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Birchwood Manor Motel
189 Tay Street, Invercargill, New Zealand   |  
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Bundaberg, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

I would tell anyone to stay here we had such an excellent time here the owners of the motel could not of been more helpfull in helping us with our trip to Stewart Is many thanks,the rooms we had we fab we were spoiled while there we recommend everyone to stay here.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Birchwood-Manor, Owner at Birchwood Manor Motel, responded to this review, February 21, 2012
Thank you for your review.
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
We look forward to meeting again if you are back in Invercargill.
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  • Location
    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
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

After the Quest Invercargill taking our booking then selling our room to a walk-in 15 mins later, we were recommended the Birchwood Manor. Quest's loss was our gain. The Motel was fabulous - double spa bath in our room. Everything in the very large room was immaculate, with excellent amenities in the kitchenette and bathroom. Two recliner chairs in the lounge room were brilliant.

Our host (Steve I think ...) was extremely helpful upon arrival, with a dinner restaurant recommendation, and also with sightseeing suggestions when we checked-out.

Outstanding property only two blocks to the main street. Fabulous staff.

Cannot recommend highly enough. It made our stay in Invercargill.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 11 which was upstairs, away from the main road (which isn't busy anyway), had...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Birchwood-Manor, Owner at Birchwood Manor Motel, responded to this review, February 16, 2012
Thank you very much for your review.
We enjoyed having you here as guests and are pleased you enjoyed Birchwood Manor
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Very tidy and quiet. A lovely friendly greeting and a very pleasant stay. I'd happily stay again.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Birchwood-Manor, Owner at Birchwood Manor Motel, responded to this review, February 9, 2012
Thank you very much for your review.
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to meeting you again soon
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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

A good quality motel, with a quiet room and convenient to Invercargill centre. Stayed here for a single night on two occasions, before and after a visit to Stewart Island. Before we stayed in a single bedroom unit; and after we stayed in a studio unit.
Both units were spacious. The one bedroom unit had a toilet outside the bathroom, plus the separate bedroom. The studio unit had a well planned layout and we would opt for that option on another occasion - and it is cheaper. They both had a reasonably comfy bed, a good set of table and chairs and good relaxing chairs. Care and thought had gone into planning both units and they were well maintained, clean and tidy. The bathroom wash etc kit included items outside the normal range that was a pleasant surprise.
The owners were friendly and helpful: including giving advice on eating places after getting a fix on our budget constraint.
There are no views from the rooms (both of which were ground floor in a two storey complex). The TV worked well and a reasonable range of programmes, and wifi service was available - but I did not use it.
Because we were going to Stewart Island by air (and we were concerned about weight problems) we left a number of items in the fridge to be discarded. Only to find that the staff had retained them safe and returned them to us for use on our return - a nice touch.
Invercargill is relatively quiet in the evenings (we were there a Saturday and Thursday). Got a good meal at the Speights Ale House in town, which is only a 10 minute walk along pavements in a safe environment from the motel, although it would be fine to drive in and park up (and I am sure there would be no parking charges in the centre in the evenings - there wasn't on a Saturday after 3pm).
Invercargill has more to offer than we thought: we had a great visit to the Museum - wonderful modern style displays (free, although you can make a donation), and the main park (Queens Park, I believe) looked wonderful (although we only had time for a 30 minute walk around). The heritage leaflet suggested a number of other sites to visit - for which a car is probably needed.

Room Tip: I guess an upper storey room may be better to cut down potential noise problems - although we experi...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Birchwood-Manor, Owner at Birchwood Manor Motel, responded to this review, February 6, 2012
Thank you very much for your very positive review of Birchwood Manor Motel.
We enjoyed having you stay with us. It is also very pleasing to read your very positive comments about our fine city of Invercargill.
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Rockhampton, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

Great motel and excellent service. We stayed in a one bedroom unit and were very comfortable in what was a surprising find in Invercargill. There is a kitchen, bathroom, separate bedroom with a queen and single bed and a lounge room and dining table and chairs. Very homely and inviting. There was plenty of space for our friends to come and share a meal with us. There is a supermarket right across the street - very convenient. We would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: There are no lifts only stairs. Book early cos this motel does book up quickly.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Birchwood-Manor, Owner at Birchwood Manor Motel, responded to this review, February 16, 2012
Thank you for your review.
We do book early so were delighted that you were able to stay with us and enjoy the experience.
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Melbourne
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10 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

We stayed just one night on our way through to the Catlins. We had a spacious, one bedroom apartment downstairs with well-equipped kitchenette. Although on a main road, the apartment was quiet. There is a clean guest laundry and wifi available.The owners were friendly and very helpful in assisting us with our needs.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Birchwood-Manor, Owner at Birchwood Manor Motel, responded to this review, February 16, 2012
we are a popular stopover for people on their Southern Scenic travels and so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
Thank you for your review
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Essex
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Birchwood Manor is in a very convenient central location. We had a two-bedroom unit, upstairs. It was very comfortable and smart, with a full oven. The owner was very helpful. Wi-fi access cost extra.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Birchwood-Manor, Owner at Birchwood Manor Motel, responded to this review, February 16, 2012
Thank you.
Very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Address: 189 Tay Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Invercargill
#6 Business Hotel in Invercargill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Central City Motel Apartment Accommodation Invercargill. 15 Spacious units with all facilities, some with spas. Central city location on Tay St close to all facilities incl sport & cultural venues. Southland hospitality on Southern Scenic route. Perfect for business travellers, family and holiday makers. With amenities such as high speed wireless internet, fully equipped kitchens in each motel unit, private balconies and much more - you're guaranteed a great stay here. Book online securely and enjoy the knowledge and expertise of our friendly staff. ... more   less 
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