We are fortunate to be the proud owners of our beautiful 100+ year old home - Chelsea House and look forward to sharing this home wth you. It's been a B&B since 1991 and prior to that in the 1980's the well renown Chelsea Tea House and in the 1940's was even a Doctors rooms and surgery.
We are a non-smoking property.
**BOOK DIRECTLY through our website and we will offer a discounted rate for a 2 night minimum stay.
The Ledwith Room is decorated in a contempory style and has a lovely comfortable King bed with quality linen and bedding, electric blanket, TV, ceiling fan, wardrobe, desk, ottoman & comfortable chair and an ensuite bathroom.
French doors open onto a verandah which has table and chairs for guests to sit and overlook the beautiful front garden and beyond to Mair Park & Parihaka Reserve just across the road.
The Parihaka Room - This room has been named for its outlook to the Scenic Reserve and Mt Parihaka, 241m above sea level.
The Parihaka Room has a comfortable Super King bed with quality linen and bedding, an electric blanket, desk, TV, ceiling fan, ottoman and also has it's own ensuite, decorated in a traditional Villa style.
The Parihaka Room features a Bay Villa window with coloured leadlight glass.
A 10min stroll to Kensington and you have great local restaurants to choose from including Suk Jai Thai, a favourite with our guests. A new complex in Kensington opening in April 2021 has St Pierres Sushi, Tank Juice, Sals Pizza and the popular Lone Star also a 10min stroll from Chelsea House. Alternatively a 30min walk (or 4mins in the car) through Mair Park and the Parihaka Scenic Reserve will take you to the Town Marina Basin, with cafes, iSite office, restaurants, cafes, galleries and a 4.5km Hatea Loop walk to enjoy. Two minutes walk into the town centre from the marina and you will find more dining options such as Quality Street.
Just across the road from Chelsea House is Mair Park. Situated in the Parihaka Scenic Reserve, there are walking tracks alongside the Hatea river to the Town Marina Basin, AH Reed Memorial Park and Whangarei Falls - Otuihau. For those with a moderate level of fitness you can take one of the challenging trails through the Parihaka Scenic Reserve to the summit of Mt Parihaka for spectacular panoramic views over the city and harbour. You can even see Chelsea House from the summit.
Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Bottled water and cookies or baking are provided.
Sorry, there are NO GUEST COOKING facilities available, however there is a microwave for heating precooked meals.
Guest lounge with TV, Netflix, books, board games and magazines.
Laundry Facilities on request
Safe on site car parking
Courtesy Transport to/from Whangarei airport or bus station
Unfortunately we don't have facilities suitable for children under 18 years
A delicious continental breakfast is served in the dining room consisting of fruit juice, locally made preserves, a choice of cereals and breads, warm filled croissants plus seasonal fresh fruit, yoghurt and tea or coffee.
We welcome your arrival from 3pm or by prior arrangement, please just call to ask if an earlier check in is possible, as our day is planned around our guests arrival. Departure is by 10am unless alternative arrangements have been made.
These cancellation fees are at the discretion of the management and will only apply if we are unable to replace the scheduled booking.