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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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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 

Mandurah, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

London
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

When we booked our cottage we were actually not so much excited as the cottage looked a bit old-fashioned on the pictures. But when we arrived and entered our new home for a couple of days we coulnd´t help but wonder: this was a pretty awesome and cosy cottage. Wifi all over the place, TV with DVD´s (watched the LOTR,... More 

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review of our accommodation All our accommodation units are separate from each other and as you have noted, you do not see any other guests. More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We booked this accommodation via the web and maybe should have looked at some of the pictures rather than reading the blurb & reviews. The cottage was a wooden building (my wife called it a shed) not a cottage - maybe an expectation issue due to the word cottage. The accommodation is located at the from of the property right... More 

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

We are surprised that our lovely 4 star plus cottage was not what you expected. This is the most unfair review we have had about the one bedroom place. Our office is usually shut between 10am and 2pm but we are available by the use of the telephone in your room 24/7 Our service includes rubbish - towels - dishes... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights and didn't want to leave!! The cottage was adorable and had everything we needed (always a plus, the bed was very comfortable!). And the owner was so lovely and helpful!!! The town center and lake side is only a few minutes walk away (what else could you ask for?!)

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for wonderful comments about our accommodation. You are welcome to come back and "stay for ever" People such as yourselves are an absolute pleasure to have here. More 

North Shore City, New Zealand
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Wonderful helpful hosts who went above and beyond. Thank you for picking our family up after bus ride from Invercargill; thank you for the beautiful safe clean accommodation; thank you for delivering us to the start point for Milford Track; thank you for your friendliniess and humour; thank you for dropping our bags off at Milford Lodge and sorry we... More 

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Sometimes special people arrive that are an absolute pleasure to have here at our accommodation. You were a delight to have. It was our pleasure to help with the little extras along the way. Thank you so much for your nice comments. There are 4 other tracks here in te deep south so we would welcome you back here any... More 

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