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Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   58 Seaview Road | Paihia, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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Ranked #20 of 44 hotels in Paihia
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
walter m Tauranga, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't get me wrong we did enjoy our stay. However our children 7 & 9 did get a bit board when back at the hotel. Only 10 TV Channels and not one was for the kids. Older TV's so Freeview tv did not exist. Yet other hotels in the area had 50 channels. The basics we good and maybe the... More

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rossbboi, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review

Dear Guest. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. The rooms you stayed in are getting a soft refurbishment this winter which include upgrading the TV's. Kind Regards Ross More

Banbury
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The site is perfect, right beside the Treaty grounds thus a short walk gets you there is 5-10 minutes. You are in a kiwi sanctuary. This hotel is beautiful, the staff are attentive & helpful but our first night the chef threw a wobbly which totally embarrassed the lovely waitresses & service took forever because of the issues within the... More

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rossbboi, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review

Dear Tripadvisor re viewer, I believe you have got your hotels mixed up. You mention the Kiwi reserve and tennis court in your review, which this hotel does not have. I believe you may have been staying at the Copthorne Waitangi. Can you please take this review down and repost it to the correct hotel. Kind Regards Ross More

Midlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Chalet type accommodation which seemed to be the norm in this resort. No safes in rooms which was a problem with chalets easily accessible to anyone. Laundry facilities available, a must for touring. Meals were buffet style and good. Short walk to jetty for boat cruises.

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rossbboi, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to place a review on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your meals. The chef has just put out a new A La Carte winter menu. It is extremely good. As you state , it is just a short stroll to the centre of town. Kind Regards Ross More

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We took the Winter Special - Two night upgrade to a Deluxe Room with a full breakfast each morning - this was very good value. The room was modern, clean and comfortable with a pleasant view of well kept gardens. There was a good selection of tea and coffee in the room along with some lovely bath/body products, a little... More

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rossbboi, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. The Winter Special Package is great value for money and many guests have taken the option to book it. The staff at the hotel are a major asset and we are very proud of them. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind Regards Ross More

Essex UK
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307 reviews 307 reviews
141 hotel reviews
341 helpful votes 341 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Stayed here 2 nights towards the end of our holiday. It is a lovely modern hotel with spacious, comfortable rooms. It doesn't have a sea view but our room looked out onto a pleasant garden area. It is an easy, short walk into the main part of Pahia. The hotel booked a Fullers dolphin boat trip for us and secured... More

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rossbboi, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind Regards Ross More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We had a lovely stay at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands this weekend. Staff were polite, friendly, and efficient, and we were pleasantly surprised that we had been automatically upgraded to a superior room! We also really appreciated the discounted cooked breakfast coupon, as otherwise we wouldn't have had breakfast at the hotel (which was delicious by the way). The... More

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rossbboi, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review

Dear Guest.Thank you for taking the time to place your lovely comments on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Kind Regards Ross More

Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Great location, very comfortable hotel/motel to stay at. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Easy walking distance from the centre of town.Wifi for 1hour free is a bit mean. Other hotels offer free Wifi for the total stay. TV with only a few channels is poor also when other smaller hotels close by offer 50+ channels.

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rossbboi, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Thank you for taking the time to place your review. As you state the hotel is ideally located close to town, and is only a short drive to Waitangi. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind Regards Ross More

New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Was pleasantly surprised by our room - really nice and clean. Two queen beds. Separate bath and shower (with good water pressure and lovely big towels). Beds were comfy. 4 of us in the room (two under 8) and it was a good size. When we pulled up to the hotel i thought it looked dated from the outside but... More

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rossbboi, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for placing comments on Tripadvisor. The housekeeping department pride themselves on meeting or bettering guest expectations and it is pleasing that they have achieved this with you. It is a short stroll into the centre of town as you state. Kind Regards Ross More

Rotorua, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The Scenic Hotel supported the Bay of Islands Country Rock Festival this year. That support included providing accommodation for musicians. We were one of the lucky couples who got to stay at Scenic Hotel during this time. The rooms were great - clean, comfortable and spacious. I can't fault anything! We enjoyed our time and appreciate the Hotel's generosity.

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rossbboi, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to place a review on Tripadvisor. As you stated, the Scenic Hotel is back as a venue for the Country Rock Festival. We enjoy hosting these events and look forward to being part of the Jazz and Blues Festival in August. Kind Regards Ross More

Sedgefield, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Hotel arranged through our tour. Was clean, comfortable, and food was reasonable. Hotel is close to town. Complimentary Wi-Fi was adequate for the one hour. Staff were very helpful and restaurant was quite nice. Would use again if in that area

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rossbboi, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. As you state the hotel is located close to town and is only a short drive to Waitangi. We look forward to hosting you again some day. Regards Ross More

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Address: 58 Seaview Road | Paihia, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands 4.5*
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#2 Business Hotel in Paihia #16 Luxury Hotel in Paihia #16 Family Hotel in Paihia #17 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
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Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands has a sub-tropical resort ambiance, with island-influenced architecture, beautifully landscaped grounds and light airy rooms. Situated at the entrance to the seaside town of Paihia, it’s a pleasant stroll into town to access the main wharf, visitor activities, fine dining and shopping. Whether you are here for business or pleasure, the relaxed atmosphere of Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands will melt away your stresses in moments. The entire property has been extensively refurbished and expanded, and the attention to detail will impress you. As our guest you will enjoy: A choice of accommodation styles including standard, superior and deluxe rooms. Beautifully presented guest rooms, with earthy tones, splashes of colour, and quality room amenities. Excellent hotel facilities, including swimming pool, ample parking, wireless Internet and comprehensive conference facilities. Quality, relaxed dining and socialising in our licensed restaurant, and lounge bar. Easy walking access to Paihia’s main wharf, shops and local attractions. Our lush sub-tropical gardens, with water features and feature lighting, are attractive and relaxing by day and night. ... more   less 
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