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4.5 out of 5

"Room was good, comfortable beds, everything well stocked, shower was ok. Disappointed the restaurant was closed for dinner deals and this wasn’t menti ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 06 Jun 2021

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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, minibars, and coffee/tea makers are also available.

The restaurant, Nikau Restaurant, is open for breakfast. The hotel's own lounge bar 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 7:00 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 and 4.5 km (2.8 mi) from Waitangi Golf Club.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$104* Per night/room 4 Dec. - 5 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 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 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

Everyone (96) Couples (84) Business (1) Family (60)
4 out of 5
Room was good, comfortable beds, everything well stocked, shower was ok. Disappointed the restaurant was closed for dinner deals and this wasn’t mentioned prior to booking in. This meant we had to try and find a table at an outside establishment on a wet, long weekend after a long drive.

Posted by on 6 Jun. 2021

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5 out of 5
The room was lovely and clean, the staff are always very friendly and accomodating, and they have a wide selection for their breakfast buffet.

Posted by on 13 May 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Jun. 2021 by Matt

Thanks for reviewing the hotel - I am so pleased you had an enjoyable stay. all the best Mathew Brettell - General Manager

4 out of 5

Posted by on 11 Apr. 2021

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5 out of 5
Good location and super friendly staff. Stayed 3 nigts ..

Posted by on 3 Apr. 2021

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4 out of 5
Walking distance to town and also quite. Enjoyed time around the pool. Thought the rooms could do with a bit of an update but the size of the room was great.

Posted by on 22 Mar. 2021

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4 out of 5
The room and location was great. Staff friendly snd helpful.

Posted by on 17 Feb. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Mar. 2021 by Katie S

Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. We hope to see you again soon! Nga mihi Katie Silcock

5 out of 5
The staff are lovely and very accomodating. They made special efforts to ensure my children and I had an enjoyable stay.

Posted by on 14 Feb. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Mar. 2021 by Katie S

Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. We hope to see you again soon! Nga mihi Katie Silcock

4 out of 5

Posted by on 30 Jan. 2021

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4 out of 5
overall all good but bed was uncomfortable. I've been to several hotels, but there was none of bed uncomfortable like this...

Posted by on 10 Jan. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Jan. 2021 by Katie B

Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. Unfortunately due to your anonymous review i cannot determine which room you stayed in to investigate this further. We do hope to welcome you back to Scenic Hotels in the near future. Nga mihi Katie Buksh

5 out of 5
Minutes walk from the town centre. Very clean rooms and friendly staff. We’d stay here again, soon!

Posted by on 6 Jan. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Jan. 2021 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 in the Bay of Islands again soon. 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
  • 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
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM.

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

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 9:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - 9:30 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 6:30 AM - 9:30 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 6:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in information. 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 Visa, Mastercard, American Express, 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. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).

  • No lifts
  • Debit cards
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • 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 Sustainable Tourism Business Award, 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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