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“Comfortable, thoughtful, and peaceful.”
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Birchgrove Cottage
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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Whangarei, Northland Region, North Island

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Phill J
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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“Comfortable, thoughtful, and peaceful.”
Reviewed 31 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
1
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Perfect location not too far from town, yet far enough to be blissfully quiet. The cottage is thoroughly equipped, everything you need to just relax. Also noteworthy the fit out and furnishings are fantastic and give each room a modern, yet relaxed feel.

I will most certainly stay here again, best value accommodation of my entire trip.

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Liked best: Value, amazingly cheap for such features and service.
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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LizzyP15
Durham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“IDEAL LOCATION”
Reviewed 14 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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We stayed three nights in this beautiful very well equipped cottage with gorgeous views of the owners garden and surrounding countryside.
The inclusion of a breakfast was ideal before setting off on our daily tours of the area.
Would highly recommend this property.

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Liked best: Modern country cotttage.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Eric G
Victoria, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
“Comfortable convenient base for a week in Northland”
Reviewed 10 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Very clean, very comfortable, made to feel very welcome.
This is a well laid out one bedroom cottage that we used as a base for a week in Northland. It had everything we needed, and the hosts were friendly and hospitable.

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Liked best: It was quiet
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Della35
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Immaculate”
Reviewed 8 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We had a lovely stay here. The cottage was spotlessly clean and contained everything we could possibly need. We were provided with a great breakfast and we found the hospitality very helpful and friendly.

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Liked best: Cleanliness
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Klaus S
Dreieich, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“We love to stay there”
Reviewed 4 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We have been in this place befor, this was our 4. visit in Whangarei and we have been there during all our visits. There is everything you need, Wifi, Tv, the fridge was filled with breakfast for the next days, washing machine, heating and cooling. Jeanette and Phil are very friendly hosts, we love to stay at their Birchgrove Cottage.
We hope to come bach some day.

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Liked best: our hosts
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Judy_and...
Winston Salem, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Whangarei Ecstasy”
Reviewed 28 July 2014 for a stay in May 2014
2
people found this review helpful

This place is everything you could dream of and more. The cottage is located just far enough from the business district to be quiet, (even serene). Yet, shops are conveniently close. If Wi-Fi is important to you, the service there was outstanding. Birchgrove Cottage truly had the feel of a 'home away from home'. So if you plan on being at or near Whangarei - make plans to stay at this enchanted cottage and you will not be sorry!!

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Liked best: Fit well with what I would want to offer others for 'my' homestay.
Liked least: Not enough time allocated for the area - 100% my mistake.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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TnJuk
UK
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Excellent Location & Well Equipped Cottage”
Reviewed 31 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We found our hosts very helpful and they gave us advice about the area. Good base to visit Bay of Islands and we even made it up to the top of The Cape - long day but very worthwhile. It is an ideal base for exploring the Whangarei area which offers lots of things to do and see.
Birchgrove Cottage is a modern facility which is exceptionally well equipped, located by the owners home in in a very large interesting garden, located in a quiet area of Kamo. The kitchen and bathroom had everything we needed and the living space and bedroom were very comfortable.
If we ever decided to make that very long trip to NZ again, we'd certainly stay at Birchgrove and also recommend it to friends.

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Liked best: Everything about it!
Liked least: Second bedroom part of Lounge (didn't bother us as we didn't use this)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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