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Pioneer Waterfront Apartments

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44 Marsden Road, Bay Of Islands | Northland, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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86 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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... More 

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Port Macquarie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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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... More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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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... More 

Norfolk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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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... More 

Menlo Park, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 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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Thank LoveToTravelFrom650
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... More 

Canberra, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 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... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 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... More 

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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 More 

Victoria, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 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... More 

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