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Birchwood Cottages

4.5 of 5 Cottage   |   208 Milford Road, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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82 reviews 82 reviews
35 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We made Birchwood our base for our day cruise to Milford Sound and Overnight cruise to Doubtful Sound. We stayed 2 nights and it was very comfortable. The 3 Bedoom cottage was very roomy, one room for me and my wife, the other for our son and the 3rd to keep all our luggage!! There was a kitchen/dining room and... More 

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review of our self contained accommodation. You were a pleasure to have staying with us and your appreciation of our personal service is great. We are pleased you were comfortable at Birchwood Cottages More 

Miedzyrzecz, Poland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We booked this place for 4 nights for our small tour of the South Island. Mainly because of the price and also the location, being near to the centre.This place is located on the Te Anau - Milford Sound Highway and is really easy to find. However, being next to the main road, it's really quiet and there is little... More 

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the very expansive and nice review of oiur accommodation. Your comments are much appreciated and quite specific. Thank you for that. I apologise for not taking you to Milford Sound especially after my enthusiastic sales pitch on the tour. You say you are possibly going to return one day. I can promise you a great tour next... More 

Olympia, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Booked the Fiordland Private Tours trip to Milford Sound, and was pleased to stay at the Birchwood Cottages--both operated by Ray and Leonie. Do yourself a good turn and do the same! The Birchwood Cottages were cozy, welcoming, comfortable, warm and had everything anyone would like to have. The Birchwood Cottages are highly recommended.

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us during your New Zealand holiday. It was a pleasure to have such lovely people as yourselves staying with us at Birchwood cottages. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Te Anau is a quiet town whose claim to fame is Milford Sound. The hosts are very friendly and helpful when I was emailing them about reservations, but unfortunately they were not around when we are actually there. We decided on the luxury cottage, and it was wonderful. It had 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a separate toilet, a washing... More 

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of our luxury cottage. We are pleased you appreciated the welcome you got from Trish during our short break away. Thank you for the mention of our small group tour to Milford Sound of which is a separate review section of "Fiordland Private Tours" We hope you enjoyed your NZ holiday. More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Ray and Leonie are among the best we have met on our travels around the South Island. The cottage was perfect for a couple, being close to the road didnt bother us at all. Good facilities and was warm and cosy in minutes. Highly recommend and also highly recommend the Milford tour that Ray has on offer, its by far... More 

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review of both our accommodation and tour to Milford Sound. To say we were the best is so lovely to here. More 

Perth, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Ray and Leonie, the owners, are doing a really good job there. Really friendly and helpful. The cottage was nice, clean and cosy. We also book a tour with Ray, really good knowledge and funny commentary. Highly recommended !

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comments about our accommodation and your appreciation of the Milford Sound Tour More 

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Stay here. The hosts are very friendly and accommodating. They had the heater on before we arrived which was a nice touch. Thanks for a nice stay. Dave and Jane and kids.........................................

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice comments about our accommodation in Te Anau. The enclosed log burners are very popular in the winter, and we appreciate that you enjoyed the 'warm' welcome. More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Ray and Leonie were outstanding and made us feel very welcome. The cottage was cosy, very comfortable and very well equipped. It was large enough with three above average rooms for our family of 5. Can't wait to go back. Thanks Ray and Leonie

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. We really appreciate the "outstanding" comment. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and even more pleased to here that you can't wait to return. More 

Tokyo, Japan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Birchwood cottages is fantastic for medium to large sized groups - We were a group of 4, an older couple and a younger. We had initially booked a different place in Te Anau, lured by photos of high wooden ceilings and lots of open space on booking.com. We quickly changed to a last minute booking of Birchwood Cottages and boy... More 

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review about our self contained cottage accommodation. There is simply no better heat than that of a wood burner and we are pleased you apapreciated the warmth provided.for both the hospitality and fire. More 

Dover, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is a difficult review for me to write. On one hand, I feel compelled to speak up because this was easily our least satisfactory lodging experience during five weeks in New Zealand. On the other hand, when I read the reviews of others, which are overwhelmingly favorable, I worry about being unfair. After much thought, I've concluded that the... More 

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

The place you have reviewed belongs to our family, and we rent it out as a favour. As you well know, when you booked this place (whoops it wasnt you that booked it ) none of our places "on campus" were available. This lovely 3 bedroom place with 2 good size bathrooms has wonderful heating with a magnificent log burner.... More 

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Address: 208 Milford Road, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Birchwood Cottages 4.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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