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River Birches Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$ 380*
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Definitely not what we expected. Room we chose was 'Duchess Room'. It was not just small to fit 2 suitcases but it was right next to the kitchen and dinning. Have stayed in many luxury lodges and did not experience the luxury at all. Being winter the host did not have the fireplace going to keep it warm and welcoming...

3Thank SKannan69
Reviewed 24 April 2014

The River Birches is an Inn a long the lines of a Japanese retreat. Ponds in the beautifully appointed gardens, surrounded by mature trees, and local New Zealand Art. We loved they had hundreds of movies from all over the world. The kitchens are as well appointed as my home. Just down the street is a world class fishing river...

1Thank Katy Jo S
Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

Our stay at River Birches was delightful, it is a wonderfully relaxing and elegant place, made all the more so by the host, Anthea. There is a fantastic loop along the river for a morning walk, to follow with a wonderous breakfast made by Anthea from only the freshest ingredients. Highly recommend.

1Thank Pete M
Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 11 March 2014

We stayed at River Birches Lodge for Christmas 2013 and enjoyed it very much. It was the best lodge we have stayed at during our 4 weeks New Zealand trip. It is a nice, luxury hideaway with breathtaking architecture and a very private atmosphere. We had the admiral's room which is featured by a large bathroom (tub and shower) and...

2Thank Wolfgang R
Reviewed 8 March 2014 via mobile

The cottage is a great huge and luxurious house. All you can ever think you need is provided in a very beautiful setting with classy decoration. Besides Anthea is a very welcoming host who helped us get the best of our stay around with great walks and restaurants tips. Thx. Just need to realize you are 50km from Taupo so...

2Thank 3frenchies
Waikanae, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 February 2014

Together with a Swiss couple visiting NZ I stayed two nights at the River Birches Lodge. We not only enjoyed the beauty and charm of the place, but also the fine hospitality provided by Anthea. She not only booked restaurants and a scenic flight but surprised us with a Tongariro trout breakfast with the 'big one' that our guest brought...

1Thank WernerRichard
New Orleans
Reviewed 19 February 2014

The Cottage at River Birches is truly magnificent. This superlative, beautifully adorned, architectural gem sits a mere 'fly cast' away from the very fishing hole that Zane Grey, Captain Mitchell and Maori guide Hoka Downs visited in 1926 that inspired Zane Grey to pen New Zealand as the "Angler's Eldorado". Providing full 'home stay style' amenities that are catered to...

1Thank FleurDeLei
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 14 February 2014

Hands-down the best B&B we have ever visited! Perfectly appointed rooms that were modern yet cozy, a bathroom that rivals some of my favorite spas, and an incredibly helpful staff - Anthea was like our own private chef and tour guide! She also booked us a day-trip with a guide to fly-fish the Tongariro River, found us a local rental...

Thank Emily D
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2014

We stayed 2 nights in the cottage and loved the clean, bright and well equipped home. Breakfast of muesli, cereals, fruit, eggs and bacon were available to make at our leisure. The kitchen also had everything you could possibly need to cook a meal if you didn't want to eat out. We would definitely stay again if we had the...

Thank NandS123
Pietrasanta, Italy
Reviewed 31 January 2014

On our visit to New Zealand, my fiancée and I ended up staying at River Birches during the days we devoted to the exploration of Tongariro National Park area. We decided to mitigate the efforts of challenging the wild, turbulent and untouched Tongariro Alpine Crossing, staying in charming and luxurious accommodation. We couldn’t have been happier with our choice. We...

4Thank Marcello20

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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about River Birches Lodge

Address: 19 Koura Street | Taupo, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Turangi
Price Range: ₹ 24,240 - ₹ 35,876 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — River Birches Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Pretty sure they are all great!”
S4399FRlaurae, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Stay at the Main lodge. The Admiral room is the best. It has access to a to an outdoor hot tub.”
Clubmoon, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Only the Admiral's Room has a TV (we think) (if that is important)”
pjrcarshrtwr, 26 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The Cottage comfortable accommodated a group of 6 males and would be ideal for a family or couples sharing.”
ith47, 1 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The room with the hot tub is the best and worth paying for !”
tatjanak956, 2 May 2015 | Read review
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