherford Hotel Nelson

27 Nile Street West | P O Box 248, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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  • Queen's Gardens
    0.6 km
  • 4 star hotel
  • Free Parking
Reviewed 22 March 2015
Very nice
Clean modern room and the hotel appears elegant and staff were... more
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

Clean modern room and the hotel appears elegant and staff were friendly. Central to walk from and situated close to taxis and buses. Room service breakfast the usual crazy price but was on time. Their Japanese restaurant offered great food but at a $$ you will note.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Our Group Stayed here over a long weekend for a Pipe Band Contest. The staff were friendly and helpful. Check-in was organised and easy. Check out also went smoothly. The rooms were well appointed and beds very comfortable. The robes were useful and we all enjoyed our stay. The Hotel is very close to town. a 2 min walk to...

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Camberley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2015

This place is right next to the iconic cathedral and a few yards from the vibrant city centre (yet on road parking was easy). Good views from all the rooms as far as we could determine. Brilliant restaurant with friendly and professional staff. One of the best in the 14 we stayed at on our NZ trip.

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 February 2015

If you are looking for a branded hotel in Nelson, there are only two choices: the Mercure/Monaco near the airport and Heritage's Rutherford in the centre of Nelson. I wouldn't stay at the former again - it's modelled on a twee Cotswold village with dark interiors and rather pokey rooms. Not my cup of tea. The Rutherford is an old...

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
Reviewed 16 February 2015

We spent two nights in the best location we could imagine...close to restaurants, flea market, cathedral, and Jens Hansen (Lord of the Rings ring creator). Very nice rooms, and the staff was amazingly helpful (especially Yuri). Definitely lived up to the Heritage property name.

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2Thank ocilla
London
Reviewed 10 February 2015

A rather soulless hotel, a big reception area but no warmth of welcome. We arrived for a 2 night stay on a Sunday at 2.30 We were offered Valet Parking for $5 or park on the street for free. Why bother charging guests booking a top room $5 to park their car? If it was $25 I could understand but...

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

Dear Frank M Thank you for providing us with your feedback on your recent stay. I am very disappointed to find that you didn't receive a warm welcome when arriving at the hotel. Your feedback regarding service and amenities have been discussed with other operational management and while we have not changed our parking charges we have ensured that the...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 February 2015

Have stayed at the Rutherford a few times in the last few years and Sunday night was a very pleasant night. Was in Room 808. Comfortable, cool and the room air conditioning and opening windows. After the humidity of Auckland was nice to have a sleep in 16-17 degrees. Room and bathroom were fine and very comfortable and compared with...

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

Dear Harry7264 Thank you for your positive comments regarding your stay at Rutherford Hotel Nelson. We are also pleased to read that you enjoyed the climate in Nelson. Yours sincerely Bevan McGillicuddy General Manager

Reviewed 9 February 2015

We stayed in room 701 it seemed very eerie. The bathroom was nicely set out the bed was uncomfortable to sleep on, there was only 1 robe in the wardrobe, when there were 2 people staying in that room. We didnt know how to work anything so we had to figure it out ourselves. The minibar was not even plugged...

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1Thank Kayla H
new york
Reviewed 4 February 2015

The hotel was virtually empty at high season and we could see the reason why after spending one night there. We checked out the next day and went to a hotel in town that was 2/3 the price and ten times better The Rutherford hotel is faded, with old soft beds that are extremely uncomfortable The service was awful. They...

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Reviewed 29 January 2015 via mobile

Unbelievable that a 4 star hotel can operate in the 'sunniest' place in NZ and produce rooms with no air conditioning. We stayed for 3 extremely uncomfortable nights in January sleeping in 'sauna' like conditions in a premium room. Never again!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Pool
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
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • 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
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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: $227 - $302 (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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“All rooms seemed to be fine”
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“Great views from upper floors”
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“Rooms facing Nelson's Anglican Cathedral provide a nice view, but the windows are so filthy, the view is difficult to see.”
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