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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quick visit to the Bay of Island with my two daughters and Exchange student from Switzerland. Pioneer Apartments very perfectly situated in Paihia. Our Apartment on the top floor had great sea views, the beds were very comfy, the rooms are quite and the apartment had every thing that we required. We had the luxury of choosing between the... More 

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

Really great to hear you and your family and our Swiss visitor enjoyed your time here at the Pioneer and in the Bay of Islands ... I guess we are lucky we get to stay here all the time as our work is here looking after wonderful guests like yourselves! Thanks for taking the time to post your thoughts on... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We stayed at Pioneer Aoartments for 4 nights celebrating our wedding anniversary. The bed was heaven. We had a front waterfront view which was very picturesque and peaceful. The staff very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. We loved having a base to have breakfast in the self contained apartment and then could drive and walk to many attractions in the area.

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

Hi Heidi, Congratulations again on your Wedding anniversary and really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and the bed was comfortable ... nothing worse than a bad night's sleep when you are getting some well deserved Rest and Recreation. Glad the pointers to the likes of Marsden Estate, Ake Ake and Fat Pig worked out for you... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The waterfront mid-level room of Pioneer Waterfront Apartments was exactly what we were looking for - a room with a view. A beautifully appointed apartment with everything we needed including walking distance to a great variety of restaurants and also to the departure wharf for the many Bay of Islands cruises. Mark and Viv were very helpful, particularly with choices... More 

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

Hi Lyn, We are really pleased you enjoyed your time with us here at the Pioneer and the apartment provided everything you were looking for in terms of location views etc. Thanks also for your comments about tapping into our local knowledge ... we hope it helped you get the most out of your time here in Paihia and the... More 

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We hit the jackpot in choosing Pioneer apartments for our five day get together, we shared two apartments, 12 and 11, looking over the pool. Absolutely everything we could have asked for in these stunning apartments. The jewel in the crown were the owners Mark and Viv, so helpful and lovely to deal with, made sure we had all the... More 

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

It was lovely having you all stay with us and really pleased you enjoyed your time at the Pioneer and here in the Bay of Islands! Thank you also for your kind words about Viv and myself ... our business is actually one of the easiest ... a simple mantra "treat others as you would want to be treated"! Take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Our family of 4 stayed in unit 4 for 2 nights. We would have stayed longer if we could but it was booked so book ahead. The host was very friendly and helpful. Our apartment was well kitted out & comfortable and close to the pool. Location is central. Would stay again.

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

Thank you for your kind words about the Pioneer and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! It has been a very busy season this year and sorry we were not able to give you the extra days you were looking for. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back in the not too distant future.... More 

Hinckley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

What a lovely place. We had a beautiful 2 bedroom apartment with a balcony looking right out to sea. It is really nicely decorated with all you could possibly need. Loved the master bedroom which opened onto the balcony and how it was also ensuite. The pool was a nice addition - although was rather chilly when we were in!... More 

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

Hi Niki, Thank you for your wonderful review of the Pioneer and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We try but even our best efforts haven't been able to sort out the weather and temperatures to allow for year round swimming! We also like the views from the Waterfront block of apartments but there are also stunning views to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We ended up staying at the Pioneer Water front apartments after a bad first night elsewhere in Paihia. The manager Mark was fantastic letting come in early and also helped book the must do hole in the rock tour. The assortment we had was extremely family friendly and beautiful! Couldn't of asked for anything more!

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

Hi Phil, I pretty much remember this situation and glad you and the family were able to have a relaxing stay once the accommodation side was to all your family's liking! Yes the Hole in the Rock and Dolphin viewing in the Bay of Islands is almost compulsory ... well not compulsory but a really good activity! As always if... More 

Havelock North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My family and I just stayed here and the service we received from mark the manager was outstanding! Directly across from the beach and only a two minute walk to town you can't look past this. The apartments are stunning ..... No more needed to be said!

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

Thanks Lise we really appreciate your kind words about your stay here at the Pioneer and we are really glad you enjoyed your stay here in the Bay of Islands. Obviously if you ever make it up this way again, please look us up! Kind regards Mark and Viv More 

Western Australia, Australia
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We stayed at Pioneer Apartments for a week in March 2015, you cannot fault this accommodation. The hosts, Mark and Viv, were more than helpful and make you feel very at home in your "home away from home" and provide helpful information to ensure a pleasant stay. The location is outstanding. Ocean across the road, restaurants and eats merely metres... More 

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

Hi Luvleelfc, Sorry its taken a while to respond ... for some reason we missed notification of the review you placed on here. Really glad you enjoyed your stay here at the Pioneer and yes the apartment you stayed in Apartment 10 is a really good choice for many, overlooking the pool and has reasonable harbour views, Glad it suited... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Spent 3 nights here on our honeymoon. Lovely intimate apartment close to the beach and fantastic restaurants x Thank you Mark and Viv for your great hospitality. :) Will be def recommending this place to aussies back home. :)

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

Hi Saredee! Our apology for not responding to your wonderful review earlier. Hope the Honeymoon has contingued for you both! We are pleased you have joined the many who have enjoyed the Pioneer over the years and that we as Managers were able to make your stay comfortable enough that you remembered us both by name! Obvioulsy if you end... More 

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