We were very pleasantly surprised by the decor, quality of the room and facilities. It's not beach-front, but still within an easy walking distance to the main dining/shopping area.
The landscaping was absolutely beautiful & lush, with birds galore singing right in front of the balcony. The garden view was really beautiful. The room was quiet, with a heat-pump.
The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The welcome cocktail (non-alcoholic) was a delightful start, having just driven a long way.
The only thing I missed was a hot pool, and another towel rail in the bathroom.
We ate breakfast in the restaurant, which was fresh and plentiful. We didn't dine in, so can't comment, although the menu looked enticing.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Scenic Hotel Paihia
- Scenic Hotel Bay Of Islands Paihia