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Rutherford Hotel Nelsonrutherford hotel nelson

Located in the centre of Nelson, Rutherford Hotel is a 4 star hotel, which captures a unique blend of the local charm and cosmopolitan sophistication.

Renowned for being New Zealand's sunniest spot, Nelson offers creative culture, spectacular natural beauty and an abundance of local produce in a central and accessible location.

The name for this Nelson hotel accommodation was taken from Lord Ernest Rutherford, a Nobel Prize winning nuclear physicist. The comfortable rooms are the ideal base from which to explore the Nelson region and sample some of the regions fine foods grown in one of New Zealand's sunniest climates.

Dining, relaxing, or getting away from it all, Rutherford Hotel Nelson puts you right at the doorstep of three national parks and an unmatched range of sandy beaches, blue seas and mountain wilderness, all ready for you to explore on your New Zealand holiday.


Rutherford Hotel Nelson Standard Room
Rutherford Hotel Nelson Executive Room
The Rutherford Hotel Nelson has 113 spacious and beautifully appointed Standard and Executive style rooms, ideal for entertaining, business or relaxation.

Room Facilities: Broadband internet Hairdryer Luxury bathrobe Iron & ironing board Dial up internet Tea & coffee making facilities Mini bar Telephone Television Radio

Standard Room: Bedding is 1 Queen + 1 Single Bed OR 1 Queen + 2 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults or 2 Adults & 2 Children.

Executive Room: Bedding is 1 Queen + 1 Single Bed. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults or 2 Adults & 2 Children.


Rutherford Hotel Nelson - Miyazu Japanese RestaurantThe Rutherford Cafe: located on the ground floor, is an ideal place for a casual lunch or light meal. Offering an array of local wines and beers, Rutherford Cafe is a great place to relax and unwind.

Oceano Restaurant: Bask in the morning sun while having breakfast. You'll experience true culinary delights when dining from the á la carte menu in Nelson's evening light. You can select your perfect meal from the live crayfish tank or the superior chefs can decide on the perfect seafood dish for you.

Port O' Call Bar: offering a relaxed environment and a wide range of wines, beers and spirits. Perfect for pre dinner drinks.

Miyazu Japanese Restaurant: An exceptional Japanese experience. Offering the freshest local seafood at its sushi-sashimi bar, entertainment at the Teppan Yaki bar and a traditional Japanese á la carte menu.


Rutherford Hotel Nelson Pool Car parking, covered and open air Security deposit available at reception Same day laundry/dry-cleaning during the business week 24 hour room service Foreign exchange facilities Babysitting service Concierge desk for regional activities Gymnasium Sauna Outdoor Pool Wedding venue Conference facilities

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Rutherford Hotel Nelson Foyer
  • Car parking: Valet parking.
  • Airport distances: Nelson Domestic Airport is 7km away and takes 10 minutes by car.
  • Check in: 2.00pm.
  • Check out: 10.00am.
  • Reception Hours: 24 hour reception.
  • Address: Trafalgar Square, Nelson, New Zealand
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