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Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

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8.5

Excellent

918 reviews

918 reviews

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8.2

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Pipi Patch Bar 130 m
Stockyard Point Scenic Reserve 210 m
Bay Beach Hire 260 m
Scenic Reserve 270 m
1880 Elizabeth Colenso nee Fairburn Norfolk Pine 330 m
Bay of Islands Uniting Parish 370 m
school playground 580 m
Pahia center parking site 630 m
Motuarahi Island 640 m
The Cabbage Tree Shop 670 m

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

58 Seaview Rd, Bay of Islands, Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, 0200 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Paihia part of Bay of Islands, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant and outdoor pool on-site.

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Highlights

Front desk [24-hour]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Bar

Garden

Shops

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Tennis court

Luggage storage

Game room

Value for money8.3
Location rating8.2

Rooms available at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.7

Family Room
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Standard Queen
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard King Bed
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe King
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Twin Room with Two Queen Beds
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 queen beds
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Superior Twin Room with a King & Queen Bed
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed and 1 king bed
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Loft Twin Room with Two King Beds
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 king beds
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Deluxe Twin
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 queen beds
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Superior Twin QQ
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 queen beds
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Standard Twin (2 Beds)
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed and 1 queen bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands has a car park available for guests.

What are my dining options at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands?

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What restaurants are nearby Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands?

Restaurants including Nikau Restaurant, Tito's Bistro & Bar and Thirty30 are popular in Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands’s neighborhood which is known as Paihia.

What popular shopping places are close to Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands?

Located in the Paihia area, Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands is close to great shopping choices like The Cabbage Tree Shop and Paihia Bookshop.

What are popular attractions near Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands?

Guests at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands can easily visit Stockyard Point Scenic Reserve, Bay of Islands Uniting Parish and school playground located in the Paihia area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands?

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands is located in the Paihia area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as 1880 Elizabeth Colenso nee Fairburn Norfolk Pine, Haumai Point and Opua Forest Lookout Track.

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What people love about Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Staff friendly, clean and quiet accomodation."

    rose_kumar

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    February 6, 2022

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "The room is clean and great value for money."

    Jen

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    October 29, 2019

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Spaciousness

    "Room was very comfortable and spacious."

    Remesh

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    October 22, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 158 Bay of Islands properties
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Room comfort score
8.7/10
Cleanliness score
8.9/10
Value for money score
8.3/10
Service score
8.8/10
Better than
92
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of Bay of Islands properties
Better than
88
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of Bay of Islands properties
Better than
84
%
of Bay of Islands properties
Better than
84
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of Bay of Islands properties
Overall rating:

8.5

Excellent
918 reviews
Cleanliness
8.9
Facilities
8.1
Location
8.2
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More about Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

More about Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable by providing the best in services and amenities. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy convenient available parking right at the hotel. Front desk services including concierge service and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs.
Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hotel's tours. Packing light is possible at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands thanks to the hotel's laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like room service let you get the most out of your room time.
Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with linen service and air conditioning. Some rooms at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands even come with extra design features such as a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment amenities are available in some rooms and include daily newspaper, television and cable TV.
In some select rooms, you can find a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker and mini bar at your disposal. It's good to know that a hair dryer and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hotel, for whenever you get hungry. A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the hotel's bar.
Hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Spend some time relaxing at the hotel's pool. Grab some last-minute needs or local souvenirs for yourself or those back home without having to go anywhere at the shops available right on-site.


Reasons to stay here

Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 92% cheaper than other options.
Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 93% of the city's other accommodations.
Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 92% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.1

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

6 mentions

Food & Dining

3 mentions

Breakfast

2 mentions

Beach

2 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Pub crawl
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tennis court
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • Cashless payment service
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Happy hour
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Kids meal

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]

Available in all rooms

  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Shower
Food and dining
Restaurants on site

Nikau Restaurant & Lounge Bar

  • Cuisine: Local
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
58 Seaview Rd, Bay of Islands, Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, 0200
Excellent
Location

8.2

Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-12 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until10:00

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors1
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 114
  • Year property opened1985
  • Most recent renovation2006

Reviews of Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.3
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10
Cleanliness8.9
Facilities8.1
Location8.2
Room comfort and quality8.7
Service8.8
Value for money8.3
High score for Bay of Islands
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9+ Exceptional (19)
8-9 Excellent (28)
7-8 Very Good (17)
6-7 Good (6)
<6 Below Expectation (4)
Time of the year
Mar - May (13)
Jun - Aug (9)
Sep - Nov (22)
Dec - Feb (30)
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8.3
Excellent
Ziyun from South Korea
Family with teens
Superior Twin QQ
Stayed 1 night in January 2014

Relaxing, comfortable”

Large clean rooms, Clean Linen, Location

The city of Paihia is a rather small town. So the fact that Scenic Hotel bay of Islands was not located in the center of town was not a minus at all. You can reach the town center in ten minutes on foot, and the hotel is quiet and peaceful because the bars, and backpackers are not too close. The huge room had two comfortable queen beds so my teenaged son could share the same room comfortably. Everything from bed linen to bathroom products were of good quality. And the staff were very friendly and attentive. The brakfast buffet wasn't very impressive, but overall a very pleasant stay.

Reviewed January 27, 2014

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9.3
Exceptional
Kim from Australia
Couple
Standard King Bed
Stayed 1 night in January 2012

Excellent value all round”

Great bed & modern decor, and very clean,good up to date apple mac internet service available (not free though), good location, nice and quiet, attentive desk service

We initially booked for only one night, but decided to stay for 4 and make this our base for exploring the Bay of Islands to the north and east. The room was not big but quite comfortable, with a small balcony that overlooked the garden. Being a standard room, it had no aircon. Instead it had a ceiling fan which was so high up that it was useless. The pedestal fan kept us cool but was a little noisy. Good modern bathroom also with a very nice range of organic toiletries. The hotel had good facilities for the price (restaurant, internet and pool) although of these, we only used the internet. We liked that the hotel was at the southern end, just out of the centre, but still an easy walk to the cafes, activities and shops. The staff were pleasant and attentive.

Reviewed January 25, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Martin from Australia
Couple
Deluxe King
Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

Great Place To Stay!!!”

This was the second time we have stayed here. This time we upgraded to one of the new King Size Deluxe rooms and we were both impressed by the improvement over the standard room. Very well equipped modern room, great KS bed and a quiet location. The Scenic Hotel is the perfect place to stay when exploring the Bay of Islands.

Reviewed January 06, 2019

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9.0
Exceptional
Grace from Malaysia
Couple
Standard King Bed
Stayed 2 nights in October 2012

well equipped hotel with everything you need ”

lovely toiletries. great pleasant service.

we were there for 2 nights in paihia and were provided with great well thought of service by the staff. as we did not want to eat in the hotel, the staff provided details and personal recommendations for food around the hotel (which proved to be excellent!) rooms are decently sized and comfy with everything you need.

Reviewed November 09, 2012

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8.7
Excellent
MICHAEL from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe King
Stayed 3 nights in March 2013

Relaxing stay”

size of room, friendliness and efficiency of staff, location

We were here for 3 nights as a relaxing break towards the end of a 6 week NZ holiday. We wanted quiet , comfort and proximity to the promenade without being in the thick of things. Paihia is quite small anyway and has a semi-exclusive feel. The hotel was perfect - fresh, modern on the edge of town but only 5/10 mins walk from cafes/restaurants and shops. Staff were excellent...always smiling, always helpful. Pool was fairly small but only visited by a handful of guests. Whilst we didn't eat there, the restaurant looked very nice.

Reviewed March 16, 2013

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8.0
Excellent
Amay from Australia
Group
Stayed 3 nights in June 2011

Great room and hotel, but lack of view”

superb room, great bed, modern features, great service from the manager assistant (but not neccesarily others)

the room was very modern and well furnished and styled. bathroom too appeared new and nice. the only thing lacking from this hotel was a view from the room. however, this was made up for by it being a short 20 minute walk to town, or a 5 minute car ride. although restaurants in the area are very expensive, being able to be at the bay of islands is a great treat.

Reviewed July 17, 2011

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8.7
Excellent
Barbara from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard King Bed
Stayed 2 nights in October 2011

Tastefully furnished”

Modern, smart and clean interiors

Pleasantly surprised by the standard of furnishings, decor and cleanliness for the excellent promotional price. Almost home from home with quality bath & body products. Location also good i.e. a minute or so from the beach/ bay and max 10 mins to the main ferry point. Reception also extended my check-out by 30-40 mins having slept-in and forgotten the early check-out times.

Reviewed October 30, 2011

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8.7
Excellent
LI from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Standard King Bed
Stayed 2 nights in July 2011

Lovely hotel ”

Spaceous room, clean and tidy

luckily to have a room at g/f or otherwise need to carry the luggage upstairs. free upgrade to deluxe room. room looks very very new and very very tidy. continental breakfast is just fair. location is good if drive but requires 5-10 walk to paihia city centre.

Reviewed July 28, 2011

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7.3
Very good
Michael from United States
Family with young children
Standard Queen
Stayed 3 nights in October 2010

Large rooms and good location”

Large rooms

We really enjoyed our stay at Senic Hotel Bay of Islands. There was a short walk to the beach and the room was large and had two queen beds. We stayed with our 2 young and very active sons and were happy to have a little patio that we could sit on - and read and enjoy a little wine on while they slept. Although it seems as if they have quite a few "older" clients, they were great for kiddies too. Just wish they had a pool!

Reviewed October 28, 2010

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9.7
Exceptional
Wan from China
Family with young children
Deluxe King
Stayed 2 nights in November 2010

Friendly Staff”

The room is big, new and clean. The garden is very nice. The staff are very friendly too.
No shops nearby.

We had a very nice stay at Scenic Hotel. The room is very big and new. We feel very comfortable staying here.

Reviewed November 17, 2010

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9.0
Exceptional
Philip from United Kingdom
Group
Stayed 3 nights in January 2012

Lovely hotel with fantastic food & location”

Delicious buffet, good location to coast, well kept gardens & swimming pool

myself, my partner and his father all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely hotel. our rooms were enormous and had a fantastic view overlooking well kept gardens. the location was great as we were only a 5-10 minute walk from the coast, our dive shop and the main high streets. the room was very kept, tastefully decorated and it was great to see that there were also encouraging environmental awareness too. the swimming pool although small was well looked after. we paid for a delicious buffet that included roast meats, salad, vegetables and superb selection of desserts. the service was professional and efficient. we did ask about local restaurants one evening but did not receive a very detailed reply.

Reviewed January 20, 2012

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9.7
Exceptional
Heather from Australia
Family with teens
Stayed 3 nights in January 2012

Beautiful Hotel- Our Favourite of the whole trip!”

The room size was great, loved the shower with the hose, they provided a drying rack that you could put on the balcony to dry your clothes (surprising how useful it was!), the carpark was free, everything was in walking distance

The Scenic Hotel was absolutely beautiful. In all the places we stayed in New Zealand, this was our favourite place!!

Reviewed January 11, 2012

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8.7
Excellent
Mikel from New Zealand
Couple
Deluxe Twin
Stayed 2 nights in October 2010

Excellent Rooms, Service and Stay”

Cleanliness, Modern, Garden
none

We stayed for two nights on a weekend stay. Was perfeect and location was good within easy walk of the main centre of Paihia

Reviewed October 26, 2010

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7.0
Very good
john from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard King Bed
Stayed 3 nights in June 2015

Scenic View hotel let down”

friendly staff, clean ..cant think of a third

I feel I was misled by the hotel name and blurb on the website. i thought i had a 4 star hotel with a view of the bay, instead I ended up looking at trees 5 metres from my room door.it was a hike with bags to even get to the room ( # 802) I wouldn't really want to stay there again . teh fridge didn't even work well, dripped water and the fridge area was overun by ants. Price I didn't care about , just something with a bit of luxury and a view. this hotel met neither,sorry.

Reviewed June 12, 2015

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7.0
Very good
Lars from Sweden
Couple
Standard Queen
Stayed 3 nights in February 2014

Convenient good standard hotel”

Close to beach and restaurants, good parking space, clean and quiet

Good spacious room, decent breakfast, small pool, close to what you could do in Paihia. Recommended if your looking for a reasonable priced and comfortable standard hotel. Would stay there again if we went back to Paihia.

Reviewed February 21, 2014

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9.0
Exceptional
Don from Netherlands
Couple
Standard King Bed
Stayed 1 night in October 2011

Nice hotel at perfect location”

We had an upgraded to an bigger room

we arrived at this hotel in the afternoon and we get à nice upgrade to a bigger room. that had two bigger beds. this was a plus. from the hotel it is a small walk to the centre, there we had a nice meal at the local pizza bar.

Reviewed November 07, 2011

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8.7
Excellent
Roger from United States
Couple
Standard King Bed
Stayed 2 nights in January 2011

Great hotel and room was good.”

Room was large and had everything we needed.

We were happy with our room and the facility. The booking was confusing, but the hotel made good on our interpretation of the accommodations and the amenities. It was very convenient to town.

Reviewed January 31, 2011

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8.3
Excellent
Eleanor from New Zealand
Couple
Standard King Bed
Stayed 2 nights in October 2011

Good Value for money, Clean, Friendly Staff”

Friendly staff, value for miney, pleasant rooms

we enjoyed the hotel, it was good value for money and we would definitely stay there again. staff were helpful & friendly, internet connection was reasonable to quick all of the time. we did not eat in the hotel restaurant but of an evening there were a good number of guests, and the atmosphere was pleasant.

Reviewed October 17, 2011

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9.0
Exceptional
jimmy from New Zealand
Business traveler
Standard King Bed
Stayed 2 nights in June 2013

Enjoy the peacefulness”

The hotel is within walking distance to restaurants and cafes. The room is clean and spacious.

I chose this hotel as it has a good name and looks new on the website. It turned out just what I had expected, new and clean. There are ample parking as well. Will be back no doubt. I had to put a tick to continue the survey so I put 3 in food as I did not have food in the hotel this time and could not give comments.

Reviewed July 03, 2013

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9.7
Exceptional
oi from Malaysia
Couple
Standard King Bed
Stayed 2 nights in April 2011

Quality hotel room facilities”

close to ferry terminal, nice and quite

we were surprised by the spacious room with good quality bathroom and quality hifi music equipment. i like the scent of the shower gel and shampoo. they supplied robert timms coffee in the room!! the restaurant staffs are friendly and the dinner food is good value.

Reviewed April 29, 2011

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