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Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel

#7 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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3 Bayview Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our 2 night stay was perfect! We had the family room on the ground floor - 2 bedrooms, bath, small kitchen, dining and a porch. Spacious and clean. The owners were attentive and very nice people! We certainly would stay there again!!! I rate it at 41/2 stars!

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Mitzi51, Owner at Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hi Diva, thank you for your lovely review. It was lovely to meet you and have you stay with us. Perhaps you will return another time. Regards Maureen and PHil More 

Perthshire Scotland
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we arrived, Phil the owner made us very welcome. Our room was spotlessly clean, a very comfortable bed, beautifully prepared. The parking for the car was in the shade, just perfect for when we left, as it was cool. We cannot thank Phil enough, he very kindly arranged our boat trip out on The Bay and allowed us to... More 

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Thank dormiegal
Mitzi51, Owner at Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hi Dormiegal, Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased that you enjoyed staying with us and would love to see you again. We are continually upgrading our rooms and the carpets have just been renewed recently. As owner operators we take pride in the way we present our accommodation and like to think our guests are comfortable. Regards... More 

London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for four nights at the beginning of our trip. The host, Phil, was absolutely lovely when we first arrived and showed us all we needed to know. The room was great with a little kitchenette and outside balcony. Parking on site. Such great value too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the motel and the staff was extremely nice and helpful. It is not luxurious but has everything you need to relax after a day of exploring. They handled dinner reservations for us, made recommendations of daytime activities and seemed truly happy we were visiting.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived and were welcomed by Maureen we had the perfect stay. Very clean spacious and well equipped studio bedroom with a little balcony. Great to sit on the balcony at any time of day. 50 meters to the waterfront. Great for walks, ferries and beach. Waitangi treaty grounds about a 20 minute walk away. We were... More 

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Corby
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights and found it clean, well-maintained and very comfortable. The owners are very friendly and approachable; and happy to help with information and restaurant bookings, etc. The motel is centrally located and hence close to shopping, supermarkets, bars, restaurants and the Waitangi Treaty Ground. We would have no problem recommending this motel to others looking... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We had a family room on the top floor with great views over the bay. 3 decks in the apartment. also had a downstairs front unit for 2 adults and 2 children plus 1 studio for 2 adults and 1 child This worked out very well for us although we were very aware of disturbing the patrons in the units... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We stayed here for a break before Christmas. It was spotlessly clean, quiet, very comfortable beds, lovely decor with wonderful views through the fully opening sliding doors of the sea across the road that gave a constant breeze on a hot day. The roses were beautifully cared for and added to the ambience and homely feel. So close to everything... More 

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Mitzi51, Owner at Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hello Irishkiwi2015 - Thank you for writing such a lovely review of our property. I am please you got your charger back ok. The roses do look lovey at this time of the year. We would love to have you stay with us again. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. All the best from Maureen and Phil. More 

Nelson
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We stayed for 5 nights in this lovely Swiss chalet motel. The place is conveniently located close to the beach, is quiet and clean, but above all, Maureen and Phil show that they really care about providing their guests with the best friendly service..

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Thank NelsonKiwi
Mitzi51, Owner at Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hi Nelson Kiwi, thank you for your lovely review and especially your comments about Phil and I. You are right we just love to make sure all our guests are looked after and that they have a great time in the Bay of Islands. Hopefully you will return one day. Have a lovely Christmas. More 

Saskatoon, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I really can't give this place a high enough rating, it was everything that a person would want out of a little hotel. It was clean, quiet, and very well managed. I was treated like a friend and the management was happy and willing to help out with anything. If ever I find my way back to the Bay Of... More 

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Mitzi51, Owner at Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review Baron we love it when people enjoy their stay with us. Maybe you will come back to visit one day. Regards, Maureen and Phil More 

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