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Rutherford Hotel Nelson
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The Rutherford Hotel boasts a prime spot only minutes walk from Nelson's landmark cathedral and main shopping district, and an equally good base from which to explore the great outdoors - with three national parks, sandy beaches, blue seas and mountain wilderness at your doorstep.

Sometimes, staying in can be just as much fun. Explore the great indoors and soak up the comforts of the hotel: enjoy a leisurely lap in the pool, relax in the steamy sauna, or workout in the gymnasium.

The Rutherford Hotel offers a range of accommodation to suit all types of travellers, with a full complement of dining options two restaurants and a bar, along with 24-hour room service.

Hotel Facilities & Guest Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Wi-Fi in all public areas
  • Free Wi-Fi available in lobby (restrictions apply)
  • Same-day laundry service
  • Car-parking (charges apply)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Currency exchange
  • Security deposit boxes at reception
  • Dry-cleaning
  • Health centre with gymnasium and sauna
  • Babysitting service


Dining and Bar Facilities

Oceano offers a complete breakfast to rouse even the sleepiest of sleepyheads, with a menu to well and truly kick start the day. After a day of exploring Nelson and the natural wonders beyond, head back for a further exploration of the culinary kind with the evening a la carte menu. Choose from fresh local seafood, including crayfish caught live from the tank, or sample the equally impressive beef and lamb, recognised with awards from the Hallmark Beef & Lamb Award Association.

Miyazu Japanese Restaurant is a Nelson restaurant offering fresh seafood and the finest local produce, prepared with the delicate and skillful culinary techniques of Japanese cuisine. Sample from the traditional a la carte menu or opt for the impressive dinner-and-a-show spectacle from our Teppanyaki chef, as he dices, slices, juggles and cooks your meal right before your eyes.

Port o' call Bar: Even holidays can be thirsty work. After a day exploring all that Nelson and its surrounds has to offer, head to the Port o Call Bar, one of the finest bars in Nelson. Its a Nelson bar known for its exceptional service, and its fine selection of drinks to please beer, whiskey, wine and cocktail lovers.

A range of room options for business and leisure travellers, spacious and beautifully appointed rooms. Select the perfect room to suit you.

Executive Room

Nelson is the gateway to the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park, and these spacious rooms are the perfect passport for couples seeking to enjoy a break in this renowned region. Disabled access rooms are also available on request.
*Rooms may differ from actual image shown

  • Writing desk
  • Bedding options: 1 Queen + 1 single; or 2 Queens; or 1 King
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Sky TV, LCD television
  • Broadband internet access
  • Mini bar
  • Manuka Spa toiletries
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Bathrobes
  • Hairdryer


Deluxe Suite

These spacious and beautifully appointed rooms mean that you will be right at home here while staying in New Zealand's sunshine capital. Open-plan lounge and dining areas are perfect for relaxing or entertaining, while the self-contained, fully equipped kitchen includes crockery and glassware, appliances, cookware, cook-top, microwave oven, dishwasher and fridge. Suites also afford views of the cathedral, harbour or city. *Rooms may differ from actual image shown

  • Full kitchen
  • Separate bedroom
  • Dining Table
  • Writing desk
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Sky TV, LCD television, DVD player, stereo
  • Broadband internet access
  • Mini bar
  • Manuka Spa toiletries
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Bathrobes
  • Hairdryer

    (2nd bedroom interconnecting option also available)


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This accommodation is available as part of on of our Custom Itineraries or holidays, please visit our home page to learn more about how we can help you with your holiday.

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