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Pioneer Waterfront Apartments

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful stay at Pioneer in Paihia. Stayed on the top floor facing the beach. Rooms were well equipped and very clean and comfortable. The location and the view was fantastic. 2 mins walk to all the restaurants and shops and the beach is right across the street. Our hosts, Mark,Viv,Grayson & Mitchie were so wonderful, they made us... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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239 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

All the hotels in Paihia are min 30 yrs old built in a long ago era like a missing part of old Hawaii. As a location, Paihia is a great town for visiting the Bay of Islands as it is still bustling with restaurants, souvenir stores, supermkt and travel agencies. For Pioneer, its location is literally on the waterfront. We... More 

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Taranaki, New Zealand
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33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2016

I'm so glad I picked this apartment for our 2 night stay in Paihia. The location was directly across from sandy beach (which I found wasn't so for some of the other apartments on offer) and a very short stroll into the main centre for an abundance of cafe/bars. Viv was such a breath of fresh air and made us... More 

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Thank Jessie R
NZPioneer35S, Manager at Pioneer Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Thanks Jessie, We are really pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us here at the Pioneer and thanks for your wonderful comment about Viv. Great that your young one enjoyed watching the boats from the deck of your Waterfront Mid Level apartment. Believe it or not there are only two apartments that do not get sea views here... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Before renting out a place for the night in Paihia, I did a lot of research and found only good reviews for this place -- and rightly so. The apartment was spotless. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen had everything we needed and the hosts were really nice. It felt more like a holiday home rental than an apartment-hotel, we... More 

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PioneerWfrontManager, Manager at Pioneer Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Hi Violet, Thank you so much for your review of the Pioneer and we are glad you enjoyed your time here in Paihia and the Bay of Islands. We really appreciated your comment about your stay being like a combination of staying with family or friends yet it being like a rental home or hotel ... you have hit it... More 

Taihape
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016

We had the pleasure recently of staying in these lovely apartments. From first contact via phone to our sad farewell we were treated like friends of the lovely hosts who could not do ore for us. The apartment was extremely well set up with everything possible that you would need to cook a gourmet meal.The location was perfect and an... More 

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NZPioneer35S, Manager at Pioneer Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Thanks Kyan for your comments and we are really glad you enjoyed your time with us here at the Pioneer. Thanks also for your comment about the kitchen facilities in the apartments ... we really like the fact it is a full kitchen which allows our guest the option of eating in or out during their travels. If we can... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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128 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2016

We took our son and family to the Bay of Islands as a treat during their visit from Sydney. We had a two bedroom end unit on the first floor with stunning views over the beach and sea. This unit had a big deck and a BBQ by the entrance. The unit is spacious, clean and well equipped. Ideal for... More 

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PioneerWfrontManager, Manager at Pioneer Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Wonderful to hear you all enjoyed your time here in the Bay of Islands and the apartment suited your needs. Obviously if we can ever assist with your accommodation needs here in Paihia in the future just let us know. Mark and Viv More 

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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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Reviewed April 22, 2016

We stayed here for two nights recently. The apartment was at the front, and had views out over the water. The beach is just across the road. A short 200m walk into town. We would gladly stay here again!

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Thank Nathan G
NZPioneer35S, Manager at Pioneer Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

glad you enjoyed your time here in the Bay of Islands. Obviously if we can ever help out with your accommodation needs again here in Paihia please just let us know. Mark and Viv More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2016

We have stayed here twice and it is just home from home, really comfortable apartments kept to a high standard, in the heart of lovely Paihia overlooking the beach. Just perfect. Our thanks to Mark, Vivian, who are the also the best of the best. Don't hesitate to book!

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NZPioneer35S, Manager at Pioneer Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Glad you have enjoyed another stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Pioneer in the future. Mark and Vivienne More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed April 18, 2016

Well what a lovely place to stay we stayed at the pioneer waterfront apartments for 3 nights.First night we stayed in the pool view penthouse apartment absolutly excellent apartment has everything you need to relax spa bath large bathroom bedrooms very spacious lounge and its a really cool view of the pool.Next day we moved to the pool side level... More 

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Thank laurz27
NZPioneer35S, Manager at Pioneer Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your time here at the Pioneer. It is unusual to move from apartment to apartment as we do try to arrange bookings so you are not having to change apartments but thank you for mentioning the exceptional circumstances that made the room changes necessary for your weekend away. Obviously if we can ever help again in the... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

Very spacious apartment with a big bathroom (including spa bath which was great for the kids), full kitchen, washing machine and dryer. Older style and decor could have been improved but very comfortable and everything you need. Staff were so helpful and showed us everything we needed to know even recommending fishing charters and restaurants. Wish we could have had... More 

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Thank Lauren R
PioneerWfrontManager, Manager at Pioneer Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Hi Lauren, Great to hear you enjoyed your time here in the Bay of Islands and you found everything you needed accommodation wise here at the Pioneer. Your mention of spaciousness is one comment a number of our guests have made when comparing to other properties they have stayed in while touring New Zealand. Thanks for choosing us and if... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting
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 

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
Price Range: $159 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“top floor facing the beach. Sit on the deck and take in the view”
 of 5 bubbles Wazootime, 2 days ago | Read review
“Room 3 was great - Waterfront/mid-level had a large balcony & the views were fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles 172jessier, Sep 19, 2016 | Read review
“All apartments are great but if you like it very peaceful ask for apt at rear of complex”
 of 5 bubbles annsandra48, Apr 20, 2016 | Read review
“ALL APARTMENTS ARE GREAT if wanting a view of beach get the waterfront penthouse apartment looks over paihia beachfront”
 of 5 bubbles laurz27, Apr 18, 2016 | Read review
“The penthouse apartments all have good views of the sea even if it is called a pool view.”
 of 5 bubbles pollyp703, Jan 26, 2016 | Read review
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