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River Birches Lodge

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

If you are anywhere near Turangi, you MUST stay a night or two at River Birches. Never mind the beauty of the property, Anthea is the "hostess with the mostess." She is so welcoming and relaxed, that it's almost impossible not to totally unwind yourself. She is an excellent cook, and is willing to share her secrets and recipes.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

We stayed two nights and found the setting to be wonderful and the hospitality to be warm and accommodating. Based on an old private home, the suites are arranged around a lovely garden. Location was very convenient for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

This B&B is so intimate & charming, the pictures don't do it justice. The garden is so beautiful & zen, you will not want to leave. The innkeeper, Anthea, is an incredibly thoughtful & helpful hostess. She cooked us a delicious breakfast every morning and for our big hike she made us the most incredible sandwiches. This B&B is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

River birches and Anthea are gems, hidden at the end of a really small street in Turangi. Once you are close, you discover an architect house reminiscent of a châlet in the Alps, but with a very english garden. Anthea is a wonderful host and arranged our first dinner at the river restaurant, our trip to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

We stayed there in order to see both the National Park and lake Taupo. Anthea and Bill did a splendid job looking after us and her cooking was top drawer, their advice about our planned walk was entirely appropriate. The gardens were beautiful and the rooms were well equipped.

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

I have stayed at many B&Bs in my time, but this one was by far the best - the most expensive too but well worth it. The quality of the furnishings with a southeast Asia theme, bedding, 'mini' bar and extra supplies was top shelf - even had a plunge coffee maker with chocolates to nibble on. Anthea, the manager,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

This cottage was our favourite place to stay on our whole New Zealand trip. Anthea was full of ideas and knowledge about things to do and see around the area, we were spoilt for choice. The garden was amazing, so peaceful and relaxing. My boyfriend went fly fishing with a guide that was organised through Anthea. That was his favourite... More 

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Lytham St. Annes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

We loved the Tranquil setting and open plan design of this beautiful home and gardens. Anthea is a very helpful and knowledgeable host, as well as a great cook. All the rooms are spacious with a tasteful and modern design. A great base for the Tongariro crossing.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

We have never left reviews before but have just returned from a two week holiday in NZ and were so impressed that we felt compelled to share reviews of our favorite spots. This beautiful lodge is nestled on a quiet little street a 5 minute drive from stunning Lake Taupo and backs onto a wonderful, fragrant garden. Our hostess was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

We stayed for one night, and was immediately made to feel welcome! The house has 3 rooms and we were looked after by Anthea and her husband Bill. The room is very bright and airy and exceptionally clean! We were given excellent advice on where to visit in the area, as our hosts know the area really well. We were... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Superbly located for the Tongariro crossing, fishing, and skiing getaways. River Birches is an exclusive retreat alongside the Tongariro River. Listed in Travel & Leisure Magazine’s Best of 2007. It features luxury accommodation equipped with Wi-Fi, fitness room and onsite chef. Qualmark: Five Star rated. ... more   less 

Additional Information about River Birches Lodge

Address: 19 Koura Street, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Turangi
Price Range: $347 - $554 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — River Birches Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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