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Pioneer Waterfront Apartments
4.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   44 Marsden Road, Bay Of Islands | Northland, Paihia 0200, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #8 of 24 Paihia B&B and Inns
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Excellent apartment with tremendously helpful and friendly staff in a wonderful location overlooking the Bay. The rooms are impeccable and spacious. The staff always welcome you with a smile and nothing seemed too much trouble for them. I count myself as fortunate to find such a superb apartment complex with such superb staff. Mark and Viv just couldn't be more helpful. Although the apartment was wonderful, it was Mark and Viv's helpfulness that made the stay just perfect.

Room Tip: A room with a view over the Bay, is just wonderful.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Mark could not have been more informative and helpful. We learnt what was best to do to maximise our short stay in Paihia, and where the best value meals were in town. Could not have been happier! I thoroughly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mission Beach
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We arrived about 8.30pm to were we had booked the Able Tasman Lodge but they had stuffed up our booking and had given our room away, We were very angry as we had driven from Whitianga and were in no mood to find somewhere else.
But they had done us a big favour as we started to look around and by chance parked outside the Pioneer waterfront apartments.
We decided to have a look and to find out how much as we were staying for 4 nights.
We got a big surprise the rooms were perfect and the price was cheaper than Able Tasman Lodge and 10 out of 10 views.
The hosts were great and made our stay a very pleasant one.
Don't look anywhere else just stay here.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

Where to start. Great location, directly across the road from a nice beach, minutes from the centre of town, and convenient to everything around. Apartment we stayed in (6), was very spacious and had a great view across the water. When we first arrived thought the bar/restaurant next door would have been an issue noise wise, but no such dramas occurred. And finally have to mention Mark and Viv for their first class help. Spot on with all suggestions and very knowledgeable of the area. Nothing is to much. Would highly recommend this as a place to stay.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Auckland, New Zealand
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15 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Would highly recommend the apartments to anyone wanting to stay in the Bay of Islands. Excellent location, very comfortable and modern apartments just a short walk from the centre of Paihia. Andy's upside down writing was a marvel and restaurant recommendations and places to visit were top notch - thank you!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Warks
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Be in no doubt, if you stay at this lodge you will not be disappointed.
Nothing is too much trouble for the management. information as to where to visit, where to eat - all their recommendations were first class. Accomodation was excellent and well positioned.
A credit to the tourist industry.
Well done Pioneer.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

This is a well designed complex of 12 apartments. They all feel private from one another and all have individual decks with outdoor furniture and a sunny aspect. We loved being able to walk everywhere! In fact in our 5 night stay we literally only walked, and didn't take the car out once. This meant walking to Waitangi treaty grounds, to the ferry to go across to Russell, and easily to the beach and little village township daily.
Comfortable and clean apartment, a really relaxing and easy stay that truly felt like a holiday!

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Additional Information about Pioneer Waterfront Apartments

Address: 44 Marsden Road, Bay Of Islands | Northland, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Pioneer Waterfront Apartments 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fully equipped 2 bedroom apartments in Paihia, gateway to the Bay of Islands. A home away from home as all apartments have spa baths, full kitchen, dining lounge area and patio with BBQ. On site pool and hot spa. Ticketing facilities for local tours, cruises and activities. 3 Minute walk to Paihia Village and Maritime Centre. Restaurants right next door. Your Bay of Islands home away from home. ... more   less 
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