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Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast

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83 Hatea Drive, Whangarei 0112 New Zealand
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#2 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Whangarei
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
5.0
Value
4.8
We welcome our guests on arrival with a cuppa & chat. (all guests must be double vaccinated and scan in with their Covid pass) Chelsea House is a centrally located 100+yr old villa with light airy decor with many architectural features and 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 two guest bedrooms, 1 comtemporary styled king and a newly styled super-king, both with en-suite bathrooms. All our rooms have comfortable beds with electric blankets, ceiling fans, quality linen and bedding. Guests facilities include spacious lounge, TV/DVD, free wireless internet, 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. Stay a couple of days as there is so much to do, or base yourself at Chelsea House and explore further afield. With our extensive knowledge of New Zealand we can help you plan your holiday.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Free airport transportation
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Clothes dryer
Secured parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Desk
Fireplace
Seating area
Separate dining area
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Max wrote a review Jul 2022
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Everything perfect and in its place. The grand old villa was warm and comfortable. Large comfortable beds and lovey breakfast. Hospitality was really friendly and everything was lovely. Thanks for looking after us.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Max Thanks for choosing to stay with us when in Whangarei for the Area School sports finals. We hope we can host you again next time you are in Whangarei. I hope your trip home was less eventful due to the awful weather you encountered getting here. Kindest Regards Jennie & Tony
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Mshukralla1983 wrote a review May 2022
Al Muharraq, Bahrain15 contributions1 helpful vote
Me and my wife spent two nights at Chelsea House as part of our honeymoon trip to New Zealand. Jennie and Tony were great hosts and made sure we enjoy our time at Whangarei. Jennie went out of her way several times for us. She drove us around the area, gave us a lot of useful recommendations on things to do not only in Whangarei but also New Zealand since she used to work in the tourism industry, and voluntarily got us a booking at one of the best restaurants in town! The breakfast that Jennie cooks is great and I would recommend anyone who is going to visit Chelsea House to try Jennie cakes they are so lovely. It truly felt that we were in a home away from home.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Chelsea House, Owner at Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast
Responded May 30, 2022
Thank you for staying with us in our home while travelling to NZ for your honeymoon - our first guests from Bahrain. It was a pleasure to meet you both and we wish you could have stayed longer Thank you for your kind review, we are happy to read such wonderful review from you. I’m following your itinerary and hoping for some better weather to come your way. Safe travels and I hope we meet again one day. Jennie & Tony
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AthensKiwi wrote a review Apr 2022
Athens, Greece48 contributions36 helpful votes
We booked two rooms for a one night stay for my elderly parents and myself for a visit to the Hundertwasser Art Centre and had such a wonderful time that we wished we had booked the extra night. Our host made us feel completely at home, with every amenity you could wish for and more! We had our own lounge to sit in and on arrival after the drive up from Auckland, were served with a cup of tea by Jennie and some delicious homemade cake. There was a fully set up refreshments bar area which we could help ourselves from at any time of the night or day for cups of tea (including all herbal varieties) and selections of different coffees and chilled water. Breakfast was superb with an amazing freshly cut fruit salad, great coffee and a selection of homemade preserves and ham and cheese filled croissants and toast. Our beds were wonderfully comfortable and bathrooms were spotlessly clean with our host taking all health precautions. We were the only guests, occupying both guest rooms, so the lounge was for our sole use. Truly "home away from home". I particularly enjoyed the bush walk through the Kauri Forest accessed via the road opposite Chelsea House. The track leads down a river into the town centre with raised board walk over mangroves, really fantastic and the perfect start to my day before breakfast the next morning. Jennie has all the information on how to find the track and if you have time there are many other wonderful hikes in the area.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Chelsea House, Owner at Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast
Responded Apr 5, 2022
Hi, Thank you for taking time to leave such a wonderful review. We count ourselves lucky to be able to share our B&B with guests like you and your parents. We have worked hard to create a place where you can relax and enjoy a night or two away and feel at home during your stay. It was lovely to meet you and your parents and we hope that we can host you again in the future for a day or two longer. Safe travels home to Greece. Kindest regards Jennie
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Alaskans wrote a review Apr 2022
Juneau, AK30 contributions17 helpful votes
Choosing to stay at Chelsea House was brilliant. We had come for an overnight getaway, mainly to see the new Hundertwasser Art Centre, enjoy a dinner out, and a driving tour of the area. Jennie and Tony greeted us on our arrival, and gave us a tour of their B&B. The house has an interesting history, but it has also been remodeled to make it a wonderful B&B site. Our room was spacious, and it had access to the veranda. In the hall was a refreshment center with coffee/tea, biscuits, and a microwave and refrigerator for our use. We had the use of a communal tv lounge, as well. Everything was very well appointed and supplied. Our hosts were glad to offer suggestions for our dinner restaurant, and we had a lovely meal. We were welcomed back that evening with biscuits and banana date bread. We gathered our goodies and retired to the veranda to read. The next morning Jennie greeted us with croissants, granola, fresh fruit, yoghurt, juices, butter curls and locally made preserves. She also offered to put the croissants together as sandwiches if we wished, but having them with breakfast was fantastic. This is a very special B&B, and the hosts are so gracious & welcoming. The bed was firm & very comfortable. They bent over backward to make our stay special. We highly recommend a stay at Chelsea House.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The house is near a busy street, but our hosts provided earplugs, and it wasn’t loud enough to...
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Response from Chelsea House, Owner at Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast
Responded Apr 6, 2022
Hi, Thank you for your wonderful review. It was lovely to host you both at Chelsea House B&B last week, on your well deserved break away from a busy job. It’s so gratifying to see that our efforts to provide a welcoming home away from home for our guests are appreciated. We would love to welcome you both back, and hope that you will come and stay again next time you head down to Whangarei. Kindest regards Jennie
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David_B20142014 wrote a review Mar 2022
Nelson, New Zealand5 contributions
2 night stay on our way to Bay of Islands. First time using a B and B as we normally book motels. Was very impressed with the standard of accommodation, the breakfasts and the friendliness of the hosts Jennie and Tony. Couldn't have asked for anything better, and we will certainly be booking B and B again based on this experience.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Chelsea House, Owner at Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast
Responded Mar 13, 2022
Hi David We are so pleased that you both enjoyed your stay with us last week. Staying in a B & B gives you the opportunity to get to know the area by chatting to your hosts and us to get to know you too. It’s great to hear you will look at staying in B&Bs for you future holidays. Enjoy your stay in the BOI and safe travels home. Jennie & Tony
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jlolo wrote a review Mar 2022
Kerikeri, New Zealand54 contributions24 helpful votes
Chelsea House offers the perfect combination of comfort and hospitality. Jennie is the perfect host and nothing is too much trouble. The bed was super comfy and the room was spacious and well appointed. The breakfast was a winner and I particularly enjoyed the fruit salad. If you are looking for a centrally located bed and breakfast in a tranquil home then you have found it.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Chelsea House, Owner at Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast
Responded Mar 10, 2022
Hi Jennifer Thank you for taking time to leave your lovely review, it’s much appreciated. It was great to meet you both and we hope next time you need to overnight in Whangarei you will choose to stay with us again. I hope all is well with you. Kindest regards Jennie & Tony
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josie_scott wrote a review Oct 2021
Baylys Beach, Dargaville11 contributions2 helpful votes
Loved my stay at Chelsea House, it really did turn my work trip into feeling like a holiday. Comfortable good size room with super bed and a great range of amenities. Enjoyed my breakfast and the knid hospitality on offer from hosts Jennie and Tony. Highly recommend Chelsea House and look forward to returning to this special historic place.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Chelsea House, Owner at Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast
Responded Oct 11, 2021
Hi Josie, Thank you so much for taking time to leave your very kind review. It was so nice to have you as our first guest in a long time, due to Auckland being in lockdown, and that the night you left Northland went back in to lockdown - great timing for your course.
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Lozza9917 wrote a review Aug 2021
Canberra, Australia15 contributions4 helpful votes
Chelsea House is a gorgeous old home, beautifully renovated and super clean. The bed was extremely comfortable and the hosts very welcoming and obliging. They went out of their way to be helpful and provided great local knowledge on places to eat and the region. A wonderful stay!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Chelsea House, Owner at Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast
Responded Aug 22, 2021
Thank you so much for taking time to leave us a fabulous review. Luckily you managed to get your holiday in before we went into lockdown. Kindest regards Jennie & Tony
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Janine W wrote a review Aug 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
Chose to stay at Chelsea House because of its proximity to an event we were attending in Whangarei. What a great find! Jennie & Tony are hosts extraordinaire - lovely people and a warm, welcoming home . Jennie went above and beyond to ensure we were well looked after. Best breakfast we've encountered in our bnb travels. Lovely comfortable well equipped rooms. Would definitely return
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Chelsea House, Owner at Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast
Responded Aug 10, 2021
Hi Janine It really means so much to us when our guests have enjoyed their stay with us and take time to leave a review of their experience, so thank you so much. If you are in Whangarei again in the future we would love to welcome you both back to stay. Kindest regards Jennie & Tony
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Peter B wrote a review Jun 2021
Caringbah, Australia25 contributions44 helpful votes
Had a night here on the way up north and thoroughly enjoyed it. Jennie and Tony are very welcoming and go out of their way to make you comfortable and feel at home. Would certainly recommend to others and would stay again if passing through or needing Whangarei accomodation
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jul 6, 2021
Thank you so much for taking time to leave your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay during your recent trip to NZ from Australia. Kindest regards Jennie & Tony
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PRICE RANGE
$95 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionWhangarei
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include The Papermill (0.3 miles), Hangar Art and Framing (0.4 miles), and Whangarei Anglican Church (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a desk, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Khane Bahar Indian Restaurant and Bar, Suk Jai Thai Restaurant, and Cafe Narnia.
Does Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast have airport transportation?
Yes, Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.