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Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel

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Mackay, Australia
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Stayed in late June 2014 as a couple. Phil at the reception was very warming when we first arrived. He gave us a second floor room overlooking the water. The room was fresh and comfortable. The location is excellent, as you simply walk down the street to the waterfront and all the shops. For some reason the battery to our...

Thank Duncan E
Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 August 2014

My husband and I recently stayed at Swiss Chalet. I chose it because it was a very attractive motel and not far from restaurants, and the centre of town. Our room was clean and comfortable and we found Phil and Maureen to be very helpful and friendly. We would recommend this place to friends and hope to stay there again...

Thank antiquedesk
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

Got caught in Paihia during a big storm but our stay here very good. Our room was very clean and lots of space to spread out and wait out the rain. The TV is on the small side but other than that there wasnt a problem. Bed and shower and both excellent and the chairs were very comfortable. Good place...

Thank changwoncharlie
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 July 2014

We stayed for 2 nights in a family room with a sea view and it was great. Though, personally, I would've preferred better internet and better lighting in the bathroom, the overall stay was great. The view and location were, as promised, wonderful. A calm, evening stroll along the wharf of Paihia is only seconds away, with shops and restaurants...

Thank Michael T
Hervey Bay, Australia
Reviewed 29 June 2014

We just had 4 nights in a first floor family room at Swiss Chalet. Although dated, the self contained apartment was clean and comfortable and had all the amenities we needed for a short stay. Phil and Maureen were friendly and helpful . The view from our balcony was wonderful and the location is spot on, being only a short...

Reviewed 10 May 2014

Nice place to stay very clean tidy and quiet. I feel there "free internet" is a bit of a have 200mb a night . I felt Maureen was nice and helpful at the start of our conversations then when I rang to cancel one night from 2 nights her tone changed a bit of putting I gave 48hrs which usually...

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Mitzi51, Owner at Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Yes you are right, we do take the time to make sure our property is clean and appealing for our guests. We do offer FREE internet for people initially giving 200mb of data per day, this is normally plenty for the traveller – I told you at the time that if you required more we...

Hyderabad, India
Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

Poor internet. Great location right in front of the bay... Friendly couple that run it. The French window opened right in front of the motel. Unfortunately after paying that much money, you really expect more than 250MB of internet! Really!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 May 2014

A huge thank you to Maureen & Phil for a wonderful stay at the Swiss Chalet in Paihia and for their advice and help. We had travelled up the Westcoast to Cape Reinga and then down to stay at Paihia and our accommodation at the Swiss Chalet was hands down the very best. The bed was oh so comfortable and...

Reviewed 29 April 2014

We stayed here for the last weekend of our Easter holiday trip to NZ. We booked prior to arriving in the country and mostly on the reviews it had obtained on Tripadvisor. It didn't disappoint. We were met by Maureen after arriving fairly late as we drove from Rotorua (about 7 hours), she was lovely and guided us to our...

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 April 2014

We can't thank Maureen and Phil enough for making our stay in Paihia such a fantastic experience. We had only booked three days initially, but we stayed longer as we were enjoying ourselves so much. The room was great with a balcony for us to view the bay, clean and comfortable. Will definitely stay there again, when we are able...


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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service
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 

Additional Information about Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel

Address: 3 Bayview Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: €83 - €188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Swiss Chalet Hotel
Swiss Chalet Motel
Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel Paihia, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands
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#3 Family Hotel in Paihia
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#8 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
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“Some rooms have views of the beach and others are blocked by the Motel in front, so if a view is important do ask,”
 of 5 bubbles ordersoriginz, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in a Studio Room and it was quite spacious for two.”
 of 5 bubbles petereY5445DI, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a corner room and you will have a view of the beach front”
 of 5 bubbles daice44, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room near the front if you require a view of the bay.”
 of 5 bubbles BCFenwick, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The room was spotlessly clean and had a small balcony for sitting, beautiful flowers in window boxes and the gardens were well maintained.”
 of 5 bubbles 904janc, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
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