Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

1 Tau Henare DrivePaihia0293New Zealand
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About Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

Nestled within the Waitangi National Trust Reserve, the eco-friendly Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands takes pride in its 60 acres of parkland grounds and various recreational facilities including free-flowing lagoon-style and rock swimming pools with cascades, plus two tennis courts.

The upscale accommodations offer private balconies or patios overlooking the bay, the harbour, or the gardens. In-room conveniences include cable televisions, refrigerators, coffee-making facilities, and safes. Some rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic vistas.

Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands features a spa centre, meeting and banquet facilities, and a tour desk handling cruiser bike rentals and excursion itineraries. Free perks available are private parking and shuttle service to downtown Paihia.

Boasting a terrace overlooking the Bay of Islands, the on-site Jimmy Cook’s Kiwi Kitchen specialises in local seafood dishes. Cocktails and sundowners may be relished at the airy Jimmy Cook’s Bar.

The historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds site is under a ten-minute walk from the property, while Waitangi Golf Club is just over a kilometre away.


1 Tau Henare Drive, Paihia, 0293, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(9)4027411 | Fax: +64(9)4028200 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Direct beach access
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • PC with internet
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Body treatments
  • Massage
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

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

Positive Reviews

Astounding recreational and relaxing facilities

Guests report that the property is an ideal place to stay for recreation and relaxation. They rave about the astounding pools with ample sun loungers and the spa area – claiming that these are the best spots on the premises. Visitors also indicate that there are adequately sized tennis courts on site.

Lovely setting with fabulous views

The setting and atmosphere of the property are perceived to be fabulous. Visitors admire its serene location next to the scenic Waitangi Treaty Grounds, plus the well-maintained gardens and lawns wrapping around the hotel. Reviews also highlight the peerless views of the Bay of Islands from almost all points of the complex.

Appreciable staff service

Staff members here, particularly the front desk personnel, receive a myriad of praises from the guests. Reviewers state that the receptionists are always cheerful and accommodating, as well as efficient and helpful. Moreover, they mention that the other staff members are commendable as well, such as the pool lifeguard and restaurant servers.

Negative Reviews

No air conditioning

The lack of an in-room air conditioning is a major issue for guests staying during hot, summer days. They complain that the rooms get too muggy and humid, as the fans are not sufficient to counter the heat.

Insufficient parking during peak seasons

During peak seasons, travellers report that the on-site parking spaces are not enough for the number of guests the hotel caters to. They also mention that the individual parking space is quite tight for large vehicles or SUVs.

Tired room condition

Visitors find the rooms and bathrooms to be tired and seemingly dated. They say the furniture and furnishing need to be updated, while the curtains already call for a replacement. The bathrooms are especially criticised for being outmoded.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1210 reviews across the web
7.6 /10
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7.6 out of 10 based on 1210 reviews