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“Best Breakfast in New Zealand” 5 of 5 stars
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Chalet Romantica
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   6 Bedggood Close, Paihia, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #3 of 24 Paihia B&B and Inns
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Best Breakfast in New Zealand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

This was our second visit to Chalet Romantica and Inge was even more welcoming and helpful than ever. This is a superb B&B and Inge provides a lavish array of breakfast choices overlooking the fantastic Bay of Islands at Pahia. Inge is also a source of good local knowledge about what is on and available as well as where to go and what to see. What more do you need from a well run B&B. This is highly recommended and the rooms have everything you can think of to assist with your stay. Congratulations to Chalet Romantica - They made our first 3 nights in NZ a real joy. Chris & Liz A - West Sussex UK

Room Tip: The front facing rooms have a superb view over the bay and a private balcony
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Inge A, Owner at Chalet Romantica, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Really happy you enjoyed our breakfasts. We believe it is an important part of an overall experience when staying at a B&B. Hopefully see you a 3rd time in our lovely country!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Derby, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Pahia was the last stop on our 3 week plus tour of North Island. We had chosen the apartment so didn't share the breakfast experience, but the apartment was the best equipped we found in NZ. As another reviewer remarked, the attention to detail was second to none. The kitchen area had everything you needed including plenty of pans & microwave dishes. The Chalet is in a lovely setting with wonderful views over the bay and has very nice outdoor furniture on the private balcony. The bathroom had everything you could wish for, including all those important items you may have forgotten (or in our case, run out of!) The hosts Edi & Inge, were really delightful and very helpful in sorting out a plan for our 3 days stay, even booking the boat trip for us. We couldn't fault it and will certainly stay here again if ever we are lucky enough to return to NZ.

Room Tip: We chose the apartment but am sure all the others rooms are just as good.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Inge A, Owner at Chalet Romantica, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
So happy that we could make your stay as enjoyable! Thank you so much for your wonderful review.
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stayed here a couple of nights in December 2012, during a 2 month trip round NZ. We found some great B&Bs and motels all over both Islands, but Chalet Romantica is just superb - in another class altogether from the merely excellent. The attention to detail, the thoughtfulness of the hosts, and indeed the sheer quality of absolutely everything. It must be something to do with being Swiss, because another place we stayed in that was comparable (but not a B&B) was also run by a Swiss couple - see my review of The Chalet Motel in Lake Tepako.
Of course, the bottom line is how much you enjoy just being somewhere, and Chalet Romantica scored top marks for us.
Tips: If you are unlucky enough to have a rainy day, as we did, ask Inge if you can use the spa suite. This has a small swimming pool (with proper hydrojet), a hot tub spa and exercise machines, and best of all, it's completely private - just one couple or group at a time. It's very civilised!

Room Tip: The rooms are all superb. We chose the 'apartment' as it alone has a proper (and very nice...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Inge A, Owner at Chalet Romantica, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Wow, thank you soo much for your fantastic review! It is amazing. So glade you enjoyed our hospitality and service.
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

I cannot rave enought about the Chalet Romantica, it's absolutely beautiful!!! Both rooms we stayed in were like a dream come true and had such beautiful decor!! The blankets on the beds reminded me of my mothers home in Germany!! Breakfast was absolutely amazing, felt a little awkward to sit altogether but once you got to know everyone it made te experience better!! I loved the eggs and bacon :)
Inge was an absolute star our whole stay and really helped us out even though we had booked trips already!!
The weather was perfect which made the views breath taking and stunning!! The only little thing was that at times the wi-if signal wasn't the best, I realise it stated this, so nothing to really complain about just a little frustrating when my work was trying to get hold of me!! Other than that though absolutely perfect and amazing especially all the facilities and the funny goats you keep :) I have recommended this to everyone and will definitely be back again :)

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Inge A, Owner at Chalet Romantica, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
It was really nice to meet you both and to make your stay as enjoyable. If you ever need a break from the city again you know where to find us.
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Lenexa, Kansas
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This was our first trip to Pahia and our hosts, Eddie and Inge, made us feel most welcome. Our room was beautiful, exceptionally clean and comfortable. We had a lovely balcony with views of the bay. Breakfast was like a 5 star restaurant with a personal touch. Our hosts made sure we found the best restaurants in town and the best tours of the bay. What a delightful experience! Thank you for making our 25th anniversary so special! Betty and Peter

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Inge A, Owner at Chalet Romantica, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
We both enjoyed very much the chats we have had with you. Hope you were able to find and take home a piece of New Zealand artwork.
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Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We have just spent 2 nights in this B&B, The views ,room, breakfast were all excellent.
Inge you were so kind to us and could not of been more helpfull,
All the little touches you have added to the room and breakfast are so special.

We will certainly reccomend you and if we come back to Paihia we will be back to stay.

Thank you Inge and Eddie for letting us stay in your home

Ann and Maurice

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Inge A, Owner at Chalet Romantica, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
You were a delight to have! Enjoy the last few days with your son and see you again at your next visit to New Zealand.
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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We had a lovely stay at this gorgeous BnB. The friendliest and warmest hospitality and service we have received in New Zealand ever. The room was wonderful, the view from the hill is amazing and the hosts are the most helpful and warm people we have met in a long time. Thank you so much! We will certainly be back!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Inge A, Manager at Chalet Romantica, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
It was a really nice to have you both staying! People like you make it pleasure running a place like our's. Hope to see you both again.
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Address: 6 Bedggood Close, Paihia, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 24 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 room has its own balcony with superb seaviews, quality furnishings and fittings, wireless internet & extra comfy beds. 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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Chalet Romantica Paihia, Bay Of Islands

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