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Birchwood Spa Motel
Ranked #79 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Auckland
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Friendly and clean”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Stayed just one night enroute to Gisborne and booked fairly last minute. Hosts could not have been more welcoming. We had an upstairs studio - very spacious and clean. Nice spa bath. Quiet. All the facilities we needed for our stay and lots of little extras. Location a little out of town but no problem with a car.

Room Tip: Upstairs studios were quiet with spa bath - downstairs have a spa pool.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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JessnMike W, Owner at Birchwood Spa Motel, responded to this review, 15 February 2014
Thanks for your stay. Hope to see you again.
Best regards.
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2014

We stayed at Birchwood Spa Motel for one night a few days after Xmas.

This property is located a bit far from town but just a few steps away from Whakarewarewa / Te Puia, so it's not ideal if you don't have a car.

The rooms are tidy and spacious. The courtyard has a huge (yet slippery) spa bath to use.
Perfect for a rainy night.

At $155 for 3 people, it's not the cheapest place to stay in Rotorua, but it is great value for money.

Highly recommended for anyone who's looking to relax and explore Rotorua's attractions.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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JessnMike W, Manager at Birchwood Spa Motel, responded to this review, 11 January 2014
Thanks for your stay. We are trying to make it better. Hope to see you again.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2014

We booked for 2 nights over late December but illness meant we missed the firsy night. No problems they actually were able to sell the room and credit us. We stayed an extra night.
The managers were lovely people to deal with. Neat clean and tidy motel, quiet. Handy to all attractions. Managers gave local advice.
We'll definately stay again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Reddog62
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JessnMike W, Owner at Birchwood Spa Motel, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
Thanks for your stay. Nice people make us feel happy too. Hope to see you again. Best regards.
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2013

We stayed for 2 nights ground floor -one bedroom with private spa by the courtyard. The room was spotless. It had 2 tv one by the lounge and the other by the other room so we dont have to fight over the tv ( my son wants his disney channel/the husband the sports channel). Kitchen and toilet was clean. Bed was good. No after smell of the room. Hosts were very helpful. Towels / pillows were in good conditions. Hosts were helpful. A bit pricey, but hey it was labour weekend, and it was all worth it. The winner...the private spa/jacuzzi...you can dip whenever you like, as long as you want , at your own privacy. We will be back definitely!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank skyblue0917
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JessnMike W, Manager at Birchwood Spa Motel, responded to this review, 29 October 2013
Thanks for your stay. Hope to see you again.
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Papeete, French Polynesia
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2013

Location : close to the city center, restaurants, shops, Ariki Kapapa Golf Course and tourist attractions
Very neatly taken care of motel
Front desk : very welcoming and helping lady
Rooms (studios): we loved the private spa after a day of luging! Minimal but sufficient kitchen utensils, fridge, coffee maker, good bedding
Free wi-fi
Would we go back for a third stay? Of course!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Thank maramanocent
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CT
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2013

We only stayed here one night, wish it could've been longer! The setting was very pretty with beautiful flower-filled hanging baskets outside of the doors. Rooms were clean and comfortable!! The only negative for us was that we did not find any bakeries or shops within walking distance.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank CAThlen
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2013

The motel is very basic but homey. We stayed in a 2-bedroom ground floor cottage with a garage for the car. Basic cooking facilities with a common laundry area at the office. There's also a separate jacuzzi that can be booked for private use, my kids enjoyed it very much. The host was very hospitable and responsive to our needs, making it an enjoyable stay for us in Rotorua.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Thank SAAzli
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Additional Information about Birchwood Spa Motel

Property: Birchwood Spa Motel
Address: 6 Sala Street | Po Box 6107, Rotorua, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#43 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Birchwood Spa Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy a warm welcome at the Birchwood Spa Motel. Studio, one and two bedroom spa units, townhouses with own garaging, close to thermal attractions, 2.5kms from town centre. Studios offer tea/toast making facilities, other units have well equipped kitchens. Qualmark Four Star rating. ... more   less 
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