The Rutherford is located in central Nelson and has parking on-site, which is convenient. The rooms are spacious but very basic business hotel set-up. We found the bed a little "spongy' which made it uncomfortable for our liking. We did not have meals there but found some great places for dinner and for morning coffee close by. Our issue was the excessive charges and small data limits for using the internet. Given there is free telecom internet in town just minutes away, placing heavy charges on using the internet in the hotel, and applying a data limit even if you do pay the fee for a day is outrageous. We bit the bullet and paid the fee as we had work to do - then had the hotel charge us an additional fee on check-out for using a credit card to settle the account! How else do people pay for hotel bills?? We have never arrived at a hotel with a wad of cash to settle the account and never before had a hotel add a charge for using a credit card on check-out. I hope the management of this hotel wake up and realize they are going to lose customers if they do this.
In summary - nothing special about the hotel and a poor impression on leaving.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Nelson Rutherford Hotel