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“A little surprise in Taupo”
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Birchlands Motel
Ranked #20 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Toowoomba, Australia
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“A little surprise in Taupo”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

We booked this motel based on Tripadvisor reviews and weren't disappointed. Don't let the exterior put you off, the room was the best in this price bracket that we stayed in during our NZ holiday. The furniture was modern, with a full kitchen, lounge, large TV, comfortable bed, and generous WIFI allowance.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank NE898
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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Thank you for your review of us after after your recent stay with us, and we are pleased that you were not disappointed after reading our other reviews here on TripAdvisor. We've tried to make it as homely as we can in our recent refurbishments and we are pleased to hear that it is noticed and enjoyed. We've also just further enhanced our WiFi offering for guests when using our Special Offer here on TripAdvisor, but am also pleased you found our offering at the time still to be generous.
We appreciate you may not get to NZ often, but look forward to hosting you again should you return to Taupo.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

We stayed two nights at Birchlands and enjoyed the clean,airy one bedroom unit with funky appliances and pottery,stereo and usb flatscreen,opposite a park,lots of free wi-fi,deflead washed small dog welcome,lovely service,fresh cooled water,wee private courtyard with own outdoro umbrella,personal washing done for us:-)

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Thank Francis M
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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Thank you for your review of us after after your recent stay with us, and we are pleased that you enjoyed all the extras that we have added to the rooms to make it as close to a home away from home as we can take it. Some properties in Taupo require animal vaccinations, but as you mentioned as long as they are well behaved, flea treated and clean animals they are most welcome here. We look forward to hosting you again on return travels to Taupo.
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Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

Spotlessly clean and very spacious units, well equipped with some nice extra touches. A little way from the main roads so not too much traffic noise during the night. Helpful and obliging owners. We will definitely book accommodation here on our next trip to Taupo.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Thank you for your review of us after after your recent stay with us, and we are pleased that you found the rooms met all your expectations for comfort, cleanliness and price, and that you enjoyed the little extra touches. It was a pleasure to have you both and your chihuahua stay with us. We look forward to hosting you again on return travels to Taupo.
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Witney, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

Great friendly welcome on arrival.
Good touch to have fresh milk provided for tea and coffee.
Rooms were very clean and had all that we needed.
Easy walk to town centre where there are loads of eateries.

  • Stayed February 2014
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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review, February 13, 2014
Thank you for your review of us after after your recent stay with us, and we are pleased that you found both the staff to be warm and welcoming, but also that the rooms meet or exceeded your expectation when it came to the facilities on offer and the cleanliness of them. We are very fortunate to have the location we do, just a block back from the lake front but also only a couple of blocks from town itself making it an easy walk to most things.
We hope that you had a wonderful remainder of your trip through New Zealand.
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Bonny Hills, Australia
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Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

The owners are lovely, very obliging, the presentation is very well done and everything was clean and comfortable! Couldn't ask for more for the price! Taupo is absolutely beautiful wish we stayed longer!

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review, February 13, 2014
Thank you for your review of us after after your recent stay with us, and we are pleased that you found the rooms met all your expectations for comfort, cleanliness and price. Taupo is a lovely place, and we are pleased to have been of service to you on your visit through. We look forward to hosting you again should you come back to NZ & Taupo.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2014

During our stay in Taupo we stayed in this motel. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are large and include a free fresh water tank, air conditioning, LCD TV and 1 GB a day wifi. There is also a kitchens which also includes glasses, plates, cutlery, toaster and microwave.

There is a separate bedroom with a good bed and pillows. Everything is very clean including the carpet and bathroom.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Michael R
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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review, February 13, 2014
Thank you for your review of us after after your recent stay with us, and we are pleased that you found the rooms met all your expectations and that the items and facilities in the rooms to be well thought out. We do pride ourselves on offering an affordable place away from home that still has all the home comforts and qualities.
We understand you don't get to travel New Zealand that often but look forward to being of service to you again should you return through Taupo.
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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2014

The place doesn't look like much from the outside, but the rooms are generously sized and contain everything you need for your stay. The owners were very helpful with tips and advice about the local area and they certainly run an excellent business that is clean and homely. We would definitely come back!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Londonkraut
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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review, February 13, 2014
Thank you for your review of our property after your recent stay with us, and we are pleased that you found the rooms to be generously sized, and that they had all the requirements that you needed for your stay here in Taupo. We are so pleased that you found the cleanliness and facilities on offer to meet all your expectations and we understand you don't get to travel New Zealand that often but look forward to being of service to you again should you return through Taupo.
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Property: Birchlands Motel
Address: 120 Roberts Street | Corner of Kaimanawa & Roberts, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Birchlands Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfortable & affordable accommodation in Taupo. A choice of Studio, One or Two bedroom units all with SKY TV Guest Select 50+ Channels, fully equipped kitchens with filtered water, heat pump and private rear patio areas. Each unit has its own off street car park and we have off street parking available for your boat / trailer by arrangement. WiFi - FREE Unlimited WiFi available when booked directly with us. 500MB limit per day applies to bookings through other online booking agencies or travel agents. Pets are also welcome by arrangement (We have 1 Pet Friendly Unit). Please contact Motel for further information. ... more   less 
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