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Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

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25 Nov.26 Nov.
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Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands has a sub-tropical resort ambiance, with island-influenced architecture, beautifully landscaped grounds and light airy rooms. Situated at the entrance to the seaside town of Paihia, it’s a pleasant stroll into town to access the main wharf, visitor activities, fine dining and shopping. Whether you are here for business or pleasure, the relaxed atmosphere of Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands will melt away your stresses in moments. The entire property has been extensively refurbished and expanded, and the attention to detail will impress you. As our guest you will enjoy: A choice of accommodation styles including standard, superior and deluxe rooms. Beautifully presented guest rooms, with earthy tones, splashes of colour, and quality room amenities. Excellent hotel facilities, including swimming pool, ample parking, wireless Internet and comprehensive conference facilities. Quality, relaxed dining and socialising in our licensed restaurant, and lounge bar. Easy walking access to Paihia’s main wharf, shops and local attractions. Our lush sub-tropical gardens, with water features and feature lighting, are attractive and relaxing by day and night.
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All reviews two queen beds buffet breakfast motel style superior room ceiling fan new zealand hotel restaurant good size centre of town lovely room air conditioning swimming pool large bathroom an upgrade sea front would stay again spent two nights
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove from Auckland to here, ground floor room with patio surrounded by plants and the wonderful sound of the native birds. Truly peaceful. Wish we had longer here, great room, big bathroom and friendly staff. Photo of room & out of the patio.

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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

12 colleagues stayed here for work. Rooms modern, well appointed, and quiet. Only issue some had was long waits for evening meals. Otherwise no real issues. Handy to central Paihia. Walking distance. Staff friendly.More

Thank JBNZ1969
Response from RamonJ318, Hotel Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of IslandsResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning JBNZ1969, Thank you very much for your online review and rating via www.tripadvisor.com You are quite right, our location and rooms are testament to how well we do and why we have so many repeat guests who love staying here. It is pleasing...More

Reviewed 24 September 2018

The hotel is in a wonderful peaceful spot with native birds singing in the mornings. Lovely and quiet for a restful stay. Can't fault the location and cleanliness of the hotel at all. Well done. Unfortunately we had booked a deluxe room and I wasn't...More

Thank Katrina P
Response from RamonJ318, Hotel Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of IslandsResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning Katrina P, Thank you very much for your online review and rating via www.tripadvisor.com It is pleasing to read you were happy with our location, cleanliness and rooms. I have passed your comments onto our Food and Beverage departmental managers for review in...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018

The Bay of Islands Scenic Hotel is quiet, clean and comfortable, but the little things give it something extra, and make it a fine choice for accommodation in this charming area. Things like the excellent toiletries, the large and fluffy towels, the floor level entrance...More

Thank MichaeltheWriter
Response from RamonJ318, Hotel Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of IslandsResponded 13 September 2018

Good afternoon MichaeltheWriter, Thank you very much for your kind review and online rating! We certainly do everything we can think of to set us apart from our competitors. We are very lucky and believe also that the small touches make a difference. We do...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018

We have just spent 4 nights there for the Jazz Festival and was very impressed with everything about the hotel. The staff were all very helpful, the rooms clean and nice and very good value for money.

Thank daharpers
Response from Ramon J, Hotel Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of IslandsResponded 14 August 2018

Good afternoon daharpers, Thank you very much for your 5/5 rating and review via www.tripadvisor.com, We appreciate the feedback and it is pleasing to read your comments. See you next festival! Kind regards, Ramon James - Hotel Manager

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11 December 2017|
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Response from Charles A | Reviewed this property |
Sorry you will have to ask the resort about hairdryers -I cant remember
17 December 2016|
Response from rossbboi | Property representative |
No. We run and A La Carte menu as well as a buffet on certain nights.
17 December 2016|
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Response from TonyC104 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I go not know however the hotel is very traditional so I would expect so. If not the hotel is very near the centre of Paihia where there are a number of restaurants where I would expect one would provide a roast... More
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"Large complex, rear rooms are the quietest. But if you dont want to walk far then ask to be near..."
23 Sep. 2018
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"I always prefer ground floor."
15 Apr. 2018
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"Get and upper floor room overlooking the botanic courtyard and backing on to the woods."
4 Apr. 2018
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"All rooms seem to be quiet, hotel very close to the main shopping area and harbour. Very little noise from..."
29 Mar. 2018
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USD 110 - USD 235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsPaihia
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