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Rutherford Hotel Nelson

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#13 of 42 Hotels in Nelson
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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 December 2016

This turned out to be a perfect choice for us. The location was ideal; easy walk to shops, restaurants and the Saturday market. The hotel has a couple of restaurants. The Japanese is very good. We didn't try the other. Our room was very comfortable wth all mod cons. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Good parking. We would stay...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2016

This was a good quality hotel, well worth its 4* rating. It had nice rooms with good bathrooms. Breakfasts were good - although it was one of those hotels (increasingly a minority) where you have to wait for a waitress to give you/top up coffee! For me a serve-yourself coffee machine is the better option. The hotel has an excellent...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Nelson is a wonderful city and the Rutherford Hotel was a wonderful surprise. Great service from friendly staff and a hotel that is well appointed and excellent value. Will absolutely stay here again.

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York
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This hotel is in a good place, close to shopping and restaurants. All the expected amenities were there, iron/board, hair dryer, toiletries, etc. The only drawback was having no safe in the room, you had to put your valuables/passports etc. in their safe. The staff were very friendly and efficient. In fact, the night staff were brilliant when the earthquake...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I had an overnight stay here recently and it was lovely. Great location, only one block away from central Nelson shops. Room was tidy, spacious, greath bath and everything you need. A range of dining options in the hotel although we did not eat there. Staff were very lovely - couldn't fault the hotel at all. Will definitely stay again...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Service with swift, staff pleasant although if you have specific requests or deviations from the in house dining menu forget it. Hotel is clean and well cared for but the rooms are tired and desperately need updating.

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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This Hotel is comfortable, convenient and clean. Check-in was smooth and Staff were courteous. The Japanese Restaurant is excellent and presentation of food was great as were the staff. Our room was comfortable and clean. Our only criticism would be the bathroom which was too cramped and the shower which is over the bath sprays water everywhere and is also...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel in the centre of Nelson is everything you would expect from an international hotel. It has well appointed rooms with en suite bathrooms, tv, wi-fi etc. There is a choice of restaurants including a Japanese one that has a good reputation. I didn't eat there so I can't absolutely vouch for it. I only had breakfast at the...

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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Nice rooms,clean and a comfortable bed....ample parking and great location right In town,very short walk to Trafalgar street and many great restaurants Check in was fast,did not eat at the hotel though

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

Dear kerry r, On behalf of Rutherford Hotel, I wanted to thank you for staying with us on your recent trip to Nelson. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly for your next booking or visit the Rutherford Hotel website and...

New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 September 2016

So central you walk out the door and you are in the city amongst the dining quarter. Staff are very courteous and professional. The cleaning standard is exceptional. Options to dine in either restaurant onsite, and a cafe although this wasn't open on the weekend we visited. One minor complaint, the cleaning personnel were early in knocking on the door,...

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

Dear DOrzy, On behalf of Rutherford Hotel, I wanted to thank you for staying with us on your recent trip to Nelson. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. It is part of our culture to celebrate success and receiving positive feedback is an integral part of this process. I will share your feedback with the team. I have...

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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
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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: ₹ 10,720 - ₹ 14,710 (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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#10 Luxury Hotel in Nelson
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