Birchwood Spa Motel - Rotorua

6 Sala Street, Rotorua, New Zealand  show map
 4 stars
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Birchwood Spa Motel - Rotorua


On-site parking

Luggage storage

Paid airport shuttle

Spa and relaxation


Spa lounge


Self-service laundry


Flat-screen TV


The excellent 4-star Birchwood Spa Motel is set in a tourist area within a 30-minute walk of Tamaki Maori Village.

The property is about 25 minutes' walk of Polynesian Spa. Birchwood Spa Motel is within about 30 minutes' walk of the center of Rotorua.

The hotel enjoys a prime location within 10 minutes' drive from Rotorua airport.


Birchwood Spa Motel offers non-smoking rooms with a microwave, pay television, satellite TV, complimentary Wi-Fi and a balcony as well as a dishwasher, an electric kettle and a toaster. The guestrooms look out on the garden. They feature bathrooms with a hairdryer, a shower and a bidet.

Eat & Drink

Serving contemporary and healthy dishes, Chapmans Restaurant is about 200 meters away.

A continental breakfast is served at the price of NZD 11 per person per night.  The hotel offers a full english breakfast at the price of NZD 16 per person per night. 


Business travelers can make use of a business centre and a photocopier offered on site.


On-site spa options feature a spa lounge and a Jacuzzi.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   17.

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  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course


  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Spa lounge
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library

Room view

  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities


  • Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer


  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils


  • Electric blankets


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 2 years
Children above
2 years or adults
Extra bed NZD 20
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.


Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Birchwood Spa Motel - Rotorua Rotorua location
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Hotel Address:

6 Sala Street, Rotorua, New Zealand

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City Center
  • Rotorua
    1.6 mi
  • Rotorua (ROT)
    4.8 mi
  • Tauranga City (TRG)
    33.8 mi
  • Bus stop
    1.5 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Birchwood Spa Motel photos Room
Two-Bedroom Town House
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
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  • General:Patio
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Electric blankets
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Radio

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Whakarewarewa Hot Springs1700 ft
  • Polynesian Spa1.4 mi

Popular areas

  • Tamaki Maori Village1.5 mi
  • City Center1.5 mi

Places of interest

  • Whakarewarewa Maori Village700 ft
  • Waiariki Institute of Technology4300 ft
  • Arawa Park Racecourse4300 ft
  • Rotorua High Court, District Court and Family Court1.5 mi
  • Rotorua District Council1.5 mi
  • Scion Crown Research Institute1.5 mi
  • Red Stag Timber-Waipa Saw Mill1.5 mi
  • Sir Howard Morrision Performing Arts Centre1.6 mi
  • Rotorua Government Gardens1.6 mi
  • Rotorua District Library1.6 mi
  • Rotorua Energy Events Centre1.6 mi
  • Rotorua Eat Street1.7 mi
  • Matariki Cultural Centre1.9 mi
  • Rotorua Lakefront1.9 mi
  • Rotorua Soundshell2.0 mi
  • Te Wananga o Aotearoa2.4 mi

Shopping areas

  • Rotorua Central Mall1.2 mi

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve1400 ft


  • Rotorua International Stadium1.7 mi


  • Rotorua Museum1.6 mi


  • Kuirau Park2.2 mi


  • Rotorua Arts Village1.4 mi

Local attractions

  • Mt. Tarawera1.3 mi
    RotoruaNew Zealand
  • Lake Tarawera's Hot Water Beach1.3 mi
    RotoruaNew Zealand
  • Hell's Gate1.8 mi
    State Highway 30, Rotorua
  • Lake Rotoiti1.3 mi
    RotoruaNew Zealand
  • Rotorua Museum1.6 mi
    Government Gardens, Rotorua

Near the hotel

  • New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute2400 ft
    Hemo Rd, Rotorua
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
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    Birchwood Spa Motel Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Birchwood Spa Motel

    Average guest rating

    8.4out of 10
    Based on 39 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Family with children

      The Family unit was perfect for us

    • Older travelers

      Amazingly friendly and helpful staff as well as a very clean room where i felt i could relax in. Wonderful atmosphere and absolutely loved my time there.

    • Couple

      The one thing I liked about the Motel was the private outside spa pool that was full fence and covered. It was relaxing to soak in the spa after walking around the City or taking part of the adventures around Rotorua.

      The one thing I did not like about our experiences was that on arrival we were placed in the wrong room. I said to my partner that the room does not look like anything on the web site that I booked off. So we went down stairs and explained to the man what we saw on the web site and that the room we booked was not what we got. He said that it was. We explained again but in detail what the photos were on the site and he said that if we want that room we would have to pay an extra $10. I thought that it was rude for the guy not to listen to us and to say it’s only an extra $10 to pay for the bigger room with the spa pool. If it was only $10 why would he not make the only customers that were actually there happy and just give us the room without paying more money. Anyway my partner grabbed the laptop to show the guy what was on the web site. After that he said he was sorry and gave us what we booked. He added the next day, when we checked out that he would off argue with us until he was blue in the face if we didn't have proof of what we booked. This was all over a fee of $10 that he was not willing to pay to make some customer happy. This Motel will not be getting repeat business from us, and our experience will be spread though our friends and family as bad customer service.

    • Group of friends

      The staff were extremely friendly. The motel has storage space for bikes which is perfect for bikers. And it is so close to the Redwoods biking track. Comfortable and joyful stay!

    • Single

      Proximity to conference/meeting and friendly staff

    • Group of friends

      The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Location was quiet and accommodation was comfortable.

    • Couple

      The location was quite central

      The manager wasn't very understanding - due to daylight saving the alarm clock in the room was not switched over which meant we had a late check-out.

    • Group of friends

      Conveniently placed for our bowling centre.We had stayed at the Birchwood some 2 or 3 years ago.

      Lack of clothes hooks in the bathroom , insufficient hangers. cramped tea making facilities.

    • Family with children

      Friendly reception, loved the spa bath on the private patio.

    • Older travelers

      I found the staff to be very friendly and welcoming. Special requests were no trouble to them at all.Would definately recommend this establishment to other.

      The only thing I didn't like was that the room we had didn't have any cooking facilities in the room, but in saying that, the staff suppiled us with breakfast menus. The cooked food was delivered to our room piping hot, which was fantastic.

    • Family with children

      The owners were very helpful and very pro families. we had a problem with our heater which was sorted immediately. The location is excellent especially for mountain biking, walking and its a quick trip into town

      The townhouse photos make it look twice the size that it actually is so was rather disappointed at how small it was on arrival, however it didnt stop us from enjoying our stay in rotorua

    • Older travelers

      Very convenient to attend a 3 day conference at the Distinction Hotel. Motel facilities superior to the hotel. TVs in bedroom and living area greatly appreciated. Thermal spa was wonderful. Wonderful staff.

    • Older travelers

      The room was warm and the bed was comfortable. Nice restful and peaceful place to relax

      our room shook any time a heavy vehicle drove by ordered a hot tub room and got a spa bath room preffered to go to the office and grab our fresh towels rather than someone coming into our room when we were out

    • Group of friends

      The clean and well-designed rooms, the management (Kevin and Connie), their way of dealing with customer over email and in person, the price, the proximity. Thanks to the owners Kevin and Connie.

      Nothing at all. It's such a perfect place to stay for budgeted fun.

    • Family with children

      It was available at short notice for 6 people.

      It didn't have a dishwasher and although the unit slept 6 people there were not enough chairs at the dinning table and the dinning table was very small. It is not a place that is suitable for a family.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Birchwood Spa Motel - Rotorua Rotorua location
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    Hotel Address:

    6 Sala Street, Rotorua, New Zealand

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Rotorua
      1.6 mi
    • Rotorua (ROT)
      4.8 mi
    • Tauranga City (TRG)
      33.8 mi
    • Bus stop
      1.5 mi
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms: