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Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel
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All reviewsundercover parkinghosts philshort walkbit datedstayed longertown centreexcellent locationwithin walking distancestayed for nightsshops and restaurantsrooms are cleanstay there againsea frontocean viewconvenient locationa lovely stayvisiting paihia
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

We were greeted after a long drive through a rainstorm by a very friendly, host, Phil, who could not do enough for us. We immediately began to feel better. The accommodation was spotlessly clean and everything we could need was in place. The apartment was comfortable and the undercover parking was a bonus in the rain and would be good in the height of summer to keep the car cool. Our only slight issue was the room smelt a little musty - but it was winter and it had probably been closed up for a while. This soon cleared after we had been in for a little while. The washing and drying facilities were excellent and it is ideally situated within Paihia. As it is very slightly away from the centre, it would probably be a little less noisy than some properties in the height of summer. .We would have no hesitation in recommending The Swiss Chalet to friends and would happily return ourselves.

Room Tip: Room 2 was good, just at the top of the stairs. There is no swimming pool or restaurant, but the website will not allow me to delete a rating. There is a hot rub, however!
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

We found Maureen and Phil to be wonderful hosts , very helpful with what to go and where eat our room was upgraded so that was a nice treat . Room was clean and cosy with a beautiful view of the bay .We found the Swiss Chalet to be very good value for money if we come to the bay of islands we would stay here again .... Fiona Josie and Leesa (the Aussie girls )

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Mitzi51, Owner at Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2013

Thank you for your review, it was great to have you here and we enjoyed the fact that we could upgrade you. I know that you all had fun and we would love to see you again, all the best from Maureen and Phil.

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Reviewed May 22, 2013

Lovely room, a little older style but very comfortable and large. Balcony off room, admittedly shared by others but sunny never the less. There was some noise from the family upstairs but all was quiet by the time we went to sleep.Nice owners, fantastic location in the heart of town and a reasonable tariff. Would definately stay again.

Room Tip: We were at the front so we had a smidgen of a view. I suppose if you could get a top floor room you would eliminate any noise issues but there again you would have to lug suitcases up another flight. Drink more and sleep soundly!!
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mitzi51, Owner at Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2013

Thank you for your lovely review of our motel. We love having people from all over the world enjoying their time in Paihia. You are right we are in a great location, just a short stroll to the wharf to take the cruises around the bay and also 5 minutes to the local eateries (including Greens Thai and Indian Restaurant). It was lovely to have you stay with us and hopefully we get to see you again one day.

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Reviewed May 16, 2013

We had a wonderful stay with Maureen and Phil. The cleanest motel we have ever stayed in, it shone! They were very hospitable and gave us lots of advice on where to go and what to see, made our stay that much more relaxed and we got to see a lot in our two days. Close to all amenities, would not hesitate to recommend their motel, and we would certainly stay there again.
Kim and Woody

Room Tip: We had higher floor on corner, so had views of the sea, and the sun came into our room. Do not know what the other rooms were like.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

We chose this motel for it's location, and with the time we had, we wanted something a little more upmarket. It is run on a very relaxed, but at the same time efficient basis. We had a small problem, caused by other guests, which was quickly solved and we settled into a gentle time there with good advice on making the most of our time always on offer.

It was a plus for us to have the owners on site, one feels more in touch with life!
Finally it was difficult to leave our temporary "home".

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Gordon S
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