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“Just perfection”
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Chalet Romantica
Ranked #2 of 20 Paihia B&B and Inns
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Havant
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47 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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“Just perfection”
Reviewed 21 March 2014

My wife and I stayed here for four nights at the end of a five week tour of New Zealand. The location is amazing, the hosts are two of the nicest people you could hope to meet with nothing to much trouble. The breakfast that Inga prepares every day is by far the best we had in NZ and the room we had was beautiful. Inga will recommend trips , restaurants and will arrange all bookings for you. This stay completely made our visit and finished of our trip just perfectly and I would not hesitate in recommending this as one of the best places to stay in NZ.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Inge A, Owner at Chalet Romantica, responded to this review, 21 March 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such fantastic comments. We are very happy that we could make your last days in New Zealand as enjoyable.
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

What a B&B and we didn't the best rooms. A great welcome from Inge and a stunning room with views over the wooded valley at the back. Breakfast is utterly historic with stunning views. You just need to be reasonably fit to get back to the top of the hill after a night out in Paihia.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Inge A, Owner at Chalet Romantica, responded to this review, 18 March 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely review. So happy that you enjoyed our hospitality and that we could make your stay as enjoyable. Hope to see you again at Chalet Romantica!
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Leland, North Carolina
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

We drove from Auckland to Pahia in the rain, it was our first time driving on the left-hand side of the road - nerve wracking! Inge was there to greet us and went to great lengths to make us feel comfortable, help us with our next day flight seeing trip and give us information about the area and where we might like to eat. She was most helpful the entire time we stayed in the area, even offering us rides to the dock. However, the location was such that we were able to leave our car and walk everywhere. The final climb to the chalet is steep, but easily doable. We had the top floor room which had a beautiful view of the bay and was quite comfortable. The only negative was the low ceiling in the bathroom, but, after realizing the need to be cautious it was part of the charm! The breakfasts were delicious, plentiful and beautifully presented. There is a Large Swiss flag that makes it easy to find your way back to the chalet! This was the first B&B of our trip and it set the tone for a wonderful holiday in NZ.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Inge A, Owner at Chalet Romantica, responded to this review, 18 March 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write your comments. We are happy you enjoyed your time with us and that we were able to make your stay as enjoyable. See you again in our lovely country!
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Fredericton, Canada
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

This is a very very special place to stay. Romantic, comfortable, very friendly...It is a 10 all the way. Very clean with everything you may need during your stay. This was one of the highlight of our trip to New Zealand. It will be good memories to share with friends and family.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Inge A, Owner at Chalet Romantica, responded to this review, 15 March 2014
So happy that you enjoyed your time with us! We did also enjoy your company and hope to see you both again in the not too distant future.
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Canberra, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2014

Outstanding hosts!!!! Ed and Inge were so welcoming and helpful. This was our first experience in a B&B and it was exceptional, from heated towel racks to beautiful hand creams, It really topped off our holiday. Breakfast was amazing!! Set in absolute paradise and we loved spending our evenings on the deck drinking wine and eating great local cheese. We would highly recommend this stay to anyone.

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Inge A, Owner at Chalet Romantica, responded to this review, 19 March 2014
We are thrilled that we could make your first B&B experience as enjoyable. Thank you so much for staying with us and thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

Like most places in New Zealand, Chalet Romantica is approached up a slope like a set of bedroom steps! Good for 4-wheel drives! But, that slope gives it a great view over Paihia and the Bay of Islands. Rooms are comfortable and well appointed. Breakfast is good, and generous. the most memorable thing about the place is Inge, the host. She is very hospitable, friendly, garrulous to a fault, and knowledgeable about Paihia and NZ in general. A great place from which to see the Bay of Islands.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Inge A, Owner at Chalet Romantica, responded to this review, 13 March 2014
Many thanks for your comments. We are happy that you had a great time and you enjoyed our hospitality & wonderful views. Like yourself almost all our guests arrive by normal vehicle and during their stay either use their car or walk to dinner or places of interest. We think that we are easily accessible and a 4- wheel drive is definitely not necessary when staying with us.
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Virginia
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Reviewed 10 March 2014 via mobile

This was our last stop on a month trip to New Zealand and we were thoroughly delighted. Everything you see on the web is true plus more. The views from the room are fabulous and the hostess Inge goes way beyond the norm to please you. There were no issues and we were delighted to be guests there and we would thoroughly recommend it. The breakfasts were gourmet treats and Inge was very helpful in providing info for tours and restaurants.
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Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Inge A, Owner at Chalet Romantica, responded to this review, 12 March 2014
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. We very much enjoyed our conversations and having you staying!
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Property: Chalet Romantica
Address: 6 Bedggood Close, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Chalet Romantica 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spoil yourself and experience the magic of Chalet Romantica. Each upstairs room has its own balcony with superb seaviews, quality furnishings and fittings, free wifi & extra comfy beds. One room is on the ground floor and has garden views. Indoor pool, spa & gym Central town location within a stroll to all amenities, Dolphin - Bay cruise departure piers & beaches. Friendly hosts with a wealth of local knowledge love to welcome you. ... more   less 
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