We were a bit apprehensive about booking the Cottage at River Birches, not knowing what to expect. However, our conversations with Anthea over the phone before our trip put us at ease and we already felt before we arrived that regardless of the accommodation, Anthea would be a most helpful hostess. And indeed she was and made our stay most comfortable and pleasant - she went out of her way to attend to all our needs. And............the accommodation exceeded our expectations (and we are very well travelled). The garden was lovely and it had a water lily pond which added to the tranquil surroundings. The kitchen was so well equipped, we had more than enough crockery and cutlery to host a party in the Cottage!! Put the kitchen to good use to cook the trout that we caught.The Cottage was spacious and had a washing machine and dryer which made us really feel that it was a home away from home!! Would not hesitate to recommend it to a family looking to spend time together in a beautiful and serene surroundings.
- 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
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