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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
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Luxury
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Chinese, Afrikaans and 4 more
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Lisa6869 wrote a review Feb 2021
Nelson26 contributions5 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 Zealand330 contributions182 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
2 Helpful votes
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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 Zealand3878 contributions515 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 2021
2 Helpful votes
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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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Codie Vincent wrote a review Dec 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand13 contributions
This hotel is a scam! Don't come here, avoid at all cost. I booked a accessable room for two nights, I left after the first. The hotel is not 4 stars, it's more like 2 stars. The carpet makes my wheelchair sink - clearly not wheelchair accessible.o The bathroom is small and has tilted floors that make it a mission to use. The staff didn't even refund me for my nights stay - for the amount of money they charged me - this is definitely a scam. Like I said, avoid this hotel at all cost, they'll do anything to steal from you. Google and TripAdvisor should be sued they even allow these morons on their platform.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Happiness52865273668 wrote a review Dec 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand2 contributions
The hotel has had a makeover keeping to an 'old school' hotel charm. The stay was just what we needed after a long kayak and hike in the Abel Tasman national park. Central and within walking distance to the centre of town
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Alexander Siebentritt, Other at Rutherford Hotel Nelson
Responded 27 Dec 2020
Dear Happiness52865273668, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are delighted to learn how much you enjoyed your experience with us and our extraordinary region. There is so much to see and do in Nelson, plenty for another visit. 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)
ALSO KNOWN AS
nelson rutherford hotel
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionNelson
NUMBER OF ROOMS
113
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