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4.5 out of 5

"Super lovely and helpful staff. Rooms decent, easy walking distance into town. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 03 Aug 2020

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Paihia awaits you at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands. Within a 5-minute stroll you'll find Paihia Beach and Paihia Wharf within a 15-minute walk. Highlights at this beach hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

All 114 rooms feature TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, free wired Internet, and sitting areas. Refrigerators and room service make in-room dining easy, and minibars provide refreshments. Coffee/tea makers, free weekday newspapers, and safes are also available.

The restaurant, Nikau Restaurant, is open for breakfast and dinner. The hotel's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. 194 square feet (18 square meters) of event facilities include conference space, and other business amenities include a business center. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Each morning full breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM. There's also the convenience of an airport shuttle.

With a stay at this 4-star Paihia hotel, you'll be 3.5 km (2.2 mi) from Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$165* Per night/room 5 Dec. - 6 Dec.

Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Loft Twin King KK

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands ratings based on 249 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

Everyone (97) Couples (90) Business (1) Family (62)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 21 Nov. 2020

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2 out of 5
Overpriced for what you get. More a motel than a hotel. They really dont offer much. Beds are shocking, ended up rolling out a sleaping bag and slept on the floor. Dissapointing, and wouldnt go back.

Posted by , from Auckland on 2 Oct. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Oct. 2020 by Katie B

Kia ora, I appreciate you taking the time to post your feedback. Our team are very proud to provide a range of Hotel facilities and services, that I can assure you are not provided at a motel. I have made note of your comment regarding the bed comfort. Kind regards Katie Buksh

5 out of 5
Super lovely and helpful staff. Rooms decent, easy walking distance into town.

Posted by , from Kerikeri on 3 Aug. 2020

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5 Aug. 2020 by Pam

Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to place your review. We really appreciate your feedback and I will gladly pass on your thanks to our staff. Nga mihi Pamela

5 out of 5
We had a great stay, very clean and tidy, heat pump kept us warm. Bathroom was pretty cold on one of the days but that was the only negative and not really an issue on the slightly warmer days. Friendly staff. We would definitely recommend.

Posted by on 17 Jul. 2020

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20 Jul. 2020 by Katie B

Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to place your review. We really appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon. Nga mihi Katie Buksh, GM

5 out of 5

Posted by on 12 Jul. 2020

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20 Jul. 2020 by Katie B

Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to place your review. We really appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon. Nga mihi Katie Buksh, GM

5 out of 5

Posted by on 8 Jul. 2020

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20 Jul. 2020 by Katie B

Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to place your review. We really appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon. Nga mihi Katie Buksh, GM

5 out of 5
We loved this place - by far the highlight to our trip. A beautiful coastal area that was simply stunning and this property was perfect. Quiet, close to the main shops, well maintained and had a pool!

Posted by on 27 Jan. 2020

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29 Jan. 2020 by Katie B

Kia Ora, We appreciate you taking the time yo review us! Kind regards Katie Buksh

2 out of 5

Posted by on 2 Jan. 2020

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8 Jan. 2020 by Katie B

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your feedback. I would appreciate you getting in touch with me to provide me with some more information on the reasons for your low rating. Kind regards Katie Buksh

4 out of 5
Facilities as expected. Staff were really helpful and lovely.

Posted by , from Auckland on 30 Dec. 2019

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31 Dec. 2019 by Katie B

Kia Ora Thank you for your recent review. We appreciate the feedback. Nga Mihi Katie Buksh

4 out of 5
One of the better looking hotels in Paihia, though still lacks character. The friendly staff brightened things up.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 13 Dec. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Dec. 2019 by Katie B

Kia ora Richard, Thank you for your recent review. We hope that you had a great trip to Paihia and hope to see you again in the future! Nga mihi Katie Buksh

About the Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

Location 58 Seaview Road, Paihia, 0200

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You'll find a business center on site. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 194 square feet (18 square meters) and includes conference space. An outdoor pool, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the luxury Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands. Self parking is free. This 4-star Paihia hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 114 guestrooms or units
  • 194 sq ft of conference space
  • 18 sq m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Auckland Intl. Airport (AKL) (246.2 km / 153 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands offers 114 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Satellite television is provided. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Paihia hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary weekday newspapers, and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Sitting area
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Nikau Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 10:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:30 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:30 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 35.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.Contactless check-out is available.The property affirms that it adheres to the Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global) sanitization guidelines.

  • No lifts
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: NZD 29.50 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 35.0 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.5 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Scenic Bay Islands
  • Scenic Bay Islands Paihia
  • Scenic Hotel Bay Islands
  • Scenic Hotel Bay Islands Paihia
  • Scenic Hotel Bay Of Islands Paihia
  • Scenic Hotel Paihia
  • Scenic Hotel Bay Of Islands Paihia
  • Scenic Bay Of Islands Paihia
  • Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands Hotel
  • Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands Paihia
  • Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands Hotel Paihia

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

National Rating

This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.

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