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Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Stay here. The hosts are very friendly and accommodating. They had the heater on before we arrived which was a nice touch. Thanks for a nice stay. Dave and Jane and kids.........................................

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice comments about our accommodation in Te Anau. The enclosed log burners are very popular in the winter, and we appreciate that you enjoyed the 'warm' welcome.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Ray and Leonie were outstanding and made us feel very welcome. The cottage was cosy, very comfortable and very well equipped. It was large enough with three above average rooms for our family of 5. Can't wait to go back. Thanks Ray and Leonie

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. We really appreciate the "outstanding" comment. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and even more pleased to here that you can't wait to return.

Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Birchwood cottages is fantastic for medium to large sized groups - We were a group of 4, an older couple and a younger. We had initially booked a different place in Te Anau, lured by photos of high wooden ceilings and lots of open space on booking.com. We quickly changed to a last minute booking of Birchwood Cottages and boy...

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review about our self contained cottage accommodation. There is simply no better heat than that of a wood burner and we are pleased you apapreciated the warmth provided.for both the hospitality and fire.

Dover, Massachusetts
Reviewed 31 March 2014

This is a difficult review for me to write. On one hand, I feel compelled to speak up because this was easily our least satisfactory lodging experience during five weeks in New Zealand. On the other hand, when I read the reviews of others, which are overwhelmingly favorable, I worry about being unfair. After much thought, I've concluded that the...

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

The place you have reviewed belongs to our family, and we rent it out as a favour. As you well know, when you booked this place (whoops it wasnt you that booked it ) none of our places "on campus" were available. This lovely 3 bedroom place with 2 good size bathrooms has wonderful heating with a magnificent log burner....

Reviewed 21 March 2014 via mobile

Leonie and Ray are wonderful hosts at Birchwood cottages. They were very accommodating to the four of us and always welcoming despite the late times we needed them sometimes. The cottage we stayed in was lovely, full of light and very comfortable and homely. Thank-you Leonie and Ray.

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review about our Te Anau accommodation. We are always available from 7 in the morning through to 10 at night. We are pleased you appreciated this.

Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2014

If you are going to stay in Te Anau....this would be an excellent choice,particularly if ,like us ,you want a cottage with several rooms. We stayed in a 3 room cottage (newly built) on opposite side of road to main complex. It was very well furnished ,very clean and comfortable. Owner was very helpful and I think this would probably...

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the "best value stay in NZ" comment. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is good that you took a small group tour to Milford Sound, the best way to explore Fiordland. The company you chose for your Milford sound day ranks high on '"tripadvisor" (No 3) We invite readers of this review...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 3 March 2014

We stayed in a one bedroom unit. The unit is wheel chair accessible, it was clean and well equipped. It is located on the main road to Milford Sound, but a nice hedge hides the traffic. Any needs we had were quickly taken care of. Leonie was a wealth of information and booked us for a one day trip to...

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. You have appreciated the quality of our 4 star plus one bedroom cottage in Te Anau and for this we simply say thank you. Leonie would have booked you with "Fiordland Tours" knowing that they are the best small group tour to Milford Sound. We are pleased that you enjoyed the tour.

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2014

We stayed as part of a South Island road trip with our adult son. The cottage was well furnished and equipped and the little touches provided by Leona and Ray really made us feel welcome. Ray's tour to Milford Sound should be a must on everyone's itinerary!

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice comments about our accommodation and the tour to Milford Sound with "Fiordland Tours" We are so pleased that the combined package exceeded you expectations. It is such a pleasure to have people that appreciate the attention to detail that we provide.

Yarragon, Australia
Reviewed 7 February 2014

Our little house at Birchwood Cottages was the best place we stayed at on our 10-day trip to the South Island. It really had the best of both worlds - the privacy and facilities of a self-contained cabin, along with the personal attention of a posh hotel (we even found, on returning from Milford Sound after a hasty early-morning departure,...

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the very complete and detailed review of our cottage accommodation in Te Anau. We are pleased that you appreciated our attention to detail. The curtains will have black out lining in the future.

Jakarta
Reviewed 3 February 2014

We had a family roadtrip in south island of NZ (2 families). We were on budget and were looking for a room which cost NZD 120 per night (for one family). When I read the positive reviews on Tripadvisor regarding Birchwood Cottage, I searched its price in booking.com. Perfect, the 3 bedroom cottage was NZD 240 per night, so I...

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review of our accommodation and the detail you went to. We vare pleased you appreciated the atmosphere of our warmth and hospitality.

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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: $130 - $367 (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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