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Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel

#7 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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4.0 of 5
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3 Bayview Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Maureen & Phil made my 9 day stay an absolute pleasure. Whether they were recommending and booking a day trip, suggesting the best local restaurants, driving me to the airport or to the start of my hike, or showing me how they kept the roses so beuatiful - the perfect hosts. The room also was impeccably clean and fetaured a... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

We loved it here so much, it was our home from home and had everything we needed! Our 4 nights stay ended up as 7. Hosts Phil and Maureen were so friendly, welcoming & helpful and had lots of suggestions for places to visit and booked trips for us during our stay. The room was light and spacious and had... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review of our property. We just love having visitors from New Zealand and from all over the world to Paihia and we endeavour to look after everyone. We are proud of the lovely Bay of Islands so we do try to help people enjoy the area as we do. Being so handy to everything does... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

What a beautiful place to stay. We could not fault the Swiss Chalet at all. Our accommodation was 1st Class, spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated and tastefully furnished. Maureen and Phil could not have been more friendly and helpful. We had originally booked to stay 3 nights but extended our visit to 5 nights as we enjoyed staying here so much.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Hosts, Maureen and Phil are lovely, welcoming and friendly people! The rooms come with kitchenette, basic toiletries, tea, coffee and fresh milk, very welcome after a longish drive! The rooms are very clean and comfortable, with 1980s decor. Excellent location, only 1 minute walk to the seafront, 5 minute walk to the centre if Paihia and the harbour for getting... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Our family of 4 stayed at Phil and Maureen's Swiss Chalet earlier this week for 3 nights. These guys are the leaders of the pack..exceptional warm, friendly service. Make sure you go to at least 1 or 2 of Phils recommendation for a meal, we went to a local winery fabulous he also recommended the Thai 3 minutes walk away... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review of our property. We pride ourselves on our customer service so it is nice to be appreciated. You are right, being in the centre of Paihia makes it easier for people going on to do their excursions - just leave your car with us and walk everywhere. It was lovely to have you stay... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We stayed at the Swiss chalet for two nights and left wishing we had more time there, the hosts were warm welcoming and charming, the motel was a pleasure to live in well maintained with small unique touches that spoke of the care that Phil and Maureen take to make us comfortable,the room was well furnished and had all the... More 

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We have just spent four nights at the Swiss Chalet Motel where we were very comfortable in our Studio accommodation. It was well laid out and complete with everything we needed for our stay. One small point from my wife is that there was not a mirror close to an electrical socket for the use of hair tongs. Hosts were... More 

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Bris, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

First we tried in town and after 2 minutes speaking to the owner knew we had to stay there. Clean, spacious, well appointed room. Owner told us everything we needed to know and we could walk to all his recommendations. When informed we wanted sea food he definitely showed us the best place in town and made us aware of... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Required accommodation before going on overnight cruise on the Ipipiri. The proprietors were friendly and very welcoming. They were very accommodating in allowing us to leave our car with them whilst we were away overnight, as well as allowing us extra time before our departure, without extra, cost due to bad weather. Would recommend the Swiss Chalet anytime. Was pleasing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We recently booked a suite and stayed for six days. We were warmly welcomed by Maureen and Phil. The property was spotlessly cleaned and beautifully serviced every day. It was quiet and back from the main road but within easy walking distance to the wharf and central restaurants etc. We would certainly recommend this for a luxury stay in beautiful... More 

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