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90.0% Based on 158 reviews TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 out of 5

Hotel Description

5-star luxury lodge near Tongariro National Trout Centre

On river

At this Turangi lodge, you'll be within 3 miles (5 km) of Tongariro National Trout Centre and 6 miles (10 km) of Tokaanu Thermal Pools. Kuratau Jetty and Tongariro Alpine Crossing are within 16 miles (25 km).

Free perks

This lodge features free self parking and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the free full breakfast each morning. A garden and luggage storage are also provided.

Free WiFi, iPod docks

The 4 guestrooms feature thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers, as well as free WiFi and iPod docks. Separate bathtubs and showers, free bottled water, and hair dryers are also available.

The Duchess's Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$377 per night

The Admirals Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Major's Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Cottage

Bed Count 3 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

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Property Features

Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. A roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. The luxury River Birches also features ski storage and a garden. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 5-star Turangi lodge.

  • 1 floor
  • 4 guestrooms or units
  • 3 buildings
  • Built in 2010
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Ski equipment storage
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Garden
  • Smoking in designated areas

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Taupo (TUO) (44.6 km / 27.7 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

River Birches offers 4 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and complimentary bottled water. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. Cribs/infant beds (complimentary) and rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available.

  • IPod dock
  • Electric kettle
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Desk
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast daily from 8 AM to 10 AM.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

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.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9 AM - 11 PM.
Guests arriving after 11 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:30 AM

Payment types

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 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are 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 cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No elevators

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged 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 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • One child 8 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official classification for accommodations in New Zealand. This Lodge property has been awarded the Qualmark® Luxury Lodge classification, and is displayed on this page as 5.0 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.