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Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Waitangi
Reviewed 1 November 2013

We stayed here for 2 days and was booked by our travel agent. Hotel is old and needs renovation. We were told that Internet was free for our stay for a whole 20 minutes! the view of the ocean was the only thing that was lovely in our room, the rest of our room was very average. Bed was so bad I could hardly sleep. The pillows were the worst I have ever slept on and got a sore neck from it. Bathrooms were old,dated and yuck!

When walking around the hotel everything is so dated. We then looked around town and there are so many nicer looking hotels that we were so disappointed with the copthorne! I really believe that this hotel needs to take a good look around as what other hotels offer - free wi fi ( which is important to many travellers).

I will be telling my travel agent how disappointed we were with their choice and we would never recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

Everything was just right: fantastic location right on the water and a short walk over the bridge into Paihia. Very friendly staff and great food, only the service at the restaurant was a bit slow if ordering off the menu. Buffet breakfast excellent and overall very good value. Would definitely come back again and 3 days was not long enough - could easily spend a week there. Good mix of family and couples and lots to do at the resort (tennis court, pool & spa, bikes for hire, sea kayak hire just down the road) and a 10min walk from the treaty grounds .

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

We had a lovely 2 night stay here, stunning views across the water & a tasty & generous breakfast delivered to our room each morning. Our room was clean, tidy and the staff were helpful. The restaurant onsite was pretty average, but there are some lovely local restaurants in town. We would definitely stay again!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank NZ79
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Wow what a great four days we had at the Copthorne Hotel. From the moment we stepped through the door, the staff at the front desk were absolutely wonderful, friendly, informative. Absolutely made us welcome. Our room was just across and up a level. Not far to go.
We had a wonderful buffet dinner.

The food was fantastic, the service was fast, the views were out of this world, we were lucky the tall ships had arrived in the Bay of Islands for the weekend, so the waka's were amazing to watch.

It is a wonderful place to just relax and enjoy a few days away from the hustle and bustle. Well Worth staying. I am definitely going back for a holiday.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the East are so lovely, facing out towards the Treaty Grounds are so sunny in the morni...
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Patricia B
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

Although the staff were friendly, they were not speedy and the venue really lets down any good service that there was. Absolutely stunning location, but rooms are like you've stepped back into the 80s' - desperately in need of a refurb. Just about everything needs replacing. We stayed on the back of the Seaspray wing, no sun, dark and old. Maybe the front side and other rooms are better? Long corridor is great for amplifying sound of every patron that stumbles back to their room late at night!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

Just back from a great break at the Copthorne hotel in Paihia. The situation of the hotel is excellent and the rooms and food were to a very good standard. I am sure we will be back to stay again to enjoy the hotel and all of the watersports on the doorstep. The Waitangi treaty ground being just a short walk away added to the location.

Room Tip: Rooms with a sea view are worth the extra..... The views towards Russel are superb.
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 October 2013 via mobile

On our two week trip to New Zealand my husband and I (thankfully) only had two days of horrible weather and unfortunately it was while we were in the Bay of Islands.. because of thw inclimate weather we were not able to do any of the touristy things in the area.. We were able to sneak into thw pool and spa area which was a lot of fun! The front desk personnel were very helpful in directing us to restaurants in the area and also helped when our flight to Fiji was cancelled. I would visit again :)

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Additional Information about Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands

Address: Tau Henare Drive | PO Box 150 (Paihia), Waitangi 2150, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Waitangi
Amenities:
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: £56 - £144 (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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