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Birchlands Motel

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3.5 of 5
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120 Roberts St | Corner of Kaimanawa & Roberts, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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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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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful spot with lake views .An excellent nostalgic kiwi motel feel which has had a post-modern revamp A+++ Beds were crisp and comfortable - kitchen and amenities perfectly laid out- and a lovely hot shower ! We went to the hot pools and a lovely note with towels available at reception was on the wall. Everything had been thought of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I could not reccomend this motel enough. The room was very spacious, comfortable and clean. The kitchen was very well stocked with equipment. The owner was also very helpful and helped us to organise a boat trip to Hukka Falls. All in all, if staying in Taupo I would highly reccomend Birchlands.

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This was a stop over enroute from Nelson to the Coromandel so I chose it for the value. What I wasn't expecting was a fabulous room, even more stunning view and all within a few minutes walk into Taupo. Free wifi and really friendly hosts so I would recommend this motel to anyone, especially if you wanted a slightly longer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This small motel looks old style from the outside, but it's owners have done a great job on the inside. This motel is probably the best value for money motel I've stayed in in NZ. It is incredibly clean and tidy and the rooms are not at all crowded. They have added some nice touches such as Chanui tea bags... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Stayed here for 1 night with my husband and baby, great clean room and great service. Bed was comfy and Internet was quick, location was a quick stroll into town. Bathroom nice and clean and heater kept the room nice and warm

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Redmire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stayed here for one night as we passed through Taupo, The owner was really helpful with any questions we had and was happy to let us inspect the room. The room itself was spacious and comfy with a big TV, sofa, spare bed and a well equipped kitchen, plus a heat pump which was great as we stayed just... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

In six weeks travelling around New Zealand, this motel was one of the best places we stayed in terms of the quality and value of the accommodation. Our motel room was very clean, well equipped and with extras such as a music system, several outdoor seating areas and oil in the kitchenette. The owner was helpful and we were impressed... More 

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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review after your recent stay with us and we were delighted to see you ranked us one of the best places on your entire stay! We have recently received a Travellers Choice Award through TripAdvisor that has us placed at #7 in the top 25 Bargain options in New Zealand, and we are pleased you also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The outside of this motel belies the excellent interior and fantastic service. We stayed in a one bedroom room (probably the one bedroom room since there was only 4 rooms) and it was very comfortable. The lounge had a lazyboy 2 seater right in front of the TV which was very comfortable. The room also had new carpet that was... More 

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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review after your recent stay with us. We are continually taking steps to modernise the property, with the interior we have just completed the upgrade to the new carpets underfoot and we are pleased you found the room features and amenities to be fresh and modern, and on the exterior we have just upgraded the property... More 

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81 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We stayed just one night at Birchlands Motel, but found it very comfortable, with everything we needed. The owners were very pleasant and cheerful too. We stayed in a studio with a double bed and the the kitchen was fully equipped with all we needed to self cater. However, I think the fridge may have been set too high as... More 

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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review after your recent stay with us. We are pleased you found your stay comfortable and had everything that you needed. Sorry about the Cucumber, and we have adjusted the fridges going into winter. Direct bookings with us on our webpage or via TripAdvisor receive our Book Direct Best Available Rates along with unlimited WiFi.We are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Spent two days at this motel . The room is nice and clean . It provides full kitchenette ; even cooking oil , salt and pepper were provided by the owner.the furnitures all looked new . The first laundry for the guests were free and we just gave the clothes to the owner to wash ;after we came back in... More 

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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review after your recent stay with us. We pride ourselves on offering a nice homely feel, and are pleased you noted our attention to detail in the cleanliness and amenities provided in the rooms. We do have the options available for doing guest laundry, as this can be challenging while travelling We look forward to being... More 

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