We stayed 2 nights at the Rutherford. Excellent location to the CBD and some great little cafes. We scored a room on the 7th floor with a fabulous view of the cathedral and the autumnal trees. The hotel has an awful concrete exterior and the inside decor is stuck in a an unattractive bygone era including the green carpet lining the walls of the lift. The room was large with a comfortable king and a single bed and good linen but bland beyond belief. Bathroom clean, small and functional and slightly art-deco. Shower over the bath, yuck. We dined one night in the restaurant - excellent food but again, the decor really needs lifting into the modern era. Once again, this hotel loses points for poor WiFi access/availability - 30 minutes complimentary/day in lobby/bar only. Not good enough in this day and age. We declined breakfast at the hotel for $28NZD pp in favour of a great cafe just around the corner at the top of the main street - Fords, highly recommend and free WiFi!
- 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