Some places would be hard to improve on, and this is one of them. What you get is a very spacious, very clean and very well-equipped 2-bedroom low-rise apartment right on the Paihia waterfront and just a short stroll to shops and some really good restaurants. The view from the front apartments by day and by night is spectacular; uninterrupted across the water to the town of Russell a couple of kilometres away. The rear 'garden-view' apartments don’t get the same view but are cheaper.
We had one of the water-view apartments on the top floor and found it to be quiet, well-maintained and very comfortable. The balconies on the lower levels are partly overlooked by those above, so top floor gives you the most privacy. It is 'walk-up' to the third level but not too onerous and the view from the balcony is worth it. The hosts, Mark and Viv, are wonderfully helpful and very knowledgeable on all things in the region. We really do recommend this place highly to anyone holidaying in the Bay of Islands area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fully equipped and serviced 2 bedroom apartments in Paihia, gateway to the Bay of Islands. 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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- Also Known As:
- Pioneer Waterfront Apartments Paihia, Bay Of Islands