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Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

58 Seaview Road | Paihia, Paihia 0200, 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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Bunbury, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Motel classification is probably a better fit than hotel. Stayed with tour group on 7 & 8/03/2015. No air-conditioning or room safe. When lodging complaint, I was told to leave windows open and that I should find a fan in the room. As we were on the ground floor, open windows were not an option for security purposes. Offered alternate... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Got two queen beds at check in but luckily they found us a double bed. Everything about the place was average to good, but not better. For the price this should have been a lot better - rooms OK, but amenities were poor, not on the beach, nothing at all scenic about the views from the room....nothing scenic about the... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor. Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a comfortable hotel slightly out of the centre of Paihia. It takes about 15 minutes to walk up to the hotel from the ferry. A bit less going down hill. The rooms are not very attractive from the outside and the hotel looks more like a motel but the rooms were pleasant and large enough. The WiFi is... More 

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Dear Guest, We are glad we were able to sort your problems out. We pride ourselves on guest service. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager More 

Russellville, Alabama
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy being around tour groups, this is the hotel for you. There are several sections to the hotel. The section we stayed in had a modular building apperance. It was fresh and clean. The beds were comfortable. The staff was knock down friendly. The food was excellent. And in spite of the tour groups, this is the best... More 

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Dear Guest. Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor. We are proud of the service and cleanliness of our hotel. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind Regards, Ross Brljevich General Manager More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is a short walk to the beach and restaurants but far enough away to be quiet at night. The reception staff were very welcoming, always smiling and helpful and seemed to genuinely want us to get the most out of our stay. The rooms are in blocks which aren't particularly attractive in themselves but there are lots of... More 

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Dear Guest. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back ,should you visit NZ again. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager More 

Devon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room in the 800's right at the back quiet with large comfy bed so easy to sleep even with a touch of jet lag. Totally adequate for short stay. Very Clean, well serviced, Plentiful towels, very nice supply of bathroom essentials. Iron & hair dryer, caffitiere, good selection of beverages and minibar. Bath as well as shower. Think this is... More 

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Dear Guest. Thank you for posting a review on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager More 

Windermere, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Motel style blocks with reception and dinning in a separate building. Outside pool. Good sized pleasant room with access to rear patio. Two large beds, very comfortable. No room safe. Dreadful hairdryer. Very limited choice at breakfast and diner. Waitressing staff bordered on the rude, constantly interrupting conversation to have plates passed to them. Very poor at topping up the... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments. I have taken your comments on board regarding the wait staff and will address this immediately. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager More 

Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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243 reviews 243 reviews
30 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms at this hotel are better than they first appear - two double beds,but watch out for ants - the whole area has a problem with them. The evening meal was great, but breakfast was not so good - the selection, particularly cold meats etc, was very limited (just one cheese and one ham). No bar until 4:30 pm,... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The two nights spent here were very comfortable with good service & food. The rooms were clean & of adequate size for a short stay. The shower room could be improved by the addition of shelving for toiletries (only the windowsill available), & improved lighting would improve the bedroom. Unfortunately I didn't have time to try out the swimming pool.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for posting a review on Tripadvisor. I have taken you comments on board. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager. More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We moved to this hotel at the last minute, escaping a motel that backs onto the row of noisy backpacker hostels. What a relief, and I'm glad we chose this one. The room was quiet, with an enormous king bed and a large queen (a nice change from the usual pattern of a queen bed and a single, in most... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for posting a review on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to hosting you again should you return to the Bay of Islands. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager More 

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