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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ray and Leonie are fantastic hosts. The accommodation was 1st class. We highly recommend the tour to milford sound with Ray. Awesome stay nothing was a problem. Thanks Ray and Leonie we will be back Murray and Karen and Friends

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and really hope to have you back again You were wonderful guests and there is so much to explore here in Fiordland that you will need to stay longer next time Regards Ray

Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great stay made all the better by the friendly and welcoming Ray & Leonie. Good advice, good accommodation and little touches of service and humour above and beyond. Thanks guys a pleasure to meet you.

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you stay with us at Te Anau. Thank you for the positive review. We hope to have you return one day in the future. Regards Ray

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our group did 3 great walks (Routeburn, Milford and Kepler) in one go, staying at Birchwood in between and on the last day. Birchwood coordinated our logistics and transport seamlessly. It was VIP service at GREAT VALUE. At no time were we required to wait for the transport or other hikers to arrive. We had the LUXURY cottage, which stood...

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you, it was a pleasure to have you here during your walks. Solutions to last minute requests are our specialty, and we are pleased you were appreciative of the services we made available to you Regards Ray

California
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We wish we had planned to stay longer. Our cottage was clean, well-equipped and very comfortable. We received a friendly greeting and enjoyed our short stay. We did not do a lot of exploring in Te Anau itself, but used it as the stopping point on our way to Milford Sound. We would stay here again if we are in...

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our accommodation in Te Anau. We are pleased that you enjoyed it so much that you would have liked to stay longer and will return one day. Look forward to your early return. Regards Ray & Leonie

Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We stayed in the 3 bedroom cottage which is actually just a little ways from the main hotel. It was amazing. So spacious and it had everything we needed in the kitchen. There was a washer and a dryer. The owner even hung out my wet laundry to dry when she noticed I had left it in the washer. When...

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our accommodation in Te Anau. It is so pleasing to have appreciative people such as yourselves staying with us. That would have been my wonderful wife "Leonie" that hung your washing out for you. You are most welcome back here any time Regards Ray

Tenby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 January 2017

From the warm welcome that Ray gave us to such a fabulous cottage with everything that you may need, however the shower was the best and such a comfortable bed, we slept like logs. Do not hesitate to book as pure luxury and only a five min walk from town!

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our "Luxury" 3 bedroom place in Te Anau. You have appreciated the bed, shower and friendly service. Thank you Regards Ray

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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We were staying in Queenstown and we're planning on visiting Milford Sound in one day, but then decided to break up the trip and stay in Te Anau. VERY GOOD IDEA. Te Anau is a gorgeous little town. We stayed at Birchwood Cottages, in their 3 bedrooom house just across the road. It was very well kept and very clean....

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and the time put aside to write it. You have affirmed that Te Anau is a must do stop for visiting Milford Sound, thank you for that. We hope you are able to return one day and take part in the other activities available here in Te Anau Regards Ray

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We spent 4 nights at Birchwood Cottages in a one bedroom cottage, and could have easily stayed much longer. The location is excellent just a short walk from town and the lake and even though located on a main road, this is not busy and traffic noise was very minimal. The cottage was very clean, spacious and comfortable with all...

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of our accommodation in Te Anau. We are pleased that you enjoyed both of the tours that you took with us. Thank you for your time put aside to write this review. We do have a separate review for the tours if you care to write into them as well. You said "you could...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 December 2016 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.

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments about our accommodation in Te Anau. We do have a separate review for the tour at "Fiordland Private Tours" if you care to write a Milford Sound Tour review Thank you Ray

Adelaide
Reviewed 8 November 2016

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....

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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

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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: $137 - $359 (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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