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Rutherford Hotel Nelson

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#14 of 41 Hotels in Nelson
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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2017

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...

1Thank Hilary G
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via 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....

Thank Iain B
Reviewed 17 March 2017 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.

Thank Praxmeyer
Cheshire England
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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.

Thank Cheshire174
Reviewed 8 March 2017

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

Thank stressbunny
Epsom, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2017

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...

1Thank MrsBiffo
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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...

1Thank Colin E
Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2017

My wife and I stayed for three nights in this old lady. Opened in 1972 it is overdue for a refurbishment. The polite lady who checked us in and out was lovely. However other reception staff encountered seed a ottos frazzled and stiff as other reviewers have mentioned.Our room on the nineth floor was ok but had uncomfortable beds and...

Thank Richard T
AlexanderSiebentritt, Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Dear Richard T Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us at the Rutherford Hotel Nelson and for choosing our hotel as your place of rest and relaxation. It is disappointing to read that some aspects of your stay did not meet your expectations. We normally have a variety of fresh fruits available at...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Stayed at the Rutherford when visiting Nelson for the first time on recommendation of friends. Nice lobby area, hotel a little dated. We were on the 9th floor - and apparently upgraded to a premium room. Was not sure what that would mean, but having stayed in heaps of hotels I was "excited". Excitement over, we ended up with a...

Thank Le S
AlexanderSiebentritt, Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Dear Le S Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review on your recent stay at the Rutherford Hotel Nelson. I am sorry to hear your experience about the upgrade. A premium room is our standard room type therefore we have no room to upgrade to a premium room. I do apologise that if you have been...

Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

WE had four days here on part of a tour of New Zealand. THe hotel is in a quiet area of the town and our very nice large room was full of light and faced the cathedral. THe hotel style is traditional, in fact it had a corporate feel about it, with retrained woodwork for decor everywhere and uniformed staff...

Thank accidentaltourist_8

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  • 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
Cuisines: New Zealand, Seafood, European
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • 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: ₹ 9,332 - ₹ 12,339 (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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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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