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Pioneer Waterfront Apartments

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Before renting out a place for the night in Paihia, I did a lot of research and found only good reviews for this place -- and rightly so. The apartment was spotless. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen had everything we needed and the hosts were really nice. It felt more like a holiday home rental than an apartment-hotel, we...

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

Hi Violet, Thank you so much for your review of the Pioneer and we are glad you enjoyed your time here in Paihia and the Bay of Islands. We really appreciated your comment about your stay being like a combination of staying with family or friends yet it being like a rental home or hotel ... you have hit it...

Taihape
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had the pleasure recently of staying in these lovely apartments. From first contact via phone to our sad farewell we were treated like friends of the lovely hosts who could not do ore for us. The apartment was extremely well set up with everything possible that you would need to cook a gourmet meal.The location was perfect and an...

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

Thanks Kyan for your comments and we are really glad you enjoyed your time with us here at the Pioneer. Thanks also for your comment about the kitchen facilities in the apartments ... we really like the fact it is a full kitchen which allows our guest the option of eating in or out during their travels. If we can...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We took our son and family to the Bay of Islands as a treat during their visit from Sydney. We had a two bedroom end unit on the first floor with stunning views over the beach and sea. This unit had a big deck and a BBQ by the entrance. The unit is spacious, clean and well equipped. Ideal for...

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

Wonderful to hear you all enjoyed your time here in the Bay of Islands and the apartment suited your needs. Obviously if we can ever assist with your accommodation needs here in Paihia in the future just let us know. Mark and Viv

Reviewed 23 April 2016

We stayed here for two nights recently. The apartment was at the front, and had views out over the water. The beach is just across the road. A short 200m walk into town. We would gladly stay here again!

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

glad you enjoyed your time here in the Bay of Islands. Obviously if we can ever help out with your accommodation needs again here in Paihia please just let us know. Mark and Viv

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We have stayed here twice and it is just home from home, really comfortable apartments kept to a high standard, in the heart of lovely Paihia overlooking the beach. Just perfect. Our thanks to Mark, Vivian, who are the also the best of the best. Don't hesitate to book!

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

Glad you have enjoyed another stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Pioneer in the future. Mark and Vivienne

Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Well what a lovely place to stay we stayed at the pioneer waterfront apartments for 3 nights.First night we stayed in the pool view penthouse apartment absolutly excellent apartment has everything you need to relax spa bath large bathroom bedrooms very spacious lounge and its a really cool view of the pool.Next day we moved to the pool side level...

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

Glad you enjoyed your time here at the Pioneer. It is unusual to move from apartment to apartment as we do try to arrange bookings so you are not having to change apartments but thank you for mentioning the exceptional circumstances that made the room changes necessary for your weekend away. Obviously if we can ever help again in the...

Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Very spacious apartment with a big bathroom (including spa bath which was great for the kids), full kitchen, washing machine and dryer. Older style and decor could have been improved but very comfortable and everything you need. Staff were so helpful and showed us everything we needed to know even recommending fishing charters and restaurants. Wish we could have had...

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

Hi Lauren, Great to hear you enjoyed your time here in the Bay of Islands and you found everything you needed accommodation wise here at the Pioneer. Your mention of spaciousness is one comment a number of our guests have made when comparing to other properties they have stayed in while touring New Zealand. Thanks for choosing us and if...

Reviewed 27 January 2016

Our hosts were welcoming and our penthouse apartments was spotlessly clean with lovely views of the sea. We slept extremely well as the bed is so comfortable and the complex is nice and quiet. Prior to our stay Mark had booked our dolphin trip for us which saved us having to sort it out.

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

Hi Polly, We are really pleased you enjoyed your time in Paihia, and here at the Pioneer. Interesting you mention the Pool View has views of the sea in your room tips. Viv and I both really like the Pool View Penthouses as they do offer wide views of the Harbour. ... when we first came to the Pioneer it...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 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 21 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...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • 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: RM713 - RM1,283 (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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