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Birchwood Spa Motel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6 Sala Street | Po Box 6107, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Ranked #47 of 93 hotels in Rotorua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014
Geoff B Brisbane, Australia
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owners were overseas whilst I stayed there but the temporary manager Barbara was very nice, kind. and helpful. The facilities of the room were good, it was nice and clean however Birchwood Spa sits on a main road and the traffic, especially the trucks, rumbled past all night. Even with all the windows closed I heard them and often... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This motel was impeccable. Everything you could want was provided. We stayed in one of four townhouses which has the benefit of a garage. This means we didn't need to unpack car. It was like an extra room. Very clean and tidy and spacious.

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JessnMike W, Manager at Birchwood Spa Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your stay. Hope to see you again. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Went here with hubby and our bubby. We had a lovely time in Rotorua. We had the studio ground floor spa unit and it was just what we needed. Motel is tidy, well represented, staff are friendly, a bed, a tv, bathroom and private bath tub outside..which our infant loved! Was great to hop in there after our busy day... More

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JessnMike W, Owner at Birchwood Spa Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your stay. Hope to see you again. Best regards. More

Auckland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Stayed just one night enroute to Gisborne and booked fairly last minute. Hosts could not have been more welcoming. We had an upstairs studio - very spacious and clean. Nice spa bath. Quiet. All the facilities we needed for our stay and lots of little extras. Location a little out of town but no problem with a car.

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JessnMike W, Owner at Birchwood Spa Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your stay. Hope to see you again. Best regards. More

Auckland Central, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We stayed at Birchwood Spa Motel for one night a few days after Xmas. This property is located a bit far from town but just a few steps away from Whakarewarewa / Te Puia, so it's not ideal if you don't have a car. The rooms are tidy and spacious. The courtyard has a huge (yet slippery) spa bath to... More

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JessnMike W, Manager at Birchwood Spa Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your stay. We are trying to make it better. Hope to see you again. More

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We booked for 2 nights over late December but illness meant we missed the firsy night. No problems they actually were able to sell the room and credit us. We stayed an extra night. The managers were lovely people to deal with. Neat clean and tidy motel, quiet. Handy to all attractions. Managers gave local advice. We'll definately stay again.

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JessnMike W, Owner at Birchwood Spa Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your stay. Nice people make us feel happy too. Hope to see you again. Best regards. More

Auckland Central, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights ground floor -one bedroom with private spa by the courtyard. The room was spotless. It had 2 tv one by the lounge and the other by the other room so we dont have to fight over the tv ( my son wants his disney channel/the husband the sports channel). Kitchen and toilet was clean. Bed... More

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JessnMike W, Manager at Birchwood Spa Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your stay. Hope to see you again. More

Papeete, French Polynesia
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
43 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Location : close to the city center, restaurants, shops, Ariki Kapapa Golf Course and tourist attractions Very neatly taken care of motel Front desk : very welcoming and helping lady Rooms (studios): we loved the private spa after a day of luging! Minimal but sufficient kitchen utensils, fridge, coffee maker, good bedding Free wi-fi Would we go back for a... More

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CT
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We only stayed here one night, wish it could've been longer! The setting was very pretty with beautiful flower-filled hanging baskets outside of the doors. Rooms were clean and comfortable!! The only negative for us was that we did not find any bakeries or shops within walking distance.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

The motel is very basic but homey. We stayed in a 2-bedroom ground floor cottage with a garage for the car. Basic cooking facilities with a common laundry area at the office. There's also a separate jacuzzi that can be booked for private use, my kids enjoyed it very much. The host was very hospitable and responsive to our needs,... More

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Additional Information about Birchwood Spa Motel

Also Known As:
Birchwood Hotel Rotorua
Address: 6 Sala Street | Po Box 6107, Rotorua, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#28 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#42 Family Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Birchwood Spa Motel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy a warm welcome at the Birchwood Spa Motel. Studio, one and two bedroom spa units, townhouses with own garaging, close to thermal attractions, 2.5kms from town centre. Studios offer tea/toast making facilities, other units have well equipped kitchens. Qualmark Four Star rating. ... more   less 
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