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Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

I booked this hotel via the Wotif mystery deal to find it was actually in Waitangi and not Paihia as described. The hotel is located 2 km out of Paihia so too far to walk if you want to do a boat trip, shop or eat in a different restaurant. Parking in Paihia is restricted so you cannot leave your car there all day while you are out on a boat in the Bay of Islands. The hotel itself is a bit old and run down. Our room faced the tennis court and yard and even mowing the lawn would have made a huge difference. When I checked in the receptionist charged $100 to my credit card for incidentals so when they refunded it as I left (I did not use the mini bar), I had to pay the foreign currency conversion fee, which I do not think is fair. What I will not complain about is the price we paid for the room.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

Our family had a fantastic stay in the recently upgraded family suite. Highly recommend these adjoining rooms with living area and best view in the hotel. The pool area was so much fun for the kids and all the staff werre friendly and helpful. Thank you for a great stay.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Lara H
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MeaganVJ, Manager at Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2012

Thank you for your feedback. We are thrilled that you and your family enjoyed your time with us and that your children enjoyed the spa & pool facilites. Hope to see you again soon :) Warm Regards.

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Reviewed April 10, 2012

We enjoyed another very pleasant stay at the Hotel over Easter. From check-in to check-out, the room, the restaurant, the grounds, the staff all very very goodto excellent. Fantastic value for money.

Room Tip: All the rooms have apleasant outlook--guess the best would be on the second level looking out to the harbour/ back to Pihia.
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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MeaganVJ, Manager at Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2012

Thank you for your wonderful feedback, we hope to see you again in the not so distant future. Warm Regards, Lorraine Marsh

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Reviewed April 5, 2012

We were on our honeymoon
And were made to feel special the moment we arrived at check in. Greeted well, wine in room and people recognized us. Perfectly located next to treaty grounds and just away from the main drag meant a feeling of exclusivity like the bay was ours.
Nice rooms great location, pools were
Awesome!

  • Stayed: April 2012
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1  Thank Jonesey25
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Reviewed April 4, 2012

Two great nights, with a good deal - buffet breakfast and 2 for 1 dinner voucher and a free drink. We had 5 adults in our party and the single adult was free on the 2 for 1 dinner voucher - how many places would do that!! Well done Copthorne. And - my sister who booked our weekend had made a mistake meaning we arrived a weekend late. It was a non refundable package deal, so they could have turned us away, but the terrific staff went out of their way to accommodate us in as near as possible to what we had booked. We loved sitting on the large deck in the early evening for a happy hour (or two) - but shame about all the cigarette butts in the corners of the steps and on the lawn in front.

Room Tip: Ocean view rooms have terrific outlooks and ground floor open out onto a shared deck with outdoor furniture. Great when travelling with others in adjoining rooms. Beware for elderly travellers, shower over bath in the units we had.
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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