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4.5 out of 5

"Lovely friendly staff. Would have liked a mini bar. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 09 Oct 2022

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Hotel Description

Rutherford Hotel Nelson puts you in the heart of Nelson, within steps of Flamedaisy Glass Design and Christ Church Cathedral. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and a bar/lounge.

The restaurant, Oceano, serves seafood and is open for breakfast and dinner. Port O Call Bar is the hotel's own bar. Enjoy the gym and sauna. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour business center, and a coffee shop/cafe. Full breakfast is available daily. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Sights within a 10-minute walk of this 4-star Nelson City Centre hotel include Nelson Provincial Museum and Nelson Market.

Premium Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$191* Per night/room 3 Feb. - 4 Feb.

Rutherford Hotel Nelson ratings based on 165 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Rutherford Hotel Nelson

Everyone (72) Couples (56) Business (1) Family (33)
4 out of 5
Lovely friendly staff. Would have liked a mini bar.

Posted by on 9 Oct. 2022

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5 out of 5
I understand that staff issues is a problem and was great of the person at check in letting me know of that. Keep up the good work

Posted by on 17 Aug. 2022

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 19 Jan. 2022

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5 out of 5
Next to garden and church monument thing.

Posted by on 5 Jan. 2022

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5 out of 5
Fantastic hotel. Great room with a view and lovely staff.

Posted by on 21 Jul. 2021

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4 out of 5
Lovely comfortable bed and very clean.

Posted by on 20 Apr. 2021

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4 out of 5
Great spot, thought car parking should have been complimentary?

Posted by on 18 Apr. 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 25 Feb. 2021

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4 out of 5
overall, great location and easy walk to town centre. Nice views. Restaurant and bar facilities nice. Bedding was synthetic and unpleasant to sleep in, and the shower was possibly the worst I've experienced in NZ.

Posted by on 21 Feb. 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 7 Feb. 2021

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About the Rutherford Hotel Nelson

Location Trafalgar Square, Nelson, 7010

Property Features

Rutherford Hotel Nelson offers its guests an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafe. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. The eco-friendly Rutherford Hotel Nelson also features tour/ticket assistance, concierge services, and laundry facilities. For a fee, parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Nelson hotel.

  • 113 guestrooms or units
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Rutherford Hotel Nelson offers 113 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and bathrobes. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Nelson hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily.

Oceano - This restaurant specializes in seafood and serves breakfast and dinner.

Atom Cafe - This café serves breakfast and lunch. Open select days.

Port O Call Bar - Onsite bar. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness center.

Spa Services

  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 14 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available. At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Children stay free
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • One child stays free
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Children stay free: Maximum age 14
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • Guests must provide health documentation
  • Guests must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Property does not offer on-site COVID-19 testing

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: NZD 29.50 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: NZD 5.00 per night
  • Valet parking fee: NZD 5.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Rutherford Hotel Heritage Hotel
  • Rutherford Hotel Nelson Heritage Hotel
  • Rutherford Nelson
  • Rutherford Nelson Heritage
  • Rutherford Hotel Nelson
  • Rutherford Hotel
  • Nelson Rutherford Hotel
  • Rutherford Hotel Nelson Hotel
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  • Rutherford Hotel Nelson Hotel Nelson

You should know

  • One child 14 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Qualmark

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.