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Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Amazing Amazing stay as always. Have stayed there before multiple times and has always been great. The food is amazing and not over priced. The location is fantastic and the rooms were tidy and the grounds were perfect. Would stay here anytime again. A++++

Bugs, mosquitos, dirty and noisy. We checked in around 6:30pm and left for dinner. What returned around 9 and we found the started to unpack. The room looked fine then we started to notice the spiders, bugs and mosquitos. The room was full of them. We called the reception and a guy show up with a repellent canister and started to spay. They couldn't clean the room because no cleaning staff and no other room ready. We slept but didn't really had a good sleep because we we're alert and uncomfortable. Skip this hotel

Great location. Stayed in an ocean view apartment with lovely sunrises. Enjoyed the well heated spa pool every night and had plenty choices at the breakfast buffet. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Thank you for the personal touches. Will definitely stay again.

Wonderful location. I had a very quiet room very close to the waterfront. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The restaurant was good. I highly recommend staying at the Copthorne for private or business trips.

I was here for a conference over the long weekend. Good check in. The room was good for two with a terrace out onto the grass beside the bay. The breakfast was great and well presented. The conference room and meeting rooms all were good to use.

Our get away place. Been coning here for a long time and we are always greeted with smiles and the best hospitality, Waitangi 'Birth Place of our Nation' Will recommend whanau to stay. Great place for big groups as well. Pool, Spa and Beach right at your finger tips. Breakfast is always a favorite.

If planning late check out ensure you triple confirm it. Spacious room and comfortable bed. Good location for Waitangi. Parking was quite challenging with a decent walk to room in pouring rain...if possible drop passengers and bags off before parking.

Great deals to be had on this hotel makes it an ideal spot to go for a girls weekend away. Super comfy beds! Staff are always lovely and willing to help. Buffet breakfasts are great. Dinners could be made a bit more flavourful. Bathrooms could probably do with an update, but you don't go to boi to spend all your time in the room anyway. Great happy hour at hotel before 6pm too. Thanks for another great stay.

Nice sea views if you get a room facing the water. Can get good value if you take some of the inclusive deals offered by Copthorne group. Staff good, meals ok, rooms clean. Good facilities. Close to tourist offerings.

I had never stayed here before ( normally stay at another hotel in town ). The room that was given to me was great. Facing the water and the bed was comfortable. On my last night I heard what I thought was a washing machine going and it was the aircon in a room close to mind or maybe the buildings air con. I called reception and ask them to see if they could do something about it. 10mins All sorted. Breakfast is one of the best hotel buffet breakfast I have had as well.

1 Tau Henare Drive Waitangi

Hotel highlights

  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • 2 outdoor pools

Within a short walk of Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands is within a mile (2 km) of Waitangi Golf Club. This 184-room, 4-star hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers with 2 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and a restaurant. On the beach, the hotel is also close to Paihia Wharf and Paihia Beach.


This hotel serves as home to a restaurant, which has garden views and specializes in local cuisine, along with a bar. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


The 184 rooms are heated and have an array of amenities, including balconies or patios, refrigerators, and electric kettles. 42-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in pillow menus and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free newspapers, ceiling fans, and safes are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands have access to a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. There's free parking and a free area shuttle. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include an outdoor tennis court, WiFi in public areas, and 6 meeting rooms.

Room options

Standard Twin or Double

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Double Room, Sea View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Family Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Double or Twin Room (Breakfast Included)

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

57.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1196 reviews