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Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   58 Seaview Road | Paihia, Paihia 0200, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #20 of 44 hotels in Paihia
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“SCW on Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Nice clean well equipped rooms at this delightful location - the restaurant was particularly good with an interesting and varied menu. The staff were very friendly and helpful making my few days here most enjoyable. Ideal location for exploring this beautiful area.

Room Tip: Although the address says Seaview Rd the hotel doesnt have a sea view.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Graeme H, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Thank you for your review after your recent stay at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands. We are pleased we were able to make your stay an enjoyable one. Regards Graeme Horsley General Manager
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Rating summary
  • 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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We had great stay in Scenic it has good rooms and very good service. The only thing thats missing is the view in bay of islands. But the rooms and surroundings make up for it. we didnt try the restaurant so i cannot comment. But overall a good experience

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Graeme H, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Thank you for your review of our facilities after your recent stay. As mentioned previously although we are not waterfront we do offer a tranquil garden setting only minutes walk from the beach and town centre. We are, however, pleased we were able to make your stay enjoyable through our friendly service and facilities. Regards Graeme Horsley General Manager
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Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Our first visit to Paihia. Very spacious clean hotel, very friendly and helpful staff and the hotel meals were better than in town. Nice to get a complimentary newspaper and welcome drink. Will definitely go back.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Graeme H, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review, May 5, 2013
Thank you for your kind review after your stay at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands and we are very pleased to have helped make your first visit to our lovely area an enjoyable one. We hope you will make more visits to the area and we look forward to providing your accommodation needs if you do. Regards Graeme Horsley General Manager
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Our visit to the Scenic Hotel came about as a result of an unsatisfactory room provided at the Copthorn Hotel.
Having traveled by plane and car from Wellington we arrived at the Copthorn to be checked into what was re resented as a superior harbour view room.
The shower was cold and had very little pressure. We were told there had been a fault but it was now reapired and all would be back to normal very soon.
Three hours later still no hot water nor pressure and the front desk staff had no idea if it would be rectified.
ipad search and a very pleasant phone call to Kate at the front desk of the Scenic Hotel and their very efficient central booking service and we were packed and on our way down the road at 7pm.
The room provided was simply stunning in comparison and more importantly the shower was hot, modern and loads of pressure.
Whilst the Scenic Hotel is not on the waterfront we found the location to be far superior.
The grounds are immaculately kept and very restful and it is a very short walk to the beach and restaurant facilities etc.
The buffet breakfast was fantastic.
All of the satff we encountered were very pleasant and seemed genuinely happy in their work.
A huge thank you to Kate and the Scenic Team for a late evening rescue and a very pleasant two night stay.
The two nights were cheaper than the booking at Copthorn and frankly the quality of the room and overall facility at the Scenic is far superior in every way.
We will definately be back and happy to highly recommend this facility.

Room Tip: If you don't mind climbing a few stairs the loft rooms are superb and the view across the garden...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Graeme H, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review, May 5, 2013
Whilst sorry to hear of your not so great start to your time in Paihia we are very pleased we managed to provide an alternative that met your accommodation needs to your total satisfaction. I passed your comments on to Kate, who has just started with us, and she was over the moon she was recognised for her service and the opportunity to assist you. Hopefully we will see you again when you are next in the Bay of islands. Regards Graeme Horsley General Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Been 2 night to this nice place, very spacious, clean and comfortable rooms, leafy surroundings, fantastic restaurant and easy access to major tourist attractions. Also helpful and kind staff!
Definitely recommended speically the restaurant for lunch/dinner.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Graeme H, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review, May 5, 2013
Thank you very much for your great comments after your recent stay with us at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands. It is obviously very pleasing to read of your impressions of our hotel and nice to receive such a glowing recommendation.Hopefully we will see you again in Paihia. Regards Graeme Horsley General Manager
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel before and have just stayed again and loved every minute of it. The rooms are very well appointed, lots of considerate touches. The beds are wonderful! Location is good and of course just right to explore Paihia

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Graeme H, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review, May 5, 2013
Thank you for your great review after your last stay at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands. It is always great to welcome return guests and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Paihia. Regards Graeme Horsley General Manager
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Easy flat 10 min stroll to wharf. Great service at reception. Nice meal at restaurant. Comfortable and quiet room. Really happy with this hotel. Reasonable wifi rate- $5 for 24 hours.
Parking close to our room. Pretty setting.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Graeme H, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review, May 5, 2013
Thank you for your review after your recent stay with us at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands. We are very pleased we were able to offer service and facilities that met your needs. We look forward to hopefully seeing you agian in Paihia. Regards Graeme Horsley General Manager
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Additional Information about Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

Address: 58 Seaview Road | Paihia, Paihia 0200, 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:
#2 Business Hotel in Paihia
#16 Family Hotel in Paihia
#16 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#18 Romantic 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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