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Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel
4.0 of 5 Motel   |   3 Bayview Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #8 of 44 hotels in Paihia
Brisbane, Australia
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“Stop looking this is the one...”
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 they were fully booked as it was Saturday night but we enjoyed takeaway in our room and it was lovely we could see the bay while eating dinner. Phil booked us on a tour with in 30 minutes of it departing lucky the chalet is only a 3 minute walk to the wharf. Be warned parking in town/wharf area is a nightmare-another star for the chalet location perfect for walking everywhere. They had a cancellation on the day after we arrived and Maureen was so lovely and moved us to a bigger room which meant more work for her, this is just another example of the level of service these two provide. While we were out exploring an elf aka Maureen would come in and straighten up our room so nice to come "home" after a long day to a fresh room. If you are planning on cooking a few meals in your room the family suite is perfect, the kitchen is well equipped with everything you will need for frying, boiling, micro waving, toasting etc all the utensil are in good condition and spotlessly clean. I ditto what all the other reviewers have said great place to stay-thanks for having us Phil and Maureen

Room Tip: Family rooms great queen bed and to singles in separate room big bathroom
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Mitzi51, Owner at Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
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 with us and we hope that you might come back some day.
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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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 necessary amenities we would recommend this motel to all travellers and as we checked out this motel on trip advisor before booking a big thank u here

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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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 welcoming and happy to arrange trips for us. The location is just great being one minute from the beach and three minutes to the town centre while being in a quiet setting.
The onsite parking and the balconies catching the morning sun were well thought out.
On one of the nights we ate out at the Swiss Cafe & Grill, on the main road overlooking the bay, where we had a first class meal - the lamb cooked to perfection just melted in the mouth

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 places we had not thought about, especially Waitangi a most significant symbol of the New Zealand that is today and wonderful museum understated by it's simplicity.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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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 to stay in accommodation that was kept clean, tidy and not tired looking for the price.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Christchurch
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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 Paihia.

Room Tip: Great spa pool, very private.
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  • Stayed September 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Friendly interested proprietors who advised us of several local meal discounts. A great location for easy walking to town centre and tourist starting points. We had a lovely spacious warm unit at an affordable price.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel

Address: 3 Bayview Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Paihia
#4 Family Hotel in Paihia
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#6 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#6 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer the ultimate 4-star motel 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. The 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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