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Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
Ranked #9 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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“Enjoyable stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel for 3 nights. The room was great (especially the bed!). The location was perfect too - a short drive away from the city centre, the beach, and Waitangi Treaty ground. But what really made my stay totally enjoyable was the superb service level by all the staff. Definitely will go back there again if I have a chance!

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Graeme H, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review, 16 December 2013
Thank you for your review after your recent stay at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands. It was pleasing to read that you enjoyed our location and facilities and especially pleasing to read your comments about the team at the hotel. We pride ourselves on delivering friendly efficient service and making the guest's stay a stress free and enjoyable one.Hopefully you will return to Paihia and Scenis Hotel Bay of Islands in the not to distant future. Regards Graeme Horsley General Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013

We stayed at Scenic Hotel last weekend for my partners birthday. I had emailed them to ask for a room with a view & they wonderfully upgraded us. Our room was lovely, great size with a fantastic bathroom (& really yummy smelling toiletries). We had an upstairs room which overlooked a nice garden. Lovely modern décor.
The staff were all friendly & helpful.
Hotel was very clean & had lovely grounds.
Would happily stay again next time we come to Paihia.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Graeme H, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review, 16 December 2013
Thank you for your review after your recent stay at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands and we are happy to read we helped make your special weekend a memorable one! We look forward to hopefully seeing you again on your next visit to Paihia. Regards Graeme Horsley General Manager
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

We had not read any recommendations on this hotel before staying, we were pleasantly surprised at the modern rooms (not expected from the exterior) Fantastic NZ made bathroom products and for the price of the room it was great, it even had a small stereo to listen to your own music which was awesome. Wouldn't recommend the restaurant, the service was average and the booklet in the room said there was a buffet dinner however when we asked about this they said it was only on certain nights (would of been ok with this if the booklet stated the same) Overall we were very happy with the price and cleanliness of the hotel. We booked for one night but ended up staying two because we were very happy.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Graeme H, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review, 16 December 2013
Thank you for your review after your recent stay at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands. Nice to read that you extended your stay after experiencing our accommodation offerings. I will look into your comments about the buffet dinner as we do not want to mislead our potential diners! Regards Graeme Horsley General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Friendly staff at check in, and extremely helpful. We had a deluxe room, with a balcony looking out on to a central garden, very tranquil. The room was very clean, there were ample clean towels, a selection of toiletries to take home (on top of what was already provided) or purchase larger sizes if you liked them. There was also a selection of pillows depending on your needs. We had access to 1hr free wifi each day,which was perfect as we spent each day exploring the surrounding areas. Yes you can pay for extra wifi though. We used the laundry facilities and it only cost $4 for the wash which included detergent and then $4 for the dryer. Both machines were clean and large in size. Both took about 30 mins. The dining room was very lovely, the menu catered for all needs, and the food was presented well and tasted great. They make great coffee too. It took about 10 minutes to walk into the main area of the town but having the ocean to one side of you and interesting buildings on the other made it for an interesting walk. The town has restricted parking, most parking spots were only 30 mins, so a walk was perfect. We highly recommend a small pub called "Splash Bar" with the sea as your view and great food at even better prices. We would stay at the Scenic Hotel again, and would highly recommend it to anyone.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Graeme H, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Thank you for your kind words after your recent stay at Scenic Hotel Bay of islands. I am very pleased to read that you found all our facilities and amenities to your satisfaction.As you say it is better to walk into the town centre and enjoy the surroundings. Hopefully we will get to see you again in the near future. Regards Graeme Horsley General Manager
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Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

Impressed with size of rooms. Ours had two queen beds, large sliding door to a patio with chairs. Guest laundry available. Wifi available at a cost, but a very reasonable $10 NZ for 24 hours.
Only drawback is the distance to downtown. About a ten minute walk which is okay if the weather is good.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Graeme H, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Thank you for your review after your recent stay at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands. Good to read that you found the rooms spacious and to your liking. Whilst the walk to town maybe 10 minutes it is a very stimulating 10 minutes with beach on one side and historical buildings on the other - obviously way more enjoyable when the weather is fine! Regards Graeme Horsley General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

My partner and I went to Paihia for a romantic anniversary weekend, and it was delightful to stay at Paihia Scenic Hotel. The booking process was easy, and we received a free juice on arrival which was a lovely touch to have after getting out of a hot car. The Deluxe room was great, had a little veranda area, 2 queen size beds and a large bathroom. It even had a coffee plunger in the room, which was nice. The breakfast the next morning was included in our room rate, and was very nice. The hot selection was good, as were baked goods and the fruit. Coffee was nice and strong - which is important to me. I would really recommend this hotel, and would happily return.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Graeme H, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review, 19 November 2013
Thank you for your review after your recent stay at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands. We are very pleased to read that we provided a pleasant and comfortable base for your special weekend. It is also pleasing to read that you enjoyed our breakfast offerings as this is an important start to the day. Hopefully we will see you again in Paihia and Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands. Regards Graeme Horsley General Manager
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

We went for our Honeymoon last Year in December 12 and chose Bay of Isalnds as one of the destination. A highly recommended destination for water lovers, and smallness of the city !. Hotel is tad far not in realistic terms but for Bay of Islands it seems like a long walk if nature blesses you with Wind chills. Except the location, Very clean, good food, hospitable staff. We were unlucky with good internet connection though, but I would guess it was due to the location of our room.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Graeme H, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, responded to this review, 19 November 2013
Thank you for your review of Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands. The hotel and township must have left a very favourable impression on you to remember us after almost one year! Hopefully one day you will return to visit Paihia again and we welcome the opportunity to provide accommodation for you should that be the case. Regards Graeme Horsley General Manager
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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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