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Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

58 Seaview Road | Paihia, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Lund, Sweden
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We had 2 large rooms for 4 night, big enough to accommodate up to 4 persons each and the rooms were large and comfortable. The quality of the beds is superior. However, do not expect much of a nice scenic outlook from the hotel as it is not located with a nice beach view, though the beach is quite near.... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for placing a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Great resort with large rooms; extremly private. Lot of peace and quiet. Close to beach and retuarants. Amazing staff at hotel resturant.The room does not have a safe (but I did put things in the hotel safe) but other than that it was quite well appointed, large rooms, clean and comfortable (especially the beds).Plenty of tea and coffee options. Had... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting a positive review on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General manager. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

After a disappointing 20 minute wait for a drink in a nearby restaurant the staff at this bar were outstanding. Food and drink was reasonably priced and service was fantastic. Rooms were clean and well maintained. Room rates were A little pricy due to high season but we didn't feel ripped off

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1 Thank Michelle S
rossbboi, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting a positive review. We are very proud of our staff and are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager More 

Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Very nice hotel and resort. We arrived early, but the room was ready as we had notified them at the time of booking that we expected to be there 1100-1200. Very helpful and informative reception staff. Room had parking space directly outside (although I gather they cannot always guarantee this). Nice room - quiet, clean, comfortable and big enough. Good... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for placing a review on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your stay . Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General manager. More 

Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Terrific little resort with large airy rooms close to Marsden Road and the beach and fun restaurants. Bianca met us at reception and could not have been pleasanter and more helpful reviewing the resort amenities with us but also suggestions on interesting places and activities in the area. The room does not have a safe (but I did put things... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Great hotel, well situated close to the centre of town. All the staff were very friendly and helpful even down to wading into the pool to rescue a hedgehog that had gone for a swim. Unlike an earlier review we had no trouble with free wifi. Food was good,room was good, nice and clean. Well done to all the staff.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for placing a positive post on Tripadvisor. We are proud of our hotel and especially our staff. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager More 

Ontario, Canada
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40 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We had a lovely room but as a previous reviewer mentioned, unless you are close to the Reception area, WiFi is NOT FREE, as advertised twice on their website. Lack of adequate number of wastepaper bins was something we experienced at most of the hotels we stayed at in NZ and only one had a recycle bin (NZ is supposed... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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74 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Hotel staff were all polite and friendly, serviced the room suitably and weren't in our faces. Lots to do and see in the area (at a relaxed speed), so mostly just chilled out. Room service also great. Room was large, clean and tidy, with everything you really needed and expected from a hotel room. Would happily recommend.

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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 on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Stayed for three nights, awesome customer service from staff. Rooms clean and beds comfy as always. Nice quiet location, 5 min walk to shops and cafes. Looking forward to coming back to stay again soon

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting a positive review on Tripadvisor. As you state , the hotel is a short walk from the centre of town. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager. More 

Napier, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

room tidy and large but no air con. Also the wings are open to anyone which doesn't feel secure - because it isn't. otherwise not particularly bad though in places a little tired. not up to scenic circle standards.

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

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