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Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
Ranked #8 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“The friendly face of New Zealand”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

Two nights in The Bay of Islands - The Scenic hotel rooms are in blocks away from the main guest areas which initially is a bit disconserting - but once inside they are spacious, comfortable and well maintained.
The staff we met were friendly, attentive and keen to assist - Teena was very helpful when we were trying to access the internet in reception.
The bar staff were very friendly and doubled up as restaurant staff - we were part of a tour group so had the buffet - which was well stocked and the carvery items served efficiently by the friendly chef.
Breakfast was also a well stocked buffet - we were greeted each morning by the friendly staff.
We enjoyed two days in the Bay of Islands - the main wharf is just a short walk from the hotel.
It was a great idea for the Manager to speak to us as we left - everyone had enjoyedtheir stay and were looking forward to staying at other Scenic Hotels durng the tour.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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ManagerSHBOI, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review, 26 April 2012
Thank you very much for your positive comments which I will pass onto the staff. Once again the food has received great feedback and this will also be passed onto the chefs. We are glad that you enjoyed the 2 days here in the Bay. Regards
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

Rooms were very large and had 2 double beds. Laundry facilities for guests which was very useful as we were on a 3 week tour. Breakfast and dinner were good. Great view from bedroom window onto lush vegetation. Easy walk down to Paihia to shops, eateries and ferries.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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ManagerSHBOI, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review, 26 April 2012
Thank you for your comments, We get a lot of favourable comments in regards to our tropical gardens as it is a lovely setting and helps our guests to relax. Please come again if you are visiting New Zealand. Regards.
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tamworth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2012

Stayed for 2 nights in March.
Good hotel, big, clean comfortable rooms.
Breakfast good
Easy walk into town

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank robmarrick
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ManagerSHBOI, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review, 26 April 2012
W are glad that you found the hotel to be to your liking and that you enjoyed the breakfasts. Please come again. Regards
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

We stayed at The Scenic Hotel 3-8.1.12. We had an enormous room with two Queen Beds in it. The room was very clean, quiet, a very comfortable bed and you could park your car just outside. We ate in the restaurant every morning and had some lovely breakfasts. The food was very good. We were always warmly welcomed and enjoyed the meal at the start of the day. The beach was nearby which you could walk to and you could take some lovely boat trips out from the harbour. It was a beautiful place to stay. Lots of nice restaurants in the town too - we tried a few.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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ManagerSHBOI, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review, 26 April 2012
Thank you for your kind comments. The staff are so glad that you were able tovrelax and enjoy the hotels products and service. If you ever visit us again from UK, plase look us up. Regards
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Steyning, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

The room was good perhaps a refresh would help. We had good breakfast but don't get caught up with any coach tours. We found some good restaurants in Pahia town, and the beach was good. There were good walks up to falls & the Waitangi experience excellent. Boat trips can be expensive but such a beautiful area.

Room Tip: The rooms upstairs seemed better but a bit awkward to get to.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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ManagerSHBOI, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review, 6 April 2012
Thank you for your comments, it is certainly a beautiful area up here in the Bay of Islands. If you ever come back to NZ, be sure to visit us again. Regards
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

We stayed for 2 nights and were impressed with the warm welcome, very comfortable accommodation and tasty breakfasts. Close enough to the beach and many interesting places and apreciated the quiet surrounding area.

Room Tip: Ask about the garden view rooms.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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ManagerSHBOI, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review, 30 March 2012
You are right!, close enough to the beaches, but just far away enough to provide a very quiet environment. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for the positive comments. Regards
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Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

We spent 3 nights in this hotel March 2012.

The room had seen much better days. Scuffs and scratches on the wall, stains on the carpet, but the weather was nice and we were out all day so we accepted it.

The first day we noticed a few ants on the sink in the bathroom, wiped them off and didn't think too much about it.

After visiting Russell we came home around 9 p.m , after dinner and found a total infestation of 100's of ants around the sink in the bathroom. It was GROSS.

We called in the night manager, he brought in insecticide to spray. Ten minutes after he sprayed the ants were back, although most of them were dying because of the spray.

He suggested we move next door as he agreed the situation was unacceptable. We agreed and started the arduous move of all of our belongings next door. After we moved the bags I noticed on the table top over the mini bar that in this room there was also an infestation of ants.

The only other rooms available were on the other side of the hotel and would require a very extensive move.

After a multitude of spraying in our original room the problem was reduce and we remained there.

Is this a housekeeping issue? I don't know but my room was obviously not the only problem

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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ManagerSHBOI, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review, 30 March 2012
Thank you for your comments. Unfortunately the Bay of Islands area is well known for the ant problem and whilst all hotels in the area try to erradicate these little fellas, now and then, they seem to pop up from nowhere. It was very satisfying to know that the night staff helped out in this problem and offered to move you to a deluxe room. regards
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Property: 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre 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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