This is deservedly highly rated on trip advisor and elsewhere. The apartments are well located with great view over the Bay, and whilst you are a little out of town, there is a supermarket only a short walk away to stock up on food and other items, and central Paihia is easily walkable along the beachfront. The apartment itself is really well fitted out with everything you need - cooking facilities, washing machine, sky tv, dvd player, free internet access - and really comfortable. Quality of sleep was amazing, hardly any noise apart from the waves washing up on the beach and to be able to get the great views each morning of the sun on the bay from the balcony was excellent. The staff are really friendly and welcoming and provide good advice on tours etc. If you're planning on visiting the Bay of Islands or Northland I would highly recommend choosing here as the place to base yourself - it's an easy drive from here to all the major attractions and sight seeing spots, both on the east and west coasts (as there's hardly any traffic).