Hotel Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant and Bar
  • Meetings and Events Facilities
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • On-Site Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • In-Room Safe
  • Jacuzzi

Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

Waterfront Resort in Waitangi, Bay of Islands


A waterfront location nestled in 60 acres of subtropical gardens, within the Waitangi National Trust Reserve. Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands is a harmony of nature and spacious comfort among Bay of island hotels. Our 140 guest rooms include 4 suites and accessible rooms. Each accommodation features its own patio or balcony, assuring great views of the bay, harbour or garden.

Outside, a lagoon style swimming pool and rock pools of cascading water sets the mood. Relax by the pool or get competitive on our tennis courtThe excitement continues in our dining establishment Jimmy Cook's Kiwi Kitchen - classic Kiwi delights complement the spectacular views which await you. Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands is a 4-star and Enviro-Gold Qualmark rated hotel, with an Environmental Sustainability Plan for the future.


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Hotel Amenities

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant and Bar
  • Meetings and Events Facilities
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
Hotel Policies

General Information

It's important to us that you are given appropriate information to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Here you can find details of our Hotel Policies on items such as check-in/check-out times, cancellations, payment and much more. For additional details, please contact the hotel and speak to one of our helpful team members.

Check-in / Check-out

  • Check-In Time: 2:00 pm
  • Check-Out Time: 10:00 am
  • Minimum Age to Register: 18 years

Hotel Currency

  • NZ Dollar

Accepted Payment Options

  • American Express
  • China Union Pay
  • MasterCard
  • Visa


  • We allow only pets for the Physically Challenged Guests.


  • Free guest car parking. Subject to space availability.


100% non-smoking hotel. Please ask the Front Desk for locations of designated outdoor smoking areas.

Awards & Accolades

Our Rooms


Standard Gardenview Room

19 Sqm / 205 Sq FtWake up each morning to the sound of native birds, and enjoy coffee on your patio.
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Superior Harbourview Room

22 Sqm / 237 Sq FtEnjoy spectacular sunsets on your deck or balcony and the tranquil scene of the ships anchored in the harbour.
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Superior Seaview Room

23 Sqm / 248 Sq FtHear the sea calling and wake up each day to the sparkling waters of the Te Tii Bay at sunrise.
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Junior Suite

36 Sqm / 388 Sq FtThe ultimate Waitangi retreat. Spacious with lots of natural light,a separate living area, relish great waterfront views of the ocean from the comfort of your own balcony.
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“Perfect Holiday spot”

Dr52 and I stayed here for a week, looking for a bit of R & R. From the start we were looked after by the staff who were friendly and efficient. In particular Sammy at reception went out of her way to make sure we had the room we wanted, backed up by Janet who had helped us on the phone when we made the booking. Our room overlooked the bay, swimming pool and grounds. We had breakfast included which was the standard continental with hot food options. Plenty to choose from even though we're vegans. The staff in the restaurant were so lovely, especially Madi. There was a man who looked after us at dinner time whose name I didn't get. He was so kind to us, making sure our meals were vegan (and they were delicious!). It was lovely to be greeted every morning and evening. There's a hot pool and a larger cold pool - very nice. The "pool boys" were friendly and fun too, helping us with info about where to go in the surrounding district - their advice was spot on. Thank you both for the laughter and your help. We've been to Paihia a few times. We usually stay on the main road where it's noisy on Friday and Saturday nights, cars parked with the bass thumping to wake us etc. But where the Copthorne is it's a dead-end street and so very quiet. We will definitely stay there again. Our room was spotless. Because of covid we had to specify when we wanted our room cleaned, but fresh towels and toiletries were supplied every day. We only had to ask if we needed anything else. The bed was super-comfy. There's a heat pump in every room. We had a balcony overlooking the sea with a couple of chairs and a little table. Inside there was a table and a couple more chairs, and of course a TV. We were able to hook up our Google dongle and watch Netflix from the iPad. There was also a safe for valuables. It doesn't state this on the website, but there are laundry facilities for guests - huge washers and driers and a tub. You have to buy tokens at the desk (a couple of dollars). There was a microwave in the laundry (not in our room) in case you need one. I can't recommend this place highly enough. It's a hidden gem.

11 May 2022

BigZed52Gisborne, New Zealand

“Best In New Zealand”

I've lived in New Zealand for 16 years and this has to go down as the best place I've stayed in all those years. The breathtaking waterfront panoramic views were just the start to our 2 night stay for my 26th birthday. All the staff from housekeeping to reception staff were attentive, friendly and always had a smile on their face. The pool area made us feel like we were in an overseas resort, the rooms immaculately clean, very spacious and the bed incredibly comfortable. Can't wait for our next stay here!

08 Apr 2021


“Amazing stay at the Copthorne!”

Me and my partner stayed here for 2 nights and we had the most amazing time. The staff were so accommodating in helping me organise birthday surprises for my partner and nothing was too much to ask. We were given an amazing room on the end that had spectacular views, was extremely spacious and very private. We unexpectedly arrived at the hotel early but we were able to be checked in early, just ten minutes within arriving. Every staff member we saw onsite was incredibly polite and greeted us. The pool area is amazing and very spacious and the location of the resort is very secluded and relaxing. The facilities on site are excellent, such as a tennis court. We could have stayed here for days and days and never left! This is without a doubt the best accommodation I have stayed in and we will definitely be back as soon as we can and regularly too!

06 Apr 2021

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