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Rutherford, Nelson

Rutherford Hotel, Nelson

Star Rating 4.5   Official rating
Star Rating 4   Distant Journeys rating

The Rutherford Hotel is in a central location, putting all of Nelson’s favourite attractions – its thriving artistic and café culture, and many galleries – right on your doorstep. Should you wish to visit the local shops, Morrison Square and Bridge Street are home to high street buys and designer must-haves. If you’d prefer to explore the area’s wildlife, Farewell Split is a wonderful nature reserve – the summer home to almost 100 bird species like Bar-tailed Godwits, Waders, Knots, Curlews, Turnstones and Whimbrels. If you’d like to feel the sand beneath your feet on a beautiful beach, Tahunanui is a lovely day trip. A little further afield are the bays of Nelson including the quirky Mapua, beautiful Ruby Bay and the golden sand of stunning Kaiteriteri which leads to the world-famous Abel Tasman National Park.

Your stay

Your room at Rutherford Hotel will be equipped with everything you could need: en-suite bathrooms, bathrobes, Sky TV, mini bar and tea and coffee making facilities. When you’re not relaxing in your room, why not unwind in the Port o’ Call Bar where you can treat yourself to a barista made coffee, a perfectly made cocktail, a glass of wine, a local or international beer, or a whisky from one of the region’s most extensive selections.

Dining at Oceano Panorama Restaurant

Start your day with breakfast at Oceano Panorama Restaurant while looking out onto beautiful panoramic views of the hotel’s exceptional surroundings. In the evenings, Oceano Panorama Restaurant stays true to its roots, with a seasonal menu offering the freshest local produce. To complement each of the dishes on the menu, you can choose your favourite wine from arguably one of the region’s best selected wine lists.

Dining at Miyazu Restaurant

Winner of the Best Restaurant Nelson/Tasman Aronui Dine Out Award 2014, Miyazu Restaurant is a firm favourite among both locals and tourists. Here you can enjoy authentic Japanese cuisine which uses only the freshest local seafood and highest quality local produce. At the restaurant’s sushi and sashimi bar, and the teppenyaki grill, you watch your chef prepare your meal. Alternatively, you can simply choose to dine from the a la carte menu. But be sure to ask about the restaurant’s Sake and Japanese whisky selection.

feefo 99% of our customers are happy with our service

of our customers are
happy with our service

  • ‘From the very first phone call we made they have delivered excellent service – friendly, reassuring, professional and nothing was too much for them to do’
    Mr & Mrs Payne, West Yorkshire

    Mr & Mrs Payne, Wonders of Australia
  • ‘Great holiday, we had the freedom to do our own thing when it suited as well as a range of excursions when we needed them. The Ghan train and the Great Barrier Reef experiences were first class’ Mr & Mrs Parry, Cheshire

    Mr & Mrs Parry, Wonders of Australia

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