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Birchwood Spa Motel, Rotorua, New Zealand

4-starOfficial New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®
6 Sala Street, Rotorua, 3010, New Zealand

Upscale motel within easy reach of Tamaki Maori Village
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Great location
Fantastic service
Sufficient wellness & sports facilities
Could use a good cleaning
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From 116 reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Birchwood Spa Motel, Rotorua, New Zealand

from NZ$95
  • Standard Room, 2 Bedrooms, Jetted Tub
  • House, 2 Bedrooms (For 4)
  • House, 2 Bedrooms (For 5)
  • Standard Room, 1 Bedroom, Jetted Tub
  • Studio, Jetted Tub (Ground Floor)
  • Studio, Jetted Tub (First Floor)

What’s around Birchwood Spa Motel, Rotorua, New Zealand


  • Tamaki Maori Village - 32 min walk
  • Polynesian Spa - 33 min walk
  • Whakarewarewa Hot Springs - 1 min walk
  • Whakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village - 4 min walk
  • Rotorua Golf Club - 6 min walk
  • Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest - 11 min walk
  • Te Puia New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute - 17 min walk
  • Racing Rotorua - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 9 min drive
  • Free self parking

At a glance

Key facts


  • 17 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Spa tub
  • Golfing nearby
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Accessible bathroom
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Awards and 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.

Birchwood Spa Motel, Rotorua, New Zealand’s small print

Also known as

  • Birchwood Spa
  • Birchwood Spa Motel
  • Birchwood Spa Motel Rotorua
  • Birchwood Spa Rotorua
  • Birchwood Hotel Rotorua

Optional extras

Cribs/Infant beds are available for NZD 20 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 65 reviews

Birchwood Spa Motel, Rotorua, New Zealand
Very Good8.0
Three interesting days in Rotorua.
Our few days were really lovely Good weather and the Birchwood Motel and Spa was a pleasant walk to the Whakarewarewa Thermal Village. Whakarewarewa was well managed with informative guides. The Redwood Forests were delightful with well maintained paths and very easy to walk even for the elderly like us. These were specifically what we went to Rotorua for although there were many other things that we did. Birchwood Motel and Spa needs a little TLC and unfortunately the spa was not able to deliver any jets but the water was hot. The staff were very polite and when asked to clean something for me they did with a smile. Management apologised for the lack of jets in the spa and said that he did not know it was not working. However the bedding was clean and smelled fresh as did the room. The bathroom was a little awkward with the door being so wide.I actually got my toe stuck under the door trying to negotiate the space. But overall I think that with a little effort in hanging the curtains properly and making sure that pots are cleaned and minor things that Birchwood is not a bad place to stay for a couple of days.If the gardens were a little more tidy we would have been able to sit outside but I am sure that at the end of what must have been a busy season we can imagine that at another time all would have been very pleasant.Traffic noise was a annoying at night but we cannot blame that on anyone as life goes on,... we are not all on holiday.
Jim and Christine, nz2 night romance trip
Birchwood Spa Motel, Rotorua, New Zealand
Very Good8.0
Good room, service not so good.
Very cosy room had an upstairs room. Parking was confusing but we got there in the end. Wifi excellent and very good amenities for the room. Bed very comfortable and clean room. Service very basic could've been more welcoming (sign here, here's your key and room is around the corner upstairs) otherwise a good stay for a couple nights. First impressions count I guess and it starts with the service.
Dawn, nz2 night trip
Birchwood Spa Motel, Rotorua, New Zealand
No hot water for the spa, was Luke warm, disappointed as we chose the room for the spa. Heater only in main living area not in bedroom. Glad we brought our own heater as is was -1 degrees that night! Facilities a bit old.
, nz2 night family trip
Birchwood Spa Motel, Rotorua, New Zealand
Great place, loved the bubble bath out in our private courtyard. Great price for an affordable family weekend away. Would have liked a in-ground pool for the kids, but just getting picky.
Jeremy, nz2 night family trip
Birchwood Spa Motel, Rotorua, New Zealand
Very Good8.0
Simple spacious motel room with private jacuzzi
Simple spacious motel room with shower room and an outside private jacuzzi. Good amenities, feels like the owners have tried to provide everything you would need for your comfort and stay. The room design with stark decoration and linoleum floor actually feels more like a private hospital room or assisted living apartment. Its a walkable distance (1 mile) to the town but is really designed for those with transport.
, nz1 night business trip

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Birchwood Spa Motel, Rotorua, New Zealand

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