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Birchwood Manor Motel
Ranked #11 of 33 Hotels in Invercargill
Christchurch, New Zealand
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A+”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

For work I stay in a fair amount of hotels, and I found Birchwood Manor to rate in the top 10. David and Sue very welcoming and assistanced with any querries I had and offer a very friendly helpful service.

My first impresion of the room was very imaculate and tidy and also very spacious. Breakfast was served on a very punctual and hygenic mannor.

All in all I would highly recommend staying here.

Room Tip: I stayed in 15. I can't comment on any of ther other rooms.
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Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Joe J
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Birchwood-Manor, Owner at Birchwood Manor Motel, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Thank you for your very positive review
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Birchwood Manor and found our place a comfortable place to work from and also found the environment relaxing
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Aitutaki, Cook Islands
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

My husband and I stayed for 4 nights whilst our son played water polo in the Nationals at the nearby Splash Palace. We were in a lovely suite complete with spa bath which was a special treat. The kitchen facilities were perfect for our needs. The location is great - near the main part of town and opposite a big supermarket - but it is really Sue and David that make Birchwood Manor special - they are kind and attentive and nothing is too much trouble. Overall this is a great place to stay when visiting Invercargill - definitely recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank BGWAuckland
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Birchwood-Manor, Owner at Birchwood Manor Motel, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Thank you for the time taken to do a review for us.Your generous praise is appreciated and we are pleased you enjoyed your time with us.
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Nelson, New Zealand
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46 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

The Birchwood Motel was booked for me by work so I was quite happy to see the very good rating it had earned on Tripadvisor. I arrived later in the day and checking in was quite painless and quick. The greeting was friendly and time was spent showing me different places to go for dinner.

I stayed in room 15 which was a second floor room. I was surprised when I initially opened the door to find a lounge, kitchenette with kitchen table, and a separate bedroom - a lot of space. The room was clean, quiet and comfortable. There were hot water radiators in the bathroom and in the living room which kept the rooms reasonably warm (there was also an electric heater and electric blanket in the bedroom). My one suggestion would be to replace the carpet as it was starting to show some decent wear (also would have liked to see an internal security latch on the door).

I slept reasonably well on the bed and although the pillows were a bit soft for me, I was able to double them up to make it more comfortable. The shower had good pressure and there were no fluctuations in the water temperature (no one likes to get frozen and burned as the neighbours wake-up). I had ordered a cooked breakfast and a newspaper when I checked in the night before. Breakfast arrived on time and was good.

Check-out was easy and quick. Although I only stayed for on night, I could see using Birchwood motel for multiple nights - a home away from home.

Room Tip: There is a supermarket directly across the street from the motel. Invercargill does not allow superm...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Mike & Terri
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Birchwood-Manor, Owner at Birchwood Manor Motel, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to give us such a good review.
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay here..we enjoyed having you.
You will be pleased to hear that our re carpeting program is starting this week and the first room to be done is the room you stayed in.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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144 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012 via mobile

Everything you need here - comprehensive kitchenette, flat panel TV, nice big bathroom and spa bath, very friendly and helpful welcome from our hosts Sue and David. Rates were good given the quality of the room - a $5 wifi Internet (50MB limit) was also thrown in for free.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Rob W
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Birchwood-Manor, Owner at Birchwood Manor Motel, responded to this review, August 1, 2012
Thank you for your review.
It is so positive to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your visit to Invercargill and in particular your stay with us
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

Great clean tidy and spacious rooms. Brilliant location. 2 minutes away from probably the best fish and chips/seafood/oysters (Kings on Ythan St). Definitely recommend!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Marac E
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Birchwood-Manor, Owner at Birchwood Manor Motel, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
Thank you for your generous review.
We are you pleased you enjoyed your stay at Birchwood Manor and the quality fish and chips from Kings Fishmarket
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toowoomba
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63 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2012

We booked three rooms for three nights at this motel, Its in a good location on the outskirts of town with a shopping complex across the road. I commend the owners on how clean this property was but it is stuck in the 70's. The furnishings are clean but very dated. The kitchen facilites are limited, you could not cook a family evening meal but was fine for breakfast. We had a separate bedroom, the bed was reasonable. Bathroom with shower over bath and separate toilet. We had apartment 16? which was upstairs close to the road,at first I was concened but we could not hear traffic at all. For a one night stay this motel is acceptable,

Room Tip: if you don't climb stairs ask for ground floor.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank traveller0134
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Birchwood-Manor, Owner at Birchwood Manor Motel, responded to this review, August 1, 2012
Thank you for your response.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us.
The property which was architecturally designed and opened in 1997 is, as you say comfortable and clean and quiet.
We are constantly upgrading and refurbishing for the enjoyment of our guests.
We do have units with full kitchens and ovens and many family groups enjoy the ability to be able to fully cater for themselves while enjoying their stay at Birchwood Manor.
Thank you for your positive comments and we would love to host you again on yur next visit to Invercargill.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

We stayed one night before heading for the Catlins. Room was spacious with LCD TV. Location is excellent as we could just cross the road to the supermarket. Owners provided information on nearby eateries and we rested well after long drive from Lake Manapouri. We received 2 hours of free wireless surfing and managed to upload pictures of our Doubtful Sound cruise onto Facebook.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank travelyogi
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Birchwood-Manor, Manager at Birchwood Manor Motel, responded to this review, August 1, 2012
It was our pleasure to have you stay with us.
Thank you for the time taken to review your stay and we appreciate your positive remarks.
We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to NZ and especially Invercargill and Birchwood Manor Motel. "Jumpalagi"
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Additional Information about Birchwood Manor Motel

Property: Birchwood Manor Motel
Address: 189 Tay Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Invercargill
#8 Family Hotel in Invercargill
#8 Business Hotel in Invercargill
#10 Luxury Hotel in Invercargill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Birchwood Manor Motel 4*
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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