US$119 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 31 Mar 2015 Check-out 1 Apr 2015

Rutherford Hotel Nelson

4 stars
View map of Trafalgar Square, Nelson, Nelson, 7010

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.7
out of 5
29 reviews
good conference venue

I had a week long conference here and it was great. The conference rooms were some of the best I... See full review

  • Matthew Harrison
  • 31 Jan 2014
Excellent centre city base

Opened at the end of 1972, the hotel has been well maintained and renovated and offers comfortable... See full review

  • Mandarin
  • 7 Jul 2014
Rutherford Hotel Nelson captures a unique blend of the local charm and cosmopolitan sophistication.
General

Guests on business can avail the on-site conference facilities for their events. For your leisure you can visit the fitness centre and the swimming pool.



Location

The property is located in the centre of Nelson,thus,making it easily accessible to various places of interest.

Dining

There are three main restaurants and a bar. There is the seafood restaurant Oceano, the Japanese restaurant, Miyazu and the Rutherford cafe and bar. The port o call bar is a nautically themed place to relax.
Rooms

The rooms are spacious and well-maintained to make you feel comfortable.

Rutherford Hotel Nelson Rooms

Premium Room
The Room offers one Queen and one super single bed. Max occupancy 2 adults + 1 child or 1 adult, 2 children.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness centre or spa
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
Childcare Service
Tour desk
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Service animals allowed
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Brailled elevators

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Hotel Map

-41.2762 173.2829
Area served
Nelson
Nearby airports
International Airport: Nelson.
Area description
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, 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.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
13:00
Check-out:
11:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Rutherford Hotel Nelson

Overall score

4.7 / 5
5.01.0
29 out of 29
Amenities:
4.4
Cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.6
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.2

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Rutherford Hotel Nelson

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mandarin
Business
Wellington, New Zealand
7 Jul 2014

Excellent centre city base

Opened at the end of 1972, the hotel has been well maintained and renovated and offers comfortable air conditioned rooms. Many have good views over Nelson. A very comfortable central location, excellent staff, and full hotel services.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

While the hotel offers a competent breakfast, for something a little more special at weekends, take brunch at Morrison Street Cafe, just a few minutes walk away.

Review of Rutherford Hotel Nelson

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Matthew Harrison
Business
Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand
31 Jan 2014

good conference venue

I had a week long conference here and it was great. The conference rooms were some of the best I have seen - The staff are always pleasant and obliging, rooms were good quality and clean with OK beds, they have excellent in-house restaurants and bar but also it's only a very short walk to town where you have access to many other local restaurants and some great bars which have many beers on tap.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

You can park in the free parking along the side of the hotel to avoid paying $5-10 a night for the hotel car park.

Review of Rutherford Hotel Nelson

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MMTT
Business
Canterbury
2 Jul 2013

Superb Location

Enjoyed our stay here, able to walk everywhere. Decor nice. Only gripe was the room we were allocated was on the coldest side of the hotel during nice sunny weather, got no sun at all at any part of the day, the room on arrival was icy cold and had to wind the heating up and keep it on. There appeared to be only a handful of guests staying. A little thought on room allocation would save a lot on energy usage.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Cafe Affair, top of Trafalgar St. well recommended.

Review of Rutherford Hotel Nelson

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Iain G
Business
Auckland, New Zealand
12 Nov 2012

The Rutherfored in Nelson

Centrally located and with great views over the city, you can depend on the Rutherford for good quality accomodation close to city resturants and amenitiies - museum, cafes, galleries, restaurants and shopping.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Get outr toi the wineries near Richmond and have a fun time expoloring vineyards and tasting quality wines

Review of Rutherford Hotel Nelson

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
26 May 2011

Very nice comfortable hotel in

Very nice comfortable hotel in the heart of downtown Nelson. Easy walk from hotel to entire Nelson CBD. Staff are friendly, and room service is even available throughout the night. Haven't yet taken the opportunity to sample the hotel's own restaurants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rutherford Hotel Nelson

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
John
Business
Not Provided
16 May 2011

An excellant hotel to stay at.

An excellant hotel to stay at. Highly recommended.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rutherford Hotel Nelson

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jeremy
Business
Not Provided
6 Mar 2011

Comfortable, city centre hotel

Comfortable, city centre hotel with service that is generally at least "good", sometimes better

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rutherford Hotel Nelson

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
David
Business
Not Provided
27 Feb 2011

My wife and I stayed here for

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights Feb 2011. Reception was excellent, very friendly and efficient. We had booked from 23rd as per our confirmation letter however the hotel had us booked from the 25th fortunately they had rooms. We were given a nice dual aspect room on the top floor-9th with a city view across to the bay. We thought we would be away from any noise of the road or town nearby but unfortunately there is a late night-1am music club too close that has a rowdy crowd til 2am. The swimming pool is too small to swim in. The shower head needs changing as it leaks onto the floor and toilet otherwise not a bad hotel. We should add that we have stayed 3 times at the Trailways Motor Inn in a lovely room next to the river. This is in a much quieter position, the facilities are more modern and it gives equally easy access to the town.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rutherford Hotel Nelson

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Wayne
Business
Not Provided
24 Jan 2011

The location is excellent; 2 minutes

The location is excellent; 2 minutes walk to the main street and a plethora of eateries/bars and great shopping. The hotel is clean and tidy and we found the service to be excellent. We will definitely stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rutherford Hotel Nelson

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nicholas
Business
Not Provided
31 Dec 2010

Modern and well presented hotel

Modern and well presented hotel in central Nelson. Clearly caters to the business/conference/tour market, but the rooms are large and the bathroom excellent. Also has a gym and is only a few minutes walk to town and easy to park a car. Maybe lacks a bit of character compared to smaller hotels in Nelson, but has all the facilities that you need.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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