We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Lovely house in great location with charming hosts” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Save
You added Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast to your Saves list
Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast
83 Hatea Drive | Regent, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #5 of 32 Whangarei B&B and Inns
Calgary, Canada
1 review
“Lovely house in great location with charming hosts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2011

Very personable hosts, both Diane and Ray. House itself is spotless with high ceilings and up to date ensuite bathroom. Good location near town centre - ideal for a good walk into town; but also easy to get out of town to visit the falls on the way north...Hosts are easy to talk to and can share tips for the area.. Interesting native fruit trees in the garden. Fun to talk NZ golf with Ray..

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

64 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    52
    12
    0
    0
    0
See reviews for
13
41
5
1
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2011

My wife and I stayed here 2 weeks ago, and we loved the place. The hosts, Ray and Di, are very warm and friendly, and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable with them and with the other guests. The rooms are very nice, clean, and spacious. The location seemed close to the town center, though we only stayed in Whangarei for one night and headed out to Tutukaka the next morning. Overall, we would definitely recommend this place.

  • Stayed February 2011, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2011

Di did a great job of organizing a personal wine and golf tour of New Zealand for my wife and I. She arranged all the details, including accommodation, rental cars, tee times, wine tours and sight-seeing suggestions. Her detailed planning was impeccable. We also stayed at their B&B and had dinner with them on our last night. The B&B is very good, and the food was terrific. Overall, an excellent experience. We would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed February 2011, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Warren, OHIO USA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our two days at Chelsea House, and wished we had been able to stay longer. Our room was lovely and airy with beautiful furnishings. We appreciated the free Internet connection, the comfortable lounge, and especially Di's wonderful tips on special places to visit. Breakfast was a delight, and we found ourselves lingering due to the warm and lively conversation. Be sure to put Chelsea House on your must-stay list.
Carol and Larry Ohio USA

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Auckland, New Zealand
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2011

We stayed for one night and it was excellent. The room was large with attached ensuite. It was clean and well presented with books and magazines in the room if you wanted to read. The bed was very comfortable and there was also a guest lounge with magazines, DVD's and television. The breakfast was great and Di and Ray could not have been more helpful.

  • Stayed January 2011, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2010

Good location, although on a main road, so it can be noisy with heavy traffic, particularly trucks. Close to Mair Park, Parihaka Scenic Reserve, and to amenities. 15 minute walk to Town Basin, and same to supermarkets. Front rooms will soon have privacy curtains.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Munich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2010

A very beautiful B&B. The only words about the room and the breakfast are: B&B as its best. I felt not at a foreign place, but taken up very warmly in a family. Many thanks to Di & Ray for your hospitality and your patience. I would be glad to come back, if I will be in New Zealand the next time.

Cord Wollschläger, Germany

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast

Address: 83 Hatea Drive | Regent, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Whangarei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience a warm welcome and a refreshing drink when you arrive at our centrally located 100yr old villa with light airy decor and comfortable modern furnishings. Four Restaurants are within a 15minute easy walk and the Town Centre and Basin are a 3 minute drive. Beautiful bush walking tracks are on our doorstep. We have three guest bedrooms, 1 queen and 1 super-king/twin with en-suite bathrooms and 1 twin room with a shared bathroom. All our rooms have comfortable beds with quality linen and feather down blankets.Guests facilities include spacious lounge, Sky TV/DVD, free wireless internet, a guests laptop, safe off street parking and a garden seating area. Enjoy unlimited tea and coffee, home baking and a delicious continental breakfast.Make Chelsea House your base to explore the North. You can do day trips to the famous Kauri Forest and swimming with the Dolphins at the Bay of Islands is only 60 minutes away. With our extensive knowledge of New Zealand we can help you with your holiday planning. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Agoda and Odigeo so you can book your Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.