I hadn't prebooked this hotel and got what I think was a pretty good rate at the reception desk, so if you arrive in Paihia without accommodation, it's worth asking. They also upgraded me from a standard to a superior room, and it was lovely. Two very comfortable queen beds, very spacious room, two arm chairs, lots of luggage space. Best bit was the outlook - it opened straight onto a wilderness garden filled with trees and shrubs, with two chairs and a table to sit at. The only downside of all that greenery was the noisy birdsong in the morning! Otherwise the rooms were extremely quiet - didn't hear the neighbours at all
The room and bathroom were spotless. A couple of very minor issues - the shower cap pack was neatly placed, but when opened was empty. And the body lotion I used on the first day wasn't replaced on the second. And it would be lovely to return to a hot bath at the end of a day of touring - only having a shower is a (very minor) drawback.
The hotel is a smidgeon out of the way for accessing boat trips, shops etc, but probably quieter for that. Probably a 10 minute stroll to the centre of action.
The staff were incredibly helpful and nice to deal with.
I had a lovely stay here - was only planning to stay one night, but rapidly changed my mind when I realised how good it was. Warmly recommended.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Scenic Hotel Paihia
- Scenic Hotel Bay Of Islands Paihia, New Zealand