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Last 5 reviews
A good decent stay
Went with Mrs for Easter weekend. Pros’s - Peaceful, Clean, walkable to the Paihia beach/ market/ Wharf, Smooth check in and check out, Breakfast available if needed ( not complimentary) Con’s - Not luxurious, Wifi pwd needs to be collected from the reception, Intercom was not working - I told the reception twice but no luck, Fridge was not cooling properly but was rectified after I told them. No allocated car park but heaps of parking available even if u come back late in the night.
Things that would improve my stay at Scenic Hotel
I stayed for 2 nights. My room was on the ground floor, on a wing of the hotel along the hotel boundary that backed on to a forest. The second door opened onto the garden with a single latch to open it and two restricted opening windows so a level of security, but I do wish hotels would think more about single females travelling by themselves, and perhaps locate them within the main hotel complex or ensure there are extra security features like an extra lock on the door to reassure single female travellers. In future I'll probably ask a hotel prior to my arrival, but not being familiar to the place I didn't know the layout of the hotel. The bed was large and comfortable. The room tidy on arrival. Bathroom had a very noisy extractor fan which came on seconds after you turned the bathroom light on, so I tried to minimise my use of it by using the hall light instead of the bathroom light to minimise the noise from the extractor fan. The first night I had dinner at the hotel restaurant. Lovely service and good bar for a weary worker alongside a small but clean and sufficient pool. Fish and chips for dinner with way too much batter and a plate full of chips with a basic rocket salad on the side said to me there's not a lot of love shown in that meal so I decided I wouldn't eat there again and I probably needed a lower calorie meal after the hotel one. I also saw another hotel visitor come in with a takeaway bag so clearly he'd got the message to not eat at the hotel restaurant either (in fact not many folks eating at the restaurant. Most would have a drink only). So the next night I got takeaways from Green's Thai in Paihia which had great service and good curry so would recommend that rather than the hotel restaurant (I didn't have breakfast so can't comment on what that was like). Overall it had what I needed because I don't need much - clean, tidy room, with basic tea and coffee facilities, tv, desk and wifi. My issue was the slightly musty smell in my room (made more obvious because I felt compelled as a sole female traveller to close my windows at night), and when I asked them to make up my room, they tidied my bed nicely, they replaced my dirty teapot and cups that I'd used with clean ones, as I'd expect. I didn't need my towels replaced but I had made tea stains on the kitchenette bench and this wasn't wiped (nor was there a dish cloth for me to do it), nor did they vacuum or mop my bathroom floor or wipe the bathroom sink and while the mess was mine, I would have liked those things cleaned for when I returned back to my room again that evening. Overall it made me feel I could stay at a motel and get the same amenities which I'll be doing in future.
ONE NIGHT STAY
Very pleased to discover on arrival that our room had air conditioning. The beds were very comfy. The shower was quite small though. Overall the unit was very good and we would happily stay there again.
Was awesome weekend very peaceful. Staff so helpful went out there way to make is a special weekend. Meals awesome hospitality great would stay here again will book in 3 months time. So quiet places like this really struggling people need to support these places over covid... ..
My partner and I stayed here for two nights, mid week. It was our first time to Paihia. Firstly, if you are looking for a property with ocean views, then this is not the place. However, we wanted somewhere that was handy and centrally located. We didn't spend time in our room during the day, we were out exploring this amazing place. Our room was very well presented, two large beds, lovely balcony, ample sized bathroom, and plenty of space for us to unpack for a couple of days. The reception staff were helpful and very friendly. Parking was on-site and simple. The pool was beautiful and nice to relax in at the end of a busy day sightseeing. Very clean and tidy. Would stay here again.
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