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Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

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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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Restaurant
Free Parking
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Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Conference Facilities
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Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
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This is a comfortable middle-of-the-range hotel ideal for people staying in, or passing through, the Bay of Islands. Our room was spacious, well-appointed and comfortable and the staff pleasant and helpful. We only had breakfasts there, eating out elsewhere to make the most of
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We were in the back of the property facing a planted hillside. It was perfectly quiet for four nights. The room was large and well appointed. The beds were very comfortable. We had dinner there one night and it was quite good. The staff were fast and pleasant. The hotel is
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I've stayed in this hotel before, and it's very nice; but, I just can't understand why the breakfast choices are so poor compared to the Scenic in Dunedin. It's the same hotel group. One guest was told if he wanted anything other than the scrambled eggs he'd have to pay extra
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Response from RamonJ318, Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
Responded 2 weeks ago
Good afternoon dbkx, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a post stay review for Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, Paihia via tripadvisor.com. We are currently reviewing our breakfast offerings, in an effort to be more in line with our local competitors. Our team and I genuinely appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again very soon, Kind regards, Ramon James - Hotel Manager
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We stayed 3 nights at the Scenic Hotel in Paithia and found it excellent! Rooms were spacious with plenty of facilities & a great shower. Staff were very helpful & breakfast was fine. Although small the swimming pool was good & laundry facilities excellent!
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Response from RamonJ318, Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
Responded 2 weeks ago
Good afternoon ianwE7811IA, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a post stay review for Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, Paihia via tripadvisor.com 5/5 thank you! We are proud of our product and trying to be better and better each day. We genuinely appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again very soon, Kind regards, Ramon James - Hotel Manager
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We stayed here for 2 nights including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The hotel has beautiful sub-tropical gardens and good guest facilities at this resort-style hotel. Located in Paihia, The hotel WiFi was free but patchy in some areas. The facilities were very good, washers
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Response from RamonJ318, Manager at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
Responded 2 weeks ago
Good afternoon Jussy2013 Thank you very much for taking the time to post a post stay review for Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, Paihia via tripadvisor.com. Your comments make great reading thanks! Our WIFI offering is currently under review and improvements are imminent. We genuinely appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again very soon, Kind regards, Ramon James - Hotel Manager
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Is there a hairdryer in the room?
Sorry you will have to ask the resort about hairdryers -I cant remember
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No. We run and A La Carte menu as well as a buffet on certain nights.
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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 option Enjoy this beautiful part of NZ
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If you go to Scenic Hotel website there is a space to book children under 12.
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No. The Scenic Hotel y of Islands is 150mtrs back from the beach and there are no water views.
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"Get lower room so you don't have to get your bags/suitcases up a small steep staircase"
"Large complex, rear rooms are the quietest. But if you dont want to walk far then ask to be near reception area"
"I always prefer ground floor."
"Get and upper floor room overlooking the botanic courtyard and backing on to the woods."
"All rooms seem to be quiet, hotel very close to the main shopping area and harbour. Very little noise from the air-con noise."
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PRICE RANGE
USD 110 - USD 225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
scenic hotel paihia
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsPaihia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
114
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