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“An unexpected gem!”
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Birchlands Motel
Ranked #20 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Victoria, Canada
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36 reviews
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“An unexpected gem!”
Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

We came here because of the reviews on Trip Advisor, and the price. Turns out it is even better than we expected. The location is wonderful, one street back from the busy lakeside drive, and a few easy blocks to walk to town. There are only four units, apparently, and they all have parking right at the door, and a lovely little garden at the back door. Inside, our unit was tastefully decorated and very clean and comfortable, even though it is a few years old. The kitchen is large and well equipped. For a motel that looks ordinary on the outside, and is reasonably priced, this is a gem!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review, 10 May 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, and that you found it well equipped. The patio area is a great spot to sit in the morning sun for breakfast or a coffee. We look forward to hosting you again on return travels should you get back to Taupo again..
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

This small ( 4 unit) motel is ideally located near the center of town. The room was basic, but clean and well equipped. The owners went out of their way to accommodate our every request. Our room had a small patio in the back where we could relax after our hard day of sightseeing and driving.

outstanding value for money.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review, 10 April 2014
Thank you for your review of our property after after your recent stay, and we are pleased that you found the rooms to be fully equipped with extras such as oil in the kitchen for cooking, filtered water cooler etc. We have targeted the units as a home away from home feel with everything that you'd need, and we try to meet all our guests requests and needs. The patio is a lovely spot to sit and relax with a wine after a hard day out sight seeing. We definitely look forward to being of service to you on your next trip to Taupo.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Friendly staff and modern clean units with everything you need as well as a "water tower" for drinking. Nice wee semi private area to sit outside for breakfast, cup of tea. Great location with only a 5min walk from Taupo shops and lake.

Room Tip: Two middle units would be quieter but not really a issue with the location of this Motel.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review, 10 April 2014
Thank you for your review of us after after your recent stay, and we are pleased that you found the little extras such as the water coolers, not usually offered in Motels to be an added bonus. We have tried to make it a home away from home with all the amenities you may need in the full kitchen such as oil etc. We have just had all the sliding doors into the units replaced as part of the ongoing upgrades and these are all now double glazed to further sound proof the units. We definitely look forward to being of service to you on your next trip to Taupo.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

Booked this during Ironman for competitor & family. Excellent value & ideal location. Had a bit of a do-up since I was last there. Love the improvements and new owners very conscientious. Better than my last stay. Main shopping and lakeside areas just a short walk away and oval next door's a great exercise yard.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review, 10 April 2014
Thank you for your review of us after after your recent stay for the Ironman event, and we are pleased that you found the renovations and upgrades pleasurable. We are very fortunate to have the location we do, just a block back from the lake front with views of the lake from all our rooms, but also only a couple of blocks from town itself making it an easy walk to most things. We definitely look forward to being of service to you on your next trip to Taupo.
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

I've always liked the way older motels have plenty of room and seperate bedrooms etc but this motel combines this with modern decor and everything you could want. My room had a view of the lake an extra bonus. Highly recommend this motel to others, am looking forward to my next stay.

  • Stayed March 2014
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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review, 15 March 2014
Thank you for your review of us after after your recent stay, and we are pleased that you found the rooms to be spacious along with having the modern decor and little extras not usually offered in Motels. We are very fortunate to have the location we do, just a block back from the lake front with views of the lake from all our rooms, but also only a couple of blocks from town itself making it an easy walk to most things. We definitely look forward to being of service to you on your next trip to Taupo.
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

We booked this motel primarily because it was good value & received other positive reviews. We found the accommodation to be clean & well-equipped and up-to-date. All new appliances & tasteful décor made this a pleasant place to stay. It is set back a street or so from the lake, and just a short walk away from the town centre. We had a good night's sleep & would recommend.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
Thank you for your review after your stay with us in February. We are pleased that you found our property to be great value for money, clean and well equipped. Thank you for choosing us after looking at all the others comments here, and we definitely appreciate your comments and feedback.
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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2014

We stayed here for four nights and what a fantastic little getaway it was!
We chose it over other hotels because of its good location and the fact that it had a kitchenette - we were not disappointed. Its only a short walk into town and to get to the lake all you have to do is cross a community oval.
The man working at the front desk was so, so helpful going out of his way to offer anything that we needed! Not to mention the free laundry service and generous wifi allowance. The interior is modern and spacious and the kitchen has everything you need (including oil for cooking!), as well as your own cute little private outdoor area for eating and relaxing.
Couldn't recommend it more, we are so impressed for what this place offers for such a small price.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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BirchlandsMotel, Owner at Birchlands Motel, responded to this review, 25 February 2014
Thank you for your review of us after after your recent stay, and we are pleased that you found the property to be a great getaway location. We've definitely tried to stock the rooms with items that would make it feel like a home away from home, and the extra onsite services such as the Free WiFi options and Laundry facilities that we offer add to the ease of stay for our guests.
We appreciate you may not get to NZ that often, but is was a pleasure to be one of the choices of accommodation in this special Birthday trip, and we look forward to hosting you again should you return to Taupo.
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Property: Birchlands Motel
Address: 120 Roberts Street | Corner of Kaimanawa & Roberts, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Region: 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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