Rutland Arms Inn

Suites

RUTLAND SUITE $165

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The Rutland Hotel was named after an English regiment who arrived in New Zealand in 1845. The fought Maori in Northland and Wellington before arriving in Wanganui in 1846.

Nicknamed the “Black Cuffs”  their first task was to build the Rutland Stockade under the command of Sgt William Spiers-Russell. The stockade was located near the city’s present library. When the regiment was due to leave New Zealand in 1858 as many as 800 chose to stay in New Zealand,  with many settling in Wanganui.

  • Spacious suite - rear of building
  • Shower only bathroom
  • Queen size bed
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
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YORK SUITE $165

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Named after the longest serving British regiment in New Zealand, and nicknamed the “Hickety Pips”, the 65th regiment arrived in Wanganui in 1847. They built the York stockade, overlooking what is now Cooks Gardens. Many chose to stay in Wanganui after the regiment withdrew.

  • Spacious suite - front of building
  • Views of Ridgway Street
  • Shower & Spa jet bath bathroom
  • Queen size bed
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
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COLLINSON SUITE $165

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The Rutland Hotel was named after an English regiment who arrived in New Zealand in 1845. The fought Maori in Northland and Wellington before arriving in Wanganui in 1846.

Nicknamed the “Black Cuffs”  their first task was to build the Rutland Stockade under the command of Sgt William Spiers-Russell. The stockade was located near the city’s present library. When the regiment was due to leave New Zealand in 1858 as many as 800 chose to stay in New Zealand,  with many settling in Wanganui.

  • Spacious suite - rear of building
  • Shower only bathroom
  • Queen size bed
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
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GOETHE (GOTTY) SUITE $165

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John Gotty was the second owner of the Rutland Hotel and reputed to be a relation to the famous poet Goethe.  He arrived in New Zealand when he was in his early 20’s and met and fell in love with a Maori woman from Taupo, Puhiwahine. They married in 1846 and later bought and managed the Rutland Hotel.

  • Mid size suite - front of building
  • Outlook over Ridgway Street
  • Shower and Spa jet bath bathroom
  • Queen size bed
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
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SPIERS-RUSSELL SUITE $165

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John Gotty was the second owner of the Rutland Hotel and reputed to be a relation to the famous poet Goethe.  He arrived in New Zealand when he was in his early 20’s and met and fell in love with a Maori woman from Taupo, Puhiwahine. They married in 1846 and later bought and managed the Rutland Hotel.

  • Mid size suite - front of building
  • Outlook over Ridgway Street
  • Shower and Spa jet bath bathroom
  • Queen size bed
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
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WATT SUITE $165

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This suite was named after Wanganui’s first Mayor, William Hogg Watt, who was a great influence on Wanganui’s prosperity.  William Watt and his partner T Taylor were merchants and shipowners who bought cargo into Wanganui from Sydney as early as 1842. Watt was Wanganui’s Mayor five times, a Member of Parliament twice, a member of the Education Board, and member and first Chairman of the Harbour Board. He donated nearby lake Westmere to the town for water supply. The Watt Fountain was established in recognition of his gift. 

  • Larger size suite 
  • Front of building - outlook of Ridgway Street
  • Shower only bathroom
  • Queen size and single size beds
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
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TAYLOR SUITE $165

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The Reverand Richard Taylor was a missionary of the church missionary society who arrived in Wanganui in 1843. An educated man, Taylor became known for his interest in flora and fauna, Maori lore and culture, geology, and other natural sciences. He was also known as a botanist and writer. On a return trip from the Rangitikei in 1845 he discovered the very rare plant, the wood rose, Dacytylanthus taylori.

  • Larger size suite - rear of building
  • Shower only bathroom
  • Queen size and single size beds
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
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HONEYMOON SUITE (Captain Laye Suite) $185

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The Rutland Hotel was named after an English regiment who arrived in New Zealand in 1845. The fought Maori in Northland and Wellington before arriving in Wanganui in 1846.

Nicknamed the “Black Cuffs”  their first task was to build the Rutland Stockade under the command of Sgt William Spiers-Russell. The stockade was located near the city’s present library. When the regiment was due to leave New Zealand in 1858 as many as 800 chose to stay in New Zealand,  with many settling in Wanganui.

  • Spacious suite - rear of building
  • Shower and double spa bath
  • Queen size bed
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
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