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Birchwood Spa Motel

6 Sala Street | Po Box 6107, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Nashville, Tennessee
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

The hotel is located right across from the cultural village and hot springs... if you are crafty you can sneak a dip into the hot springs just down the road or go to the hot baths in the village. The area will of course smell of sulfur due to the hot springs but that is to be expected. Be aware... More 

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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Great two night stay. Very handy to Rotorua's attractions of bubbling mud, geyser's and Maori Culture. Clean room with the added attraction of an outdoor (private) hot water bath. Very relaxing after being out checking the sites of Rotorua and Taupo only an hours drive away. Very impressed with motel management after we left some articles behind when leaving and... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Certainly not the fanciest hotel to stay in, but well suited to those hitting the trails nearby. The townhouse units have a locked garage and hose facilities for muddy bikes and gear which makes them perfect for mountain bikers. We have stayed here a few times and the service is solid with clean (though unexciting) rooms.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

we needed a place to stay for the night. The greeting was slightly abrupt, more formal than welcoming. Clean and tidy unit, milk in the fridge and everything we required for the night. Comfy bed, quiet and a brisk walk into town for drinks and dinner. Would stay again

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Calgary
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This motel has some good advantages - a nicely stocked kitchen so you don't have to constantly eat at restaurants is top of my list and this place has that. The internet is frustrating - had to walk over to the lobby (in another building) to access WiFi. We used the hot tub outside of our room - it is... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

Good price. Booked a one bedroom apartment with spa. Rooms are pretty small, but are fine for an overnighter if you don't want to spend too much on accommodation. My parents and I paid $163 for the one night and most of the other decent options were $200 and up. Place was clean. Parking right outside the door. Internet was... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Very quaint…quiet, and clean. Managers very friendly. Just across the street from Whakarewarewa. Good location at south end of town. No sulfur smell at all. Wifi not particularly good but we had wifi problems at all hotels outside of Auckland.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Have just stayed at Birchwood Spa Motel, what a great place to stay, rooms clean and tidy an smell fresh when you enter them,the bathroom is spotless, breakfast served when required an delicious, I would highly recommend to everyone that wants a pleasant stay in Rotorua, The owner is friendly an the relief manager is fabulous well done team Wayne

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Near Te Puia and the end of Fenton St. which is the main through street in Rotorua. Clean and well-maintained. WiFi was completely ineffective. Kitchenette well equipped with a decent fridge. Beds comfortable. Good shower. Not near any restaurants or grocery stores but can drive back along Fenton easily.

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Canterbury, NZ
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We only stayed one night however found the motel very sufficient for our needs. We didn't cook but there was a great kitchen available in our 1 bedroom unit. The spa outside, with outdoor seating was great & given it was so hot it was fabulous to be able to soak the feet in cold water while sitting chatting with... More 

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