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Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Excellent Beds, lovely room service and/or Restaurant food. Friendly staff at all times. Short walk to beach and centre of town, Maritime centre. Room balcony overlooked a lovely garden. Very peaceful.

Lovely setting, spotless rooms, comfy bed, fast internet and staff friendly and helpful. Great location. Very fair pricing and would definitely return here. Made our stay in Bay of Islands a very pleasant one

Rooms good but need to walk outside to get to reception and restaurant. Food is OK buffet style. Not facing the bay but just 10 mins walk to pier etc Bay of Islands location is well worth a visit and I can highly recommend Waitangi Treay Hrounds

We stayed here two nights as part of our New Zealand tour. The room was fine if lacking in character and the beds were very comfortable. The staff were efficient and friendly but what let it down big time was the food ! The first night we had a buffet which was fairly tasteless and lukewarm. The breakfast did not have a really good choice of cereals e.g proper muesli and the only eggs on offer were scrambled. not realising tneir potential !

We are here for 2nights on a coach tour, room was ok and view into garden lovely, food service was inattentive. Buffet was unimaginative,lots of food that sat on steam table for hours, heaped so stuff on top was cold, cold fish, soggy chips, not enough fresh fruit and veggies, plates were smeared and some had dried food debris on bottom. only one cheese at breakfast. Beds mushy, would not recommend

My husband and I stayed at the Scenic Paihia this week. We had a lovely evening meal with excellent attentive service from both the waitresses. The duck will ensure my husband returns again and is still going on about the dish. My father's hapuka was fresh, hadn't lost its authenticity and cooked perfectly; as stated by an old fisherman. My eye fillet was beautiful as was the raspberry and lime brulee. Our room, without my father, was spacious, clean and the bed is, as many comments prior have stated, made for slumber. Although there is air-con we slept with the ranch-slider open and enjoyed the fresh salty breeze. The breakfast buffet had all you could want, unfortunately we were still full from our 3-course dinner to enjoy its full range. We checked out by two lovely receptionists who were bubbly and friendly. Thank you Melissa and your staff for a lovely stay.

Really enjoyed staying in this group of hotels throughout our tour of NZ. Always found staff helpful, rooms clean and excellent facilities for the road-touring traveller. The hotel at Paihia is well p,aced to visit not only the Bay of Islands but the Northlands as well. Highly recommend

Had a relaxing and enjoyable 3 nights at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands. The reception staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful, great recommendations for places to go and where to eat. Free wifi is always a bonus! Rooms were in great condition and grounds well maintained. It was central to everything we needed (food, beach, ferry). Paihia is a lovely small coastal town and I'd highly recommend Scenic Hotel as a place to go for a relaxing weekend away!

My wife and l took advantage of a "promo" at Scenic Hotel Paihia. It was $139 night that included an upgrade from standard to superior room, and 2 buffet breakfasts. The room was fabulous with 2 queen size beds, and the breakfast was excellent. The staff went out of their way to ensure we had a worry free holiday, even giving us 2 free drink vouchers for the bar.

We had a lovely two night stay.Room was very clean and fresh.Set in lovely grounds an d very quiet.Staff very courteous.Restaurant meals excellent.Short walk to Paihia.We appreciated the spring deal which made it affordable.Highly recommended

58 Seaview Road Paihia

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located within a 5-minute walk of Paihia Beach, Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands is within a 15-minute stroll of Paihia Wharf. This 114-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Also nearby are Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Russell Beach.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


All 114 rooms feature refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free weekday newspapers, phones, and ironing boards are also available.

Property features

Guests of Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include laundry facilities and a garden.

Room options

Standard Twin Room 1 King & 1 Queen

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 612 reviews