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Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Corner of Seaview Roads & McMurray Roads, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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Ranked #19 of 44 hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Mandi Gobindgarh
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were on our Honeymoon in NZ and stayed at Bay of Islands for 3 days...a beautiful city....a decent hotel but quite expensive. The first shocking experience was the hotel's standard rooms are non air-conditioned ... If you want an air-conditioned room and are visiting in summers, you need to pay for room upgrade of 70 bucks per night...The hotel... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for placing you comments on Tripadvisor. As you state the hotel is located a short walk from the centre of town. Kind Regards Ross More

Springfield, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The rooms are spacious, well appointed, and clean. My wife and I found the breakfast and dinner buffets were well done, well prepared, with a good variety of choices. It is located a short walk from the center of town.

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

Dear Guest, We are glad you and your wife enjoyed your stay with us. Kind Regards Ross More

Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a couple of nights here around the time of Cyclone Lucy, so no chance to use the swimming pool! Nice clean, comfortable accommodation with lovely bathroom and plenty of complimentary products. Guests even encouraged to take remaining products for use at home, for which a bag was provided! Our ground floor room opened out onto a paved patio area... 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 write a positive review on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. The staff are proud to work for the Scenic Hotel Group and appreciate people like yourself who acknowledge their efforts. Kind Regards Ross More

Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

OK so here is the bottom line. Rooms are adequate and comfortable but the bath is small. Nice little lobby bar. Buffet breakfast is adequate. Dinner was a pleasant surprise - good food and attentive service. Easy 2 min walk to the water and 10 min walk to the harbor. Many restaurants within a short walk. Variety of boat ride... More

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Dear Guest,Thank you for making time to post a review on Tripadvisor. I am glad you enjoyed the food and service while dining in our restaurant. As you state it is only a short walk to the centre of town. Kind Regards Ross GM. More

Hamilton, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night on a whirlwind trip to cape reianga. Seemed like one of the better value around town. Nicely kept rooms. Short stroll to the waterfront and bar/restaurant strip. Was full of tourist on chartered tours.

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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. We are only a short stroll to the centre of town. Kind Regards Ross. GM More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel. Lovely staff. Our room was very clean and well stocked with all the essentials. We stayed two nights on the weekend and noticed there was a wedding reception being held on the Saturday evening and expected it to be very noisy but we never heard a sound. Location good. A short, flat walk to the centre but, fortunately,... 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 comments on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed you stay with us. The large area of the hotel allows us to host weddings etc and not intrude on the experience of other guests staying with us. Located close to town is always a good aspect for guests. Kind Regards... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were to stay here for 2 nights. But Cyclone Lucy left us grounded for an extra night. The rooms were fairly ok. Also, the hotel staff would charge you to even get anything to your room. Also, the location is a 5 minute walk from the restaurants and bars. Also, they do not have much option for vegeterian food.... More

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

Dear Guest, Cyclone Lusi put a damper on most people in the Bay of Islands area over the days it past through. We are glad you enjoyed your stay dispite the bad weather. Kind Regards Ross More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our wedding at the Scenic in Paihia and the service and overall experience was fantastic. The team there were incredible, particularly Agnes the event manager who took care of our event. The staff were helpful (and there were plenty of them - they even assigned someone to take special care of my grandfather all night). We had a... More

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

Hi Susan,I am glad your day was special and we met all your expectations. Thank your for all the lovely comments and it was a pleasure to host and be apart of your special day. Kind Regards Ross More

Brasschaat, Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights. The rooms are fairly OK. Reception and service are impeccable. We ate one evening in the hotel-restaurant though, it was the worst food we got during our 6 weeks trip through NZL! Seafood-shoulder looked and tasted like oatmeal. Venisson: bone-dry. If this was a real chef cooking: go back to school ! My neighbour's... More

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

Dear Patrick, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on Tripadvisor. Your comment that the staff were impeccable is appreciated. I have spoken to the Chef in regards to the food and addressing this. Kind Regards Ross More

Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our room was lovely, especially the bathroom and shower. Staff were friendly. Little touches like free newspapers and weather forecasts made us feel welcome. Bar, food etc very good. The walk into town was a pleasant stroll.

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

Dear Jazzlovers73, Thank you for posting your comments. It is great that you enjoyed the Bar and food so much. As you state it is a short stroll to town and only a couple of minutes drive to Waitangi. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards Ross More

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Additional Information about Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

Also Known As:
Scenic Hotel Paihia
Scenic Hotel Bay Of Islands Paihia
Address: Corner of Seaview Roads & McMurray Roads, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Paihia
#12 Family Hotel in Paihia
#13 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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