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Birchwood Spa Motel

4-starOfficial New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
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
From 118 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Fantastic service
Sufficient wellness & sports facilities
Could use a good cleaning

Birchwood Spa Motel

from £57
  • 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


  • Tamaki Maori Village (32-minute walk)
  • Polynesian Spa (33-minute walk)
  • Whakarewarewa Hot Springs (1-minute walk)
  • Whakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village (4-minute walk)
  • Rotorua Golf Club (6-minute walk)
  • Te Puia New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute (17-minute walk)
  • Racing Rotorua (17-minute walk)
  • Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve (22-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) 9-min drive

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

Payment types at the property

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
  • Disabled parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • 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
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Awards and affiliations

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

Birchwood Spa Motel’s small print

Also known as

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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.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 72 reviews

Very good 8.0
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
Exceptional 10.0
Very comfortable and clean
Comfortable apartment. Included separate washer and dryer (bonus) and full kitchen. Nice pool just steps away.
Carol, us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location between the best Thermal areas and downtown Rotorua. Comfortable, well appointed room. Great hosats
David, au2 night family trip
Good 6.0
Ok for a night. Not glamorous
It was just ok for a night. It is very close to the thermal locations and only a few minutes drive to the main part of town. Our room details at booking said first floor, when we checked in we were placed on 2nd floor and the jetted spa was missing the cold water handle. My fiance told the front desk and they said they were aware and we would need to use cold water from the shower head to fill the tub. The water jets had mold in them and the shower curtain only covered portions of the tub so cold air was always coming in.
jacqueline, us1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
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

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