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Birchwood Cottages

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4.5 of 5
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208 Milford Road, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We have been staying over for 1 night only on the way from Milford Sound to Wanaka. Very comfortable place for family of 3. Beds are very comfortable, room has an aircon, electric blankets and extra bedding is provided. Staff is very friendly. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of our accommodation in Te Anau. We are pleased to here that you were warm and cozy in one of our 3 bedroom places. We hope to have you back again some time to stay longer and explore our wonderful Fiordland More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Te Anau is possibly one of the most beautiful places that we have seen and our stay at Birchwood Cottage elevated our experience to a new level. We visited in the month of Sep and booked for 2 nights stay when Ray (owner) insisted that the place is too good for just one night visit; Ray, I still thank you... More 

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of our accommodation in Te Anau. We are impressed that you kept notes for nearly 12 months before writing this wonderful message. It was great that you decided to stay for two nights so as to enjoy Milford Sound in a more scenic and relaxed way. I assume you are writing a similar review about... More 

Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We stayed for 3 nights in an off site house that was very comfortable. Beds were great, kitchen was fully equipped to cook a meal and great to have two bathrooms. Ray is very easy to deal with. Would recommend

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our accommodation in Te Anau We appreciate the kind comments. We hope to see you back one day, maybe in our summer next time. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

It's such a lovely one bedroom cottage with beautiful garden view from all the windows! It has everything we need. And it's so close to the town center. Ray was very friendly and helpful. We have lovely memory of this cottage. Will come back in the future. Thanks.

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of our accommodation in Te Anau. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you are able to return some time, maybe in the summer when we do have some warm weather. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We were a party of 8, and we had numerous options for June 2015. After reading reviews of Fiordland Tours and Birchwood Cottages, we booked a 3BR cottage here. It was the best 2 nights in our holiday. There were 2 shower points that did not run out of hot water (yes, this happened in a few other motels in... More 

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review of our accommodation in Te Anau. We are especially pleased to here that it was No 1 for you in New Zealand. Great to hear you also enjoyed the tour to Milford Sound with Fiordland Tours. It would be our pleasure to have you stay again with us some time soon. Maybe in the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We stayed in a three room cottage (Rata) during 3 nights and would have loved to stay another month. Everything about this place was perfect, the location, the owners, the garden, the pets (super sweet cat) and most definitely the cottage itself. Its feels like your own home as you have all required amentities and more. The living room has... More 

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review of our 3 bedroom cottage. We appreciate the time you have taken to write the review. You are most welcome to come back and stay for a month anytime you like. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The hosts (Ray and Leonie) are very friendly and were helpful in suggesting activity options. The cottage itself is quite large with three comfy bedrooms. There is a large lounge, dining room and good sized kitchen with all the facilities needed. It has two good quality reverse cycle air cons, large flat screen tv, stone benchtops in the kitchen, etc.... More 

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for writing an appreciative review of our "Luxury Cottage" It is so wonderful to know there are people out there that offer positive comments about our accommodation. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your holiday as much as we enjoyed having you stay with us. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were 4 adults that stayed at Birchwood Cottages for 2 nights in January. We stayed in the Luxury Cottage which was a bit further down the road. We were pleasantly surprised at the modern and comfortable cottage that awaited us. The kitchen was fully equipped, the lounge was comfortable with a nice big TV to keep us entertained when... More 

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review of our accommodation here at Birchwood Cottages. Also, for the comments about our tour with "Fiordland Tours" We hope you return one day soon More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A lovely cottage with comfortable bed, plenty of hot water, great WiFi access all set in trees. It was a lovely place to stay with great hosts in Ray and Leonie. A short walk to the town with many different restaurants to choose from. This is a great base to do Milford Sound from, which we did with Ray who... More 

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the comments about our accommodation in Te Anau. We are pleased that you enjoyed your tour with Fiordland Tours as well It was our pleasure to have you stay with us and hope to see you return one day soon More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We had 1 night in Te Anau before starting the Milford Track the next day. This was the perfect stop. A cosy little cottage, quiet at night, comfortable beds, soft pillows, good shower, plenty of towels - all that you need! Thanks for a great stay.

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

We appreciate the time you took to write a nice review of our accommodation. Thank you More 

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