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“Good Location with friendly helpful staff” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #5 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Mobberley, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good Location with friendly helpful staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Set just yards from the seafront this affords a little more peaceful location but still very close to all the shops, bars and restaurants. Easy strolling distance to the ferries to Russell and the bay trips.
The rooms are equipped to a high standard and we thought it very good value for money.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lacombe
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

My husband and I stayed for 5 nights at the Swiss Chalet from Jan 26 to 31, 2014. What a lovely motel. The location was great being within walking of restaurants, the wharf ,the shops and the beach. Our room was quiet, very clean and serviced daily. The bed was super comfy and we enjoyed having the balcony and the kitchen. Phil and Maureen were very helpful making suggestions about things to see and where to eat. Staying at the Swiss Chalet helped make our stay in Pahia a wonderful experience.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, February 16, 2014
Hi Donna. Thank you for taking the time to review our property. It was lovely to have you stay and that you took the time to enjoy our beautiful bay. Hopefully we see you again some day. Regards Maureen and Phil
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Levin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I found this motel very clean and tidy and Phil and Maureen were excellent hosts. Going out of their way to be helpful. The unit was kept in an excellent condition. Pauline and myself stayed for 5 nights and were really pleased. The location is great within easy walking of town and ferry and information centre

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, February 2, 2014
Hi Wally and Pauline. Thank you for writing a lovely review of our property. It was great to have you stay with us. We hope you got back to Levin safely and that you are enjoying the pot plant that we gave you. All the best, Maureen and Phil
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Stayed at the Swiss Chalet for 4 nights from the 12 jan 2014. We were delighted with the 2 bed room apartment with fantastic views from the balcony onto the bay. The apartment was of a good size , cleanliness and comfort rated a 10 out of 10 as did privacy and the quitness of the room . The beds were very comfortable had a fantastic sleep each night and the decor and ambience of the unit was a pleasure to wake upto . Maureen and Phil were most helpful and the perfect hosts. What a lovley sincere touch to see Maureen walk down the driveway to wave us goodbye and wish us well on our holliday. Thankyou For a lovley stay and we look forward to staying here again. John Newton, Allison ,Christine.

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  • Stayed January 2014, 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, February 2, 2014
Hi John, Alison and Christine. Thank you for such a lovely review. The top floor 2 bedroom apartment is lovely and spacious. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would love to have you stay again. Regards, Maureen and Phil
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We recently stayed at the Swiss Chalet Lodge for one night, and we wish we had had the opportunity to stay longer. Our room was lovely, nicely appointed and fully fitted to cater to our every need. The location is great as well. Of course, we would be remiss if we did not mention Maureen and Phil, the owners, whose hospitality and warmth was outstanding, greatly contributing to an already very nice stay. When in Paihia, stay at the Swiss Chalet!

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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Mitzi51, Owner at Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Hi Illanit, thank you for such a lovely review. You are right - it is better to stay more than 1 night in Paihia, there is so much to see. The Treaty grounds are lovely and very interesting as you know. We would love to have you stay with us again.
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Our second time staying at this Swiss Chalet, and have once again been provided with outstanding hospitality. Aside from the lovely rooms, beautiful views and fabulous location; owners Maureen and Phil go to great lengths to ensure your stay is simply the best possible. So much so that we now consider them our good friends :). You cannot go wrong here!

  • Stayed January 2014, 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, February 2, 2014
Hi Matt all your family. Thank you for staying with us and for writing a lovely review. It was great to have you here and hope you are all enjoying 2014. It is nice to become friends with our guests and hopefully you will be back to stay some time. All the best, Maureen and Phil.
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We very much enjoyed our 3 night stay at the Swiss Chalet Lodge. It is clean and comfortable with a well appointed kitchenette so we could prepare our own meals. Lovely lounge area and a little balcony on which to sit and eat breakfast in the warm sunshine each morning .I like it because it is homely with personal service; not at all pretentious like some large chain hotels. Maureen recommended and booked the twin trip- first day 90 mile beach, second day Hole in the Rock boat cruise and then that company ( Explore) offered us 50% off our sailing cruise in Auckland which is great. Very handy to have laundry and washing line to wash/dry clothes too.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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Mitzi51, Owner at Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel, responded to this review, January 18, 2014
Its great to know that you had such an enjoyable time at our motel and thank you for your lovely review. Its always good to see people taking advantage of everything that we have available. May you will come back for some R & R another time. All the Best, Maureen and Phil
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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 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#4 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#5 Family Hotel in Paihia
#6 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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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