Places to stay


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. The hotel boasts a prime spot only minutes walk from Nelson’s landmark cathedral and main shopping district (including just a block away from Jens Hansen Goldsmiths, creators of the ring in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy), 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.

We are holding all our rooms for the NZIMRT conference. Please contact us directly by emailing or calling 03 548 2299 to be able to receive the conference rate.

Admirals Motor Inn

The Rutherford Hotel conference centre, situated 900 meters from Admirals Motor Inn.  Their Executive Studios are an ideal option for your Accommodation whilst you’re at your conference. RT conference. Please contact us directly by emailing or calling 03 548 2299 to be able to receive the conference rate.

Palazzo Motor Lodge

Located within 5 minute’s walk from the centre of Nelson City, Palazzo Motor Lodge offers quality stylish and spacious accommodation. Our 16 apartments offer a flexible range of options to meet your needs and ensure you have a relaxing stay. Enjoy modern, comfortable accommodation, exceptional service and affordable prices.


Quality Inn Nelson

Located in central Nelson, the relaxing and affordable Quality Inn Nelson will look after all your accommodation, dining and conference requirements. Choose from our studio, 1 and 2-bedroom units and apartments, all with complimentary WiFi, and wind down in our outdoor swimming pool and BBQ area after a busy day spent in sunny Nelson. Our on-site restaurant and bar welcomes both guests and casual diners alike and serves up the best of Nelson’s famous seafood and local, seasonal produce, as well as an excellent selection of regional wines and ales. Our conference venue – The Fairfield Conference Centre – is a welcoming, freshly painted and naturally lighted space with theatre-style seating for up to 80 people. We can cater for light refreshments right through to a sit-down dinner. We are just a 7-minute walk to the CBD, the Saturday market, Nelson colleges, Nelson Hospital and only 10 minutes drive to Nelson Airport. Our larger apartments are ideal for sports teams who are competing at one of Nelson/Tasman’s excellent sporting venues.

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Century Park Motor Lodge

Internationally rated #1 Hotel in the South Pacific & New Zealand (TripAdvisor, Jan 2012), Century Park Motor Lodge in Nelson is far more than just near new 5-star Accommodation in Nelson, NZ. Their super friendly service, superb location, and top motel hospitality are unrivaled.