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River Birches Lodge

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 30 January 2014

A beautiful B&B with quality amenities and attention to detail (towel heater in bathroom, great toiletries provided, little chocolates with the coffee etc). But unfortunately the B&B manager was not friendly. Yes, she answered our questions and she was very polite, but she did not give a feeling that we were truly welcome. She was just doing her job -...

2Thank Liz V
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 13 January 2014

We were a bit apprehensive about booking the Cottage at River Birches, not knowing what to expect. However, our conversations with Anthea over the phone before our trip put us at ease and we already felt before we arrived that regardless of the accommodation, Anthea would be a most helpful hostess. And indeed she was and made our stay most...

1Thank Evelyn T
Dallas, Texas, United States
Reviewed 2 January 2014

River Birches was the second of four stops on our wedding/honeymoon trip to NZ in the fall (October 2013). The lodge is beautifully decorated, impeccably kept and very relaxing. The gardens are serene and the property is walking distance from the River. Anthea was the perfect hostess, knowing just the right amount of interaction/guidance and privacy needed. We stayed in...

1Thank Deborah B
New Delhi, India
Reviewed 15 November 2013

Some friends had been before us and really liked this area. They did not have the budget for River Birches but said I looked good. We went for it and were not disappointed, it exceeded our needs. Quiet, personal but not a B&B with cat hair and noisy TV. Much to the contrary a little oasis of luxury in a...

1Thank Bill W
Reviewed 15 September 2013

We needed a break from a busy NZ tour. We were looking for somewhere serene to spend a few days to just kick-back and recharge our batteries. Riverbirches Lodge fulfilled our requirements and some. Situated alongside the beautiful and swift flowing Tongariro river, near Lake Taupo. Our Room came complete with a Cedar hot-tub that was put to good use....

2Thank shaynevan
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Many thanks for an excellent stay at your beautiful lodge - well designed and appointed and very friendly and welcoming. And thanks for recommending to eat at the Lake House - a lovely meal in a great setting.

3Thank resurgence
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 23 June 2013

Elegant rooms, nice and cozy ambience (especially I enjoy the bathtub!), beautiful environment, warmly welcomed by the host, great food too- healthy and delicious breakfast... Cannot ask for anything for more! Would recommend to just about anyone.

1Thank Travel_World_13
Hong Kong
Reviewed 6 May 2013

The house is really beautiful. The room (the duchesse one) is not big but clean and modern with confortable bed and beautiful bathroom. The common part are really nice. Both the breakfast and the diner were really good. Anthea was really helpful to organize our activites and booked diner outside. This was overall a great stay and there is really...

Thank Jonathan V
jason_bleibtreu, Owner at River Birches Lodge, responded to this review

Jonathan, thanks for your feedback. I understand that you felt River Birches was expensive. You did select the The Admiral's room. This is our premium room. It offers a soothing cedar hot tub to soak in after a long day's trout fishing or sightseeing. It is our largest and most expensive room. We do have rooms that are less expensive....

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Reviewed 9 April 2013

During our Indian Summer Trip through the north island of New Zealand we were fortunate enough to spend two nights in this beautiful lodge. Everything about the place is wonderful, but Anthea, the hostess was most appreciated the most. She is a great guide and helped us doing the right things around the area. She gave fantastic tips, so we...

2Thank gerarddekker
New York City, New York
Reviewed 20 March 2013

In a small, quiet, serene residential area close to a river, the house has a beautiful interior design with large windows out to a tranquil garden. Our host, Anthea, was wonderfully welcoming and helped us a lot in planning our evening and day in the area. It's a 20min drive to Tongariro National Park and hence a perfect place to...

3Thank hehears

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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
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  • 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: $520 - $768 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — River Birches Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“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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