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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent couple of nights at Birchwood Cottages and really enjoyed it. We were a family of five and the house was very spacious and comfortable. We also took the Fiordland Tour that Ray offers, which I would highly recommend for others. Our tour guide Julie was awesome.

Thank Tapan M
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51 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked to stay at Birchwood Cottages for a night as we were staying on The Milford Mariner prior to visiting Te Anau. We dropped our luggage and food off on our way through Te Anau and on returning found Leonie (owner) had put our bags and food in our cottage and the wood fire had been started for us.... More 

Thank ThaifanAdelaide
fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your appreciation of our accommodation in Te Anau, and the special mention of the warm welcome. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you return one day to do our Milford Sound tour with no rain and cold weather. We will not need the log fire next time we hope Regards Ray More 

Perth, Western Australia
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35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Birchwood Cottages are on the edge of the township of Te Anau, the best base for visiting Milford Sound. Ask Ray & Leonie for cabin #1 to get the best views of the snow-capped mountains. Book a trip to Milford Sound with Ray's "Fiordland Tours" - it is much better than the big companies. You get to go on a... More 

Thank DavidJP48
fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and the time put aside to write it. We are especially pleased that you enjoyed our accommodation based tour to Milford Sound. There is a separate review for Fiordland Tours if you care to write another review. Hope that you can return one day in the future. Regards Ray More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic comfortable 3 bedroom houses. Plenty of room for all the family. Even a bonus to do rays trip to Milford sound with fiordland tours. Ask Ray for the secret fishing spots......we will be back for sure.....

Thank Tw0609
fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of our cottage accommodation in Te Anau. We do hope to see you return one day soon and enjoy our beautiful part of the world again. We do have a separate review for Fiordland Tours Regards Ray More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Great cottage, friendly hosts and very good and safe for kids. There is a playground as well. Kids loved it and we loved the place. Try the Milfordsound tour organised by Birchwood. it's the best. Terry the tour guide is the best. Only five minutes from the town center.

Thank Dima J
fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our family friendly accommodation in Te Anau. We appreciate the time you have put aside to write it. We hope you are able to return one day soon and enjoy our hospitality again Regards Ray More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We are family of 5 and we were there for 2 nights and it was (by now) the best place we stayed in NZ. Leonie and Ray (the owners) were so nice and helpful. It was also the best value for money from all the places we were in NZ, as it was cheap. The cottage was spacious, well equipped... More 

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the "best place you stayed in NZ" comment. It is sure great to have such appreciative people such as yourselves staying with us and I hope you can return one day soon. Regards Ray More 

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40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We are here staying 2 nights and are really enjoying our accommodation. We checked in with Ray who showed us to our 3 bedroom cottage. The cottage is an older type of dwelling but is very well presented and meticulously clean. Beds are comfortable with nice linen linen and towels supplied. There is free Wifi. There are many options for... More 

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review of our accommodation at Te Anau. We sure enjoyed having you as guests and hope you are able to return one day in the future. I will take on board your comments about somewhere to store clothes etc and maybe have an extra shelf in the wardrobes Regards Ray More 

Victoria, Australia
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44 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed a number of days in the one bedroom cottage. The kitchen amenities and decor were really good. We found a number of things caused us some concern... The bathroom had an opaque window and even with the light out in the daytime, my partner could clearly read the writing on my tshirt. With the size of the window,... More 

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

The bathroom window is the standard window for bathrooms and we have had no complaints during our 8 years here. The "owners house" is 30 meters from the window of concern and the native trees that separate the two buildings prevent any audience to guests privacy. We have since checked it ourselves and you would have needed to have your... More 

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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Cabin was ideal for privacy and having your own space. Overall amenities OK. Ray was a wealth of info. But if you remove those Birch trees you'll have to shorten the name of the cabins. Had to opt for a video from Rays collection due to weather. Suggest a video makeover Ray. Thanks for the hospitality and the snow show... More 

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of our 4 plus star cottages. We are surprised by your 3/5 score when the only thing you have cautioned us on is our DVD collection. The 65 that we have, covers all ages and the popular NZ based movies (Hobbit and Lord of the Rings) are part of the collection. The 80 channel "Sky"... More 

Rosemount, Australia
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This was our second visit to Te Anau for my wife and I and we chose to stay with Ray and Leonie at Birchwood Cottages based on our very positive experience the first time back in 2010. It was like nothing had changed and we were welcomed back like old friends. In our experience Ray can never do enough to... More 

Thank Dazzler24
fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Foales Great to have you back after 6 years. I hope you have 'hardened' up by now and are planning the next visit already. Sometime in the next 12 months would be good. Thank you for the wonderful comments and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us Regards Ray and Leonie More 

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Address: 208 Milford Road, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range: ₹ 6,779 - ₹ 19,029 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Birchwood Cottages 4.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Choose cabin 1 for best views”
 of 5 bubbles DavidJP48, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Maybe ask for a cabin off the main road. But that did not bother us.”
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“Cottages are great for couples.”
 of 5 bubbles Dazzler24, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Luxury Cottage was excellent”
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