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Birchlands Motel

120 Roberts St | Corner of Kaimanawa & Roberts, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Ranked #10 of 72 hotels in Taupo
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Victoria, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came here because of the reviews on Trip Advisor, and the price. Turns out it is even better than we expected. The location is wonderful, one street back from the busy lakeside drive, and a few easy blocks to walk to town. There are only four units, apparently, and they all have parking right at the door, and a... More

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14 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small ( 4 unit) motel is ideally located near the center of town. The room was basic, but clean and well equipped. The owners went out of their way to accommodate our every request. Our room had a small patio in the back where we could relax after our hard day of sightseeing and driving. outstanding value for money.

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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our property after after your recent stay, and we are pleased that you found the rooms to be fully equipped with extras such as oil in the kitchen for cooking, filtered water cooler etc. We have targeted the units as a home away from home feel with everything that you'd need, and we try... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff and modern clean units with everything you need as well as a "water tower" for drinking. Nice wee semi private area to sit outside for breakfast, cup of tea. Great location with only a 5min walk from Taupo shops and lake.

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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of us after after your recent stay, and we are pleased that you found the little extras such as the water coolers, not usually offered in Motels to be an added bonus. We have tried to make it a home away from home with all the amenities you may need in the full kitchen such... More

Auckland Central, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked this during Ironman for competitor & family. Excellent value & ideal location. Had a bit of a do-up since I was last there. Love the improvements and new owners very conscientious. Better than my last stay. Main shopping and lakeside areas just a short walk away and oval next door's a great exercise yard.

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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of us after after your recent stay for the Ironman event, and we are pleased that you found the renovations and upgrades pleasurable. We are very fortunate to have the location we do, just a block back from the lake front with views of the lake from all our rooms, but also only a couple... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've always liked the way older motels have plenty of room and seperate bedrooms etc but this motel combines this with modern decor and everything you could want. My room had a view of the lake an extra bonus. Highly recommend this motel to others, am looking forward to my next stay.

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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of us after after your recent stay, and we are pleased that you found the rooms to be spacious along with having the modern decor and little extras not usually offered in Motels. We are very fortunate to have the location we do, just a block back from the lake front with views of the... More

London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We booked this motel primarily because it was good value & received other positive reviews. We found the accommodation to be clean & well-equipped and up-to-date. All new appliances & tasteful décor made this a pleasant place to stay. It is set back a street or so from the lake, and just a short walk away from the town centre.... More

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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review after your stay with us in February. We are pleased that you found our property to be great value for money, clean and well equipped. Thank you for choosing us after looking at all the others comments here, and we definitely appreciate your comments and feedback. More

Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We stayed here for four nights and what a fantastic little getaway it was! We chose it over other hotels because of its good location and the fact that it had a kitchenette - we were not disappointed. Its only a short walk into town and to get to the lake all you have to do is cross a community... More

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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of us after after your recent stay, and we are pleased that you found the property to be a great getaway location. We've definitely tried to stock the rooms with items that would make it feel like a home away from home, and the extra onsite services such as the Free WiFi options and Laundry... More

Wetherby, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

A super stay with views to the lake. The room was spacious and comfortable with a well fitted kitchen and plenty of extras which included a small patio at the back for an alfresco breakfast. The whole experience was excellent value and to be recommended.

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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of us after after your recent stay with us, and we are pleased that you found it a super stay. We've definitely tried to stock the rooms with items that would make it feel like a home away from home, and the outdoor patio area is a great extension to the rooms for that added... More

Hastings, New Zealand
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Very comfortable clean unit with additional not seen before extras including a water cooler and olive oil supplied, as well as new kitchen appliances. We had a comfortable bed essential after a day at the Taupo summer concert! We were within walking distance of the venue. The service was excellent from the owners and we will stay there again when... More

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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of us after after your recent stay with us, and we are pleased that you found the rooms met all your expectations and that the extra items and facilities in the rooms to be well thought out. We do pride ourselves on offering an affordable place away from home that still has all the home... More

Toowoomba, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We booked this motel based on Tripadvisor reviews and weren't disappointed. Don't let the exterior put you off, the room was the best in this price bracket that we stayed in during our NZ holiday. The furniture was modern, with a full kitchen, lounge, large TV, comfortable bed, and generous WIFI allowance.

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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of us after after your recent stay with us, and we are pleased that you were not disappointed after reading our other reviews here on TripAdvisor. We've tried to make it as homely as we can in our recent refurbishments and we are pleased to hear that it is noticed and enjoyed. We've also just... More

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Additional Information about Birchlands Motel

Address: 120 Roberts St | Corner of Kaimanawa & Roberts, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taupo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 72 hotels in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfortable & affordable accommodation in Taupo. Birchlands Motel is just 2 minutes walk to the lake front and 5 minutes to the central business district. We have a choice of one or two bedroom units, all with separate lounge / sleeping areas, fully equipped kitchens with filtered water, heat pump and private rear patio areas. Up to 3Gb FREE WiFi per day available when booked directly with us, different limits may apply when booking through other online booking agencies or travel agents.All units are family friendly and ground based and face directly towards the mountains across Lake Taupo, looking over Kaimanawa Reserve. Relax and read a book or just watch the many various activities on or over the lake. Birchlands Motel is a family friendly motel, and can supply a cot to families with young children and highchair assistance. The reserve directly across the road is an ideal safe playing area for parents and children alike. Pets are also welcome by arrangement. They must be toilet trained and bring their own bedding. A $20.00 cash soiling deposit will be payable to reception on check in, refundable on check out.Leave your car in the car park and take a 2 minute walk to the lakefront, a 2 minute walk to the local supermarket, a 5 minute walk in to the town center and cafes, bars, restaurants, shops, clubs, nightclubs, are all within easy walking distance.Each unit has its own off street car park and secure indoor parking is available for Motorbikes by arrangement, and we have off street parking available for your boat / trailer. ... more   less 
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