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River Birches

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Terrace/patio
IPod docking station, heated floors
Desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds
Desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds

Overview of River Birches

River Birches

5 out of 5

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping
19 Koura Street, Turangi, Taupo, 3334

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTurangi i-SITE Visitor Centre16 min walk
  • Popular LocationTongariro National Trout Centre2 min drive
  • Popular LocationTokaanu Thermal Pools5 min drive
  • AirportTaupo (TUO)39 min drive

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About this area

Turangi

Located in Turangi, River Birches is in a rural area and on a river. Tongariro National Trout Centre is a notable landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Tokaanu Thermal Pools and Kuratau Jetty. Make sure you don't miss outdoor adventures like hiking/biking trails and mountain biking.

What's nearby

  • Turangi i-SITE Visitor Centre - 16 min walk
  • Tongariro National Trout Centre - 2 min drive
  • Tokaanu Thermal Pools - 5 min drive
  • Lake Rotopounamu - 9 min drive
  • Kuratau Jetty - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 39 min drive

Restaurants

  • Creel Tackle House & Cafe - 10 min walk
  • Parklands Restaurant - 16 min walk
  • Valentinos Restaurant - 18 min walk
  • Turangi Bakery - 18 min walk
  • Hydro Eatery - 18 min walk

About this property

River Birches

Luxury lodge in Turangi with free parking
A bar/lounge, a garden and free self-parking are available at this lodge. WiFi in public areas is free. All 4 rooms boast heated floors, and offer free WiFi and iPod docking stations. Guests will also find separate baths and showers, electric kettles and free tea bags/instant coffee.
River Birches offers 4 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with iPod docking stations and complimentary bottles of water. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower, bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) and Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • 1 bar

Conveniences

  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Outdoor entertainment area
  • Outdoor furniture

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • No lift (single-level property)

More

  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • iPod dock

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee

More

  • Desk
  • Heated floors
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Slippers

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - 11 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 11 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child 8 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 200.0 per night.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 150 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: NZD 150 (one-way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 200.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

One child 8 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Property is also known as

River Birches House Turangi
River Birches Turangi
River Birches Lodge Turangi
River Birches Lodge
River Birches Lodge
River Birches Turangi
River Birches Lodge Turangi

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Overall score and ratings

5.0

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 15 out of 15 reviews
5 - Excellent 100%
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Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 15 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
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Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 15 reviews
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5.0/5

Cleanliness

5.0/5

Staff & service

5.0/5

Amenities

5.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
River Birches architectural quality and detail was exceptionally pleasing to the eye.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very Welcoming 5-Star Lodge in Turangi
A fantastic lodge steps from the Tongariro river hiking trails and 15 minutes from the National Park. Jason was a great host. Breakfast was excellent. They are very welcoming and share lots of information and provide access to local guides and equipment. High praise from us!
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Perfect
Beautiful and relaxing, both luxurious and cozy. We highly recommend the 5-course dinner for an additional fee. The hiking and rafting vendors that River Birches can book for you are also excellent.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Food was wonderful!
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019