We were two friends staying two nights in this lovely Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel. We thoroughly enjoyed the stay and was happy with everything, it wasn't super modern but it had a very nice and homely feel. We had a 'studio plus', which has a queen bed and a single bed, perfect for two friends who wanted separate beds. The bed quality was great and it was quiet at night, we both slept really well. The unit was well appointed with nice wooden furniture and there was a kitchenette equipped with everything one would need to make a full meal (even though we didn't). We used mugs, plates, the hot water kettle and the toaster:) The toilet and bathroom were small but with everything we needed and spotlessly clean like the rest of the studio and with nice quality towels, soap & shampoo. We were given fresh milk for the hot drinks and a nice touch was that there was a plunger coffee jug with a sachet of the right coffee for one jug for each day (in addition to the usual instant coffee sachets, tea and hot chocolate). We bought breakfast each day which was brought to the room in a wooden box in the evening. We thought it was quite a bargain for NZ$ 10 per person, not like a full hotel breakfast but actually quite enough, more than I would have had at home. We sat outside on the balcony (we were on 1st floor) and although there was no great vista, it was still lovely sitting outside in the morning sun! The location of the motel was perfect (except from the lack of a nice view), just off the main street in Paihia with only a couple of minutes walk to the beach, ferries, shops and cafes/restaurants. I first rated this motel very good, but changed my mind to excellent, because we liked it so much. The thing that could have made it even better would have been a really nice sea view and some flowers in the balcony boxes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We offer quality unique Swiss style accommodation in the beautiful Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Our modern, fully self-contained units sleep 1-10 people, have balconies, some with stunning sea views and are only metres from Paihia waterfront. Our prime central location places you within 1 minute's walk from Paihia wharf, beach, shops and cafes. The many exciting attractions and activities on offer around the Bay are at your feet. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Swiss Chalet Hotel
- Swiss Chalet Motel
- Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand