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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
michellecfg Falmouth, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great apartment, clean and tidy, huge bedroom, large shower and milk in the fridge. Easy to find. Overlooking the lake and handy for places to eat. Good value for money. Owners very friendly and helpful. Would go back.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Birchlands Motel epitomises the old saying of 'don't judge a book by it's cover'. It is possibly the best value for money motel my colleague and I have stayed in. Per and Bevan went out of their way to ensure our 2 night business trip was stress free. (Thanks so much for having a solution to our technical hiccup) We... More

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We strive to ensure our guests have a pleasant stay with us, and as such were more than happy to work on the technical issues we had with your computer to ensure that you had full access to everything you needed. It was a pleasure to be able to help you with this, and having you as our guests. We... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great one bedroom apartment. Very clean and tidy - everything you need. Even given a small bottle of milk which was great for our teas on a cold sunny but wintry morning! Easy to find and very close to central Taupo shops and restaurants. Friendly owners, would definitely come back.

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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review

All our units have a full selection of condiments to make your stay as hassle free as possible, and we are pleased you found these to be to your liking. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of the rooms and it is always good to hear we met all your expectations. We are centrally located which means it's just a... More

Wanganui, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

from many of other peoples reviews one will guess that the outside is of an old fashion motel .... but the inside is impeccably clean ,and tastefully decorated with EVERYTHING that you really need .. the shops and lake are both close ... and there are menus of various restaurant cafes ect and for a small fee pick up is... More

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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review

We do have an older style building, and we are currently doing some further enhancements to the front of the property. All our units inside have been redecorated and updated with modern appliances and fittings and we are pleased you found these to your taste, and that the rooms exceeded your expectations. We sample and suggest local restaurants and take... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great value well equipped place. An older style building but nice and tidy inside and will stay again. Had a lot of thought in the items at game inside and would only recommend placing microwave on shelf to give more bench space.

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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review

We are pleased you found our property to be great value for your stay, and that having the full kitchen and extra condiments to be of value. Having a full kitchen in the units does allow for extra space over the standard Kitchenette in most units, and a lot of our guests really value this extra bench space and cupboard... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My husband and I took a dash across NZ in two weeks. This was the best hotel from our trip. We could walk or ride into town. Staff were so helpful and sweet. We got a lovely breakfast basket and a coupon to an Indian restaurant. I loved having a full kitchen in our newly remodeled room. Peaceful, great amenities,... More

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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review

Great you enjoyed your time in Taupo and found our property to be very conveniently located to the town centre and to the lake front. It's most appreciated that you found our property to be the best property you stayed in on your travels, we pride ourselves on offering what a lot of other properties do not, space in the... More

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Birchlands Motel certainly ticked all the boxes for us. Although this is an older style motel from the outside, the inside of the unit was thoughtfully and tastefully equipped with modern quality appliances, utensils and linen. The unit was absolutely spotless, and I appreciated the attention to detail - from the room being preheated for our arrival, to the range... 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 that you found the unit offered everything and more that you needed. We pride ourselves on offering a comfortable and clean property that has all the comforts of home. If guests let us know their arrival time we ensure that the heat pump is on so... More

Melbourne, Australia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
46 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Birchlands is very much an older style motel, but has been seriously refurbished while still retaining some of the old features, giving it character and comfort. The motel itself is tiny, only four units I believe along with a small outside area at the back of each room. The rooms however are spacious and very well set up for self-catering,... More

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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Ben and we really appreciate that you are able to note the enhancements that we've made with the renovations while still retaining the character and charm of a small property. We are spoilt with the size of the units, all being either One or Two Bedroom units with separate sleeping areas from the lounge and... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Fantastic little Motel, very clean with everything you need. Quiet location but very handy to town. The owners couldn't do enough for you, would differently stay here again. Great little patio area out the back of all the rooms for a private outdoor space.

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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Sharon, and we are pleased that you found our property to be clean and welcoming after staying at other properties in Taupo. We are ideally located to town and also to a neighbouring conference venue that you were attending, and we were more than happy to be of service in your needs along with the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

My mother and I stayed at Birchlands for a night. I chose this motel for it's location off the main road but easy walking to the shopping precinct. Yes, it was quiet with great views across the reserve to the mountains and lake. The units are quaintly 1960's on the outside but really nicely refurbished inside. The well appointed kitchen... More

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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are pleased that the facilities of the room such as the full kitchen and condiments selection enabled you to cook your own meals, and that you found the unit to be clean and a comfortable place to stay while you were in Taupo. We are spoilt with our views out across the Reserve... More

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Address: 120 Roberts St | Corner of Kaimanawa & Roberts, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
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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 and 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. Each unit has its own off street car park and we have off street parking available for your boat / trailer by arrangement. Up to 2Gb FREE WiFi per day available when booked directly with us, different limits may apply when booking through other online booking agencies or travel agents. Pets are also welcome by arrangement. They must be toilet trained and bring their own bedding. A $20.00NZD cash soiling deposit will be payable to reception on check in, refundable on check out. ... more   less 
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