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Rutherford Hotel Nelson is Nelson’s only 24-hour fully-serviced hotel, offering luxurious rooms and suites ideal for travelers of all types. The central location means travelers are in close proximity to Nelson’s many galleries and City attractions. All rooms have a view of the harbour, city, historic South Street or Nelson’s beautiful cathedral. For dinner, Rutherford Hotel Nelson has two highly regarded restaurants onsite, with Oceano Panorama Restaurant offering an a la carte dinner menu and beautiful panoramic views, and Miyazu serving Japanese cuisine created using the freshest New Zealand produce. There is also a bar, cafe, and Health centre with gym and sauna on site for guest’s use.

Stylish and well-appointed guestrooms re complete with en-suite bathrooms, bathrobes, WiFi, Sky TV, direct-dial phone, mini bar and tea and coffee making facilities.

All Guestrooms Feature:

  • 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 
  • Number of bathrooms –  
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

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

Oceano Restaurant
Oceano captures the essence of Nelson and offers the freshest local produce cooked to perfection. The seasonal menu offers something for every palate. Top off your dining experience by choosing your favourite wine from one of the region’s best-selected wine lists.

Miyazu Restaurant 
This authentic Japanese restaurant offers an array of delicious choices, using the freshest local seafood and highest quality local produce, from the sushi and sashimi bar, the a la carte menu or teppanyaki. At the sushi and sashimi bar, you can watch your chef prepare your meal using only the freshest ingredients. Enjoy the fun and entertainment of the teppanyaki grill where you are almost part of the cooking experience. Or for a quieter meal choose to dine from the a la carte menu and enjoy traditional flavours and service. 

Voted Supreme Winner Best Restaurant Nelson/Tasman Aronui DineOut Awards 2014 Presented by WildTomato.

Port O Call Bar
The Port o’ Call Bar is a welcoming environment when you’re in the mood for a perfectly made cocktail, a glass of wine, a whisky or whiskey from one of the region’s most extensive selections, or perhaps a light evening meal.

Atom Cafe
This modern café offers a wide array of freshly baked delicacies, seasonal favourites, smoothies and freshly squeezed juices for breakfast, morning tea, lunch or afternoon tea.

On the Map: Nelson, known for its local arts and crafts stores and art galleries, is a city on New Zealand’s South Island. The city is roughly 134 km (83 miles) west of Picton and 415 km (258 miles) north of Christchurch.

Sunny Nelson lives up to its name with one of the highest hours of sunlight in the country. The province has interesting topographical contrasts, from rugged mountains to extensive alluvial flats ; from rough grazing land to intensive close backed farming ; and from desolation to virgin forest. Nelson is the commercial centre and seaport for a fertile, highly productive and extremely beautiful district noted for fruit and hops growing as well as general agricultural and vineyards. With three National Parks on its outer fringes – Abel Tasman National Park, Kahurangi National Park, and Nelson Lakes National Park – Nelson is a great base for those who enjoy the outdoors. The region is also home to around 350 artists so enjoys an enviable reputation for a vibrant arts scene.

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