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Blue Pacific Apartments Paihia
4.5 of 5 Condominium   |   166 Marsden Road | PO Box 351, Paihia 0247, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #4 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“excellent very enjoyable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2009

We spent several days in Pahia and this was one of our favorite places to stay. We had never been to N.Z. before and relied on the reviews on tripadvisor. This accommodation did not let us down. It was value for money and we highly recommend Blue Pacific. The worst motel we stayed in was Cook's Lookout. It had been considerably overrated.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cheshire,England
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251 hotel reviews
Reviews in 235 cities Reviews in 235 cities
391 helpful votes 391 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2009

Although not one for resorts preferring business hotels however this location is really a holiday town and as such these apartments provide a ringside view of the Bay of Islands and the Ocean with a friendly welcome, helpful manager , clean apartments and plenty of facilities. Parking was a bit tight and its on a steep hillside location. Local restaurants were poor so the self catering element was appreciated.

  • Liked — Location and views
  • Disliked — The steep drive and tight parking
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LONDON
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2009

This is the great thing about this website, you can discover places that were not previously on your radar.
i booked this purely because of the consistency of the reviews on this site and I wasnt disappointed.
After a weary journey, we were met by very helpful and friendly hosts, the apartment was magnificent, 2 huge balconies, every possible amenity, views that were really inspiring and plenty of space for a family, the kids loved it and so did we.
I could not recommend it highly enough, we only stayed 2 nights and i wish we had stayed at least 4 nights.
The overall area is really lovely, we took the boat to Russell which is an interesting and charming place.

  • Liked — views across the bay
  • Disliked — nothing really
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2009

I simply cannot reccomend these apartments enough.

Mysef and my partner stayed here as part of our Christmas trip to New Zealand. We were a little anxious about staying at self catering apartments as usually we stay in hotels but the apartments are *easily* as good as many 5* hotels.

Our apartment was tastefully decorated and equipped with everything we possibly could have needed and more. Lovely little touches such as the provision of DVD player and DVDs, and a bottle of wine in the fridge when we arrived plus the delivery of a morning newspaper each day did not cost any extra and really made the difference between a great place and a superb one!

The balconies have a lovely view over the bay and ours also had a jacuzzi and barbecue so we could enjoy the views from the comfort of the jacuzzi. There are very few places you could expect this kind of luxury for the very fair prices they charge.

The service from the management was also charming and friendly throughout. We will definately be back.

  • Liked — The balcony with the hot tub
  • Disliked — That we had to leave!
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tasmania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2008

After a long day driving from Auckland up through the Kauri forests we arrived at the Blue Pacific. We had booked this apartment after much consideration of where we wanted to be located in the Bay of Islands and the fantastic reviews from Trip Advisor's who had visited previously…we were not disappointed!!! We were greeted by Kerry who gave us a tour of our apartment and indicated all the things we should know re our stay (this was excellent).
WiFi internet is now free at the Blue Pacific and you get a card from Kerry each day and it allows you 2 hours free internet access (need your own computer)- this is great for keeping in contact with family etc…it worked really well. The apartment was excellent- we had a BBQ on the balcony and watched the moods of the bay change. A large supermarket is just around the corner and opens to midnight so it is very easy to get provisions for your stay.
There were no fly wire screens in the apartment and coming from Australia I thought of mosquitoes etc…but no not one…what a bonus! The apartment came with everything: well laid out kitchen with all you need, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, excellent beds, comfortable lounges etc and nice touches like tea lights on the dining table. The flat screen TV which we must admit we turned on only once had many channels (Sky etc).
The apartments are set up on the hill and above the road, which is between the hotel and the beach…this is good as there was very limited road noise at night…it was great to wake up to the sound of lapping water and the lovely bird noises from all the birds inhabiting the area around the hotel…..and the sunrises to write home about!!! Paihia itself is a lovely place to stay: great walks, good shopping, good food…GREAT PLACE and Waitangi is a hop, skip and jump away
Just excellent….don’t even consider staying anywhere else Blue Pacific Apartments is just a great place to stay and the Bay of Islands is a wonderful place to visit…we shall be back!

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Palm Beach, Qld
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2008

We stayed here at the end of our holiday and we were blown away. We didn't know where to stay yet, so the excellent host let us take a walk through the rooms to decide and one look and we were more than happy. There were magnificent veiws from the two balconies, A double spa bath, entertainment system with 50 channels, a washer and dryer in the room and a very modern kitchen which all helped to make it seem like you had your own apartment for your stay. The hosts were more than willing to help you with whatever you needed, they booked our cruise for the day and even drove us to the dock. There was also a woolworths 5 mins walk away which also came in handy. We will definately stay here on our next visit to New Zealand and we highly recommend it for anyone looking for somewhere to stay in Paihia. A very big thanks again for a wonderful stay :)

  • Liked — Great veiws, every luxury you can imagine in the rooms, great hospitality
  • Disliked — Absolutely nothing
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Victoria
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14 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2008

STUNNING.

What a little gem of a place. The staff (Donna) who runs this Apartment/Hotel with her husband, is so friendly and welcoming, we felt like we were part of her family.

We had booked Apartment 2 which has a 180 degree view of the beach/islands. I can only recommend this two bedroom apartment. It is just lovely. The only complaint I have is that the furniture was a little old fashioned and needs to be updated and the second bedroom was small - but quite honestly, it didn't detract from our stay. We had a barbeque, spa, lovely outdoor furniture and a view that still hasn't left our mind.

The kitchen had all the modern cons, we also had a washing machine/dryer and a lovely bathroom (although small was more than adequate).

The hotel is around the corner from a great supermarket and about a 10 minute walk to the centre of town.

We just loved this place and would recommend it to anyone and would stay there again.

  • Liked — Location and view
  • Disliked — Furniture was dated and second bedroom was small
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 166 Marsden Road | PO Box 351, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Blue Pacific Apartments Paihia 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All 10 Apartments offer spectacular and unrivalled vistas of the Bay of Islands including The Waitangi Treaty Grounds and historic Russell as guests relax and restore in comfort and style.Our exquisite waterfront location overlooks Paihias most popular swimming beach and out to the Pacific ocean, and is a leisurely 12 minute stroll to the centre of Paihia for shopping, cafes, restaurants, and the wharf area for Tours and Cruises.Each of our 1,2, or 3 bedroom Apartments offers a fully equipped luxury Italian styled kitchen and bathroom(s), own laundry (washer and dryer). Flat screen TV's, Sky TV,free Wifi and Broadband. Each has a private balcony with uninterrupted views, and is equipped with a BBQ and outdoor furniture. Four apartments include jacuzzi's outdoor on the balcony with 1 inside and two include spa baths inside their second bathrooms. ... more   less 
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