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Chalet Romantica
Ranked #2 of 20 Paihia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Jacksonville, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Best in Paihia!”
Reviewed October 29, 2008

We absolutely loved Chalet Romantica. After searching through all the possible hotels in Paihia, then seeing them in person, I am convinced we made the right choice in accomodation.

My fiance and I stayed in the Bellavista Room, which had INCREDIBLE views of the Bay and the islands beyond. It's far enough away from the action that it's nice and quiet at night, but close enough that you can be there in a 5 minute walk. (And definitely worth the walk up a quite steep hill!)

Inge was such a wonderful host and the breakfast was delicious, in a lovely sunny room overlooking the Bay. 100% recommended for anyone looking for beautiful rooms, great service, great location and a quaint B&B atmosphere.

  • Liked — The views and comfortable rooms
  • Disliked — the walk up the hill to get there!
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, B.C.
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Reviewed March 14, 2008

We spent our last three idyllic days here in New Zealand before heading home. We were in the Romantica suite, a spacious and comfortable suite with fabulous views already well documented in prior reviews. The seemingly tireless Inge was an enthusiastic and ever helpful hostess who would quickly jump on the phone to enquire on or book up trips for us without hesitation. (Edi was out on his yacht charters most of the time when we were there). Breakfasts were excellent and substantial.
Added to the 'Austrian' theme is the little goat herd in the fields at the back of the chalet!

  • Liked — Pleasant, comfortable, great location
  • Disliked — Nothing to complain about
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with family
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Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
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17 reviews
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Reviewed December 11, 2007

The best location in the town with views across the bay. The Romantica suite is a lovely room and has a private balcony. It is in a lovely house and Inge was a delightful and helpful host. Cannot recommend this enough.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — The narrow stairs
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
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Penrith
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Reviewed October 7, 2007

We had investigated a number of the most attractive apartments on the hills of Paihia and were recommended to try Chalet Romantica by another apartment owner who could not accommodate us. Our requirements, simply put, were a room with a view of the Bay with plenty of space,a good kitchen and a pleasant sitting zone. We found that and more at the Chalet Romantica. We took the top room which was a Studio layout with lounge/kitchen, a balcony and a separate bathroom. The furnishings (which were of a very high standard) and decor were distinctly Austrian/Swiss which was very much to our liking and the bonus was the availability of a small but adequate Gym and jacuzi which we used on the one day the weather was bad.

The hosts,Inga and Edi were friendly, attentive to our needs and we were made to feel 'at home' from the first moment. We have no hesitation in recommending Chalet Romantica to anyone looking for first class accomodation at a resonable price.

Stayed September 2007
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Melbourne Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2006

Hi. Loved this place and would you believe we stayed the same nights as previous reviewer,although we never met.I agree with everything mentioned. We had a charming small bed room with a bathroom across the hall but the views are so amazing it was well worth the stay.Its spotlessly clean, with very friendly hosts and as mentioned the gourmet continental breakfast was enough for the day!!! We decided to have ours on our private balcony but we could have had it in the downstairs dining room again overlooking the incredible views.I have visited over 40 countries and thats a lot of accommodation but this was one of the most charming I have stayed in and I HIGHLY recommend it. Would love to stay again and visit the wonderful Bay of Islands.

  • Liked — charming with amazing views
  • Disliked — couldnt find a fault however it does have stairs.
  • Tips/Secrets — book early as we missed out on the bigger room.
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled with family
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Leeds
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4 reviews
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Reviewed September 21, 2006

My fiancee and I stayed in the Chalet Romantica this September 2006 for two nights.
I was most impressed by the size and high standard of the accomodation leaving me feeling as if i had rented an apartment rather than a room in a B&B!
The spa pool was perfect for a dip after a hard days sight-seeing although the gym is geared towards cardiovascular exercise rather than free-weights.
The hosts were very welcoming and more than helpful in advising on the attractions in the Bay Of Islands and surrounds.
One word of warning - if you order the continental breakfast, dont plan to eat for the rest of the day, its huge!

Overall - well equipped quality accomodation and helpful friendly staff.

  • Liked — The size
  • Disliked — The pool was quite small, more for a dip than a swim
  • Tips/Secrets — The continental breakfast will last you two days if you save the cereal and yoghurts! Huge!
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
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Property: Chalet Romantica
Address: 6 Bedggood Close, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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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 20 B&Bs / Inns in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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