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Rutherford Hotel Nelson

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#13 of 42 Hotels in Nelson
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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed in the Rutherford for two nights in two adjoining rooms which were comfortable and well equipped. The hotel in general however was lacking in that it has a meagre swimming pool that looked dirty and unkempt (only 3 sun loungers for a hotel of this size ... Bizarre). From first checking in and throughout our stay we felt like...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Customer service poor. Had to go through each morning that we had pre paid breakfast. Made to feel that we were trying to pull a fast one and had to wait for phone calls to manager to confirm. Had to change room as broken toilet with no apology. At one point it was pointed out that we could put hand...

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Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel was clean, very good ambience and in a convenient location, walking distance to town centre and all the eateries. A clean indoor heated pool would have been great. Manager Megan was brilliant. Nothing was too hard for her and the porter Dylan always had a smile and ready to assist. Went with the family so I would recommend this...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this hotel! On arrival, parking was easy and reasonably priced behind the hotel. The staff were so friendly and welcoming and made us feel instantly at home despite the grandeur of the entrance hall. The room itself was like a mini apartment with sofa, kitchen area, tea and coffee (Nespresso machine!) and microwave. Décor was homely and beds were...

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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....

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Ohaupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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. ☺

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 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...

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Reviewed 11 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.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 December 2016

This turned out to be a perfect choice for us. The location was ideal; easy walk to shops, restaurants and the Saturday market. The hotel has a couple of restaurants. The Japanese is very good. We didn't try the other. Our room was very comfortable wth all mod cons. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Good parking. We would stay...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Pool
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
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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: £132 - £173 (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:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Nelson
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“All rooms seemed to be fine”
 of 5 bubbles DaleB973, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles Alaroy01, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Great views from upper floors”
 of 5 bubbles lujamesm, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing Nelson's Anglican Cathedral provide a nice view, but the windows are so filthy, the view is difficult to see.”
 of 5 bubbles 36jena, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
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