This would have to be the best bnb in NZ. We stayed here 4 nights. From the moment we walked in we felt at home. Jennie explained the history of the old house and then showed us to our room. The room was spacious and extremely clean as was the ensuite. We were given the use of their lounge which had a small table in it. With use of the microwave, plates and cutlery available in a unit in the spacious passage way we were able to buy at the supermarket and cook our own meals. Breakfasts were filling served at the long table in the kitchen. As we didn't eat the croissants Jennie filled the with ham, cheese and tomato for our lunches. As we were away from home for a while I was able to catch up on our washing using their washing machine. Jennie and Tony are superb hosts, there if needed, if not, in the background leaving us to our own devices. We would highly recommend this BnB.…
* Great hosts Jennie & Tony, very helpful with knowledge of area and things to do and see * Very clean, wonderful breakfast * Walk to grocery store * Nice nature walk to the marina and restaurants * Would highly recommend if in the area * Great location from which to see Whangarei as well as jump off point to day trip north.
We stayed at the Chelsea House for 2 nights. The house has a great history. The rooms are spacious and well equipped as is the whole house. Jennie made us feel very comfortable and gave us great suggestions on how to spend our days. It is walking distance to great walks and to town and convenient to Whangarei Heads which is a great place to spend a day. There are only two bedrooms so it is very private. The breakfast and snacks are delicious. We would definitely return.
Jennie and Tony were incredibly welcoming and we settled quickly in to the most well-appointed room and comfortable bed on our two week vacation. There was on-site parking and plenty of space to spread out and get reorganized at this halfway point on our journey. Jennie was friendly and helpful in many things, including snagging a last minute dinner reservation at the best restaurant in town. She reached out to us weeks before our visit to inquire about our plans and offer suggestions for must-see sights. There were fresh baked cookies on hand, and delicious breakfast cooked to order each morning. Highly recommended!
Everything about the Chelsea House B&B was perfect during our stay - the host was so friendly and helpful that we instantly felt at home. The room was very lovely as well as the whole building! Breakfast was delicious and miles ahead of anything you usually get in B&Bs (even if they are good), it felt more like a sunday morning with food prepared by a loving family member. Another plus: there‘s a variety of peaceful bushwalks (the only place where I met people was a lookout) just across the street in case you don’t want to go back to the car after a long drive.