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Pioneer Waterfront Apartments

4.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   44 Marsden Road, Bay Of Islands, Paihia, New Zealand
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Ranked #12 of 23 Paihia B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I stayed here for five nights with my wife on a larger trip to New Zealand and the Cook Islands and this was our favorite place. It would be hard to improve on anything at this place. Mark was a great host to the apartments and was very resourceful and friendly. It was a little too chilly for the main... More 

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Tasmania, Australia
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52 hotel reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Some places would be hard to improve on, and this is one of them. What you get is a very spacious, very clean and very well-equipped 2-bedroom low-rise apartment right on the Paihia waterfront and just a short stroll to shops and some really good restaurants. The view from the front apartments by day and by night is spectacular; uninterrupted... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Stayed 4 nights in spacious 2 bedroom apartment. Clean, comfortable and well situated property to enjoy Paihia. Walking distance to shops, restaurants and wharf where all the action is. Viv was hosting the resort whilst her family were away and had her hands full with the pool being upgraded but managed our requests with ease and a friendly smile. Beds... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights. Very well appointed apartment, you're not lacking for anything, it's all here. Apartment is very roomy, and nice and snug. The spa bath is nice on a cold night. Situated close to the shops, and the beach is right across the road.

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Warkworth, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Not our first time in Paihia but definitely the best so many options for accomadation it is hard to know where to go. After staying at the Pioneer Waterfront Apartments we wouldn't stay anywhere else. For a family getaway the apartments are amazing spacious, clean and comfortable there was everything we needed and more. The view from our apartment was... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Nothing to complain about! Nice space. Clean. Nice helpful owner! Best bed I ever slept in!!! 2 bedrooms in the apartment. Would absolutely stay here again!............................................

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

Been coming here for 4years will be back to stay every year for as long as we can .MARK VIV AND BOYS ARE FANTASTIC HOST FEEL LIKE PART OF THE FAMILY . :-D plenty of help of when to go and what to do. Never get bored relaxing at the apartments beautiful views taken from the deck or his looking... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Lovely resort and great accommodation. I agree with the other reviewers, the hosts work really hard to make all their guests feel really welcome. A tropical storm hit whilst we were staying, but our place was fine, due to the effort Mark and Viv put in beforehand. Spacious, well located, and very comfortable appartment, we would love to return there... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We had 9 days in this lovely apartment from 10-19 March 2014 and would thoroughly recommend it. Mine hosts Viv and Mark go the extra mile to help and make you feel at home. The apartment was spacious, with TV in lounge and master bedroom and a kitchen a pleasure to cook in. We look forward to returning.

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Downers Grove, IL, United States
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

First, Paihia is a nice small beach community in The Bay of Islands on the North Island of New Zealand. The city is small enough to walk from end to end, but filled with many restaurants, bars, and shops. If you plan on playing Kauri Cliffs Golf Course, I would definitely choose Paihia over Kerikeri as your home base. Pioneer... More 

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Address: 44 Marsden Road, Bay Of Islands, Paihia, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Pioneer Waterfront Apartments 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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