US$49 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 19 Jul 2015 Check-out 22 Jul 2015

Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

4 stars
View map of 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, Paihia, 0200

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
58 reviews
Amazing location

A very well appointed hotel in a great location. Friendly staff excellent food a really lovely... See full review

  • Macca11644
  • 8 Feb 2014
Nice spot

Fairly basic amenities for the price, but beautiful spot and no specific complaints. The room was... See full review

  • TDawg
  • 8 Apr 2015
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands shares sub-tropical parkland with one of New Zealand's greatest single visitor attractions, the Waitangi Treaty House, and offers all the expected facilities. The crystal clear seawater separates the hotel from the township of Paihia.
General

Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands provides conference rooms for organising your business meetings. Guests can enjoy swimming in the lagoon-style pool or relax at the spa to unwind at the end of the day. The property also offers mountain bike hire, tennis court and shuttle to downtown Paihia.



Location

Copthorne Hotel and Resort, Bay of Islands is a superb waterfront hotel and conference complex, located next to the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Apart from sitting adjacent to a scenic golf course, and some of the best big game fishing sites in the world, this is a convenient location to explore the aquatic playground of the Bay of Islands.



  • 19 km to the Airport (kerikeri)
Dining

Overlooking the pool and the beautiful sparkling water of the Bay of Islands, the on-site Waitangi Restaurant at Copthorne Hotel serves a la carte or buffet dining. The cosy bar is the place to relax as well as to taste various cocktails.
Rooms

All 180 rooms have either Bay of Islands or landscaped gardens views. Each room offers tea and coffee making facilities, mini bars, hairdryers, direct dial telephone, and radio.

Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands Rooms

Standard Twin
Standard rooms offer twin bedding and expansive glass panels looking out to the charming surrounding gardens of our hotel. Enjoy waking up to the sound of the native birds and enjoy a coffee on your patio.
Standard Double
Standard rooms offer double bedding and expansive glass panels looking out to the charming surrounding gardens of our hotel. Enjoy waking up to the sound of the native birds and enjoy a coffee on your patio.
Superior Sea View Twin
Enjoy the beauty of these rooms with their natural design, and views overlooking the sparkling waters of the Bay of Islands. Rooms offer twin bedding, ensuite bathroom and balcony or patio in an outdoor garden setting.
Superior Sea View Double
Enjoy the beauty of these rooms with their natural design, and views overlooking the sparkling waters of the Bay of Islands. Rooms offer double bedding, ensuite bathroom and balcony or patio in an outdoor garden setting.
Breakfast Inclusive (Standard)
Rate includes breakfast (childrens breakfast is free of charge for all children up to & including the age of 13 who are registered in the same room). Rooms offer expansive glass panels looking out to the hotel gardens and external patio access.
Breakfast Inclusive (Sea View)
Rate includes breakfast (childrens breakfast is free of charge for all children up to & including the age of 13 who are registered in the same room). Rooms offer spectacular views of the Bay of Islands, ensuite bathroom and balcony or patio setting.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled

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Hotel Map

-35.2658 174.0816
Area served
Bay of Islands.
Nearby airports
Kerikeri Airport.
Area description
Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands is a superb waterfront hotel and conference complex located next to the historic Treaty House where, in 1840, New Zealand's founding document was signed. Apart from sitting adjacent to a scenic golf course, native bush walks and some of the best big game fishing sites in the world, this is an ideal location to explore the aquatic playground of the Bay of Islands.

Dining

Waitangi Restaurant
From Waitangi Restaurant Bay of Islands, the views are almost as spectacular as the cuisine itself. While you dine in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, you look out over the lagoon style pools and a glimpse of romantic Russell across the bay. Your choice of fine la carte dining features freshly caught seafood, oysters and other locally sourced products, or you can indulge yourself in the impressive buffet of fresh produce. When it comes to memorable restaurants, Bay of Islands has none finer than the Waitangi Restaurant.
Cafe Bar
When you are looking for relaxing bars in Bay of Islands, look no farther than this exceptional Caf. Enjoy the indoor / outdoor flow as you enjoy a range of espresso coffees and gourmet loose leaf teas and a relaxed all day menu. In this welcoming Bay of Islands Cafe Bar, enjoy the wide range of local and New Zealand wines or sample one of the speciality cocktails at the bar. Discover a great place to unwind or to start your evening's fun.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
10:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
58 out of 58
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.1

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TDawg
Business
Melbourne
8 Apr 2015

Nice spot

Fairly basic amenities for the price, but beautiful spot and no specific complaints. The room was nice and large.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rudolf N.
Business
N/A
6 Apr 2015

Noise

A pitty we coud hear all the upstair footsteps........ Also would be nice to have Wifi in all the rooms. It was not easy to find the entrance of the swimingpool form the room's patio side.... It all seemd to be closed off ... ! I missed out on a swim!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Polarbear
Business
Rangiora
21 Mar 2015

Once more into the breach dear friend

This was not my first time at this hotel (and will likley not be my last). I was in the middle of moving from North to South and took my friend there as a reward for helping. As usual, the staff and service were fantastic and the room, clean and comfortable. It was a nice way to relax after a hard day of cleaning and lifting. My only complaint was the breakfast. We took the option of having this included in the room. Perhaps it was due to it being a weekday or because the hotel was not heavily booked, but it was only a la carte and not nearly as nice as the last time I was here and it was a buffet. Still, the overall experience was pleasant and I would still recommend and go back myself.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jacqueline G.
Business
N/A
18 Mar 2015

very good.

The hotel was great, the staff very friendly. The room was sea view downstairs although we had asked for upstairs. The two big issues for us were late entry into the room it was meant to be 2pm we didn't get in till 355pm we weren't advised to park closer to make it easier to unload. The room itself was comfortable although bathroom was a bit grubby. We had an evening meal in the restaurant on sunday night and was told by the staff member that a large order had just been placed but if we wanted we could have the buffet meal , so we had to wait in the bar till 8pm to order our food. One meal was very quick but the buffett meal was taken away and cleared at 9pm......seems strange that's what we paid for for but before i had the chance to eat it they had already cleared it. So i paid full price buffett meal but got half the meal upon asking the chef he said it had already been thrown away .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
craig M.
Business
Auckland
23 Jan 2015

Awesome Trip

Arrived by Helicopter and parked on the lawn 50ft from the room, the weather was great and the hotel was accommodating

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Southern Angels
Business
South Island
24 May 2014

location location location

Peaceful, stressfree, relaxing resort with magnificent r scenery.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Visit Waitangi Treaty Experience.

Review of Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Southern Angels
Business
South Island
24 May 2014

Fantastic getaway at a historical location.

Wonderful sunrise every morning from our beachfront unit, this hotel is all about location, location, location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Waitangi Treaty Park offers a Superior Maori cultural experience.

Review of Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Vinne
Business
Auckland
10 Mar 2014

Good brief holiday

I am a repeat guest but even if you are it doesn't matter as they don't even keep a record that you stayed there so there is no rewards in mentioning it at the reception. It would be nice if the receptionists are all smiles and welcoming so not sure if they are happy with their job! Location and the resort itself was very good although a bit older resort but it is ok and loving the scenery and fronting the sea. The big gardens is a plus and a nice swimming pools as the kids loves it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Better buy a room with breakfast included.

Review of Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Macca11644
Business
Sydney
8 Feb 2014

Amazing location

A very well appointed hotel in a great location. Friendly staff excellent food a really lovely place to spend time

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

4 hour cruise from Pahia

Review of Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Notgoingbackthereagain
Business
New Zealand
19 Jan 2014

Hotel that was once very special - getting tired these days

This would be our 3rd stay at this hotel so we were very much looking forward to it. Reservation staff were excellent and room was exactly what we wanted, beach front, ground floor. We did arrive at 2.40pm and our room was not available which was not what I would have expected. What let the room down was the dreadful lumpy bed, noisy overhead fan, no air conditioning and a very tired bathroom - when you ran a bath the shower was still dripping heavily, could have done with a lick of paint. We looked forward to having dinner in the bar which we had done previously and this was the most disappointing. Table sticky and requested to be cleaned - not done. My husband ordered a chardonnay and came back with a sauv blanc. When I took it back there was no apology but a rather rude "that's what he ordered", I explained that in all the years I had known my husband he would never have ordered this as I had only ever drank chardonnay "that's not what I heard", glass slapped on to off the bar and drink poured in and that was that. The food came, my husband had ordered a platter which actually looked like it had been assembled by a child having shopped at the local supermarket - a few olives, cheap ham, couple of pieces of cheese and sun dried tomatoes. Very, very poor indeed. We did not eat in the hotel again as a result of this experience. On the plus side the pool is still great and there were new sun loungers from previous stay and there were a number of very pleasant staff members namely Steve and Selwyn. I would probably look for alternative accommodation in Bay of Islands now as a result of this stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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