About us

Our names are Phil Desmond and Maureen Rabone. We have owned the lovely Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel for 13 years and we really enjoy living in Paihia in the Bay of Islands after moving north from Auckland.

We both have backgrounds in the services industry — Phil with rental vehicles and the motor vehicle industry, Maureen with 20 years in the banking industry. We are members of the local Swordfish Club as well as the Ex-servicemen's Club and the local Business Association. We've found that we both love looking after our guests and they enjoy staying with us in this beautiful area.

The first thing you notice when you drive into the Swiss Chalet LodgeMotel is...

  • Our quiet central location
  • Our friendly staff
  • Our comfortable rooms
  • Spaciousness
  • Affordable quality
  • Beautiful flower gardens