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Pioneer Waterfront Apartments
44 Marsden Road, Bay Of Islands | Northland, Paihia 0200, New Zealand   |  
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Warkworth, New Zealand
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Not our first time in Paihia but definitely the best so many options for accomadation it is hard to know where to go. After staying at the Pioneer Waterfront Apartments we wouldn't stay anywhere else. For a family getaway the apartments are amazing spacious, clean and comfortable there was everything we needed and more. The view from our apartment was beautiful and the sunny large deck is great to kick back and watch the boats. Mark and Viv are outstanding hosts that go above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable. The location is ideal as it is within walking distance of the shops, restaurants and wharf. A memorable place to stay for all the right reasons we look forward to returning.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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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Stockholm, Sweden
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Nothing to complain about! Nice space. Clean. Nice helpful owner! Best bed I ever slept in!!! 2 bedrooms in the apartment. Would absolutely stay here again!............................................

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RANUI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Been coming here for 4years will be back to stay every year for as long as we can .MARK VIV AND BOYS ARE FANTASTIC HOST FEEL LIKE PART OF THE FAMILY . :-D plenty of help of when to go and what to do. Never get bored relaxing at the apartments beautiful views taken from the deck or his looking out windows.Totally recommend as a beautiful place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Lovely resort and great accommodation. I agree with the other reviewers, the hosts work really hard to make all their guests feel really welcome. A tropical storm hit whilst we were staying, but our place was fine, due to the effort Mark and Viv put in beforehand.
Spacious, well located, and very comfortable appartment, we would love to return there one day.
Eat at the Paihia Fishing Club, above the Thai restaurant on the main street. The fish chowder was one of the best ever!

Room Tip: All rooms have a partial view of the bay, or an unobstructed view if you choose the front wing. We h...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We had 9 days in this lovely apartment from 10-19 March 2014 and would thoroughly recommend it. Mine hosts Viv and Mark go the extra mile to help and make you feel at home. The apartment was spacious, with TV in lounge and master bedroom and a kitchen a pleasure to cook in. We look forward to returning.

Room Tip: Great sea views from every room. Very quiet and BBQs on patios. Didn't use fitness centre.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Downers Grove, IL, United States
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

First, Paihia is a nice small beach community in The Bay of Islands on the North Island of New Zealand. The city is small enough to walk from end to end, but filled with many restaurants, bars, and shops. If you plan on playing Kauri Cliffs Golf Course, I would definitely choose Paihia over Kerikeri as your home base. Pioneer Apartments are all 2 bedroom units with full kitchens and the necessary cooking and dining essentials. We had one of the Penthouse apartments in the rear, overlooking the swimming pool and spa. Though the view was somewhat blocked by the front building, we still had a nice view of the ocean from our bedroom, dining room, and the spacious balcony. We never used the swimming pool because the weather was perfect, about 70 degrees, so we never needed to jump in and cool off. We did use the gas grill on the pool deck to cook twice and that was a nice addition. Mark and Vivian are great hosts, responding promptly to all of our needs. When I went to play golf at Waitangi Golf Club, Mark arranged for me to join the Men's Club event, and even loaned me his push cart. We stayed four nights at the end of our four week tour of both islands. It was nice to give the car a break and just relax for a few days. We would definitely stay there again.
Bob and Barb

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This apartment is great. it has a magnificent view of the Bay and beach opposite . We had a 2 bedroom apartment at the front and top. The rooms wee spacious and the kitchen is big. The hosts are very helpful too.

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  • Stayed March 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 44 Marsden Road, Bay Of Islands | Northland, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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