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Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast

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#2 of 22 B&Bs in Whangarei
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We welcome our guests on arrival with a cuppa & chat. (all guests must be double vaccinated and scan in with their Covid pass) Chelsea House is a 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 with kitchenette (2nt min), and a newly renovated king, both with en-suite bathrooms. All our rooms have comfortable beds with electric blankets, ceiling fans, 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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Board games / puzzles
Free airport transportation
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Desk
Fireplace
Seating area
Separate dining area
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Charming
Languages Spoken
English
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Ursula L wrote a review Nov 2023
North Bay, Canada8 contributions1 helpful vote
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My husband and I stayed 3 nights in the Ledwith King Room. A wonderful experience with a small, very well equipped kitchentte. There was absolutely nothing missing, be it in the bathroom or bedroom. Also we had access to a large living room to relax in. But the best part was the friendly owner Jennie who made us so welcome with coffee and goodies and was a rich source of knowledge for our travels around the North Island. Thank you so much Jennie!! Can recommend this place 100%!!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 12 Nov 2023
Hi Ursula and Paul Thank you for taking time during your holiday in NZ to review your recent stay at Chelsea House B&B. We are incredibly grateful for your kind words and that you have given us the title Best Bed and Breakfast ever!! What a thrill! I’m pleased you were able to experience places and activities we recommended &have enjoyed too. Safe travels for the rest of your time in NZ and your journey home. Kindest regards Jennie
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Terri M wrote a review Mar 2023
Toronto, Canada34 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent one short night here and wished we could stay longer! Jennie is so welcoming and the house is well appointed. She has thought of everything! She spent time with us chatting through our plans and giving tips (her and her husband used to be travel agents). The front bedroom was gorgeous….high ceilings, beautifully decorated, even toiletries in case you ran out and candies in a dish. There was a cart with tea,cookies, etc for anytime you wanted anything and a large sitting room. Breakfast was wonderful with so many homemade jams to choose from, fruit and she even gave us a takeaway croissant for our early departure. I can’t say enough wonderful things about this B&B….the best stay bar none of our two weeks on the island!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Chelsea House, Owner at Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast
Responded 6 Apr 2023
Hi Terri & Don Thank you so much for leaving your fabulous review of your recent stay, and to learn that ours was your favourite. I hope that the rest of your travels discovering northland went well and that you have a safe flight home. It was great chatting with you both and learning how the Okanagan is now a wine growing region. All the best for a great year ahead. Jennie & Tony
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Mark D wrote a review Feb 2023
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Jennie is a fabulous host. Great B&B! Very welcoming, great tour suggestions in town and surrounding areas of North Island. Knows a lot of fun history of the region. Food was delicious. Home is easy to get to and close to town, hiking tract, Whangarei Falls and other attractions.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Responded 2 Feb 2023
Hi Mark & Dawn Thank you so much for taking time out of your holiday in NZ. I only wish you had stayed an extra night or two as I thoroughly enjoyed you company. I hope the weather doesn’t disrupt any more of your travels during your time in NZ. Safe travels & keep in touch. Kindest regards Jennie & Tony
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zshonig wrote a review Jan 2023
New York City, New York49 contributions92 helpful votes
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The most wonderful stay! Jennie is a fantastic host. The room was incredibly clean, and breakfast was perfect. Loved the walk into town that Jennie detailed for me as well. I hope to return with my family soon… in the meantime, I’ll be telling everyone to book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Chelsea House, Owner at Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast
Responded 15 Jan 2023
Hi Zach Thank you for taking time to leave another fabulous review, it is greatly appreciated. We would love to welcome you back and to meet Emily. We look forward to welcoming any friends who may make it over to NZ too. All the best for 2023. Kindest regards Jennie
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mickeytheT wrote a review Dec 2022
Redondo Beach, California10 contributions1 helpful vote
We had such a delightful stay at Chelsea House B&B--the house was simply charming and it was in such a good location to enjoy Whangarei! But as charming as the accommodations were, it was Jennie and Tony that really made our stay shine! They are such a delightful couple and were very helpful in making arrangements/recommendations for later in our trip. We had a lovely stay!
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Chelsea House, Owner at Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast
Responded 20 Dec 2022
Wow, what a compliment, thank you so much. It was so lovely to host you both and chat over breakfast’s. I’m pleased all went well with my suggestions and that you had some good weather in Wanaka for the rest of your stay. Merry Christmas to you both and all the best in 2023. Kindest regards Jennie and Tony
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james Ross wrote a review Nov 2022
Had a great stay here while visiting New Zealand for the women's rugby world cup. Jennie and Tony were so hospitable, Jennie even drove us down to the stadium for the match.Really comfortable beautiful b&b would recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Chelsea House, Owner at Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast
Responded 23 Nov 2022
Hi James, Thanks for taking your time to leave a review. I hope the rest of your time in NZ went well with your friends. Omg wasn’t the final between the Red Roses and the Black Ferns incredible, too close! Cheers Jennie
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Ulla R wrote a review Sept 2022
Hobart, Australia6 contributions1 helpful vote
Superb old-world charm, with modern amenities and that little bit extra. Thank you for the chats and the use of your beautiful home, we felt more than welcome, and you go that extra step to ensure we felt relaxed and happy. You run a fabulous B&B and cater to every possible need or some that we didn't know we needed.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Chelsea House, Owner at Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast
Responded 25 Sept 2022
Hi Ulla, It was great to meet you both during your recent holiday to New Zealand . We hope the rest of your travels went well. We look forward to catching up in April next year when we visit Hobart. Till then… all the best, Jennie and Tony
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Max wrote a review Jul 2022
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Everything perfect and in its place. The grand old villa was warm and comfortable. Large comfortable beds and lovey breakfast. Hospitality was really friendly and everything was lovely. Thanks for looking after us.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Chelsea House, Owner at Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast
Responded 17 Jul 2022
Hi Max Thanks for choosing to stay with us when in Whangarei for the Area School sports finals. We hope we can host you again next time you are in Whangarei. I hope your trip home was less eventful due to the awful weather you encountered getting here. Kindest Regards Jennie & Tony
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Mshukralla1983 wrote a review May 2022
Al Muharraq, Bahrain17 contributions2 helpful votes
Me and my wife spent two nights at Chelsea House as part of our honeymoon trip to New Zealand. Jennie and Tony were great hosts and made sure we enjoy our time at Whangarei. Jennie went out of her way several times for us. She drove us around the area, gave us a lot of useful recommendations on things to do not only in Whangarei but also New Zealand since she used to work in the tourism industry, and voluntarily got us a booking at one of the best restaurants in town! The breakfast that Jennie cooks is great and I would recommend anyone who is going to visit Chelsea House to try Jennie cakes they are so lovely. It truly felt that we were in a home away from home.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Chelsea House, Owner at Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast
Responded 30 May 2022
Thank you for staying with us in our home while travelling to NZ for your honeymoon - our first guests from Bahrain. It was a pleasure to meet you both and we wish you could have stayed longer Thank you for your kind review, we are happy to read such wonderful review from you. I’m following your itinerary and hoping for some better weather to come your way. Safe travels and I hope we meet again one day. Jennie & Tony
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AthensKiwi wrote a review Apr 2022
Athens, Greece88 contributions41 helpful votes
We booked two rooms for a one night stay for my elderly parents and myself for a visit to the Hundertwasser Art Centre and had such a wonderful time that we wished we had booked the extra night. Our host made us feel completely at home, with every amenity you could wish for and more! We had our own lounge to sit in and on arrival after the drive up from Auckland, were served with a cup of tea by Jennie and some delicious homemade cake. There was a fully set up refreshments bar area which we could help ourselves from at any time of the night or day for cups of tea (including all herbal varieties) and selections of different coffees and chilled water. Breakfast was superb with an amazing freshly cut fruit salad, great coffee and a selection of homemade preserves and ham and cheese filled croissants and toast. Our beds were wonderfully comfortable and bathrooms were spotlessly clean with our host taking all health precautions. We were the only guests, occupying both guest rooms, so the lounge was for our sole use. Truly "home away from home". I particularly enjoyed the bush walk through the Kauri Forest accessed via the road opposite Chelsea House. The track leads down a river into the town centre with raised board walk over mangroves, really fantastic and the perfect start to my day before breakfast the next morning. Jennie has all the information on how to find the track and if you have time there are many other wonderful hikes in the area.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 5 Apr 2022
Hi, Thank you for taking time to leave such a wonderful review. We count ourselves lucky to be able to share our B&B with guests like you and your parents. We have worked hard to create a place where you can relax and enjoy a night or two away and feel at home during your stay. It was lovely to meet you and your parents and we hope that we can host you again in the future for a day or two longer. Safe travels home to Greece. 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, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Suk Jai Thai Restaurant, Khane Bahar Indian Restaurant and Bar, and Cafe Narnia.
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.
Does Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast have airport transportation?
Yes, Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast offers airport transportation 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.