Rutherford Hotel Nelson

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

Paid Wi-Fi
Parking

Valet parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Private dining services

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Free shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Overview

Set in the center of Nelson, this superior hotel features 113 rooms and offers a seasonal outdoor pool and a sauna. Rutherford Hotel Nelson has been welcoming guests to its luxurious rooms since 1972.

It provides spectacular location within easy reach of World of Wearable Art and Collectable Car Museum, Natureland Zoo and Tahunanui Beach. The distance between Nelson city center and the property is 1 km.

The hotel is easy access to the sandy beach in Nelson.

Rutherford Hotel Nelson is within a 10-minute drive to Nelson airport.

Rooms

This hotel comprises of premium deluxe double room and premium double room that come with modern-style décor as well as wireless internet, a stereo system, a laptop, TV with satellite channels and a dressing area. They provide bathrooms with a bathtub, bath sheets and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the restaurant. The restaurant Oceano, serves light Japanese meals. Guests are invited to the "port O Call" bar to unwind with a drink.

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

Services

A baggage storage, a newspaper stand and a car park for general use and a business centre, a photocopier and a conference room for work can be found on-site.

Relax

The hotel provides cribs and babysitting for families with children. For active guests, there are a gym and a fitness center at the hotel.

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 check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Bicycle storage
  • Coffee shop
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Free shuttle service
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Goose feather pillows

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Data ports
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of NZD 55 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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 Center
  • 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 Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed or Queen-size bed and Single bed
Size: 250 sq. feet
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Room facilities
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    Premium Queen Room
    Bed type: Queen-size bed and Single bed or Queen-size bed
    Size: 250 sq. feet
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      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 Center
      • 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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      Rutherford Hotel Nelson Location

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      What's nearby

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 2700 ft
      • Tahunanui Beach - 2.3 mi

      Monuments and Landmarks

      • Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson - 400 ft

      Stadiums

      • Trafalgar Park - 3300 ft

      Museums

      • World of Wearable Art and Collectable Car Museum - 2.7 mi

      Local attractions

      • Natureland Zoo - 1.9 mi
        Beach Road, Tahunanui
        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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        5 stars
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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 92 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 Center
        • 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

        Use Badge