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

Rutherford Hotel Nelson is a superior 4-star property placed next to Natureland Zoo, Tahunanui Beach and Trafalgar Park. Rutherford Hotel Nelson has been welcoming guests to its non-smoking rooms since 1972.

The hotel overlooks Andes Mountains and offers spectacular setting in the center of Nelson. Rutherford Hotel Nelson lies within a 10-minute walk from the center of Nelson.

This hotel is placed in Cathedral Hill district, known for a church and a cathedral.

Nelson airport can be reached in 10 minutes by car from Rutherford Hotel Nelson.

Rooms

This property counts 113 guestrooms featuring Premium Double Room and Premium Suite. The rooms are decorated in modern-style design and equipped with an electric kettle and a fridge as well as en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, bath sheets and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the restaurant. The a la carte restaurant serves light Japanese meals. A variety of beers, cocktails and wines is offered in the café bar.

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

Services

There are such business facilities as a meeting room, a photocopier and an exhibition space on the premises.

Relax

Cribs and babysitting for children are provided at Rutherford Hotel Nelson. The hotel offers a gym and a fitness center to keep active guests fit.

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

  • 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

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • 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 beds
  • 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

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City Center
  • Nelson
    900 m
Airports
  • Nelson (NSN)
    5.5 km
  • Woodbourne Air Station (BHE)
    55.9 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

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Premium Room
Bed type: Queen-size bed and Single bed or Double bed
Size: 23 m²
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Premium Room

Room facilities
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    Premium Suite
    Bed type: 2 Single beds
    Size: 23 m²
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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)
        5.5 km
      • Woodbourne Air Station (BHE)
        55.9 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

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      Rutherford Hotel Nelson Location

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      What's nearby

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 800 m

      Places of interest

      • Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson - 100 m

      Convention centers

      • Tahunanui Beach - 3.7 km

      Shopping areas

      • World of Wearable Art and Collectable Car Museum - 4.4 km

      Parks

      • Trafalgar Park - 1.0 km

      Local attractions

      • Natureland Zoo - 3.1 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

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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, Nile Street West, Nelson, New Zealand, 7001

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Nelson
          900 m
        Airports
        • Nelson (NSN)
          5.5 km
        • Woodbourne Air Station (BHE)
          55.9 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