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Reviewed 23 June 2022 via mobile

I was here as part of a conference and also staying an extra couple of days. The staff have been amazing and really going out of their way to please. The food has been outstanding as part of the conference package, such a pity the restaurants are closed. Breakfast is in a lovely restaurant with spacious tables and a peaceful setting. Whilst I haven’t yet checked out, I must say the location is central, a little dated but very clean and has character. A lovely foyer, and I like having opening windows for fresh air. Nelson is a wonderful spot, restaurants close by and friendly locals. If you are looking for an event to be held in Nelson, I highly recommend this hotel. Great for tourists needing a central location. I will not hesitate to return.

Date of stay: June 2022
Trip type: Travelled on business
Thank Airmac
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Alexander Siebentritt, General Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2022

Dear Airmac,

thank you very much for taking the time to leave us our encouraging feedback. We are delighted to learn how much you enjoyed your experience with us and that in particular our team was able to make your stay memorable.

I have passed your motivating comments on to our team here at the hotel. We hope that your current say continues to be enjoyable.

We are reviewing frequently and are hoping to be able to open our restaurant and bar again for dinner service as soon as we are able.

Again thank you for choosing to stay with us and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to our extraordinary region.

Best regards
from the team at Rutherford Hotel Nelson ~ A Heritage Hotel.
"Experience the best of N.E.L.S.O.N."
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Reviewed 22 May 2022

We took 40 senior folks to stay a few nights at the Rutherford in May 2022. Rooms are great, they were able to provide rooms with walk-in showers for a handful of mobility-impaired clients. Breakfasts were excellent, likewise a catered set-menu dinner. The conference room we used for this dinner and musical concert was a bit sterile and lacked any decoration but would have been perfectly satisfactory for its usual purpose. The management and staff were uniformly helpful and attentive. Overall we were treated extremely well and highly recommend.

Date of stay: May 2022
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Thank Andrewlondonmusic
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Alexander Siebentritt, General Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2022

Dear Andrewlondonmusic,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience. We are delighted to learn that you and your guests enjoyed your stay with us. It was indeed wonderful to see another group at the hotel and having some activity.

I have shared your encouraging feedback with our team.

Again thank you for choosing to stay with us and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to our extraordinary region.

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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Reviewed 12 January 2022 via mobile

Brilliant as always. We have stayed many times. Central city. Lovely views. Close to all the restaurants cafes bars and shops. Next door to the iconic Cathedral. Part of a top hotel group. Hotel is getting old and is a little bit on tired side. But is clean and everything works well. Lovely breakfast buffet area. Friendly and helpful staff.

Date of stay: January 2022
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank Gary677870
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Alexander Siebentritt, General Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2022

Dear Garynmcdiarmid,,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us and are more than happy to share your encouraging feedback with the team. There certainly is a lot to see and do in our extraordinary city and region.

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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Reviewed 29 December 2021 via mobile

Hotel was exceptional, really comfy beds with all the amenities. Great service at reception. Lovely morning dip in the pool and the thing to top it all off was the great customer service from Anuris this morning for breakfast (best laugh in the world).

Date of stay: December 2021
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank lucyjolliffe
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Alexander Siebentritt, General Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2022

Dear lucyjolliffe,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us and we are more than happy to forward your encouraging feedback with our team and particularly Anurag.

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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Reviewed 21 December 2021 via mobile

Great pre Xmas stay. Wonderful views from the room. Good for our family of five with room in close proximity. Could walk to town centre, markets and local restaurants. Good sized rooms. Great to have a pool. Nice lobby and friendly helpful staff.

Room tip: Lots of parking onsite.
Date of stay: December 2021
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank dougaldinos
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Alexander Siebentritt, General Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2022

Dear dougaldinos,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us and we will ensure to share your encouraging comments with the team here at the hotel.

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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