Welcome to our home...

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

** Book 2 nights direct through our website and we will offer a special post COVID19 rate. Please phone +64276263740 for further details.

We look forward to welcoming you as guests in our beautiful home during your stay with us in Whangarei, Northland. 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 two King guest rooms with ensuites, a relaxed, comfortable decor - with high ceilings, polished native Kauri floors and many architectural features inside and out.

In August 2020 we received Trip Advisors 'Traveller Choice 2020' awarded to the top 10% of hotels in the world. Booking.com have recently awarded us with a Guest Review Award for our commitment to exceptional hospitality with a rating of 9.8 out of 10. In October 2018 we were awarded a Recognition of Excellence award with 10/10 from 93 reviews. Its 2 1/2 years since we welcomed our first guests, and we have now hosted 750+ happy guests.

Chelsea House is centrally located to town and just across the road from us is Mair Park and the Hatea River Walk - with beautiful local native bush walks, walking tracks to the picturesque Whangarei Falls, AH Reed Memorial Park where you can walk on a boardwalk amongst 500+ year old maturing Kauri trees, the viewing platform and lookout at the top of Mt Parihaka and the Town Basin Marina - with its cafes, restaurants, muesuem and art shops.

If you are not planning to go to all the way to Cape Reinga you can make Chelsea House in Whangarei your base for two or three days to discover, escape & explore the North. With over 100 beaches in the Whangarei District, you can easily make day trips to many of Northland's stunning beaches, many just 30mins drive from Whangarei at Whangarei Heads or the Tutukaka coast. Or just over an hour away are Paihia & Russell in the Bay of Islands. Whangarei has it's own Kiwi House with two resident Kiwi. The Quarry Gardens are world class, built by volunteers in an old Quarry. Visit the quirky Quarry Arts Centre or visit the Historical Village in the Maunu countryside. To see more visit www.WhangareiNZ.com

Call +64 276 263 740
83 Hatea Drive, Whangarei
Northland, New Zealand
Email stay@chelsea-house.co.nz
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  • “Gratitude Jen & Tony for sharing your special home just before lockdown. We will be back if only for a proper hug!” ~ Cari & Steve, March 2020 Woodstock, New York, USA
  • “Among the Top 5 B&B we have stayed in. Just Great!” ~ Carmela & Doug, March 2020 Ottawa,Ontario, Canada
  • “Wonderful property - very clean and so welcoming I feel like part of the family! Would stay again! Loved it!” ~ Pat & Ruth, February 2020 Long Beach California, USA
  • “Very good range of cereals, yoghurts, croissants and fillings. Location close to CBD and easy to find. A lovely old, well-maintained historic double bay villa. Off-street parking at rear. Great, friendly hosts willing to give time and answer questions - enthusiasts for the hosting role but also giving guests their own space. Excellent facilities. Comfortable bed in roomy bedroom with good lighting (two lamps over bed and twin bedside tables which are often lacking in other sites. Small but well-organised en-suite with good shower pressure and heat.” ~ Jo & Russell, Jan 2020 Auckland, NZ
  • “Thank you for making our visit so marvellous. This is the best B&B experience (air or otherwise!!) we have ever had xx” ~ Lise & Ed, October 2019 Toronto, Canada
  • “Dear Jennie I want to thank you for hosting me at Chelsea House yesterday. What a treat!! When you get into a new place and meet new people.. there are many options... best to feel comfortable/at ease and relax like you had been there many times and just coming back after a long absence. ALL of these is what you made me feel at Chelsea House. You made me feel a member of your family, offering me tea, coffee, fruits, loaf of freshly baked loaf... with that simplicity and a happy smile on your face. The room was perfect. Breakfast with fresh fruits and yoghurts and baked croissant. No detail missing Helpful is not the word... is much more than that.. its quality time... which makes a BIG difference when you stay in a place like this. At the end it was not just a night I enjoyed .. it was an experience that I loved and appreciate you shared with me. Muchas gracias, Jose” ~ Jose, July 19 Chile
  • “Jennie & Tony are amazing hosts. I stayed with them for a week whilst starting work at the hospital and I highly recommend Chelsea House B&B to those coming to do the same. They both have years of experience leading tours and this shows in their attention to detail for making their guests truly welcome. I loved staying here and you will too! Highly recommended A***” ~ Adam, June 2019 United Kingdom
  • “I highly recommend this place!:) Not only is the house absolutely gorgeous (my ideal house for sure.. house goals!) but the hosts were just amazing. Jennie and Tony are a lovely couple who greeted us in their gorgeous house with a warm welcome. The bedroom/bathroom was beautiful a very relaxed atmosphere and comfortable bed.. We had a lovely breakfast and great conversations. Also, cant forget to add this in.. we were staying on the night of my partners birthday and I had told Jennie. she was sweet enough to put up a happy birthday banner in our bedroom. so sweet!:) Thankyou Jennie and Tony, you have an absolutely gorgeous house well done, and thank you so much for your lovely hospitality. you were certainly an addition to our lovely experience of NZ and guys dont even hesitate... pick Chelsea House, you wont regret it:) oh and take on their recomendations to the waterfall its only 5 mins from their house... stunning!! :)” ~ Denise & Nick, May 2019 Adelaide, South Australia
  • “Hi Jennie and Tony, We are home in the UK after our holiday to NZ and we just wanted to send you a personal thankyou for sharing your lovely house with us and for helpint to make our time in N so enjoyable. Your welcoming, smile, all the ittle extras, and generosity, in both the time you spent with us and information you share with us, will stay in our memory for a long time. Best wishes from us both, Alan and Judith Davidson” ~ Judith and Alan, Feb 2019 United Kingdom
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Thanks it was wonderful.” ~ Eugen, Dominic & Charlotte, Oct 2018 Cologne, Germany
  • “What a great stay! Beautiful house, awesome hosts! We will stay longer next time. Thank you” ~ Vivienne & Mathias, April 2018 Brazil & Germany
  • “We loved our stay here, mainly and especially because of Tony & Jennie” ~ Marcio & Regione, March 2018 Brazil
  • “Fantastic place to stay!” ~ Hendri - Business traveller, March 2018 South Africa/NZ
  • “Fantastic house and wonderful hospitality, wish we had planned to stay longer” ~ Julie & Nathan, Feb 2018 Toronto, Canada
  • “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
  • “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.
  • “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,