Rutherford Hotel Nelson

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

 Internet

Wi-Fi in public areas

Paid Wi-Fi

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

Overview

The four-star Rutherford Hotel Nelson is ideally situated in the heart of Nelson, surrounded by many restaurants, bars, national parks and sandy beaches.

This luxurious urban property features superior guest facilities and elegant decorations.

The spacious 113 guest rooms and suites are completed with hair dryer and en suite bathroom.

There are four dining venues that serve delicious traditional regional and international dishes.

The business facilities include modern audio-visual equipment, catering service and wireless broadband connectivity. Five meeting rooms can accommodate from 10 up to 400 persons.

The property also includes outdoor swimming pool, as well as the health center with gymnasium and sauna.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of rooms:   113.

Rooms

The hotel offers non-smoking rooms and facilities for guests with disabilities.

Executive Rooms are fitted with executive writing desk and complimentary Manuka Spa toiletries.

Suites feature spacious lounge area and fully equipped kitchen.

Dining options

The Rutherford Café serves casual snacks and light meals in the inviting friendly ambience from 8.30am till 4pm on weekdays.

The Oceano Restaurant is a seafood dining venue providing full breakfast service and fresh local produce from 6am till 10am on weekdays and from 6am till 10.30am on weekends.

The Miyazu Japanese Restaurant offers authentic oriental flavors prepared by teppanyaki chef.

The Port o Call Bar provides a wide range of fine wines, whisky’s, cognacs and a selection of specialty cocktails from 4pm until late.

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

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Handicap parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • Paid private parking is possible on site.

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cafe
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • 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
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers

Kitchen facilities

  • Mini-fridge

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

  • All children under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of NZD 55 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • 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, Nile Street West, Nelson, New Zealand, 7001

Get directions
City Center
  • Nelson
    900 m
Airports
  • Nelson (NSN)
    5.5km
  • Woodbourne Air Station (BHE)
    55.9km
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  10 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of rooms:
    113

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Rooms and availability

The hotel offers non-smoking rooms and facilities for guests with disabilities.

Executive Rooms are fitted with executive writing desk and complimentary Manuka Spa toiletries.

Suites feature spacious lounge area and fully equipped kitchen.

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Bed type: 2 Single beds or Queen Size bed or Queen and Single
Size: 23m2
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  • Private bathroom
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This stylish room features an en-suite bathroom with a shower over bath and luxurious bathrobes. It also includes a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a telephone, mini bar and tea/coffee making facilities.

Room facilities

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Rutherford Hotel Nelson Nelson location
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    Hotel Address:

    Trafalgar Square, Nile Street West, Nelson, New Zealand, 7001

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Nelson
      900 m
    Airports
    • Nelson (NSN)
      5.5km
    • Woodbourne Air Station (BHE)
      55.9km
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  10 am
    • Year renovated:
      2008
    • 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 - 800 m

    Stadiums

    • Trafalgar Park - 1.0km

    Local Attractions

    • Natureland Zoo - 3.1km
      Beach Road, Tahunanui

      Getting there.

      Nelson International Airport is about 7.3km from the property.

      Head northeast on Trent Drive toward Rapide Place, at the roundabout, take the second exit onto Quarantine Road, at the roundabout, take the first exit onto State Highway/Whakatu Drive/State Highway 6, continue to follow Whakatu Drive, at the roundabout, take the second exit onto Waimea Road, continue onto Rutherford Street and turn right onto Nile Street.

      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  10 am
      • Year renovated:
        2008
      • 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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      Cities nearby
      • Blenheim hotels - 63km
      • Picton hotels - 60km
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      • Golden Bay hotels - 79km
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      Rutherford Hotel Nelson Reviews

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

      Individual 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, Nile Street West, Nelson, New Zealand, 7001

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Nelson
        900 m
      Airports
      • Nelson (NSN)
        5.5km
      • Woodbourne Air Station (BHE)
        55.9km
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  10 am
      • Year renovated:
        2008
      • 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