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Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
Ranked #8 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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Spalding
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29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Part of our tour with Titan took in this hotel/motel. Very nice comfortable room with all you need, for short or long stay. Restaurant very good too with friendly helpful staff. Also very well located 2 - 3 mins to beach - 10 - 15 minutes to centre of town and amenities

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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rossbboi, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review, January 30, 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to comment on our hotel on Tripadvisor. As you stae ,the hotel is well placed for walks to town or the beach and is only a couple of minutes drive to Waitangi. Kind Regards Ross
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2014

We stayed for one night. Room was big, new bathrooms (very nice). Staff were very helpful re recommending tours to Cape Reinga, restaurant recommendations, etc. It is a short walk to the beach. We were never able to get the internet working, but it was too late to get the staff to help.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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rossbboi, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review, January 30, 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments, We are proud of our hotel and the staff go out of their way to help with promoting all the local attractions, including the closely located Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Kind Regards Ross
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Eudlo, Australia
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

The Scenic Hotel in the Bay of Islands is a lovely place to spend a few days at. We were there for New Years. It was convenient to all the Bay of Islands attractions, restaurants and shops. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was adequate and fair value for money.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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rossbboi, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review, January 30, 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to place comments on Tripadvisor. As you state ,the hotel is conviently placed to see the sights of Waitangi and the Bay of Islands. Kind Regards
Ross
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

The actual Hotel reception, pool, restaurant etc., were very spacious and well furnished with modern furniture and fittings as were the rooms. Ours was huge with two double beds and a shower to die for, everything was clean and well serviced, sheets towels etc., were clean and changed when required. The downside is, if you are in the set of rooms from 502 upwards you are very liable to get woken up in the early hours by delivery trucks and people leaving and arriving, the large car park stretches the full length of the block and you get the constant rattle of people dragging their luggage and car doors opening and closing. Then the delivery boys start and it can be any time of day. It is a beautiful Hotel and excellent location with a staff that are very helpful, but, and it is a large but, for the price you pay the noise factor is a large downer and needs to be sorted. It was not just our room that said they were disappointed with that aspect and felt that it needed to be improved greatly. We would stay again but not in those rooms they are definitely not worth the Four Star price for the noise factor alone.

Room Tip: Do not get rooms from 502 upwards in that block, very noisy
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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rossbboi, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on Tripadvisor. I have taken on board your comments regarding the noise and will attempt to address this issue. I thank you for your kind words regarding the staff and cleanliness. We try really hard to meet guest expectation and comments like yours, reinforce the fact , that all the effort is woth while. Kind Regards Ross
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

Stayed 2 nights in a family room, which apparently is a standard room. That means no airconditioning, just ceiling and pedestal fan, which didn't seem to do much (and that was on just a nice day). It was not very spacious for a family room. There weren't enough chairs for the whole family to sit-we had to use our bed. The bathroom was clean, but the shower was very small!! We did get to take home our beautiful bathroom products.
The room was not as we had seen it in the pictures, no big windows overlooking the garden. The earthy colours actually gave it a gloomy feel.
It was not a hotel room we were rushing to get back to at the end of the day!

Room Tip: Apparently the superior rooms are air conditioned and better.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Thank TheKyr
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rossbboi, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Dear Guest, I am sorry we did not meet your expectation. I am pleased that you were happy with the cleanliness and the bathroom products.Kind Regards Ross
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at 10pm, not a problem to check in. Reception staff is friendly, you feel you are welcomed. Room is big and clean with two queen beds, air conditioning. We ordered room service at 11pm, good quality of food prepared at later night. Only one hour free wifi, then u have to pay. Another problem is no mobile phone signal in our room. ten minutes walk to shops and restaurants.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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rossbboi, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your comments on Tripadvisor. Our cleaning staff pride themselves on the cleanliness of the rooms and your comments have reinforced their efforts.As you state , we are only a short walk to the centre of town and it is only a couple of minutes drive to Waitangi. Kind Regards Ross
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for four nights and we were very impressed. I have stayed at a number of 'Scenic' hotels and they are consistently good. This one is even better! The location is great, the rooms are roomy and clean. The best thing is that all the staff are so friendly. I have never experienced such consistently good customer service in a large hotel. You won't be disappointed.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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rossbboi, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments .The staff are proud to work for the Scenic Hotel Group and when comments like yours are placed on Tripadvisor it makes it all worth while. We all try extremely hard to exceed guest expectation. Thank you once again. Kind Regards Ross
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Property: 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
#6 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#17 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
#18 Family Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands 4*
Number of rooms: 114
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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