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Rutherford Hotel Nelson
Ranked #18 of 42 Hotels in Nelson
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Modern room, although a little damaged in decor. Could hear some noise from people in rooms adjacent during our 2 night stay. Reception staff helpful on arrival. Approx 5 mins walk to local eateries, covering various price ranges.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 December 2016

Great spot to spend a few nights. The rooms are magnificent; clean and spacious. The restaurants are divine. There is a Japanese restaurant and a western cuisine restaurant that are both of exceptional high quality.
My only hesitation was the limited amount of wifi offered. You could choose to pay for up to 1GB otherwise the included offering was minimal. As I was there on business, I needed wifi to continue working in the room. The staff were great though and extended my usage to 1GB for no extra charge. I spend a lot of time in hotels and wifi is mostly an inclusion.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Hubby and I were given a Air New Zealand mystery holiday. Wonderful place to stay. AMAZING service. Resturants were devine. It was even hot enough to use the pool which i must say was very relaxing. ☺

Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank miniehaha4
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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here just one night at the beginning of a week-long trip in the South Island and I was impressed with the quality of the hotel accommodation and more importantly the staff.

For its age the hotel was of good quality. And the in-house restaurant Oceano was good.

The big draw card for me was the staff. As it is said, a little kindness goes a long way. I spoke with about 6 staff members between check-in and check-out and they were all very friendly and helpful, and I felt not because they had to be.

Would highly recommend based on my experience.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled on business
Thank johobu
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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

A lovely place to stay, and in a gorgeous central location. We had a great meal in the Oceania restaurant with lovely views to the cathedral and gardens. Thoroughly recommend - and don't be put off by the rather odd exterior.

Stayed: December 2016
Thank Emma H
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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
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet (WiFi) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Luxury Hotel in Nelson
Price Range: $198 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rutherford Hotel Nelson 4.5*
Number of rooms: 113
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 
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