Rutherford Hotel Nelson

Trafalgar Square, Nelson, New Zealand, 7001  show map
 4 stars
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Rutherford Hotel Nelson

Paid Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Private dining services

Shuttle

Free shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Overview

The 4-star Rutherford Hotel Nelson is located in the center of Nelson. Built in 1972, the contemporary hotel was renovated in 2008.

The hotel boasts a spectacular setting within a 10-minute walk of the city center. Rutherford Hotel Nelson is located in Cathedral Hill district next to a museum, a cathedral and a church.

The venue is a short walk to a shopping street and a market.

Guests can reach Rutherford Hotel Nelson from Nelson airport within 15 minutes' drive.

Rooms

Rutherford Hotel Nelson offers 113 rooms on 9 floors that come with wireless internet, cable TV with on-demand movies, TV with satellite channels, a personal computer and a stereo system as well as an electric kettle, a dishwasher and coffee/tea makers. The rooms feature modern décor and en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, complimentary toiletries and bath sheets.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the restaurant every morning. The Oceano restaurant serves Japanese cuisine. The hotel invites guests to the "port O Call" bar to relax with a drink.

You can start your day with a buffet breakfast, which costs NZD 28 per person per night. 

Services

Guests can rent cars and bicycles to explore the local area.

Relax

Cribs and babysitting for children are provided at Rutherford Hotel Nelson. Active guests can make use of a gym and a fitness center offered on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel at NZD 10 per day.

Guest Parking

Paid Private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of floors:   9.  Number of rooms:   113.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Currency exchange
  • Bicycle storage
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

  • Free shuttle service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Private dining services
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business centre
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Massage

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge
  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Down/Feather pillows

Media

  • Television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Data ports
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Rutherford Hotel Nelson Nelson location
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Hotel Address:

Trafalgar Square, Nelson, New Zealand, 7001

Get directions
City Centre
  • Nelson
    3000 ft
Airports
  • Nelson (NSN)
    3.4 mi
  • Woodbourne Air Station (BHE)
    34.8 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    9
  • Number of rooms:
    113

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Rooms and availability

Rutherford Hotel Nelson photos Room
Premium Room
  • Room size:

    250 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed and 1 Single bed, 1 Queen-size bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Fan
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe|Room PREMIUM

Rutherford Hotel Nelson photos Room
Premium Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Fan
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe|Premium Room

Rutherford Hotel Nelson Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center2700 ft
  • Tahunanui Beach2.3 mi

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson400 ft

Stadiums

  • Trafalgar Park3300 ft

Museums

  • World of Wearable Art and Collectable Car Museum2.7 mi

Local attractions

  • Kereru Gallery9.6 mi
    5 Iwa Street
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  10 am
    • Year renovated:
      2008
    • Number of floors:
      9
    • Number of rooms:
      113

    Hotel Awards

    New ZealandHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedNelsonRutherford Hotel Nelson

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Luxury Hotels in New Zealand

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    Rutherford Hotel Nelson Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Rutherford Hotel Nelson

    Average guest rating

    8.2out of 10
    Fabulous
    Based on 97 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Single
      8.2

      Central location - fantastic food

      Heating system control box. The display panel was hard to understand/see. Would be a problem for elderly visitors

    • Group of friends
      10.0

      A nice quiet room. Close to the centre of town, no need to use the car once there. Friendly staff.

    • Older travelers
      7.0

      Comfort and quiet

      Should have free wireless internet in room

    • Couple
      8.8

      Good Japanese restaurant, excellent meal but remember to book it first once you arrived. Room is very clean and large. Good view because the hotel is the tallest building in that area. Quite location.

      The Hotel sign is too small, we miss the road to the front door.

    • Couple
      10.0

      Great location, nice staff, really nice restaurants.

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      The staff. Cara let us check in early which was marvellous as I was feeling ill after the bumpy flight. The bed - very comfortable. The room was stylish, clean and modern. The location is fab - what's not to like?

      It was cold in the bathroom!

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      My husband and I enjoyed a 2 night stay and were very impressed with the quality facilities - all beautiful and very comfortable. Value for money for 2 nights in the Executive Suite. All other public areas in the hotel were all clean and well presented too. The location was also conveniently situated close to shops, bars, cafes and the Nelson market. Everything was within close walking distance of city sights and heritage buildings. The continental breakfast at Oceania was reasonably priced and delicious. Overall our accommodation was value for money and we would return here again in the future.

      Reception staff were friendly and helpful but they did not make us feel "special" or valued when checking in and out. The domestic staff were extremely helpful and willing to please. The hotel cafe was not open during weekend hours and the Bar was closed at 9.30pm on Saturday night when we returned with guests after dining out. Despite this, we would not hesitate in recommending this hotel to others.

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and we left feeling utterly relaxed

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      Convenience of it's location to the shops, restaurants, cathedral, ambience and helpful front desk staff and the nice understanding lady on the desk at the breakfast room

      The model of the tv could have been a bit more modern . . . We had trouble with a unresponsive remote control. A very big unit to house such a small tv set.

    • Couple
      8.2

      the greeting, we had come straight from tramping, and were looking forward to staying in the hotel for 3 nights however upon our arrival the receptionist wasn't particularly nice or helpful which put a dampner on our experience. the receptionist on our departure was however very nice and helpful which sort of made up for it.

    • Family with children
      8.2

      We had a very unusual three bedroom apartment-like suite including laundry room and separate shower and tub room. There were two fantastic restaurants on site.

      The suite was very outdated and needed some updating. Our son had the Presidential Suite and it was beautiful.

    • Older travelers
      7.8

      Clean comfortable accommodation at a reasonable price

      Why only one armchair in a room designed to accommodate two people?

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      Easy to walk into a busy and quaint town with shops and restaurants.

    • Couple
      5.8

      close proximity to town centre - restaurants etc.

      unpleasant sewage odour on the 7th floor where are room was. Lots of extra charges - parking (unvaleted, open air) local phone call, plunger coffee. unexpected for 4 star hotel.

    • Couple
      9.2

      The room was very spacious and well presented

      I did not like the fact there wasn't kitchen facilities in the room. Not a bad thing if you enjoy eating out

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Rutherford Hotel Nelson Nelson location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    Trafalgar Square, Nelson, New Zealand, 7001

    Get directions
    City Centre
    • Nelson
      3000 ft
    Airports
    • Nelson (NSN)
      3.4 mi
    • Woodbourne Air Station (BHE)
      34.8 mi
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  10 am
    • Year renovated:
      2008
    • Number of floors:
      9
    • Number of rooms:
      113

    Hotel Awards

    New ZealandHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedNelsonRutherford Hotel Nelson

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Luxury Hotels in New Zealand

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