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Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, European, Pub
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Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi 0200, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour had these meals planned for us. The meals were excellent. The food varied for anyone with different tastes. Both meals were served as a buffet. Service was very good. When finished with your plates, waitstaff clean them up, kept your drinks filled. Very nice.

Thank jbakker
Danbury, Connecticut
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have stayed at a lot of hotels and resorts over the years and in all parts of the world. What saves this property, in my opinion, is the location. the rooms were not great and the food, oh the food, was far from acceptable. In some cases, the restaurant staff looked they were being forced to... More 

Thank John N
Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the atmosphere here. The Chocolate pudding was lovely and rich. Pricing was typical hotel pricing but we were happy to pay it. Service was quick and friendly.

Thank dalehenders0n
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 5 March 2017

From the moment we turned into the carpark (and it wasn't easy to find car parking) we realised that this was a visit we weren't going to forget. No one greeted us at the restaurant or the bar. The asian man behind the restaurant reception was on the phone and as he finished, he stared blankly into my face and... More 

Thank SpiceGirl13
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Be careful when booking your room - some have a view over the bay; some over the river; others no real view. Ours was a lovely view over the river/moorings of boats. Had some difficulty with the shuttle bus not turning up as promised - but otherwise a good hotel

Thank PhilFrost
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Although the rooms were not outstanding, they were perfectly lovely. The setting is amazingly beautiful ;the pool and spa area is gorgeous. Such a great place to stay when exploring Paihia as even though its a short walk to the centre, its quiet and very close to Waitangi which is a must do. Lovely.

Thank ljcagp
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Didn't get to eat here as staff made booking near impossible and pretty much sent us into town! We get that summer is busy but really......

Thank Martyandsarah2015
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4 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Good place to stay for visiting the Bay of Islands. It offers good facilities and I used the Swimming pool,it was OK,but not great for lane swimming. The staff are lovely and very helpful. Food prices are average.

Thank neil f
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I visited this restaurant with a larger group and found space wise it to be very pleasant with very picturesque views and plenty of room both inside and out. The waiter was friendly but I thought the food to be very average and relatively unimaginative for the style of venue with especially in the salad and vege area.

Thank Blazeh269
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Waiter service excellent but two evening meals and breakfasts were rather tasteless and bland. restaurant emptied quickly in evening and felt we overstayed our welcome.

Thank Ralph L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, Pub
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi 0200, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Waitangi

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?