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Rutherford Hotel Nelson

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Nelson, West
Accommodation, Conference, Dinner, Event, Exhibition, Function, Meeting, Trade Show, Wedding

Whether you’re visiting our extraordinary region for business or pleasure, Rutherford Hotel Nelson is the obvious choice for luxury accommodation in Nelson.

Rutherford Hotel Nelson is Nelson’s only 24-hour fully-serviced hotel, offering luxurious rooms and suites – ideal for corporate travelers, families and conference guests. Our central location means Nelson’s many galleries and City attractions are just a stone’s throw away. All rooms have a view of the harbour, city, historic South Street or Nelson’s beautiful cathedral.

Our stylish accommodation will suit anyone looking for a great place to stay in Nelson, whether you’re here on holiday, in town for a wedding or visiting Nelson for a conference. We also offer rooms with disabled access on request. All of our rooms have WiFi capabilities.

Have a look through our accommodation options and feel free to contact us if you would like any further information – we are happy to help and look forward to welcoming you.



Rutherford Hotel Nelson is superbly located in central Nelson, with all of the amenities you would expect from a city only a short walk away.

On top of this, we offer a full complement of in-hotel services to all of our guests, ensuring your stay is as relaxing and stress-free as we can make it.

We also offer a fully serviced conference centre with facilities for all types of events. Whether it is for a small business meeting, trade, exhibition space or large conference, Rutherford Hotel Nelson has a conference room to suit. We make it our business to ensure your event is a standout success and offer a flexible approach to room layouts.


  • 24 hour room service, reception and concierge service
  • WiFi in all public areas and every bedroom and in the conference centre
  • Free unlimited WiFi in our lobby and restaurant
  • A same-day laundry service
  • Dry-cleaning (Monday to Friday)
  • Health centre with gymnasium and sauna
  • Onsite car parking 
  • Outdoor pool (open October – March)
  • Currency exchange service
  • Security deposit boxes (at reception)
  • Activity booking service (at reception)

Guest satisfaction is our number one priority, so if there is something you would like that isn’t on this list please contact us and we’ll do what we can to help you.


Premium Room

  • En-suite bathrooms (shower over bath)
  • Bathrobes
  • WiFi
  • Sky TV
  • Direct dial phone
  • Mini bar and tea and coffee making facilities
  • Disabled access on request.

View Rutherford’s Premium Room

Deluxe Suites

  • Open-plan dining and lounge areas
  • King bed
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Crockery
  • Glassware
  • Sky Guest Select
  • Appliances
  • Cookware
  • Stove-top
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge

View Rutherford’s Deluxe Suites

Two Bedroom Family Room

  • En-suite bathrooms (shower over bath)
  • Bathrobes
  • WiFi
  • Sky TV
  • Direct dial phone
  • Mini bar and tea and coffee making facilities
  • Disabled access on request

View Rutherford’s Two Bedroom Family Room


Oceano Restaurant

  • Breakfast
  • A la carte dinner menu
  • Seasonal changing menu

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Port o’ Call Bar

  • Handmande cocktails
  • Wine
  • Beer
  • Whiskey
  • Casual bar menu

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Miyazu Japanese Restaurant

  • Traditional Japanese cuisine
  • A la carte menu
  • Teppanyaki Chef
  • Sushi bar
  • Extensive Sake collection

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Atom Café

  • Indoor/Outdoor seating options
  • Freshly baked sweets & savouries
  • Coffees
  • Teas
  • Juices

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  • Ability to cater for up to 700 guests
  • 1000 sqm of conference space
  • Range of venue options
  • Smaller events to larger banquets
  • Comprehensive business services
  • On-site event coordination and management
  • Modern audiovisual equipment
  • Complimentary and unlimited wifi in all venues

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