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Birchwood Cottages

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4.5 of 5
208 Milford Road, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 

Newcastle, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We planned a holiday in NZ for 14 days. Thus far we have been to Christchurch, Cromwell and Queenstown. The Birchwood Cottages in Te Anau has been the highlight of the trip as far as accommodation is concerned. A modern, clean and really practically functional self contained cottage was presented to us. Gas BBQ, gas stove, Sky TV and split... More 

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review and the time and thought put into it. You help to keep our standard where it is, by the appreciation show for our hospitality. Your rating of our accommodation helps restore our faith in what is sometimes a challenging business. Hope to see you back again More 

Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We have stayed with Ray and Leonie twice now and each experience has been wonderful. We feel like family now and extend our fondest thanks to Ray and Leonie for an awesome stay. Thanks for driving us to Te Anau Downs and for picking us up from Milford Sound after we completed the Milford Track. Brilliant accommodation and "salt of... More 

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. We also regard you guys as family and cant wait to have you return so that we can extend our hospitality once again More 

san diego
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101 reviews 101 reviews
21 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Things to love. Clean, safe, quiet, private kitchen, gas grill! Oh and friendly helpful owners-yes. This is a small town and tiny town for those us us from USA city. So if you expect the 5 star hotels of big city you best stay in your city. This is relaxing comfort of a small community. There are not many good... More 

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review of our self contained cottages. We are pleased that you made good use of the facilities here including the BBQ. The butcher shop opposite us would have been handy for you. You have maximized your stay with a Milford Sound Tour ("Fiordland Tours") and did a recommended hike as well Hope to see you... More 

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