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Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice hotel with lovely décor and very clean. Good laundry facilities. The restaurant very nicely appointed only had Breakfast there and would thoroughly recommend. The staff were very friendly and helpful lovely people. The grounds were very nice and the door to our apartment opened out onto the grounds which was very nice. Would thoroughly recommend

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had booked 5 nights but left after 1. The room was old and dark. The fridge was warm and when you turned the cold up it made an annoying noise all night. Soundproofing didn't exist and we could hear absolutely everything the neighbours did and said. No space to sit. The smallest shower and bathroom ever. Buffet breakfast had...

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rossbfox, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting a review after your recent stay with us. Sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager

Auckland
Reviewed 1 week ago

$380 for just an standard room. It didn't even have TV channels for kids. The bathroom didn't have bath, just an standard shower. I've been in much better places with more services and bigger rooms for less than $300.

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rossbfox, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting a review. I am sorry we never meet your expectations. It appears you stayed with us over the Easter week end and prices are always at a premium. Due to Cyclone Cook there were vacancies in Paihia , meaning you did have other options in another price bracket. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager

Bray Park, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights at this hotel as part of our NZ Coach tour. Because of activities of bus tour, we arrived late the first day, slept the afternoon of the second day, and checked out at 8.15am on the morning of third day. So didn’t get to see much of the gardens or then beach. However the beds and...

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rossbfox, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting a review after your recent stay with us. We are glad you slept well and enjoyed our rooms. We do cater for a lot of coach tours during the busy summer months. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager

Fridley, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff was very helpful, walked us out to show us where our room was, way to the back of the hotel complex which was very nice and quiet with a sliding glass door to sit outside. The room was like a little apartment, the bed was very comfortable and the rooms very clean. The hotel is on the edge of...

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rossbfox, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to post a review after your recent stay with us. Thank you for acknowledging the efforts of the staff as they work extremely hard to make your experience a pleasant one. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice hotel we paid a extra 60 dollars per night for a air conditioner but a part from that the room was clean and the beds were comfortable the bathroom clean a short walk to the main hub and beach

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rossbfox, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting a review after your recent stay with us. The staff pride themselves on the cleanliness of the room and I am grateful you have acknowledged this. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager

Witney, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights during our tour, lots of tour groups at hotel. We ate in the restaurant as the walk to town was too far for my husband. Took a taxi to the treaty house cost 11NZD one way. Rooms were a little tired, staff were helpful

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rossbfox, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting a review on Tripadvisor after your recent stay with us. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager

Kingscliff, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms were a good size, ours had two doubles but was not overcrowded. The big positives were the sliding door to a small balcony, the excellent food at a competitive price, fast reliable wifi, and a member of reception staff that went that extra mile to fix my sim card after coming to my room in the pouring rain...

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rossbfox, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting a review after your recent stay with us. I am grateful you acknowledge the staff as they work extremely hard to make sure your stay is a memorable one. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager

Nambucca Heads, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely gardens to meander through to the dining room from a comfortable bedroom (plenty of umbrellas handy should it rain). Breakfasts were hearty buffet helpings as was the dinner on the second night there. We found the walk to town a little challenging, flat yes, but it felt like a mile on foot - each way.

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rossbfox, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting a review after your recent stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed the room, umbrella and all meals you had during your stay. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager

Northwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Stayed at the hotel though a tour to new Zealand. Good location in the town and the hotel room was excellent as was the buffet breakfast. Its a short walk from the seafront and restaurants although the hotel does offer an evening buffet on occasions.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for posting a review after your recent stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed your breakfast and stay with us. Kind Regards Ross Brljevich General Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
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 

Additional Information about Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

Address: 58 Seaview Road | Paihia, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $133 - $287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands 4*
Number of rooms: 114
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Also Known As:
Scenic Hotel Paihia
Scenic Hotel Bay Of Islands Paihia, New Zealand
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Paihia
#6 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#17 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
#18 Family Hotel in Paihia
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“Pay the extra for air conditioning”
carolgI7727FK, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Really not a view hotel, it has first floor rooms”
boggle103, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The rooms around the garden are lovely”
baz1404, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Most rooms are behind the hotel away from the main road so no problem with traffic noise”
DaveBooth, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms near the pool are very convenient for all the hotel's facilities”
430nigelh, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
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