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newcastle, australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ray and Leonie are charming hosts. Our cottage was very clean & comfortable. The facilities were excellent and showed great attention to detail in providing all that we needed. The Fiordland tour to Milford Sound exceeded our expectations. Our driver, Carlin, was a real character and an amazing guide. The relaxed pace allowed for fun, short walks and many great...

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of our tour and accommodation. We are please that both the tour and accommodation exceeded your expectations. We do have a separate review for our tour at "Fiordland Private Tours" if you care to write again Regards Ray

Cape Coral, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party of 4 rented two cottages for two nites. Leonie was very friendly and helpful in getting us checked in. Two hours from Milford Sound so used this is a stop in and out of the sound. Very clean, comfortable and nice sized rooms

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and the time spent to write it. For other readers of this review, the time allowed to drive yourself to Milford Sound should be 3 hours. We hope you are able to return one day soon and enjoy our hospitality once again Regards Ray & Leonie

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the absolute pleasure of staying at the Birchwood Cottages house for 2 nights. The huge home housed 6 of us beautifully and our hosts Ray and Leonie were so wonderfully welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed, they really know their stuff. Due to poor health we were told Ray wouldn't be taking us on our...

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of our accommodation and tour to Milford Sound. Ray is felling a lot better now but you do not need me when our 'fill in guide' exceeds your expectations. come and visit again and we can entertain you for another tour to one of the other products we have to offer. Now we do...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ray and Leonie are fantastic hosts. The accommodation was 1st class. We highly recommend the tour to milford sound with Ray. Awesome stay nothing was a problem. Thanks Ray and Leonie we will be back Murray and Karen and Friends

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and really hope to have you back again You were wonderful guests and there is so much to explore here in Fiordland that you will need to stay longer next time Regards Ray

Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Had a great stay made all the better by the friendly and welcoming Ray & Leonie. Good advice, good accommodation and little touches of service and humour above and beyond. Thanks guys a pleasure to meet you.

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you stay with us at Te Anau. Thank you for the positive review. We hope to have you return one day in the future. Regards Ray

Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Our group did 3 great walks (Routeburn, Milford and Kepler) in one go, staying at Birchwood in between and on the last day. Birchwood coordinated our logistics and transport seamlessly. It was VIP service at GREAT VALUE. At no time were we required to wait for the transport or other hikers to arrive. We had the LUXURY cottage, which stood...

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you, it was a pleasure to have you here during your walks. Solutions to last minute requests are our specialty, and we are pleased you were appreciative of the services we made available to you Regards Ray

California
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We wish we had planned to stay longer. Our cottage was clean, well-equipped and very comfortable. We received a friendly greeting and enjoyed our short stay. We did not do a lot of exploring in Te Anau itself, but used it as the stopping point on our way to Milford Sound. We would stay here again if we are in...

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our accommodation in Te Anau. We are pleased that you enjoyed it so much that you would have liked to stay longer and will return one day. Look forward to your early return. Regards Ray & Leonie

Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We stayed in the 3 bedroom cottage which is actually just a little ways from the main hotel. It was amazing. So spacious and it had everything we needed in the kitchen. There was a washer and a dryer. The owner even hung out my wet laundry to dry when she noticed I had left it in the washer. When...

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our accommodation in Te Anau. It is so pleasing to have appreciative people such as yourselves staying with us. That would have been my wonderful wife "Leonie" that hung your washing out for you. You are most welcome back here any time Regards Ray

Tenby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 January 2017

From the warm welcome that Ray gave us to such a fabulous cottage with everything that you may need, however the shower was the best and such a comfortable bed, we slept like logs. Do not hesitate to book as pure luxury and only a five min walk from town!

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Thank you for your review of our "Luxury" 3 bedroom place in Te Anau. You have appreciated the bed, shower and friendly service. Thank you Regards Ray

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We were staying in Queenstown and we're planning on visiting Milford Sound in one day, but then decided to break up the trip and stay in Te Anau. VERY GOOD IDEA. Te Anau is a gorgeous little town. We stayed at Birchwood Cottages, in their 3 bedrooom house just across the road. It was very well kept and very clean....

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and the time put aside to write it. You have affirmed that Te Anau is a must do stop for visiting Milford Sound, thank you for that. We hope you are able to return one day and take part in the other activities available here in Te Anau Regards Ray

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Address: 208 Milford Road, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range: €85 - €214 (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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