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Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel
Ranked #10 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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“Clean and centrally located”
Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

The motel is close to shops and within walking distance of Ti Beach. The room had everything we needed and was clean and fresh. The motel had beautiful red and white flowers, which reminded us of Switzerland. The bed was comfortable and the hosts welcoming.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mitzi51, Owner at Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review of our property. As you can see we spend loads of time trying to make our motel as lovely as possible for our guests to enjoy. You don't need to use your car while you are here as we are so close to all the activity in Paihia. Have a lovely Christmas and all the best for 2014.
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

We've been regular visitors to Paihia over the years, but were lucky enough recently to discover the Swiss Chalet. The location is absolutely perfect and the rooms are clean, comfortable and very well appointed. The hosts Phil and Maureen share a genuine pleasure for customer service and nothing ever seems to be a bother. This motel certainly tops any place we've previously stayed in, so we certainly be back.

Room Tip: Upstairs for a large family gathering!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mitzi51, Owner at Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Hi Roses and Lyndsay, It is always fabulous to have you stay with us - I love it when people enjoy Paihia as much as you do. Have a lovely Xmas, Maureen and Phil
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed December 16, 2013

Lovely hosts - great location. Room was nice and clean and tidy. Nothing was too much trouble- cot was all set up ready to go when we arrived. Having wifi was an added bonus as this kept the teens busy on iPads.

Even though we have family in the bay, we would definitely stay here again and have already recommended to others

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Mitzi51, Owner at Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel, responded to this review, December 18, 2013
Hi Andrea and William. Thank you for your lovely review of our property. It was lovely to have you stay with us and to know that you enjoyed your holiday with your family. We would love to have you back again one day. Have a lovely Christmas and New Year.
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West Country UK
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

We arrived at the lodge late but had pre arranged our arrival, everything was ready for us.The lodge is very nice in appearance.the room was very clean and nicely furnished .I was very impressed with the bedding lovely sheets.It is very close to the centre of this small town but not noisy, easy walk to all amenities.Maureen and Phil were very friendly and helpful.I would definitely recommend the Swiss Lodge to anyone staying Paihia.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Coolangatta, Australia
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

The whole experience was fantastic, I was there for a few days with my work, I wanted a small motel that was clean, quiet, in a good location at a reasonable price.
I feel that I got that and much more, very friendly owners who went the extra mile, under cover parking, super fast wi-fi which was spot on and I took the continental breakfast option for only $10 extra, well worth it, well done, see you next time!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Mitzi51, Owner at Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
Hi Keith Thank you for writing a lovely review of our property it was lovely to have you here. It is always good to be hosts to people that enjoy making the effort to get out to enjoy the area as you did. We would love to see you here again. All the best for the New Year, Maureen and Phil.
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

Annual trip to Paihia, second time staying at Swiss Chalet, like going home really. Phil and Maureen are so helpful, nothing is too much bother, makes the world of differnce to feel so welcomed and relaxed, enjoyed the lovely bbq area facilites. Cleaning staff very friendly and hospitable, have recommended to many.

Room Tip: End room have stunning views of the water
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Mitzi51, Owner at Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
Thank you for writing a lovely review for us. It is always great to have you all here enjoying yourselves and catching big fish. Thank you for sending your lovely friends here. Have a great Christmas and New Year - see you next year
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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights and just loved the people and place, could not be more helpful. Thanks Phil and Jayne
Rooms were large and comfortable. Our room had a king bed with a sectioned off lounge area. Would definitely stay here again
Just a close walk to centre of town

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel
Address: 3 Bayview Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Paihia
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#8 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer quality unique Swiss style accommodation in the beautiful Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Our modern, fully self-contained units sleep 1-10 people, have balconies, some with stunning sea views and are only metres from Paihia waterfront. Our prime central location places you within 1 minute's walk from Paihia wharf, beach, shops and cafes. The many exciting attractions and activities on offer around the Bay are at your feet. ... more   less 
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