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Rutherford Hotel Nelson

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27 Nile Street West Trafalgar Square, Nelson 7010 New Zealand
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#18 of 43 hotels in Nelson
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Boating
Babysitting
Paid private parking on-site
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bowling
Golf course
Hiking
Mini golf
Archery offsite
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Bathrobes
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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City View
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Chinese, Afrikaans and 4 more
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traveltohere wrote a review May 2021
Auckland, New Zealand37 contributions20 helpful votes
I have been coming here since 11 years and unfortunately there are less good things to say each time. The reception staff are very cold and do not give a very welcoming impression. The room service (from Oceano) is served as very small portions considering the high price. Even after three courses you are left feeling hungry. The quality of the food is okay. I once forgot to sign my breakfast card and the reception staff made me come all the way back down to the lobby to sign it. This is not only unnecessary but very unprofessional given the amount of paperwork you already complete at checkin. The Japanese restaurant (Miyazu) has sadly closed down due to the pandemic. This was a great restaurant. There is however still plenty of signage advertising Miyazu. Hopefully this will be removed soon. The hotel is in need of a renovation and is slowly becoming tired and old. Many years ago the hotel once sold us a room at short notice. We later found out that this room was actually reserved for the crew of an airline who were just running very late. Not believing this we asked reception staff later that evening and indeed the crew had to be sent to another hotel when they finally arrived. On the plus side the hotel is in a great central location and within short walking distance of many food and shopping options. The rooms are light and offer good views.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Toni D wrote a review Mar 2021
Wellington, New Zealand140 contributions70 helpful votes
This is a hotel in a great central location - walk around town for shopping or dining. A bit dated - but very clean and staff really helpful and pleasant. There is a bar and restaurant on site - we didn't go there but they appeared popular.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Alexander Siebentritt, General Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson
Responded 16 Apr 2021
Dear Toni D, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review. We are very happy to learn that the team here at the hotel was able to make your stay memorable and we will ensure to share your encouraging comments with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards from the team at Rutherford Hotel Nelson ~ A Heritage Hotel. "Experience the best of N.E.L.S.O.N." Nature - Exceptional - Local - Safe - Optimistic - Neat
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Lisa6869 wrote a review Feb 2021
Nelson26 contributions4 helpful votes
We went to The Oceano restaurant for our wedding anniversary on Sunday, not only was the food superb but the service from Simran was excellent, we had a 3 course dinner and it was so nice and then at the end Simran and the chef surprised us with a chocolate selection which was such a special thing for us, they went the extra mile and we would diff go back, highly recommended
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Alexander Siebentritt, Other at Rutherford Hotel Nelson
Responded 5 Mar 2021
Dear Lisa6869, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to learn how much you enjoyed your stay with us and that our team was able to make your stay memorable and I will ensure to share your encouraging feedback with the team and especially Simran. Congratulations again for your anniversary! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards from the team at Rutherford Hotel Nelson ~ A Heritage Hotel. "Experience the best of N.E.L.S.O.N." Nature - Exceptional - Local - Safe - Optimistic - Neat
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Emma W wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand328 contributions181 helpful votes
This hotel is interesting because it is dated but in a classic way. Everything is neat and tidy, just not modern or new. Our room was comfortable and spacious plus the staff were friendly. Very convenient location to park up and explore central Nelson on foot. Disliked · I paid for the room on check in but had to pay $5 for parking on check out, which was slightly irritating. The hotel also charges credit card fees. The shower set up means water gets onto the bathroom floor.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Alexander Siebentritt, Other at Rutherford Hotel Nelson
Responded 20 Jan 2021
Dear Emma W, Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to leave us your review. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our team was able to make your stay memorable. We will ensure to share your encouraging feedback with the team. Also thank you very much for feedback on areas of improvement, this is very important to us an we are reviewing opportunities to ensure for a better guest experience. Unfortunately the 1.5% additional cost to credit card transactions is a result of high fees charged to us from our financial service providers and is something we decided to pass on to those deciding to use credit cards. If paying with cash or eftpos this cost does not apply. We decided to add this cost to credit card transaction only in order to be more transparent and not include the associated cost charged by our financial service providers as a fixed position in our pricing structure for all guests. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards from the team at Rutherford Hotel Nelson ~ A Heritage Hotel. "Experience the best of N.E.L.S.O.N." Nature - Exceptional - Local - Safe - Optimistic - Neat
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Mumma&Co wrote a review Dec 2020
Timaru, New Zealand3520 contributions509 helpful votes
Great spot, super handy to cbd so we could walk everywhere. Staff all very professional & looked impeccable, certainly no friendly banter though! Showers needed more pressure! Rooms getting serviced at 5pm was a pain but understand they were super busy.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Alexander Siebentritt, Other at Rutherford Hotel Nelson
Responded 19 Jan 2021
Dear MummaandCo, Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to leave us your review. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We would certainly be interested in learning more around your comments around our team if you feel there is an area of improvement. As we do strongly believe that the delivery of exceptional service consists of more than just presentation, interaction is an important part thereof. We will take your comments around the showers into consideration when planning future upgrades and our apologies for the slightly later servicing than usual. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards from the team at Rutherford Hotel Nelson ~ A Heritage Hotel. "Experience the best of N.E.L.S.O.N." Nature - Exceptional - Local - Safe - Optimistic - Neat
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PRICE RANGE
US$106 - US$145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionNelson
NUMBER OF ROOMS
113
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rutherford Hotel Nelson
Which popular attractions are close to Rutherford Hotel Nelson?
Nearby attractions include Nelson Saturday Market (0.3 km), Nelson Provincial Museum (0.2 km), and Jens Hansen Gold and Silversmith (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rutherford Hotel Nelson?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Rutherford Hotel Nelson?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Rutherford Hotel Nelson?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Rutherford Hotel Nelson?
Yes, free parking and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rutherford Hotel Nelson?
Conveniently located restaurants include Harry's Hawker House & Bar, Paasha, and Hopgoods & Co.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rutherford Hotel Nelson?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Rutherford Hotel Nelson located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Nelson.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rutherford Hotel Nelson?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Rutherford Hotel Nelson offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rutherford Hotel Nelson?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, and Korean.