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Pioneer Waterfront Apartments

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

We spent four great days in Paihia recently. Immediately on arrival Vivienne, our host, gave us a warm welcome. She was friendly, accommodating and helpful throughout. We had a ground floor apartment behind the street front row of apartments which was quiet with little noise from the bar next door which is great when you have small children sleeping. It...

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NZPioneer35S, Manager at Pioneer Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your time here at the Pioneer and you enjoyed the apartment. Thank you for mentioning the quietness of the apartment. It is very rare to hear anything from the restaurants either side of us or the bar Rays on the Bay two doors along to the north as the management of all of them are very responsible....

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 January 2016

The price was right for a waterfront apartment in beautiful Paihia and I wasn't expecting too much. The apartment was beautifully presented, clean and inviting with excellent facilities.Our apartment was back from the road so didn't have a water view but was quiet and private. Free wifi was a bonus we were not expecting and it was fast and always...

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PioneerWfrontManager, Manager at Pioneer Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Hi Debbie, We really appreciate you taking the time to put down your thoughts about the Pioneer and we are really pleased you found everything to your liking. As you mentioned the apartment you stayed in did not have a water view ... which means you were in one of the two Pool Side Lower Level apartments ... they are...

Wilmington, Delaware
Reviewed 16 January 2016

This small apt hotel offers modern, well appointed accommodation in the heart of Pahia. After a couple of weeks of B and B's, it was wonderful to spread out and have our own space. The apartment had both an open deck (with gas grill) and a glassed in sunroom from which to enjoy views of the Bay. We had a...

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PioneerWfrontManager, Manager at Pioneer Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Hi V K Perhaps we should be asking you to write the marketing material for the Pioneer. A very good description of the apartments and the Pioneer in general. We are glad you enjoyed your time here at the Pioneer and found the spaciousness of the apartments to your liking. Obviously if we can ever assist in the future please...

Norfolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Paihia is a lovely little town with a couple of supermarkets and good choice of restaurants. The apartments are on the beach road with great views of the sea (if you are at the front of the building). There is parking (little tight if you have a bigger car). The apartment we had was on the ground floor at the...

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PioneerWfrontManager, Manager at Pioneer Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Dear AM Millar, Thank you for taking the time to review your experiences here in the Bay of Islands and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us here at the Pioneer. We are glad you managed to make it up to Cape Reinga and enjoyed your time and the beaches along the way ... not everyone wants to...

Menlo Park, CA
Reviewed 25 December 2015

We stayed in room 5 - top floor in front. Perfect spot to watch the bay. And great location for beach activities (SUP, kayak and catamaran rentals a few steps away). Mark and Viv were very welcoming and helpful. Very nice visit.

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PioneerWfrontManager, Manager at Pioneer Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your time here at the Pioneer and found everything convenient to enjoy your time here in the Bay of Islands. Thanks for noting how close the Pioneer is to just some of the activities available here in Paihia and the Bay. Obviously if we can ever assist in the future please get in contact. With...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Four of us stayed at the Pioneer Waterfront Apartments. The apartment was nicely appointed, had friendly staff and was in a great location, approximately five minute walk to the waterfront. Had onsite parking and free WiFi with minimal limits. Due to the weather we didn't use the pool or the Spa's, though the room was fitted with a spa bath...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Spent a lovely 3 night weekend at this lovely property. Mid level at the front so nice view and always something going on. The apartment was excellent, very comfy bed in the main bedroom... The spa and pool were a big hit with the kids who were in there for at least 3 hours per day. Would recommend this to...

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PioneerWfrontManager, Manager at Pioneer Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Thanks Bob M for taking the time to give your thoughts about the Pioneer, the apartment facilities and really glad to hear the kids enjoyed their time in the pool. Obviously if we can ever help in the future please feel free to contact us. Mark and Viv

Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 25 October 2015

This was our first visit to the Bay of Islands and it didn't disappoint. Our apartment was on the top floor at the front of the apartment complex. The views were superb, I could have just sat in the room all day and watched the ever changing skyline. The apartment itself was very clean and tidy. The bed was the...

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Brisbane
Reviewed 25 October 2015

We stayed in a front mid-level room which had a very nice view over the water. Facing the 'main' road but that is not an issue as Paihai is a very quiet little town (at least it is in the off season). Tranquil, laid-back setting, spacious apartment, helpful and friendly hosts, and just a couple of minutes walk to shops...

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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 10 October 2015

We stayed here for 4 nights, and it suited our purpose and needs while we explored Paihia. We stayed in a mid level waterfront apartment which had great views and plenty of space to chill out, so nice to have your morning coffee or your afternoon wine on the balcony here which I would recommend to enjoy the views from...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Fully equipped 2 bedroom apartments in Paihia, gateway to the Bay of Islands. A home away from home as all apartments have spa baths, full kitchen, dining lounge area and patio with BBQ. On site pool and hot spa. Ticketing facilities for local tours, cruises and activities. 3 Minute walk to Paihia Village and Maritime Centre. Restaurants right next door. Your Bay of Islands home away from home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pioneer Waterfront Apartments

Address: 44 Marsden Road, Bay Of Islands | Northland, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $211 - $358 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Must get ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles Paz110, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have views”
 of 5 bubbles wakirkman, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“top floor facing the beach. Sit on the deck and take in the view”
 of 5 bubbles Wazootime, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 3 was great - Waterfront/mid-level had a large balcony & the views were fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles 172jessier, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All apartments are great but if you like it very peaceful ask for apt at rear of complex”
 of 5 bubbles annsandra48, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
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