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Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

Block away from the main boulevard, large room with balcony. Stayed 2 nights and very restful. The biggest plus were the staff - very friendly and helpful. We were also allowed to leave our hire car in the car park free of charge after we checked out to go on an overnight cruise. Couldn't do enough for us.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank karyneb8
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ManagerSHBOI, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2012

Thank you for your positive comments in regards to our staff. We will certainly pass these onto them. I too think they do a great job!. Come and see us again from Hobart, we will give you the same high service standard!. Regards

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Reviewed 6 May 2012

The staff were very pleasant when we checked in. We were informed we had been upgraded to a deluxe room which was very nice to hear, and the room did seem to be slightly bigger than the standard twin (no bath however).
The room was very clean and modern. The beds were especially nice.
Being situated close to the main shops and beach was also great.

The only thing that was slightly annoying was having to pay for the domestic phone call I made. I knew I would be charged, but needed to call someone as my mobile phone was not working. I can understand charged applying for international calls, but it would be nice if domestic calls under a certain time could be complimentary (my call lasted all of 20 seconds, but still cost around three dollars).

Other than this, the hotel was great, and I would definitely stay again if traveling up North.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank liamjp
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ManagerSHBOI, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2012

Thank you for taking time to write a review and for your kind words. Unfortunately as Telecom classify the hotel as a business, the hotel is charged for every call even local which we oncharge to the guest. We have however taken your comments onboard with a view to review our charging. We look forward to seeing you again. Regards

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Reviewed 26 April 2012

The hotel is just one block behind the main boulevard, hence no ocean views from your room but you don't miss that at all, it's only a 5 minute walk to get about every where. Friendly staff at check in, comfy beds (2 queen beds in our room), good size room, nice balcony, flat screen TV, desk, power plugs conveniently located, good WiFi reception in the room, room decor is contemporary and fresh, a relief after some of the other places we stopped by at the same price point. You can't go wrong here. We can advise the $35 upgrade to deluxe room.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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ManagerSHBOI, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2012

Thank you for your feedback. The fact that the hotel is a wee bit back from the beach allows our guests to have a relaxed time amongst the tropical gardens without any traffic noise. If you want to escape Sydney again, please come back. Regards

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Reviewed 24 April 2012

This hotel is only a short and pleasant walk from the township. Guest rooms are very large and well set up. Very well maintained and easy to relax in. The hotel staff were very nice - always a welcoming and friendly face: at reception and in the restaurant/bar. Food was very good. Traveling with a young child - no hassles, with port a cot, room with bath and high chairs quickly brought to you in the restaurant. Overall a very well laid out hotel - and the perfect place to relax. If only the weather was warm enough to enjoy the swimming pool!!!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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ManagerSHBOI, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2012

We are certainly getting a good reputation of being a family hotel and your comments certainly are positive in this area. Next time you wish to get away from Queenstown, remember us!.
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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 reviewResponded 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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