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Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel

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Okaihau, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Phil was a most welcoming host. Under cover parking isn't something we come across often. The presentation of the property and grounds was immaculate. Very nice to be given proper milk in a carton. The towels were beautiful.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a great review for us GNolz. I hope you will be able to come back to stay sometime soon. We do like to keep our lovely motel looking good and its nice to have someone come back to let us know that they have enjoyed being here. All the best for Christmas,... More 

Labrador, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Friendly and helpful staff. Very clean and well appointed rooms, lovely atmosphere, undercover parking if it had been wet, which it wasn't! Fabulous location close to town. Will recommend this town and this accommodation to others.

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

Hi Jan C. Thank you for writing your lovely review. It was great to have you stay with us and we are thrilled that you enjoyed it here. We hope you come back again sometime soon. Regards Maureen and Phil More 

Maryport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The studio room was very spacious for two, lovely and clean and Phil and Maureen were very friendly and helpful. Car parking under cover was particularly helpful. The room amenities were excellent and the bed very comfortable.

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

Hi Suzi M, Thank you for your lovely review, we appreciate your feedback. It was great to have you stay with us and we hope that you can come back again one day. Regards Maureen and Phil More 

Auckland
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212 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed as a family in a family unit for two nights. We had a ground floor unit. The unit was very spacious and comfortable with a queen bed in a large open plan living area and a separate bedroom with two single beds. We had a patio and table to sit outside in the sun. The original design of... More 

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

HI jwjg, Thank you for your lovely review. Yes our ground floor family unit has been upgraded and designed to be able to also accommodate disabled or elderly guests if needed. We are one of the closest motels to the town center so it is perfect for exploring the cafe's and shops if you are walking. We would love to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Slightly different looking from the typical motel with a style that does look somewhat like a Swiss chalet. Covered and safe parking close to the harbour. All the facilities you would expect plus a "Smart" TV. I was able to share my mobile screen to the TV, streaming news from the UK. The owner let us park there after checking... More 

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

Thank you for your great review CarlosRider. We have the covered parking and a covered walkway to your room which guests find convenient. Our "Smart" TV's are very popular with international guests as they all have unlimited internet access and we offer unlimited wifi access for your mobile devices. It was great to have you stay with us, perhaps you... More 

Perth, Australia
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140 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having arrived in Paihia after leaving Auckland, this hotel came up on google. I booked online, and arrived 5 minutes later. A great little hotel, within the main square of Paihia centre. Welcomed by one of the owners, who quickly built up a rapport with his new guest. The hotel has secure undercover parking. The room was a good size... More 

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

Hi NigelH, Thank you for your lovely review. Yes we really try to look after our guests so that everyone has an enjoyable time and they get to see our beautiful area. We would love to have you stay with us next time you come to Paihia. Kind regards, Maureen and Phil. More 

Gosford, Australia
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45 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This accommodation is located close to the town centre and local attractions, yet in a quiet location off the main road. Our room was extremely clean, roomy and had a well equiped kitchenette. We arrived quite late in the evening but had phoned ahead. Maureen made our late arrival very easy and was a lovely informative host. Would definatly stay... More 

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Thank Trippax2
Mitzi51, Owner at Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review Trippax2. It is nice to know when people have enjoyed their stay. We would love to have you come back some other time. Regards, Maureen and Phil More 

Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 14, 2016

Read the review's on trip advisor so we used it ourselves. This motel is in a good position close to the sea front also in a quiet location, our rooms were spacious, well equipped clean and very comfortable. There was a small balcony where you can sit for a meal etc.The staff were very friendly and helpful full of information... More 

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Thank greyfriars92
Mitzi51, Owner at Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hi Greyfriers92, Thank you so much for writing a lovely review. It is so nice to receive such nice comments. Hopefully you are able to come back to stay another time. Regards Maureen and Phil. More 

New Zealand
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69 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2016

We found the Swiss Chalet to be comfortable and suitable for our nights stay. We appreciated having a wine on the deck outside out room. The bed was good and there was no street noise so we both got a good nights sleep.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 22, 2016

This is an older style property but very homely, comfortable and spotlessly clean. Maureen and Phil were friendly and attentive hosts who made us feel most welcome. The location is great - just a few minutes walk to the harbour, shops and restaurants. Unfortunately we had a full day of rain while we were there, and there's not a lot... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service
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 

Additional Information about Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel

Address: 3 Bayview Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $99 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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#6 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
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“The room was spotlessly clean and had a small balcony for sitting, beautiful flowers in window boxes and the gardens were well maintained.”
 of 5 bubbles 904janc, 6 days ago | Read review
“We had room 4 bright and airy with a balcony. Stairs up to rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Trippax2, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“We were in Room 2 on the second floor and we had a lovely view of the water from our balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles 54AngelaL54, Jun 6, 2016 | Read review
“I always prefer upstairs units.”
 of 5 bubbles gcmotel, Jun 5, 2016 | Read review
“Corner rooms are large, sunny and have views.”
 of 5 bubbles 477lesliek, Mar 29, 2016 | Read review
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