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Rutherford Hotel Nelson

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Good facilities, with an impressive lobby area, two restaurants and a café, small outside pool and a good sized bar, although quiet when we were there. Very clean and tidy, a smart hotel with friendly staff. Good location for short walk to Victoria Street in Nelson (with alternative options for bars/restaurants) and then down to the attractive riverside for a...

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

Dear Colinjamescampbell, 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 at the Rutherford and your time in sunny Nelson. It is part of our culture to celebrate success and receiving positive feedback is an integral part of this process. I...

Reviewed 9 February 2016

For a birthday treat we stayed at this hotel near our home. We were greeted with a friendly welcome. To our surprise we got a free upgrade. The first room was the living room and was very well furnished with magnificent views from the 6th floor of the whole city and the cathedral next door. Big comfortable bed and tv...

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

Dear Pieter S, 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 the Deluxe Suite. 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...

Fort Davis, TX
Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

The location is the major selling point for this hotel, as it is easy walking distance of the central part of Nelson, and directly adjacent to a beautiful cathedral. The property is a bit older, but has been modernized. There are signs that the maintenance crew is not on top of their game. The first night the a/c did not...

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

Dear Carla K, 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 appreciate your feedback regarding outstanding maintenance issues. Your comments have been passed on to the housekeeping and maintenance departments so that they can check our rooms for the...

Ashland, Oregon
Reviewed 3 February 2016

It's nice to walk into a hotel and find a "real" lobby - gave me confidence that the rooms would be spacious (which they were) and that service would be good (which it was). The location, just opposite the cathedral, was perfect. Easy to walk to restaurants, the Queen's Garden, etc. The Rutherford is a 2-minute walk to "the oldest...

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

Dear JojoAshland, 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 had the opportunity to explore beautiful Nelson. We enjoy celebrating our successes, I will be sure to share your positive feedback with the team. Please do not hesitate to...

Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Helpful reception staff. Pleasant central area and good room overlooking cathedral. Bathroom ok, but shower not up to par. Location is ideal and close to a number of decent looking restaurants, one of which we enjoyed very much. Very happy with short stay and would happily stay there again.

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

Dear WeyTraveller, 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. Should you...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Had an awesome stay. Very central. Easy to find and get to. Staff looked after us a treat. Parking and valet was first class. Super comfy bed was perfect after a day walking in Abel Tasman NP. In house Japanese restaurant is superb also. Extensive sake selection and very fine seafood.

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

Dear travisde, 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...

Cranbrook, UK
Reviewed 11 January 2016

We have stayed at the Rutherford several times, most recently over the last weekend. When we first tried to find a hotel in Nelson some years ago there didn't seem to be much choice and we didn't consider this hotel because from the outside it doesn't look beautiful. However, on the inside it is great and we are so glad...

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

Dear MartinRolvenden On behalf of Rutherford Hotel, I wanted to thank you for staying with us on your recent trip to Nelson and your return business. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and took the time to share your experience. It is part of our culture to celebrate success and receiving positive feedback is an integral part of...

Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

My family visited in early January 2016. The staff were very helpful and pleasant. We had rooms on the 5th floor. The rooms are large and airy, the bathroom has a bath and shower,etc. The beds are very comfortable. The room had a comfortable chair and a business table if you needed to get work done. High speed internet was...

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

Dear Ian G, 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 also appreciate the thorough feedback you have shared on Trip Advisor. I will pass you compliments on to the team. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly...

Rancho Mirage, California
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Had a wonderful three night stay at The Rutherford, beautiful suite (room #416), great view, centrally location adjacent to main cathedral, just off Trafalgar Street, couldn't ask for better. Originally checked into (and out of) more highly rated Century Park, absolutely delighted with that decision!!

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

Dear mikeinscca, 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 your suite complete with cathedral view! It is part of our culture to celebrate success and receiving positive feedback is an integral part of this process. I will share...

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Our American guests found this hotel central and comfortable while reviewing Nelson then spending two nights with us an hour from the city. One small disappointment was a WiFi problem but it got sorted out. Our guests found the attendants and porters very helpful and hospitable.

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

Dear 644luv2travel, On behalf of the Rutherford Hotel, I wanted to thank you for your thoughtful review regarding your guests' stay on their recent trip to Nelson We are delighted that they enjoyed their 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...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • 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: RM630 - RM833 (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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Also Known As:
Nelson Rutherford Hotel
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Nelson
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