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4.5 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 ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 27 Jan 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 coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators and round-the-clock room service make in-room dining easy, and minibars provide refreshments. Free weekday newspapers, safes, and hair dryers 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$222* Per night/room 12 Mar. - 13 Mar.

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 243 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 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

Everyone (94) Couples (90) Business (1) Family (59)
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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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Jan. 2020 by Katie B

Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon! 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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Comment from Hotel Management

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

3 out of 5
The restaurant left much to be desired. The breakfast was excellent, but dinner proved to be a great disappointment on the three nights we dined there. The quantity was more than we needed and the quality suffered.

Posted by on 12 Nov. 2019

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5 out of 5
Excellent overall, only improvement we can suggest is food — breakfast buffet especially

Posted by on 28 Oct. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

31 Oct. 2019 by KatieB

Kia Ora, Thank you for your feedback. We will take this on board and hope to see you again at Scenic Hotel, Bay of Islands. Nga mihi Katie Buksh, general manager

5 out of 5

Posted by on 10 Oct. 2019

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15 Oct. 2019 by Katie B

Kia Ora, Thank you for the five star review! We hope to welcome to back to Scenic Hotel Paihia in the near future. Kind regards Katie Buksh

4 out of 5
Friendly reception, good restaurant and well located

Posted by on 23 May 2019

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10 Jun. 2019 by KatieB

Kia ora Thank you for your great feedback! We hope to see you again soon warm regards Katie Buksh

4 out of 5

Posted by on 30 Apr. 2019

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30 Apr. 2019 by RamonJ

Thank you very much for your online rating!

5 out of 5
We enjoyed the comfy room which was quiet - back from the road - and well supplied. We had dinner in the restaurant and were well looked after even though there were two tour buses in house. Meals were more than adequate and delicious. Breakfast a large range of selections and prices reasonable. All staff were very courteous (as expected but not always received). Wished we could have stayed longer. Not muchgh we didn't like!

Posted by on 13 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Apr. 2019 by RamonJ

Good afternoon, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a post stay review for Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, Paihia via wotif.com We genuinely appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again very soon, Kind regards, Ramon James - Hotel Manager

About the Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

Location 58 Seaview Road, Paihia, 0200

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities will be closed from 17 February 2020 to 01 June 2020 (dates subject to change):

  • Swimming pool

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 (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • 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 (AKL-Auckland Intl.) (246.2 km / 153 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands offers 114 accommodations with minibars and safes. 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.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 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
  • 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.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 35 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • 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 are 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.

  • No lifts
  • Debit cards

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 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

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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