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The best thing about this place is the location, close to restaurants and ferry but very dated accomodation. The tv reception is terrible with very few channels. It felt like staying at someone's old beach house, I'm sure much nicer accomodation is available nearby. The...More
Very dated decor. The whole place screamed old, 1970's. For the price, I expect A LOT more! Unclean (mould on nets in bedroom, dirt on wooden frames on the cupboards in the kitchen). The tv reception is shocking, as is the wi-fi. Our dryer wasn't...More
Very helpful management. Great location. Waterfront apartment had awesome view of the bay. Very clean, good shower and master bed but the single beds were very hard and uncomfortable. Aircon was good as it was very hot during our stay. Definitely will return.More
Thank Angus L
Response from PioneerManagers, Manager at Pioneer Waterfront ApartmentsResponded 20 January 2017
We really appreciate you taking the time to write about your experience in the Bay of Islands and here at the Pioneer. Our team does take pride in keeping the cleanliness up to scratch and glad you appreciated it. We note your comment about the...More
Staff are excellent as well, nothing was a problem.
We booked several rooms, with two of them being in the back block at pool level, was excellent for socialising.
Great pools and tables around them too.
WiFi is pretty average, but that's the only negative...More
Response from PioneerManagers, Manager at Pioneer Waterfront ApartmentsResponded 15 January 2017
Glad you all enjoyed your stay here at the Pioneer. We enjoyed having you and your friends enjoy the facilities here at the Pioneer. I only discovered the WIFI had intermittently been playing up for about a week ... and that was only...More
Haven't been here for 16 years but it is still just as good.Nicely situated apartment at front. Excellent and well stocked kitchen for cooking-utensils galore. Huge gas BBQ. Despite noisy days on Paihia waterfront and nearby restaurants it was so quiet at night. Free wifi....More
Thank Angela D
Response from PioneerManagers, Manager at Pioneer Waterfront ApartmentsResponded 6 January 2017
Great to hear you enjoyed your time here at the Pioneer and in the Bay of Islands. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Pioneer when you next head up this way! Have great 2017! Mark and Viv
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Refrigerator in room
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US$120 - US$245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Response from PioneerManagers | Property representative |
Hi There, Sorry but all the apartments are separate toilet and shared double vanity bathroom. There is a virtual tour on our website where you can walk through the apartments like using Google Street View Click on... More
Hi There, Sorry but all the apartments are separate toilet and shared double vanity bathroom. There is a virtual tour on our website where you can walk through the apartments like using Google Street View Click on Apartments then an apartment type then virtual tour ... no direct links are allowed in answers otherwise we would have provided on for you! If the Pioneer is not suitable for your traveling party, we trust you will have a great time in the Bay of Islands where ever you stay!
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"All of the units have good views apart from 7 and 8. 2 to 6 are closer to the road with unobstructed sea..."