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Room type

Premium Queen Room

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children, 1 infant)

Premium Twin Room

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children, 1 infant)

Get an overview of this hotelLuxury hotel with 2 restaurants and free valet parking


Situated in Nelson, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson Provincial Museum, and Nelson Market. Anzac Park and Queens Gardens are also within 15 minutes.

Hotel Features

Along with 2 restaurants, this hotel has an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Valet parking is free. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and a 24-hour business center are onsite.

Room Amenities

Rooms feature thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers, along with 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include WiFi, wired Internet, and refrigerators.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an outdoor pool, Rutherford Hotel Nelson provides a fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at the coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge.

Business-related amenities at this 4.5-star property consist of a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. This luxury hotel also offers tour/ticket assistance, concierge services, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Complimentary valet parking is available on site.

Rutherford Hotel Nelson has designated areas for smoking.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Meeting rooms 8 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( 10.00 NZD per 24-hour period ), Wired internet access ( 10.00 NZD per 24-hour period )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( 10.00 NZD per 24-hour period ), Wired high-speed internet ( 10.00 NZD per 24-hour period )


Self parking (surcharge), Free valet parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Slippers 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 6:30 AM and 10 AM.

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

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

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a seasonal outdoor pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Only service dogs are allowed

No rollaway/extra beds available


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: NZD 28.00 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 10.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): NZD 10.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 10.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for high-speed Internet (wired) in public areas: NZD 10.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: NZD 5.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

National Rating

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Hotel property is rated 4 star plus and is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.

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