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Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Waitangi
Reviewed 16 August 2012

We stayed here with points, and so I don't know how to rate it terms of value. The room was very clean, and nice, but it was pretty average in terms of size for a "resort" room. We were given a room without a view, which I can understand given that we were using points. However, the rest of the hotel was empty, and there were pretty views over the water, and it would have been nice to have been given a better room. I would have asked for one, but by the time that we realized that we didn't have a view, we'd already hauled our luggage through the rain and down a long hall. It was nice to be able to walk over to the Treaty Grounds. We had a car, so we didn't mind not being in close walking distance of Paihia. The pool and hot tub were lovely.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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MeaganVJ, Manager at Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2012

Thank you for your comments. Please let us kow the room type you request on your next stay.

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Reviewed 12 August 2012

We stayed here, and after having read some of the reviews, were not expecting too much, however we were pleasantly surprised. Whilst this is not every going to be a top hotel, I am giving it 5 stars based on its excellent performance for a hotel of this class.
The rooms are very spaceous, and they all seemed to have a private outdoor seating area. I particularly liked the very high ceilings, and wooden panelling styling within the rooms. Everything was clean and well laid out, and the bathroom was well appointed. It was all very comfortable, and considering the wet weather which meant we had to spend a lot of time in the hotel room, this was a good thing!
The facilities in the hotel seemed to be very good. Really great to see guest laundry facitilities. Also, the hotel has lots of information and can book excursions for you. There is also an interesting outdoor pool area, however it was too wet for us to use. We did not try the breakfast so can not comment there, but overall an enjoyable experience.
If you are staying at this hotel, you MUST walk to the tall ship docked nearby which has been converted into a gourmet fish and chips restaurant. In fact, this was one of the best experiences of our whole stay!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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MeaganVJ, Manager at Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2012

Thank yo for your wonderful feedback. We look forward to your return when the sun is shining!

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Reviewed 5 August 2012

having stayed here many times i am always amazed at how beautiful it is. We stayed on the $85 night. It was great value. If you are not a regular vistor to Paihia, the treaty grounds are ajacent and Pahia is a lovely walk to town, About 20 mins, along the foreshore. Relaxing rather than a vigerous walk. The room was clean, tidy and everything was in working order.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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MeaganVJ, Manager at Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2012

Thank you for your comments. Delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your return.

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Reviewed 17 July 2012

Comfortable, cosy, easy parking, good food, pleasant and willing service at all times. The views are spectacular, and you are actually staying IN a historical site (the Waitangi treaty grounds). You are separated from the bustle of Paihia, but only by a short bridge and drive or walk. This really is a great place to stay.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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MeaganVJ, Manager at Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2012

Thank you for your wonderful comments. I have to agree that we are one in a million with our location.

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Reviewed 16 July 2012

We had a wonderful 4 nights at the Copthorne and the room, views, staff and service were absolutely fantastic. You couldnt ask for a more beautiful location We had a waterview room with a little sunroom and a deck. We were amazed at the great winter rate of $85 a night, plus vouchers for each of us entitling us to $10 off breakfast and dinner (per person per day). The food in the restaurant was amazing, all the staff were helpful and very approachable. This is an excellent Resort and I have and would recommend it to anyone. Thanks to all at the Copthorne

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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MeaganVJ, Manager at Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2012

I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return. Keep an eye out for more fabulous specials!

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Reviewed 15 July 2012

I see there are mixed reviews depending on room. The room we stayed in was not only old, it was dirty and had not been vacuumed for some time. Some lights not working and the heater was not working. We were there for a conference and the conference room was obviously once an old shed, or looked like one. Drafty and freezing cold. Breakfast very ordinary. Not sure if the beds once doubled as canoes or waka's as they are known in NZ. Need replacing desperately. Service was very good. The location is sensational and views beautiful. I am sure if one goes to the Bay of Islands that there are much better hotels, and have stayed in some of them. Stay there only if you want a cheap winter deal

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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled on business
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MeaganVJ, Manager at Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2012

Thank you for your comments. I am sorry that we failed to meet your expectations.

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Reviewed 9 July 2012

We stayed in a waterview room which have a small sunroom as well as a deck. Very clean and great service. The breakfast had lots of choices and was fresh and hot food was nice and hot. The pool and spa area is amazing! Also, it is a 2min walk from the Waitangi treaty grounds and has it's own private beach on the hotel grounds. We launched our kayak right near our room!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Management response:Responded 11 July 2012

Thank you for your feedback. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay, and hope you will return one day.

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Additional Information about Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands

Address: Tau Henare Drive | PO Box 150, Waitangi 2150, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Waitangi
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Waitangi
Price Range: £65 - £165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands 3.5*
Number of rooms: 180
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