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Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel has most of the things a 4* should have, pool, restaurant, reasonably close to the beach, but it is old and tired and much like a budget 3* hotel. What bothered me the most was when I asked the manager to make a restauant reservation, he said wouldn't make meal reservations for a competitor eatery, as they had their own on site restaurant. This was the manager! I told hime I thought this was a very poor policy as I had already eaten once at their place and wanted to try other places. He did give me the phone number and said for 85 cents I could call from my room. Unfortunately the number he gave me was a wrong #? I thought NZ was supposed to be visitor friendly. Not this place. I never

Overall: There are many hotels in Paihia. Many are oceanfront with a great location. This one is not either, but the value is good. The rooms have cool vaulted ceilings with a balcony. A decent walk to town (10-12 mins). I do not regret staying here but next time I may try one of the nice oceanfront hotels. Pros: -Value -Cool room with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams -Able to park car close to room -Clean Cons: -Location -No waterfront -No free internet -Staff was not very helpful/knowledgeable about the city.

Clean and quiet just like the city. Easy walking distance from the bay and stores. Enjoyed complimentary hot evening tea each night after sight-seeing. Would stay again as it looked like the most updated hotel in town.

We only had one night at this hotel and I wished that we'd planned to be in the area longer since the place was so great!

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