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Queenstown, New Zealand
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Just start by saying that I visited with the family to Ray's a couple of years ago but absolutely enjoyed the time we had there. We arrived late in the afternoon from Queenstown to a cold chill in the air. We checked in and received a warm welcome from owner Ray and his wife Leonie, but when we got into... More 

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fiordlandtours, Manager at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our accommodation at Te Anau. We are pleased that you enjoyed the warm welcome from us and most important the log fire having the cottage warm on the chilly day that you arrived. We hope to see you return one day soon and we will have the log fire cranking once again. More 

Port Macquarie, Australia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights as a base to milford sound. The accomadation for 5 family members was spot on in the 3 bedroom appartment. Very spacious,clean and warm. Leonie and Ray were so friendly and helpful. We went to milford sound on the small group tour run by ray and was an experience not to be forgotten. We deserved... More 

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

We thank you for your review and the time spent to write it. We are pleased that you enjoyed our hospitality and the tour to Milford Sound More 

Singapore
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96 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Would rate this as above average at 3.5 stars. Bit disappointed (after the glowing reviews we read here) to find that there was no convection oven (only a microwave one) and that all the units only had mobility shower bathrooms, according to the front desk. Cons: - No oven, but there is a microwave and stove top. - No dishwasher,... More 

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Our two x 4.5 star plus cottages have gas hobs with 4 burners and microwave ovens. This is clearly advertised. Had you wanted a bath tub and full oven we or your agent would have provided one of the five other cottages that have both a full oven and bath tub. Had you wanted a unit with a dish washer... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Last month I stayed at birchwood cottages with my husband ,and what a wonderful experience it was . We loved every detail of our cozy little cottage, which made our stay even more special . Ray is a very warm and hospitable guy.Also highly recommended is the Fiordland extraordinaire tour . What an amazing day we had , our guide... More 

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review of our accommodation in Te Anau. You have appreciated the hospitality you received here by Jacqui and myself and we enjoyed having such lovely people as yourselves as guests. We look forward to you writing a separate review of your tour to Milford Sound. I will make sure that Jacqui will get to read... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We had a very comfortable stay in the 3 brm luxury cottage I think it was. Very cosy & warm, really comfy beds! Fully stocked kitchen cutlery/crockery etc. Although we ate out both nights. Close to town restaurants supermarket petrol. On the main road heading to Milford Sound, we did not find it noisy at all. The owner/manager was very... More 

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our three bedroom cottage. You have appreciated that they have full kitchens and that you only have a short walk to the town centre. The modern double glazed windows certainly keep the place "quiet" We are pleased that you will stay with us again one day. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Family of 3 generations stayed in 3 bedroom cottage for 2 nights. Great friendly staff, cottages could not have been better, very clean and had everything one would need. We had a 2 year old which fitted in well in the cottage, BBQ supplied which was great. Highly recommended.

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Thank Neil W
fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments about our three bedroom place. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you back one day soon. More 

Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

The cottage was snug and warm with good privacy. The cottage was close to town and we had a discount for a milford trip the owner ran. Great kitchen facilities also. Although on a "main road" its very quiet in this town and cottage.

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review of our accommodation. Only 2000 people live here so traffic noise is never a problem. More 

Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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81 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

they were very helpful, the cottage was clean, the beds comfortable. we ate in. the kitchen was quite adequate to prepare our meals. the owner runs bus tours to Milford Sound which was very good. The motel was very quiet.

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our self contained accommodation. We are pleased that you were able to make good use of our full kitchen. We look forward to you writing a separate review for Fiordland Private Tours. More 

Weaverville, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We had a wonderful stay in Te Anau at the Birchwood Cottages. Friendly helpful hosts, close to town, clean, well supplied rooms, near good coffee shops and restaurants. Too advantage of fantastic tour of Milford Sound with wonderful tour guide Terry. Would highly recommend!

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Thank scousins6148
fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated the amenities close by. We look forward to you writing a separate review for Fiordland Tours, your Milford Sound Tour. More 

Brisbane Region, Australia
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12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

We stayed in the luxury 3 bedroom cottage. Was very clean, comfortable recliner chairs, well stocked kitchen (crockery and cutlery etc). Comfortable beds. This was a pleasant surprise. We really only needed a bed and a morning cup of tea as our days were full, but this was a very nice stay. Our family of five was very happy with... More 

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of one our cottages here at Birchwood Cottages. The one you stayed in we call "Luxury" it is good that it exceeded your expectations. We hope to see you again one day soon. More 

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Additional Information about Birchwood Cottages

Address: 208 Milford Road, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range: $94 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Birchwood Cottages 4.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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