Rutherford Hotel Nelson

Premium Room

Located in the centre of Nelson, Rutherford Hotel 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 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.


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

All Rooms Feature:

  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Wired Internet access (surcharge)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • 24-hour room service
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Free newspaper
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • Free cribs/infant beds available on request
  • Daily housekeeping

Double Room: Bedding is 1 Queen Bed

Premium Twin Room: Bedding is 1 Double Bed + 1 Single Bed

Premium Queen Room: Bedding is 1 Queen Bed


Atom Cafe: Located on the ground floor, this 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. Open weekdays.

Oceano Restaurant: Bask in the morning sun while having breakfast. You'll experience true culinary delights when dining from the a 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 a la carte menu. Open for dinner Tue-Sat.


  • 24-hour business centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Fitness facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Free valet parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Restaurants
  • Outdoor pool
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Self parking (surcharge
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Wired Internet access (surcharge)

Additional Information

Children: Extra person charges may apply
Check In: 2.00 pm
Check Out: 10.00 am
Address: Trafalgar Square, Nelson NZ

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