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Rutherford Hotel Nelson
Ranked #18 of 42 Hotels in Nelson
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Stayed here 5 days while attending meetings and a conference. Bedrooms were very good, comfortable bed, and clean. Great shower. Staff very efficient, helpful and very friendly, nothing was to much for them. Conference rooms and facilities good while the catering was fantastic.Breakfast and choices was very good and tasty. Overall, a positive experience.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled on business
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Thank Rob S
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely hotel with a very 'grand' feel in a great location for exploring Nelson.
Rooms are spacious and very well equipped, we were able to park our car for free on all 3 days and the staff were friendly and helpful.
We didn't eat in the hotel as there are so many great places nearby. Nelson is not cheap but there are some really lovely, upmarket bars and restaurants.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

I stayed at the Rutherford Nelson Hotel while attending a 3-day conference in Nelson. The hotel has several restaurants and a coffee shop and is just a few minutes walk from the heart of Nelson.

I was impressed by the cleanliness of the rooms and the common areas. I was fortunate enough to have a quiet suite situated in the corner on a high floor. The room was spacious and clean with a modern bathroom. It also had a kitchenette with coffee and tea available. The bed was very comfortable, and the temperature comfortable.

Front desk staff was helpful. Checkout took a bit longer because of an error with the credit card, but the manager was able to resolve it quickly. Staff available to store bags, help plan activities, and arrange transportation.

Breakfast was included with my rate--continental and hot buffets plus à la carte available. Breakfast staff members were cheerful. The continental food selections were broad including breads, cereals, fruits, cheeses, and coffees and teas. Espresso drinks could be ordered à la carte.

The hotel also had excellent meeting room facilities. Space was ample and easily accessible from guest rooms and the lobby.

Room Tip: Ask for room with windows looking at the cathedral for a nice view and sunrise
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

I had always thought the exterior rather bland, but the inside of the building is lovely. The hotel is spotless, the staff very friendly and helpful, the food wonderful.

I especially enjoyed the free parking in their carpark, unlike other places which charge a parking fee.

We will be back.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled on business
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Thank WLnz
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

My second stay at The Rutherford Hotel in Nelson. I really love the grandness of this hotel. It's fairly old, having been opened in the early 70's, but it's still a lovely place to stay. Our room overlooked the city, Montgomery Square and the Cathedral. Would stay here again

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Melita W
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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: $199 - $298 (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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