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Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

4-star beach hotel with outdoor pool, near Waitangi Treaty Grounds

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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  • Fantastic place for our little family holiday. Was central to all our needs. Rooms clean…

    Jan 10, 2021

  • I was not happy with the cleanliness of the room. The sheets were not changed daily as…

    Jan 3, 2021

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Official standards

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

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Easy parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 114 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area

What’s around

  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds - 42 min walk
  • Paihia Beach - 3 min walk
  • Paihia Wharf - 11 min walk
  • Waitangi Golf Club - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Russell Museum - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • Pompallier Mission - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Twin Room 1 King & 1 Queen
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Family Room
  • Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Loft Twin King KK


  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds - 42 min walk
  • Paihia Beach - 3 min walk
  • Paihia Wharf - 11 min walk

What’s around


  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds - 42 min walk
  • Paihia Beach - 3 min walk
  • Paihia Wharf - 11 min walk
  • Waitangi Golf Club - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Russell Museum - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • Pompallier Mission - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Russell Christ Church - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Russell Beach - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Tapeka Point - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Bay of Islands Marina - 3.4 mi / 5.4 km
  • Waitangi Mountain Bike Park - 3.6 mi / 5.7 km

Getting around

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 114 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:30 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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


  • Airport shuttle*


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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Working away

  • Business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 194
  • Conference space size (meters) - 18


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


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


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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

In the room

Home comforts

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

Things to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

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

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free weekday newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • 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, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Small print

Also known as

  • Scenic Bay Islands
  • Scenic Bay Of Islands Paihia
  • Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands Hotel
  • Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands Paihia
  • Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands Hotel Paihia
  • 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

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.5 percent

Rollaway beds are available for NZD 35.0 per night

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 29.50 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


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 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.

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).

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 10:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Nikau Restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Alfresco's (3-min walk), Thirty30 Craft Beer Bar (4-min walk), and El Cafe (4-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands has an outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
  • 4.0.Fair

    Dirty and poor housekeeping

    Housekeeping staff were rude and did not clean the room for 4 night ( our whole stay). They simply made the bed and changed the towels. We had to ask to top up the toilet roll and toiletries.

    4 night family trip, Jan 3, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Not good for the price

    $350 per night and we had 1 sky movie channel? Waste of money

    Sheedeh, 2 night family trip, Jan 1, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This is a lovely place to stay. The staff are awesome, very friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. They are always around so things get dealt with and sorted on the spot, breakfast was delicious and plentiful, early morning staff being always cheerful and smiling! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend staying here and we will be back.

    Maggie, 4 night family trip, Dec 28, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Well worth a stay

    Park like grounds set well back from the street. Well appointed rooms...comfy bed

    Stephen, 3 night trip, Nov 19, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Enjoyable stay

    Pleasant stay at Scenic Hotel, the staff were lovely and extremely helpful, especially Maria, who gave us recommendations on what to do and eat around the local area.

    Vincent, 3 night trip, Oct 22, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good



    Susanna, 2 night trip, Oct 9, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    bad experience

    Room had a funny smell. Found my night gown thrown on the floor by staff that made bed ... Rubbish bag was left opened in the middle of the room Male hotel staff used key to open the door at 9.30 am, without knocking, and I was naked!!! Terrible experience. No water in the swimming pool

    Irina, 2 night trip, Mar 4, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Happy customers

    The location was perfect for us . The staff went beyond expectations and the restaurant food was excellent. I would recommend this hotel for anyone who likes To experience quality without breaking the bank

    Mandy, 1 night trip with friends, Jan 6, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Visiting from the USA

    The room had two king size beds and still plenty of room. Super clean & comfortable with excellent heating! Staff were first class!! Highly recommend staying at this hotel

    Siobhan, 2 night family trip, May 23, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Impromptu Weekend Escape

    A very good stay. Location,Staff, Room all really good.First time at Scenic for us and now we are keen to find and try their other South Island locations. Would highly recommend to other travellers.

    Peggy, 3 night romance trip, May 3, 2019

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