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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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Luxury
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Chinese, Afrikaans and 4 more
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Keely P wrote a review Jan 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand4 contributions1 helpful vote
Large, clean room with lovely views across the city centre. Staff at check-in and the valet were all friendly and helpful. Good large bathroom. All expected amenities, including kettle, mini-bar, tv etc. Lovely range of toiletries as well.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from AlexanderSiebentritt, General Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Dear valencia2308, thank you very much for choosing to stay with us on your recent visit to our extraordinary region. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us and I will ensure to pass on your feedback to the team. Once again, thank you for your encouraging feedback and 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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Caroline T wrote a review Jan 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand68 contributions8 helpful votes
Best place we have stayed at, great location with only minutes away from the Shopping Centres. Excellent customer service from Kayla at Reception who made our stay just so amazing and giving us a "Room with a View", Level 8, Room 814. So clean and you have all the comforts of home and entertainment that you can see from your room. Great Location with small shops opposite eg: Salon, Wellbeing, Barbers, Historic street homes, gardens, swimming pool, laundry facilities, dining and cafe facilities, Japanese Retaurant on the premises. Even after the Fire Alarm went on at 4 am on 2/1/20, they offered a free full breakfast for us, how excellent is that. Thank you Rutherford Hotel and Kayla for making this a most memorable trip that my husband and I have ever had and being our
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from AlexanderSiebentritt, General Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson
Responded 7 Jan 2020
Dear Caroline T, thank you very much for choosing to stay with us on your recent visit to our extraordinary region. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us. I will also ensure to pass on your compliments to the team, especially Kayla. Once again, thank you for your encouraging feedback and 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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jenny_osman wrote a review Dec 2019
Reading, United Kingdom27 contributions14 helpful votes
We stayed here for 2 nights as part of a tour over Christmas. The hotel is in a good location conveniently placed for sightseeing in Nelson. The rooms are comfortable, if dated in decor, with the usual room amenities provided. The catering left much to be desired both in terms of the food and service, which was very slow and disorganised. Reception staff were generally helpful.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from AlexanderSiebentritt, General Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson
Responded 29 Dec 2019
Dear jenny_osman, thank you very much for choosing to stay with us on your recent visit to Nelson and for taking the time to leave us your review. Naturally we are disappointed to learn that we couldn't provide you with that exceptional experience we stand for. While we unfortunately cannot undo what has already been done, we are confident that we are able to avoid a repeat in the future. Your comments will be discussed in our next staff meeting. I will also ensure to pass on your compliments to the reception team. Once again, thank you for your feedback as it helps us to improve our services when we haven't "gotten it just right". 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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rossmagpie wrote a review Dec 2019
Leeds, United Kingdom355 contributions152 helpful votes
..positioned in the centre of Nelson this hotel is fine for most activities..almost everything has been thought of for the comfort of guests including a choice of pillows - on a holiday of 30 nights in 12 different hotels one soon finds those little touches..the breakfasts were fine although at dinner there were a few issues amongst our group and fortunately the management accepted the comments and promises to act..it was Christmas and no doubt staffing wasn't easy though they did their best..top star rating is deserved!..
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from AlexanderSiebentritt, General Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson
Responded 29 Dec 2019
Dear rossmagpie, thank you very much for choosing to stay with us on your recent visit to our extraordinary region. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us. Naturally we are disappointed to learn that we couldn't "get it 100% right" during your stay, however I like to thank you for comments. We will be discussing points raised on the night with the team to ensure a better guest experience in the future. Once again, thank you very much for your comments and 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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Serena wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
This Hotel is brilliant! We stayed in a double room and it was so clean and tidy. The beds were so comfy as were the pillows and everything else. It was so peaceful and quiet. The reception staff were amazing and so friendly and helpful. For breakfast we got the buffet and again the staff were so friendly and amazing! They chatted with us and made us feel so welcome. They have such amazing customer service at this motel and are so professional! Cleary whoever is running this place needs some recognition :) I will find it very hard to stay anywhere else. Thanks for having us!!!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from AlexanderSiebentritt, General Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson
Responded 18 Nov 2019
Dear MacDougallS, thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. We are absolutely delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us. I will ensure to pass on your encouraging feedback to the team here at the hotel. It is motivating feedback like yours and helps us to maintain a level of service that we stand for. Once again, thank you very much for your review and we are very much looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards 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)
ALSO KNOWN AS
nelson rutherford hotel
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionNelson
NUMBER OF ROOMS
113
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