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Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast

83 Hatea Drive, Whangarei 0112 New Zealand
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#2 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Whangarei
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Awarded the 2020 Trip Advisor Travellers Award Certificate of Excellence - Experience a warm welcome when you arrive at our centrally located 100+yr old villa with light airy decor with many architectural features and modern furnishings. Four Restaurants are within a 15minute easy walk and the Town Centre and Basin are a 3 minute drive. Beautiful bush walking tracks are on our doorstep. We have two guest bedrooms, 1 comtemporary styled king and 1 traditional villa decor styled super-king, both with en-suite bathrooms. All our rooms have comfortable beds with electric blankets, quality linen and bedding. Guests facilities include spacious lounge, TV/DVD, free wireless internet, safe off street parking and a garden seating area. Enjoy unlimited tea and coffee, home baking and a delicious continental breakfast. Make Chelsea House your base to explore the North. Stay a couple of days as there is so much to do, or base yourself at Chelsea House and explore further afield. With our extensive knowledge of New Zealand we can help you plan your holiday.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Free airport transportation
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Clothes dryer
Secured parking
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Seating area
Separate dining area
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Separate living room
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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GayleNoel wrote a review Nov 2020
1 contribution
This would have to be the best bnb in NZ. We stayed here 4 nights. From the moment we walked in we felt at home. Jennie explained the history of the old house and then showed us to our room. The room was spacious and extremely clean as was the ensuite. We were given the use of their lounge which had a small table in it. With use of the microwave, plates and cutlery available in a unit in the spacious passage way we were able to buy at the supermarket and cook our own meals. Breakfasts were filling served at the long table in the kitchen. As we didn't eat the croissants Jennie filled the with ham, cheese and tomato for our lunches. As we were away from home for a while I was able to catch up on our washing using their washing machine. Jennie and Tony are superb hosts, there if needed, if not, in the background leaving us to our own devices. We would highly recommend this BnB.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Room Tip: Our room was assigned.
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Response from Chelsea House, Owner at Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast
Responded 25 Nov 2020
Hi Noel & Gayle, Thank you for taking the time to leave such an awesome review of your recent stay with us at Chelsea House. It was lovely to meet you both and both. Tony and I looked forward to our chats over breakfasts and that the spacious guest lounge was enjoyed in the afternoons and evenings by you both. The title of your review - Best B&B in NZ is so appreciated and makes us very proud that you consider us so. We we hope we can welcome you both again sometime soon. Jennie & Tony
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Douglas H wrote a review Mar 2020
Ottawa, Canada72 contributions42 helpful votes
* Great hosts Jennie & Tony, very helpful with knowledge of area and things to do and see * Very clean, wonderful breakfast * Walk to grocery store * Nice nature walk to the marina and restaurants * Would highly recommend if in the area * Great location from which to see Whangarei as well as jump off point to day trip north.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: We had the front room which was spacious and very comfortable. All rooms are great. Free...
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Response from Chelsea House, Owner at Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast
Responded 25 Mar 2020
Hi Doug and Carmela Wow! Another fabulous review and to be given the title Best B&B in the north island, I'm so very grateful for your review. Thanks for sharing your Sicilian family recipes with me. Now NZ is in Covid19 lockdown will have time in the next four weeks to give them a go. I hope you and all of your loved ones in Italy and Canada are ok. Kindest Regards Jennie
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ColtGlen wrote a review Mar 2020
New York City, New York5 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at the Chelsea House for 2 nights. The house has a great history. The rooms are spacious and well equipped as is the whole house. Jennie made us feel very comfortable and gave us great suggestions on how to spend our days. It is walking distance to great walks and to town and convenient to Whangarei Heads which is a great place to spend a day. There are only two bedrooms so it is very private. The breakfast and snacks are delicious. We would definitely return.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from Chelsea House, Owner at Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast
Responded 24 Mar 2020
Hi C & S, It was such fun hosting such a bright and bubbly couple. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting you during your stay in Whangarei. You really made the most of your short stay in NZ. I'm hoping you managed to get home to New York before NZ went into lockdown. Keep in touch and I hope you get to have your reunion with your furbaby before too long. Safe travels Jennie
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LocalCaGal wrote a review Mar 2020
Long Beach. California1 contribution
Jennie and Tony were incredibly welcoming and we settled quickly in to the most well-appointed room and comfortable bed on our two week vacation. There was on-site parking and plenty of space to spread out and get reorganized at this halfway point on our journey. Jennie was friendly and helpful in many things, including snagging a last minute dinner reservation at the best restaurant in town. She reached out to us weeks before our visit to inquire about our plans and offer suggestions for must-see sights. There were fresh baked cookies on hand, and delicious breakfast cooked to order each morning. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Chelsea House, Owner at Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast
Responded 24 Mar 2020
Hi, R & P, Thanks for choosing to stay with us, not long before NZ was to go into lockdown and for such an awesome review - to learn that we were your favourite stay is really special. It was a treat to get to know you both and have time to sit and chat over a cuppa or breakfast. Every Friday as I sit down to watch Call the Midwife it reminds me of sharing that time with you too. All the very best and stay safe. Jennie and Tony
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nyancat82 wrote a review Mar 2020
6 contributions3 helpful votes
Everything about the Chelsea House B&B was perfect during our stay - the host was so friendly and helpful that we instantly felt at home. The room was very lovely as well as the whole building! Breakfast was delicious and miles ahead of anything you usually get in B&Bs (even if they are good), it felt more like a sunday morning with food prepared by a loving family member. Another plus: there‘s a variety of peaceful bushwalks (the only place where I met people was a lookout) just across the street in case you don’t want to go back to the car after a long drive.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Chelsea House, Owner at Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast
Responded 8 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous review. It is such a privilege that you chose to stay with us, and that you considered that your time at Chelsea House B&B to be the best out of a four week holiday in NZ. It means a lot to us, to hear such positive comments. Keep in touch. Kindest regards Jennie
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include The Papermill (0.4 km), Hangar Art and Framing (0.7 km), and Whangarei Anglican Church (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a desk, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Khane Bahar Indian Restaurant and Bar, Suk Jai Thai Restaurant, and Red Dining.
Does Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.