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Birchwood Manor Motel
189 Tay Street, Invercargill, New Zealand   |  
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Gawler, Australia
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“Belated thanks to David & Sue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Embarassed to say it's taken nearly a year to write this review - however I'm still amazed at how welcoming & helpful David & Sue were to us last year when we stayed for a week while attending Junior World Track Cycling Champs. A lovely, comfortable apartment with everything we needed. Highly recommended!!

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Birchwood-Manor, Owner at Birchwood Manor Motel, responded to this review, July 27, 2013
Thank you for your review.
We are very happy that you have remembered us a year out from your stay with us.
Thank you for your positive memories of Birchwood Manor and we hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again at Birchwood Manor.
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Rating summary
  • 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
    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

After staying in a couple of other places in Invercargill we decided to try Birchwood Manor - no need to try anywhere else again! We were impressed with how clean everything was, the rooms are bright and cheery - so too were the staff! Birchwood Manor Invercargill is now our home away from home. Thanks & see you again soon

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 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, July 14, 2013
Thank you for your review.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Invercargill and in particular your stay with us at Birchwood Manor Motel and have now decided to make this your pace to stay when in Invercargill. It was our pleasure to host you and we look forward to your next visit.
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Byron Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

My husband & I have just returned from the Bluff Oyster Festival, our second visit. We had a great time and this is the third time we have visited the area. This time we stayed 4 nights at Birchwood Manor Motel and loved it. Our hosts David & Sue couldn't do enough for us, the room was huge (as was the king size bed), it was self contained, should we have wanted to cook for ourselves, everything was spotless. We were amazed at how quiet it was, no road noise at all. We loved Invercargill as well and ate out every night, most restaurants are open 7 days a week, everything from pub food, fine dining, seafood, Indian, you name it. Some even pick you up and deliver you home! At weekends not all shops open on Sunday, but we spent a pleasant afternoon in H J Smith's department store where their family restaurant serves a beautiful baked dinner every Sunday for $10. Winter is probably not the best time to visit the southern most tip of the South Island of NZ, but that's when the oyster festival is and we love our oysters. Even so, we had a great time and have no hesitation in recommending Birchwood Manor to one and all. We certainly will stay again.

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  • Stayed May 2013, 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, July 14, 2013
It was our pleasure to host you on your trip from Australia for the Bluff Oyster Festival.
You enjoyed your trip,your time in Invercargill and Bluff and we are so pleased that you found your experience at Birchwood Manor Motel so enjoyable.
We look forward to hosting you again when you return to enjoy more of Invercargill and Southland
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We had a pleasant stay at this motel recently. It is very clean and well presented and the room size was good. The owners were particularly helpful and very nice and couldn't do enough for us. I would highly recommend Birchwood as an excellent place to stay in Invercargill.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, July 14, 2013
Thank you for your review.
We are pleased that you enjoyed your time at Birchwood Manor and that we were able to help make your visit to Invercargill a pleasant one.
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Montrose, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We stayed a couple of nights here on our South Island road trip. Invercargill is an easy, pleasant drive from Queenstown. The Birchwood Manor Motel is a very good, clean, homely Motel where you can expect a friendly helpful welcome from David and Sue. Parking is off road. The centre of Invercargill is within walking distance (10-15 mins) and there is a Countdown supermarket and petrol station directly opposite the Motel. NB. Supermarkets in Invercargill do not sell alcohol. However, there is a liquor store a short drive away. Great wi-fi connection!
Invercargill on a Saturday afternoon (3.30pm) was deserted. Shops were shuttered, restaurants closed, it was like a ghost town. The only restaurant we could find was Speights Ale House where we had dinner on both nights. Any port in a storm.
If you really need to visit Invercargill, then the Birchwood Manor Motel is ideal and we would stay again. However, it is doubtful that Invercargill will find a place in our itinerary again. Nevertheless, Queens Park is beautiful and the Museum and Art Gallery is a delight.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, July 14, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to do a review after your stay at Birchwood Manor.
We are pleased with your comments and that you enjoyed your stay with us.
You have highlighted some of the things you saw in Invercargill and if ever back this way we look forward to seeing you again.
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Sunningdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Stayed for 1 night in early April, 2013. Lucky enough to get the last room on a rainy Monday night. Beautiful, spacioius room - very comfortable, with everything I needed. The owners were very nice, helpful and hospitable. Highly recommended and would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 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, July 14, 2013
Thank you for your review of Birchwood Manor.We are delighted that you enjoyed your room here which you have commented on very well.
We look forward to your next visit.
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Tianjin, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We got here in a hurry at night without reservation.The hostess is very helpful.Big room, good utensil, comfortable bed,convenient location.Free WIFI.Big supermarket is just across the road.If you get up early,go to the Invercargill Garden.It's very good for morning exercise.
Happy to recommend.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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, April 22, 2013
We are pleased that we were able accommodate you and that you enjoyed your stay at Birchwood Manor during your visit to Invercargill.It was our pleasure to host you.
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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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