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“First Class B&B”
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Chalet Romantica
Ranked #2 of 21 Paihia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 28, 2014

Stayed for 3 nights in the top floor suite at the beginning of February and what a wonderful start to our month in New Zealand. The views from the balcony are stunning and the rooms are equipped with everything you could possibly need.
The breakfast was amazing and a wonderful start to the day. If you are thinking of staying in Paihia this is the place to be.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Pam C
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Inge A, Owner at Chalet Romantica, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2014

Thank you so much for judging us so highly! It is very much appreciated. We are really happy that we could make your stay as enjoyable.

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Reviewed February 28, 2014

Search high and low, Follow every highway, Every path you know!!! Well, you won't actually have to climb a mountain to get to this delightful Austrian inspired B&B on the hill above Paihia but it would be worth it if you did. We won't repeat the many superlatives that are in so many reviews on this site but instead just say we agree with them all. However it would be remiss of us if we did not say that Inge is the most helpful and enthusiastic hostess we have ever encountered and the breakfasts she provides are unmatched in our experience. We are already looking for excuses to return.

Room Tip: One room does not have an ensuite
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank DiadoraMelb
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Inge A, Owner at Chalet Romantica, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2014

You must have been singing all along when you wrote your comments!! Thank you so much for your fantastic review.

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Reviewed February 25, 2014

We stayed for three nights at the end of a wonderful holiday and could not have stayed in a better place. The views from the balcony across the bay are stunning, the rooms are spotlessly clean,comfortable and are well equipped. Inge is a wonderful hostess, always willing to offer advice and help and her breakfast table is a work of art, it is almost a shame to spoil it by eating the sumptuous breakfast....almost!!! If ever you are in the area this is "a must stay place", a real gem.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank ChadandPen
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Inge A, Owner at Chalet Romantica, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2014

It gives us such pleasure to read a review like yours. Thank you so much!

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Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights in February and had a wonderful stay. We chose the top floor suite as we were celebrating my husbands 60th birthday whilst on holiday and thought this would be the icing on the cake. The room was beautiful with lots of thoughtful touches like soft dressing gowns and
chocolates on the pillow. We even had a glass of champagne brought to us one evening. The chalet has a pool, hot tub and mini gym, all kept immaculately clean and the views from all the rooms are to die for. Inge is the perfect host who will give you plenty of advice and offer local knowledge and tips and book trips and restaurants for you but she is never intrusive if you wish to be left alone. Finally, if you love your food then don't miss the breakfasts. Would recommend without hesitation.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Inge A, Owner at Chalet Romantica, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2014

How rewarding to receive your fantastic comments. Many many thanks.

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Reviewed February 21, 2014

Although the rooms are quite small in this Swiss Chalet perched on top of a hill, they are spotlessly clean, comfortable, well equipped and with a delightful balcony overlooking the Bay of Islands. Breakfasts are everything you could ask for and served around a large communal patio table. The hospitality of the Swiss owner is infectious. Her eagerness to please, her efficiency of service and travel guide advice are outstanding. B&B at the highest standard and what you always hoped for and only seldom find.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Carol H
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Inge A, Owner at Chalet Romantica, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2014

It gives us such pleasure to read that our guests enjoy what we are trying to create. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments.

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Reviewed February 16, 2014

Great B and B with breathtaking views. World class! What really sets it apart is the hostess Inge who is warm, delightful and always helpful. We have stayed in the top rated B and B's in Europe and the America's and this is tied for the very best in our experience. Breakfast is amazing in the gorgeous sunroom with a view. On a hill but only 3 blocks from the waterfront, restaurants, etc. We liked taking the short ferry over to Russel to eat and walk as Russell is prettier than Paihia but we are very glad we stayed at the Chalet Romantica rather than in Russell.

Room Tip: We stayed in a suite with en suite bath which was great. Nice balcony with great view. I think 2 of...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Inge A, Owner at Chalet Romantica, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2014

It gives us such pleasure to read that our guests enjoy what we are trying to create. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments.

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Reviewed February 9, 2014

We stayed for two nights for our honeymoon. All the great reviews on Chalet Romantica and the wonderful host, they all turned out to be accurate. The location is within walking distance to the beach, yet it's slight uphill so it's really quiet at night. Room was really clean and tidy, with great view overlooking the bay. Free Wi-Fi throughout our stay. Breakfast in the morning was fun, with fresh bacon and eggs made as you ordered. All guests sharing stories over the long dining table. Inge was really kind and helpful to us, offering various advice on tourist attractions, dining choices and driving routes. She even brought champagne for us before dinner. Highly recommended!

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1  Thank ericlin01
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Inge A, Owner at Chalet Romantica, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2014

We very much appreciate your wonderful comments. Hopefully we'll see you again soon in New Zealand!

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Additional Information about Chalet Romantica

Address: 6 Bedggood Close, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Paihia
Price Range: $138 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Chalet Romantica 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spoil yourself and experience the magic of Chalet Romantica. Each upstairs room has its own balcony with superb seaviews, quality furnishings and fittings, free wifi & extra comfy beds. One room is on the ground floor and has garden views. Indoor pool, spa & gym Central town location within a stroll to all amenities, Dolphin - Bay cruise departure piers & beaches. Friendly hosts with a wealth of local knowledge love to welcome you. ... more   less 
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Chalet Romantica Hotel Paihia
Chalet Romantica Paihia, Bay Of Islands

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