Fodor's Expert Review Rutland Arms

Whanganui, Manawatu-Whanganui, 4500, New Zealand

Elegance and character team with modern amenities in this renovated Edwardian inn in the center of town. Rooms are decorated in Victorian furniture with lots of mahogany. Four of the eight suites have whirlpool baths. Downstairs, the restaurant–bar has traditional English character with a Kiwi twist; expect a cozy roaring fire (in winter), historic Whanganui pictures on the walls, standard bistro-pub fare, a wide choice of imported beers, and more than 50 single-malt whiskies.

PROS

  • central location
  • old-world elegance
  • very well heated for an old building

CONS

  • no elevator
  • on busy main street, so some noise
  • restaurant can be packed with locals

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Intimate
Central
Classic
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 06-347–7677

HOTEL DETAILS

8 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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