River Birches  
5 star

19 Koura Street, Turangi, 3334  - show map

Rated 5 out of 5 by 160 reviewers

Lodges Overview

The award-winning River Birches offers secluded, comfort and understated luxury accommodation, set within peaceful gardens on the banks of the Tongariro River. This boutique lodge is minutes away from some of the river's most popular trout fishing pools and close to other natural attractions in the Taupo and Central Plateau region.

Each stunning guest room has its own deck, large luxury en suite bathroom and beautiful garden views. A room with a private hot tub is available. All rooms include central heating in winter and air conditioning in summer.

Guest at River Birches can relax in the lounge area, which has an open fireplace. Free WiFi and guest laundry facilities are available.

Full cooked breakfasts are included for lodge guests and a generous hamper of breakfast provisions are provided for Cottage guests.

This boutique lodge is in an ideal location to the world famous Tongariro crossing. The cafés and restaurants of Turangi town centre are only a 10-minute walk. Lake Taupo is 10 minutes’ drive away. It is a 35-minute drive to Taupo Airport.

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The Duchess's Room - Features a private balcony with garden views, iPod docking station, free WiFi and premium bedding. Free breakfast is included.

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The Major's Room - Situated away from the main building, this room features a private garden, iPod docking station, free WiFi and premium bedding. Free breakfast is included.

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The Admiral's Room - Offers a private outdoor cedar hot tub, iPod docking station, free WiFi and premium bedding. Free breakfast is included.

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The Cottage at the River Birches is an architecturally designed; cedar-clad three-bedroom home, with a study and modern kitchen. It provides the privacy and convenience of self-catering, while offering convenient service options to make your stay truly enjoyableHamper of breakfast provisions are provided on check in.

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Facilities of River Birches

Free parking, On-site parking, Parking, Private parking, WiFi everywhere

Cycling, Fishing, Golf course (within 3 km), Hiking, Horse riding, Ski storage, Skiing

Free WiFi, Internet services, WiFi

Food & Drink
Bar, Breakfast in the room, Special diet menus (on request)

Pools and wellness

Airport shuttle, Airport shuttle (surcharge), Electric vehicle charging station, Shuttle service (surcharge)

Front-desk/reception area services
Concierge service, Express check-in/check-out, Luggage storage, Private check-in/check-out, Tour desk

Common areas
Garden, Shared kitchen, Shared lounge/TV area, Sun terrace, Terrace

Cleaning services
Daily maid service

Business facilities

Air conditioning, Designated smoking area, Family rooms, Heating, Non-smoking rooms

Hotel Policies

From 15:00 hours

Untill 10:30 hours

Cancellation / Prepayment
Cancellation, prepayment and 'book now pay later' policies vary according to room type. Please check the room conditions when selecting your room above.

Accepted credit cards
The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.

The fine print
Please inform River Birches in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Last updated: 9 Aug 2020 - Update now

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