Welcome to our home...

Welcome to our home... Chelsea House a welcoming oasis in Central Whangarei.

Book direct through our website and we will happily match all other advertised deals!

We look forward to welcoming you as guests in our beautiful home during your stay with us in Whangarei. Our home is a large 100+ year old character villa, which in its past life was well renowned as ‘Chelsea Tea House’. People would come from near and far to enjoy Devonshire teas on the verandah and in the manicured front garden. The house has a relaxed, comfortable decor - with high ceilings, polished native Kauri floors and many architectural features inside and out.

In Feb 2018 Booking.com awarded us with a Guest Review Award for our commitment to exceptional hospitality with a rating of 9.6 out of 10, recognition we are extremely proud of.
In October 2018 we were awarded a Recognition of Excellence award with 10/10 from 93 reviews.

Chelsea House is centrally located to town and just across the road from us is Mair Park - with local bush walks, walking tracks to the Whangarei Falls and the Town Basin - with its cafes, restaurants and art shops.

Whangarei has it's own Kiwi House with two resident Kiwi. The Quarry Gardens are world class, built by volunteers in an old Quarry and the busy Quail Cafe in the Quarry does a good coffee. Visit the Historical Village in the Maunu countryside. If you enjoy a bit of a hike, take the trail which begins just across the road from Chelsea House at Mair Park, to the top of Mt Parihaka with views across Whangarei to Mt Mania - another mountain which offers spectacular views across the harbour and up and down the coast, or to town where you can follow the river and walk the Hatea Loop.

If you are not planning to go to all the way to Cape Reinga you can make Chelsea House in Whangarei your base to explore the North, you can easily make day trips to many of Northland's stunning beaches, many only 1/2 hours drive from Whangarei. Paihia & Russell in the Bay of Islands are just over an hour away.

Book direct through our website and we will match any advertised deals found elsewhere. Stay 2 nights or more and you will receive a complimentary bottle of wine

Call +64 276 263 740
83 Hatea Drive, Whangarei
Northland, New Zealand
Email stay@chelsea-house.co.nz
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  • “We had a very relaxing, refreshing and welcoming stay, thanks to you both.” ~ Cliff & Christine, Sep 2017 Maleny, Queensland
  • “Thanks for your warm hospitality - such a lovely stay!” ~ Paul and Kath, Sep 2017 Queensland
  • “Chelsea House is an example of a New Zealand B&B with the distinctly unfair advantage of offering a museum quality home. Featuring 14 foot ceilings and Kauri wood construction, Chelsea House is a beautiful place to relax while going to and from the Bay of Islands or other excursions through the Northland. On top of that, Jenny and Tony are warm and gracious hosts, adding "late dinner" to bed and breakfast upon learning that my Bay of Islands kayak trip finished after all the restaurants had closed. Jenny in particular bent over backwards to do everything she could to make my stay restful and enjoyable.” ~ Chris, Sep 2017 San Francisco
  • “What a beautiful place you have here and what amazing hosts you have been. Thanks for all the tips and hospitality. Stay in touch!” ~ Nicola & Dave, Oct 2017 Bournemouth, U.K.
  • “A fabulous home only out done by Jennie & Tony's hospitality & lovely personalities. Can't thank you enough!” ~ Diana & Elroy, Oct 2017 Vancouver, Canada
  • “So please to be the first Sri Lankans to stay here & what an experience. We came as guests & left as friends. Thanks so much Jennie and Tony for your warm and gracious hospitality. Blessings.” ~ Hiran, Dharshi & Harin, Jan 2018 Sri Lanka,
  • “Het is een prachtige locatie hier! Als we ooit weer naan NZ komen, komen we zeker hier terug. Prachtig!” ~ Mari en Angeline, Jan 2018 Nederland
  • “Fantastic house and wonderful hospitality, wish we had planned to stay longer” ~ Julie & Nathan, Feb 2018 Toronto, Canada
  • “Fantastic place to stay!” ~ Hendri - Business traveller, March 2018 South Africa/NZ
  • “We loved our stay here, mainly and especially because of Tony & Jennie” ~ Marcio & Regione, March 2018 Brazil
  • “Will recommend! Wonderful home and atmosphere.” ~ Annette & Clark, April 2018 Victoria, Australia
  • “What a great stay! Beautiful house, awesome hosts! We will stay longer next time. Thank you” ~ Vivienne & Mathias, April 2018 Brazil & Germany
  • “Thanks it was wonderful.” ~ Eugen, Dominic & Charlotte, Oct 2018 Cologne, Germany
  • “Accueil chaleureux des propriétaires. Informations très pertinentes sur ce qu'il y a à faire dans la région.Chambre très confortable avec un grand lit King. Petit déjeuner copieux et savoureux.Très bonne expérience.” ~ Patrick & Sylviane, November 2018 France
  • “The HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence is not a ranking list, but a group of outstanding accommodations chosen based on a strict set of criteria. Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast boasts a high satisfaction rating among guests and travel industry experts, receiving 93 reviews for an impressive rating 10/10. “We are thrilled to be working with the best of accommodation in New Zealand and Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast is certainly among them” said Alberto Castellucchio, market manager of HotelsCombined New Zealand “What is different about the Recognition of Excellence is the way information is gathered and analysed:it all depends on the guest and his or her experience with that particular accommodation.”” ~ HotelsCombined - Recognition of Excellence 2018 United Kingdom