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Birchlands Motel

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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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Wollongong
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was moved here on a recent business trip because of a booking snafu. I have to be honest - my heart sank a little when I saw the low-slung 1970s-spec facade. That all changed when I opened the door - fresh, modern decor hid the room's age well, and the quality of inclusions is great. Not perfect - old... More 

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Sydney
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great motel. Nothing much from the outside but very good facilities in side with a number of nice touches. ie power boards for multiple computers/chargers etc. Good wifi and generous allowance (20GB) , a handy kitchen with everything you need. Three of us were staying and we all found it great and would have stayed longer if... More 

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New York NY
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we first drove up to the place my friend gave me a look that clearly said, This is where were staying?? From the outside it looks like nothing - I guess like your typical, old, middle of nowhere roadside motel. But inside, the rooms are very nice, with recently renovated bathrooms, new kitchen appliances, and comfortable beds. It 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 understand the building is older in comparison to some properties in Taupo, and we are working to update the exterior as quickly as possible. We've recently had double glazing installed across all the ranch sliders into the units and will be working on the exterior further over the... More 

hong kong
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87 reviews 87 reviews
11 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We needed somewhere to stay for one night on our way from Wellington to Auckland and the Birchlands Motel was the spot we chose. It was clean, the bed was comfortable and although it was within walking distance of shops and restaurants, it was far enough away to ensure it was quiet at night. Fortunately the guests on either side... More 

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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and we are pleased you found our location to be both convenient and quiet. We were surprised however to read your comments on our Kitchens as only being adequate for breakfast. All of our units have fully equipped kitchens with full thermowave ovens and stove tops, microwave, toaster and kettle. We also supply additional amenities... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Good stay, very friendly and help full. We stayed for two nights in the two bedroom unit and a studio unit. The studio unit for my eldest daughter, Grandson and their dog. And the two bedroom unit for my wife, younger daughter and my self. It is walking distance to activities, attractions, cafes, restaurants, fast food out lets and bars.... More 

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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review after you stay with us, and we are pleased that you found our extra services such as complimentary towels for lakeside or mineral pool swimming to be of value. The reserve over the road is also an excellent spot for little and old kids alike to let off steam, as well as the four legged... More 

Palmerston, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We stayed for two nights on Christmas and we had wonderful time. The kitchen is well equipped, the filtered water was perfect after a long day out in the sun and the motel is conveniently located, only a couple of minutes walk to the lakefront and town centre.

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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review after your stay with us over Christmas. We find a lot of people comment, and value the water coolers we have in the rooms. It's a great source of chilled filtered water after a hot day out exploring the great sights and adventures of Taupo. We are pleased you enjoyed our location and look forward... More 

Canberra, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Amazing attention to detail for a motel. All ammenities excellent: beds, kitchen, bathroom, internet, water. The services was very friendly. The first load of laundry is even free. The only annoying thing was a sllightly noisy fridge.

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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are pleased that you found the services and amenities on offer to be excellent. We appreciate there can be a little noise from the fridges as the kitchens are next to the living area, though we have ensured that this is minimised as much as possible with the purchase of new fridges when... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We enjoyed our recent stay at the Birchlands Motel in two one-bedroom units. Pluses: close to lake, town and shopping; quiet; free wifi; comfortable couch and beds; very well-equipped kitchen, with also some condiments; filtered water; good selection of teas / coffee (even camomile tea!) and they give you the cutest little milk bottles. MInus: no dinner table to sit... More 

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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review after your stay with us, and we are pleased to see that you found the amenities offered in the room to be comprehensive, from the fully equipped kitchens (full ovens included) through to the amenities and condiments supplied. Our Studio units currently do not have a dining table due to space limitations however our One... More 

France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

It's a nice motel that everything you need is well prepared. Apparently the owner cares a lot so used nice staff in the room. Good taste decoration and the back yard garden is especially adorable! We stayed 2 nights, will come back again!

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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review after your stay with us, and we appreciate your comments about how you like it being decorated, and found it adorable. We look forward to hosting you again on a return journey through Taupo. More 

Playa San Juan, Spain
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We arrived at Birchlands Motel having booked a 1 bed apt for 5 nights. On arrival we were given a studio which of course was not our choice, however Ailyn the manager asked if we would stay in the studio with a price reduction and she would open the bedroom and reconfigurate the lounge. We stayed in the studio that... More 

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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and we apologise for the error with the room type. We are pleased that we were able to rectify this for you, and that you enjoyed the rest of your time with us. We do also do the first load of washing for you as you mention, and are pleased you liked this service. We... More 

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