Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

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Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

4.0 star property
Paihia beach hotel with outdoor pool and restaurant

8.6/10 Fabulous

826 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is P4,651
Price available on 15/08/2022
58 Seaview Road, Paihia, 0200
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Business center
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

Getting around

  • Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) - 19 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

A great choice for a stay in Paihia, Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands features an airport shuttle. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at Nikau Restaurant, which serves breakfast. This luxurious hotel also features a bar/lounge, a terrace, and a garden. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and beach location.


Afrikaans, English, German

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 industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 114 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • 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 6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
  • Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

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


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Conference space (194 square feet)


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • German

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


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

Special features


Nikau Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

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

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 25 for adults and NZD 12.50 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.5 percent

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 35.0 per night

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; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).


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.

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

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Scenic Bay Islands
Scenic Bay Islands Paihia
Scenic Hotel Bay Islands
Scenic Hotel Bay Islands Paihia
Scenic Hotel Bay Of Islands Paihia
Scenic Hotel Paihia
Scenic Hotel Bay Of Islands Paihia
Scenic Bay Of Islands Paihia
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Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands Paihia
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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Paihia bliss
It was a very well maintained property in matters of cleanliness. Rooms were made up daily and were refreshing. The property itself is a bit dated butnthat was perfectly alright. Walking distance to the town centre.
Uday, 4-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Heated pool would have been nice
Anup, 2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

OK stay
Our stay at Bay of Islands was ok. Starting with the positives - the staff are incredibly friendly and go out of their way to make you feel welcome. The location was also really good. The not so positives are the room we stayed in had a really dank smell and the bed was terrible - it was lumpy and so soft that it gave us both really bad back ache. The breakfast was also very average so we opted to have other meals at other restaurants. Overall not a bad stay but not sure I’d return - as felt that the price was too high for what you got and was more like a 3 star hotel.
Faye, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Good experience in this hotel
Susanna, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

P M, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Good location, tidy & clean.
Philip, 2-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent, friendly service. Very helpful staff. The room is spacious and comfortable. Thank you
Peter, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Good location.
Peter, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Better service req, a little rundown in the rooms
I would like to say that I enjoyed staying at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands. I'm at two minds about this. The check-in process was quick and straightforward. The concierge answered my questions about the ferry. Everything was fine. When I got to the room, I found that various hardware in the bathroom are broken or loose. The bath towel hook, the toilet roll handle, and the hand towel handle. This means we can't use those as the towels keep falling off when we hang the towels on them. After the first night, I went to the receptionist and ask them what's the difference between the Superior room and the Deluxe room. She immediately looked unimpressed and said it's a $50 difference. To which I was taken aback as I expected her to explain in more detail such as bedding arrangement, sizing difference, or location in the hotel. She did not want to elaborate further so I left. The last night when we returned from a full-day trip, we found that the bathroom floor was not cleaned properly nor is the carpet vacuumed. We found hair on the bathroom floor as soon as we walked in. We had a drink at the hotel the last night and were greeted by the hotel manager, he was kind and nice to talk to. That might have been the highlight of our stay.
3-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Sara, 1-night trip
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