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North Shore City, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 January 2015

Wonderful helpful hosts who went above and beyond. Thank you for picking our family up after bus ride from Invercargill; thank you for the beautiful safe clean accommodation; thank you for delivering us to the start point for Milford Track; thank you for your friendliniess and humour; thank you for dropping our bags off at Milford Lodge and sorry we...

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Sometimes special people arrive that are an absolute pleasure to have here at our accommodation. You were a delight to have. It was our pleasure to help with the little extras along the way. Thank you so much for your nice comments. There are 4 other tracks here in te deep south so we would welcome you back here any...

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 13 January 2015

We planned a holiday in NZ for 14 days. Thus far we have been to Christchurch, Cromwell and Queenstown. The Birchwood Cottages in Te Anau has been the highlight of the trip as far as accommodation is concerned. A modern, clean and really practically functional self contained cottage was presented to us. Gas BBQ, gas stove, Sky TV and split...

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review and the time and thought put into it. You help to keep our standard where it is, by the appreciation show for our hospitality. Your rating of our accommodation helps restore our faith in what is sometimes a challenging business. Hope to see you back again

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 11 January 2015

We have stayed with Ray and Leonie twice now and each experience has been wonderful. We feel like family now and extend our fondest thanks to Ray and Leonie for an awesome stay. Thanks for driving us to Te Anau Downs and for picking us up from Milford Sound after we completed the Milford Track. Brilliant accommodation and "salt of...

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. We also regard you guys as family and cant wait to have you return so that we can extend our hospitality once again

san diego
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Things to love. Clean, safe, quiet, private kitchen, gas grill! Oh and friendly helpful owners-yes. This is a small town and tiny town for those us us from USA city. So if you expect the 5 star hotels of big city you best stay in your city. This is relaxing comfort of a small community. There are not many good...

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review of our self contained cottages. We are pleased that you made good use of the facilities here including the BBQ. The butcher shop opposite us would have been handy for you. You have maximized your stay with a Milford Sound Tour ("Fiordland Tours") and did a recommended hike as well Hope to see you...

Reviewed 5 November 2014

We made Birchwood our base for our day cruise to Milford Sound and Overnight cruise to Doubtful Sound. We stayed 2 nights and it was very comfortable. The 3 Bedoom cottage was very roomy, one room for me and my wife, the other for our son and the 3rd to keep all our luggage!! There was a kitchen/dining room and...

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review of our self contained accommodation. You were a pleasure to have staying with us and your appreciation of our personal service is great. We are pleased you were comfortable at Birchwood Cottages

Miedzyrzecz, Poland
Reviewed 25 October 2014

We booked this place for 4 nights for our small tour of the South Island. Mainly because of the price and also the location, being near to the centre.This place is located on the Te Anau - Milford Sound Highway and is really easy to find. However, being next to the main road, it's really quiet and there is little...

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the very expansive and nice review of oiur accommodation. Your comments are much appreciated and quite specific. Thank you for that. I apologise for not taking you to Milford Sound especially after my enthusiastic sales pitch on the tour. You say you are possibly going to return one day. I can promise you a great tour next...

Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 14 October 2014

Booked the Fiordland Private Tours trip to Milford Sound, and was pleased to stay at the Birchwood Cottages--both operated by Ray and Leonie. Do yourself a good turn and do the same! The Birchwood Cottages were cozy, welcoming, comfortable, warm and had everything anyone would like to have. The Birchwood Cottages are highly recommended.

Thank W K
fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us during your New Zealand holiday. It was a pleasure to have such lovely people as yourselves staying with us at Birchwood cottages.

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 26 September 2014

Te Anau is a quiet town whose claim to fame is Milford Sound. The hosts are very friendly and helpful when I was emailing them about reservations, but unfortunately they were not around when we are actually there. We decided on the luxury cottage, and it was wonderful. It had 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a separate toilet, a washing...

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of our luxury cottage. We are pleased you appreciated the welcome you got from Trish during our short break away. Thank you for the mention of our small group tour to Milford Sound of which is a separate review section of "Fiordland Private Tours" We hope you enjoyed your NZ holiday.

Reviewed 15 September 2014 via mobile

Ray and Leonie are among the best we have met on our travels around the South Island. The cottage was perfect for a couple, being close to the road didnt bother us at all. Good facilities and was warm and cosy in minutes. Highly recommend and also highly recommend the Milford tour that Ray has on offer, its by far...

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review of both our accommodation and tour to Milford Sound. To say we were the best is so lovely to here.

Whistler, Canada
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Ray and Leonie, the owners, are doing a really good job there. Really friendly and helpful. The cottage was nice, clean and cosy. We also book a tour with Ray, really good knowledge and funny commentary. Highly recommended !

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fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comments about our accommodation and your appreciation of the Milford Sound Tour

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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 - $323 (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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