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River Birches Lodge

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 28 January 2013

Set in a residential neighborhood, River Birches is a small oasis of tranquility. We stayed at the Major's Room, which is apart from the main house, with view of the beautiful garden. It felt very secluded and luxurious. Very nice host, who happily shares information about the area, things to see and doo, and helps book restaurants etc in the...

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3Thank CANE_Denmark
Reviewed 13 January 2013

We stayed in the cottage next to the B&B. it's really more of an entire house. The place is amazing. Everything was like new. The style is clean and modern. Full kitchen and living area. Washer /dryer. The back garden with Koi pond was elegant and peaceful. The owner was graceful, helpful and organized. I could describe River Birches the...

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2Thank AzTraveler5
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 December 2012 via mobile

This is a beautifully located lodge and very clean, however it may not provide the level of service one might expect for a luxury lodge at this price. The hospitality while very pleasant seemed somewhat disinclined to provide a complete service.

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Thank claredunne4
Melbourne
Reviewed 12 December 2012

This visit was my 4th year in a row and I had another fantastic week. The 'cottage' is great for groups of friends or families (there were 6 of us) and we are always made to feel welcome and we are always looked after in excellent fashion Great location for a range of activities, we spent most of the time...

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2Thank MelbourneChad
Reviewed 30 November 2012 via mobile

Just spent a week here. Great food, great location, great people, great hospitality. Nowhere else could come close. Where else does the hostess produce a bottle of Rockford Basket Press to accompany two types of roast lamb on your last night? Unbelievable!

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Thank Rnewton62
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 November 2012

The weather was perfect, the river sang all day, the Lodge and the Cottage both provided excellent accomodation for the wedding; and the outdoor setting of a raised deck in a walled garden flanked by the Lodge was truly wonderful. Great to set the tables outside under all the umbellas to keep us in the shade, flowers in the frame,...

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1Thank Denise W
Auckland
Reviewed 20 November 2012

Excellent Accommodation and the air was so fresh coming from Auckland I really noticed it. The highlight for me apart from attending my Sister's wedding which was an experience in itself, is the location of the river. I got some wonderful pictures which will remain a treasure to me till my dying day.

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1Thank Johnny E
Melbourne
Reviewed 20 November 2012

Anthea and Bill made us feel welcome and looked after us. So much great food, luckily there's plenty of bush walking and mountain biking close by, so I could come back the next day and eat more great food not feeling too guilty! The hosts have lived in the area for a long time, and are a great source of...

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1Thank GoneFishing5
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 November 2012

Our time at River Birches was amazing, such a beautiful place to stay with a gorgeous garden and even nice interior! We enjoyed the bath with candles each night, woke up to breakfast waiting on the table and the lovely Anthea waiting to cook us a cooked breakfast and the same at dinner! I was blown away by Antheas cooking...

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Thank Brooke Y
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 21 October 2012 via mobile

The River Birches is an absolutely lovely cottage. We rented it in October with dreams of doing the Tongariro crossing. While the weather is fickle in New Zealand, the River Birches is an absolutely place full of comforts. The grounds are absolutely stunning and the owner was excellent to make recommendations on things to do in the area as well...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre 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 | Taupo, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Turangi
Price Range: €336 - €505 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — River Birches Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Stay at the Main lodge. The Admiral room is the best. It has access to a to an outdoor hot tub.”
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“Only the Admiral's Room has a TV (we think) (if that is important)”
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“The Cottage comfortable accommodated a group of 6 males and would be ideal for a family or couples sharing.”
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