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Rutherford Hotel Nelson

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Reviewed 28 February 2016

from entering the lovely old school foyer, with sweeping staircase, flowers, wee copper flower fountain and even an old car for interest, we had a lovely time. it is soo central - walk to central bars and restaurants. we were on the fifth floor, looking out on the memorial and green park. could even see the 'centre of nz; spire...

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RutherfordHotelGM, Front Office Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Dear kim_andrews107, On behalf of Rutherford Hotel, I wanted to thank you for staying with us on your recent trip to Nelson. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. It is part of our culture to celebrate success and receiving positive feedback is an integral part of this process. I will share your feedback with the team. I apologise...

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 26 February 2016

We did not stay at the hotel itself, but where guests for breakfast and can strongly recommend it. Big choice of high quality products. Nice restaurant with beautiful view on the park and cathdral above. The waiters are very welcoming too. A good choice to start your day.

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RutherfordHotelGM, Front Office Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Dear ChristianeW841, On behalf of Rutherford Hotel, I wanted to thank you for dining with us for breakfast. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal and the panoramic views from the Oceano Restaurant. It is part of our culture to celebrate success and receiving positive feedback is an integral part of this process. I will share your feedback with...

Kauai
Reviewed 23 February 2016

comfortable room and a good size, pleasant view over park, helpful and friendly staff, efficient check-in and -out service, great location in a great city, windows that open, good breakfast buffet. Didn't get a chance to try the other restaurants but there is lots of choice.

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RutherfordHotelGM, Front Office Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Dear Kauaiguest, On behalf of Rutherford Hotel, I wanted to thank you for staying with us on your recent trip to Nelson. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. It is part of our culture to celebrate success and receiving positive feedback is an integral part of this process. I will share your feedback with the team. Please do...

Australia
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

We decided not to book ahead, but drove into Nelson & looked for the best hotel & hoped we could afford it. We were delighted with the Rutherford Hotel & its value. Why pay more for an Airbnb when this is so much better. I hope we can get back sometime. Thank you Rutherford Hotel

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RutherfordHotelGM, Front Office Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Dear PeterV771, On behalf of Rutherford Hotel, I wanted to thank you for staying with us on your recent trip to Nelson. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. It is part of our culture to celebrate success and receiving positive feedback is an integral part of this process. I will share your feedback with the team. Please do...

Richmond, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

We dined recently at the Oceano Restaurant where we received wonderful customer service from Veronika. Veronika made our dining experience one to remember, her recommendations of menu choice and her attention to detail were impeccable.

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RutherfordHotelGM, Front Office Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Dear beaudeen, On behalf of Rutherford Hotel, I wanted to thank you for coming to dine with us at the Oceano Restaurant. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. It is part of our culture to celebrate success and receiving positive feedback is an integral part of this process. I will share your feedback with Veronica. Please do not...

Maitland, Australia
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Centrally located, efficient, pleasant staff. Extra pillows no trouble. Breakfast was good Shower a bit dated- climbing into the bath to have a shower is not really comfortable. Shower head was water saving but not really luxurious. Ok, pleasant.

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RutherfordHotelGM, Front Office Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Dear Helen M, On behalf of Rutherford Hotel, I wanted to thank you for staying with us on your recent trip to Nelson and for your feedback. We offer the choice of two configurations of shower facilities; shower over bath or walk in shower. We are happy to provide the walk in shower configuration on request as most of our...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Nice hotel, easy walk to center of Nelson, pleasant and accommodating staff. The hotel was built in the 60's and is a little dated, but clean and functional. I'd stay there again if I was in Nelson, New Zealand.

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RutherfordHotelGM, Front Office Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Dear Geneh48, On behalf of Rutherford Hotel, I wanted to thank you for staying with us on your recent trip to Nelson. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. It is part of our culture to celebrate success and receiving positive feedback is an integral part of this process. I will share your feedback with the team. The hotel...

Wanaka, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Very welcoming staff on arrival and during our stay. The foyer area is beautiful and spacious. Great location with an easy walk to Nelson's restaurants and bar. Our room was comfortable. Too late in the afternoon to enjoy the pool as it was old the dark side of the hotel. Would definitely stay here again.

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RutherfordHotelGM, Front Office Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Dear Snowlightbox, On behalf of Rutherford Hotel, I wanted to thank you for staying with us on your recent trip to Nelson. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay! We celebrate our successes, I will be sure to share your positive feedback with the team. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly for your next booking or visit...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2016

I was looked after so well by all the staff when I was unexpectedly stranded in Nelson for over 2 weeks after my husband had been taken ill on a cruise ship and hospitalised in Nelson. My room had a wonderful view of the cathedral and also out to sea from windows on 2 sides of the comfortable room. The...

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RutherfordHotelGM, Front Office Manager at Rutherford Hotel Nelson, responded to this review

Dear Susan19482014, On behalf of Rutherford Hotel, I wanted to thank you for staying with us. While we are all sorry for the circumstances around your visit, it was an absolute joy being able to host you. I am also pleased you got to try the Atom Cafe, Oceano, & Miyazu - and that you enjoyed your dining experiences. I...

Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

A comfortable room with a view over the cathedral and part of the city. The staff were welcoming and efficient and the hotel was close to city centre and restaurants. Dining in Miyazu Japanese Restaurant, with in the hotel was very easy and the food and waiters were great.

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Dear Anne M, On behalf of Rutherford Hotel, I wanted to thank you for staying with us on your recent trip to Nelson. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and also your dining experience at the Miyazu Japanese Restaurant. It is part of our culture to celebrate success and receiving positive feedback is an integral part of this...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Miyazu Japanese Restaurant
Miyazu Japanese Restaurant
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Oceano
Oceano
Cuisines: New Zealand, Seafood, European
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

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
Price Range: $193 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rutherford Hotel Nelson 4.5*
Number of rooms: 113
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Nelson Rutherford Hotel
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#12 Luxury Hotel in Nelson
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