Fodor's Expert Review Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

Tau Henare Dr., Waitangi, Northland, 0293, New Zealand

The biggest hotel north of Auckland and a favorite with tour groups, this complex sprawls along a peninsula within walking distance of the Treaty House. Garden- and ocean-facing rooms are decorated in a French provincial style, with yellows and blues and wrought-iron light fixtures. Most rooms have a terrace or patio, giving them an airier feeling.  It's very popular at the beginning of February when the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi is commemorated.

PROS

  • most rooms have a terrace or patio
  • French-provincial style
  • lovely location

CONS

  • some rooms need refreshing
  • often full of conference-goers
  • limited Wi-Fi (that you have to pay for)

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical, Views, Service
Casual
Near the beach
Design
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 64-09-402–7411

HOTEL DETAILS

145 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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