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Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I'm sure rooms differ here but our room was so large we had 2 king size beds in our room so we just had to have one each! The beds here are extremely comfortable with pillows you just sink into & the rooms do have air conditioning & a balcony. I must compliment the restaurant as the food here was exceptionally good especially the steak & chips, it was so good we had this two nights in a row. Nice seating area for the bar outside where groups seem to gather. Very small pool but we didn't see anyone using it. Good location about a ten minute easy walk to the waterfront & there is a footpath all of the way & you will find a few pricey seafood restaurants here but the hotel restaurant is well worth a visit & it wasn't busy. Also the boat trips around the Bay of Islands start from here to.

Just a short walk from town. Used the guests washing machines and dryers. Excellent breakfast. Good nights sleep in a very large room, plenty of space, good bathroom. Had a swimming pool but we did not use it.

This hotel ticked all our boxes. Beautifully situated and ideally located for the beach and town. The Rooms were so big with 2 double beds. A large balcony to sit. We eat in the restaurant the first night with other members of our party. We all had something different and all agreed a lovely meal. Drinks were not expensive or overpriced. All staff we encountered were very friendly, always smiling and service in all areas of the hotel was excellent. Breakfast was a typical buffet. Well run breakfast service. Even the towels were thick and fluffy, unlike in some hotels we have stayed when they should be renewed as they are rough and old.

We really enjoyed our stay in this hotel in Paihia. The staff were very friendly and helpful and advised us where to visit. The room was spacious, breakfasts good and the pool nice to lie by. Easy placed to walk into town to restaurants, beach and boat trips

We stayed here as part of our trip from Auckland. The room was spacious and clean with all the facilities for a comfortable stay. We ate in the restaurant both evenings and enjoyed well prepared and presented food.

Booked in for a long weekend Thursday till Sunday, checked in very quickly and the staff are very helpful and friendly. The room was very comfortable with separate toilet and walk in shower, the room had fridge and tea and coffee facilities plus TV to keep in touch with World News. A nice leisurely walk into the hub of Paihia with easy beach access if you don’t want to use the pool at the Hotel. We did not eat in the Hotel as there are plenty of places to eat with ample choice for every kind of dietary requirements. We would definitely come back again, Regards,

We were realky impressed by this hotel. Easy to navigate and staff very helpful and friendly. Didn't get to use the swimming pool albeit small would be lovely to use and very welcome. There is a guest washing machine and dyer area which we made full use of and cost really reasonable price..also in the room was an airer for those items that are not happy tumble drying, a balcony too. Hairdryer and toiletries welcome touch. The hotel is in a perfect location and was exactly what was described regarding views etc. Wish a perfect place at the start of all the action ie boat trips round bay restaurant bars and beach. I would definitely stay there again in fact we are booked into other scenic hotels around New Zealand so quite happy. Really worth a visit we loved the hotel.

Room was fine, but the meal we had in the restaurant was not at all good. Out of the freezer into the cooker and onto my plate with no style or thought. We were on B & B (cooked food not allowed..which was a shame as there was plenty left) although to be honest who needs cooked breakfast on holiday with all the coffee cakes et al? Short walk inland and parking was fine. Had a dip in the pool which was good if small. Flakey Wi Fi

The Scenic Hotel in the Bay of Islands is a great spot to stay in the pretty town of Paihia. The hotel was comfortable and quiet. The hotel has the main view of the town, apartments mostly have views of the grounds. Nestled on the coast looking east, Paihia offers lots places to visit by car all around, and good restaurants with great views in reasonable walking distance from the hotel.

This is a great hotel that is set back from the waterfront, so it is quiet. it's just a couple of minutes walk from the beach. Included in the price is an excellent breakfast. The hotel has a great pool and the rooms are clean and cosy.

58 Seaview Road Paihia

Hotel highlights

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

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands places you within a 10-minute stroll of Paihia Beach and 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 628 reviews