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Reviewed December 24, 2011

Fantastic value for money. Clean, spacious and modern rooms. Decent mini-bar and a delicious, reasonably priced restaurant. Great service. Pristine pool that we had all to ourselves! And a fantastic price thanks to an expedia special offer. A stone's throw from the main centre and beach, would definitely recommend!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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ManagerSHBOI, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2011

We are so glad that the hotel met your expectations. We hope you will travel back to NZ and visit us here again.

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Reviewed December 16, 2011

The hotel was very clean, very comfortable beds and is located close enough to town; about a 5-10 minute walk to downtown.

I felt the food was overpriced for the quality, though some other guests I talked to really enjoyed it so it's obviously relative.

Don't be fooled by the hotel name! You cannot see anything from the hotel rooms, and it's technically more of a motel than a hotel.

You do have to pay extra for a room with A/C as well.

The staff were helpful and pleasant. I would recommend this hotel if you're just needing to stay a night or two in transit. It's nothing special but it's very clean and the beds are comfy.

A couple bonuses; We went on a week-long kayaking trip and the hotel happily stored our bags in a secure location while we were away, and the bathroom amenities smell great!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank MegNh
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ManagerSHBOI, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2011

Thank you for your comments. The name 'Scenic" is part of the Scenic Hotel Group rather than what the reviewer imagined. As one of the only hotels in Paihia to have a/c, we give guests the option of upgrading to these rooms if wished. Several guests have referred to our hotel as motel due to being only 2 stories high and spread over 4 hectares of lush tropical gardens, howeever we can assure all our guests that we fall in line with the Qualmark 4.5 star hotel expectations.

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Reviewed December 11, 2011

Okay hotel. Staff was good. They told us about the extra charges beforehand. No wifi. Delivery even silverware to the room is $6. Room was clean and spacious. Location is close to the beach. Paihai is a small town. Downtown was walking distance.

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Thank DetectiveMuffin
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ManagerSHBOI, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2011

Thank you for your comments. Since your stay, and based on guest feedback, the hotel now has state of the art WIFI. Room service charge of $6.00 is in line with hospitality expectations, even more here due to the property being spread over 4 hectares of tropical gardens

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Reviewed November 29, 2011

A lovely place to stay for a few nights in Paihia.

My partner and I found it to be great value for money, close to town with everything you need.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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ManagerSHBOI, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2011

Thank you for your kind comments. We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed November 19, 2011

I got a Grab One deal, because the original hotel could not accommodate us, we were upgraded and asked to stay at this hotel. The receptionist was just lovely, a young Brazilian woman who made us feel more than welcome. The room was adequate, the downside is that it is not very soundproof, also the shower area is a bit small. In general if you are only coming for a weekend it is a lovely place to stay in. The a la carte menu was a bit expensive, however the buffet was great, so were the breakfasts. The waiters really work very hard at this hotel and they genuinely go out of their way to make their hosts stay memorable, nothing was too much trouble for them. Pahia is not a big place, the attractions are Haruru Falls, Waitangi as well as the Hole In The Rock (pricey). My partner and I had a fabulous time and will definitely recommend to any traveller!

Room Tip: We were given room 101 which was at the end of the unit, nobody passes the room!
  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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ManagerSHBOI, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2011

We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here at the hotel. You must come back again!

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