Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

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Overview of Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

4.0 star property
4-star beachfront hotel with spa, near Paihia Beach

8.0/10 Very Good

994 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
The price is P4,012
Price available on 13/07/2022
1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, 0200
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Breakfast available
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Children's pool
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
For families
  • Children's pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Cable/satellite TV service
  • Garden
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Paihia Beach - 25 min walk
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds - 1 min drive
  • Paihia Wharf - 3 min drive
  • Haruru Falls - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) - 19 min drive
  • Auckland Intl. Airport (AKL) - 126.1 miles/203 km

About this property

Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands is a great choice for your beach stay in Waitangi, putting you near activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, and parasailing. 2 outdoor pools provide fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, facials, and body treatments. Offering garden views, Jimmy Cook’s Restaurant serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. A bar/lounge, an outdoor tennis court, and a children's pool are other highlights at this upscale hotel. The pool and comfortable beds get good marks from fellow travelers.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of We Clean. We Care. We Welcome. (Millennium)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 184 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Taking the kids

  • Children's pool

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • 18 holes of golf
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Languages spoken

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • German
  • Hindi

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 42-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


S.O.S Day Spa has 1 treatment room. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.

The spa is open select days.


Jimmy Cook’s Restaurant - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).
Jimmy Cook's Cafe Bar - This poolside bar specializes in local cuisine and serves light fare only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open select days.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Award, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between NZD 19.50 and NZD 27 for adults, and NZD 13 and NZD 13 for children (approximately)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2 percent

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pool access available from 7 AM to 10 PM
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We Clean. We Care. We Welcome. (Millennium).


Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Parties and events are allowed on site.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Copthorne Bay Islands
Copthorne Bay Islands Waitangi
Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay Islands
Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay Islands Waitangi
Copthorne Hotel Resort
Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay Of Islands Waitangi
Copthorne Hotel And Resort Bay Of Islands
Copthorne Hotel Bay Of Islands
Copthorne Hotel Paihia
Copthorne Hotel Resort Bay Islands Waitangi
Copthorne Hotel Resort Bay Islands
Copthorne Of Islands Waitangi
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands Hotel
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands Waitangi
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands Hotel Waitangi

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings


Very Good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



6/10 Good

Times have changed and not for the better
Staff in restaurant had no menu knowledge. Friendly yet not professional. Room had a lamp not working. No information for anythjng available in the hotel no menus to encourage dining in the restaurant. Not at all like how the hotel use to be.
1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Staff were very friendly. Breakfast was good. Whole hotel and especially the room was very dated and not clean. We had to chase up clean towels and amenities. Overall very disappointed and was expecting more.
5-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Disappointed we couldn’t swim in pools , Sammy the manger was lovely
2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

room service poor and pool close
anil, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Convenience and Comfort
The Copthorne was the perfect place to stay during our visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds - right next door. Good food and we had dinner delivered as room service one evening. Good hearty breakfast. Truly outstanding concierge, Dimitri. Very comfortable bed, good room a/c which we only used for sleeping cool. Beautiful view and nice small patio to enjoy the outdoors. Everything we needed and it was so nice we extended our stay for a third night.
Robert, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Copthorne has one of the best pool areas. It's like being overseas at a tropical island resort. Spacious and well landscaped. Restaurant offered a well organized breakfast buffet delivered to your table. Concierge staff Demetri was very helpful & were were pleased at got to see dolphins on our explorer cruise. Walking distance to Waitangi, which is definitely worth checking out.
Ange, 4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Chris, 3-night trip
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2/10 Poor

The property was fine, I have been here several times before. The lack of service, the poor management, and the inability to adjust accordingly to make the situation better or further the business was beyond poor.
Jeanna, 3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Have stayed here many of times and will continue to stay here. Great, friendly staff!
Robert, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

The pool is amazing. It's quite sheltered and loads of room.
Colin, 4-night family trip
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