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Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel
Ranked #11 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

A huge thank you to Maureen & Phil for a wonderful stay at the Swiss Chalet in Paihia and for their advice and help. We had travelled up the Westcoast to Cape Reinga and then down to stay at Paihia and our accommodation at the Swiss Chalet was hands down the very best. The bed was oh so comfortable and as soon as our heads hit the pillows it was lights out. Absolutely wonderful.
The accommodation was super clean and the layout well thought out. We'd love to stay there again sometime in the future. Jill & Graeme

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

We stayed here for the last weekend of our Easter holiday trip to NZ. We booked prior to arriving in the country and mostly on the reviews it had obtained on Tripadvisor. It didn't disappoint.

We were met by Maureen after arriving fairly late as we drove from Rotorua (about 7 hours), she was lovely and guided us to our room which was a 2 bed apartment at the top of the building. The rooms were well proportioned, well equipped, with a great sitting room area, nice modern bathrooms and two queen sized beds.

After the initial argument with the kids over which bedroom to have we had the one at the end of the building adjoining the neighboring apartment. Whether the neighbours were overly noisy, or everything else was really quiet I don't know but I think a touch more noise insulation is needed between the two rooms. We solved it by ear plugs - never leave home without them.

The motel is located about 3 minutes from the touristy part of Paihia, with a variety if restaurants, attractions available. It is also far enough away as not to be to close. We never took the car out again during our stay. The ocean was visible from our balcony. Paihia is a lovely place.

Because our kids are still fairly young, we are home fairly early and they are sometimes up very early, they couldn't find any kid friendly Tv channels on Sky - a minor whinge but important for those traveling with kids. It might have been that someone had previously been playing with the controls, I don't know but that is being overly picky. Ultimately we don't travel to watch Tv but for those with kids it can be ideal to calm them before bedtime.

+ve - reasonably priced for a nice sized apartment, good clean accommodation great for families, lovely hosts, ideally located, a chunk of Toblerone in The Bay of Islands

-ve - neighbours who should use inside voices

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

We can't thank Maureen and Phil enough for making our stay in Paihia such a fantastic experience. We had only booked three days initially, but we stayed longer as we were enjoying ourselves so much. The room was great with a balcony for us to view the bay, clean and comfortable. Will definitely stay there again, when we are able to return to New Zealand.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel for 3 nights over Easter just passed. We had a studio unit which was very adequate for our stay. Our days were very long due to the vast amount of travel we did each day to see as much as we could, so it was nice to come back to our comfortable base. The location is very handy to all amenities - restaurants, takeaways, the Russell ferry and other sightseeing destinations. Maureen and Phil are very friendly and helpful hosts offering advice for must-see sightseeing. We will definitely be staying here the next time we are in Paihia and would recommend this establishment to anybody wanting friendly, comfortable and value for money accommodation.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

A very handy location, nice spacious rooms and very friendly helpful owners, excellent price, and and excellent couple of days, We would use the Swiss Chalet next time without question. Highly recommneded.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at the Swiss Chalet. It is very close to shops restaurants and the harbour. Our hosts Maureen and Phil could not have been friendlier and more helpful. The rooms were clean and comfortable \. I would recommend this place to anyone and will certainly stay there again if we are intending staying in Paihia.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

What can I say. Good value for money and situated within easy walking distance of the wharf, shops and Restaurants. Our stay in in this Motel was one of the best I have experienced. We stayed 7 nights in the top floor 2 bedroom unit which was a home away from home. Spacious, clean, modern, large kitchen/ dining room and lounge and 2 showers and a spa bath. We even had a balcony, and I cannot finish this review without thanking our hosts Maureen and Phil who went out of their way to ensure we had a glorious holiday by booking our coach tour and cruise. They also pointed us in the right direction for places of interest and eating establishments. I would gladly recommend this Motel to anyone planning a trip to Paihia,

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel

Address: 3 Bayview Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Paihia
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#8 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Price Range: £71 - £180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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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