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

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

Rutherford Hotel Nelson welcomes guests in the center of Nelson meters away from a church, a museum and a cathedral. The hotel opened its doors in 1972 and was remodeled in 2008.

Guests will appreciate Rutherford Hotel Nelson close proximity to Natureland Zoo, Trafalgar Park and World of Wearable Art and Collectable Car Museum. The property is set within 1 km distance from the city center.

Shoppers will find a shopping street and a market within a few minutes of the hotel.

The venue is notable for the spectacular location within a 10-minute drive to Nelson airport.

Rooms

This contemporary hotel comprises of rooms like premium queen room and premium triple room with modern-style decor and such comforts as wireless internet, a stereo system, a personal computer, television with satellite channels and cable TV with on-demand movies. Bathrooms come with a bathtub, bath sheets and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the restaurant every morning. The Oceano restaurant offers light dishes. There is an onsite "port O Call" bar to relax in.

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

Services

There are bicycles and cars for rent on site.

Relax

Cribs and babysitting for children are provided at Rutherford Hotel Nelson. On-site fitness amenities include a gym and a fitness centre.

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
  • 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
    900 m
Airports
  • Nelson (NSN)
    5.5 km
  • Woodbourne Air Station (BHE)
    56.0 km
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 Queen Room
  • Room size:

    23 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

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

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • 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|Premium Room

Premium Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Rutherford Hotel Nelson Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center800 m
  • Tahunanui Beach3.7 km

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson100 m

Stadiums

  • Trafalgar Park1.0 km

Museums

  • World of Wearable Art and Collectable Car Museum4.4 km

Local attractions

  • Natureland Zoo3.1 km
    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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    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
      900 m
    Airports
    • Nelson (NSN)
      5.5 km
    • Woodbourne Air Station (BHE)
      56.0 km
    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