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Blue Pacific Apartments Paihia
Ranked #4 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Wow, What a place to stay!!! The room (Number 2) was amazing, the view breathtaking and the service was great!! We all want to stay there again and stare at the view! The BBQ was great to cook on and sit on the balcony eating dinner staring out over the ocean, can it get any better. We spent 3 night there, but wish it was longer.The ktchen to cook and we wanted for nothing,The bathroom was well appointed,4 of us stayed there and were not tripping over each other.

Room Tip: Room 2, has a great view and a spa
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Guybat
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BPPaihia, Manager at Blue Pacific Apartments Paihia, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
We are delighted you enjoyed the Apartment and used all the facilities to the fullest.
Thank you so much for your appreciative comments.This Apartment has quite impressive ocean views. We await your return in the furture.
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English first
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We stayed here 2 nights with with our 2 children 14 and 5 and had a comfortable stay. We were in apartment 9 which was access by external stairs. We had a 2 bedroom 2 story apartment, if you do have trouble with stairs this apartment is maybe not for you, however I do believe there maybe ground level single story apartments. Some of the apartments appear to have external spas however number 9 does not. There is a number of books and DVD's that can be borrowed from reception at no cost as well of the use of beach towels if needed, a great touch if travelling with children. Our host was helpful regarding local tips with things like parking rangers etc. Free wifi was also welcome especially with a teenager in tow. Apartments front the beach and road and if you are sensitive to noice this maybe a little noisie but would easily be blocked by closing the doors fronting to beach and road but really didn't bother us as the water washing up on the shore opposite was a lovely sound. 2 bathrooms one on each level so with 4 people staying this works well. The lounge in the living are was a little uncomfortable but nothing extreme. Plenty of bath towels which is a nice change as most places only supple one per person. A little on the expensive side but over all have found NZ a little on the expensive side so this is probably comparative. Overall a comfortable place to stay and would stay here again

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Lisafrythompson
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BPPaihia, Manager at Blue Pacific Apartments Paihia, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our Apartments, the location, the facilities and the complimentary Entertaiment we provide for all guests. We are here to help all guests enjoy their time in Paihia and to guide you around the area.
Thank you for the review.
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We are Canadian and I work in the travel industry and am well traveled. I try to find places that are good value for your money that are in good locations. Blue Pacific Apartments was exactly the right place to stay in Paihia. The rooms are clean, well appointed and in a perfect location. The location is quiet with only a 10-15 min walk from busy town. It is right across the street from the beautiful sandy beach that is perfect for swimming. We had room 5 which had two bedrooms and a large balcony with table, chairs, BBQ and hot tub. The oceanview from our balcony was spectacular, We stayed 3 nights and wished we could stay longer as there was so much to do. Doug was friendly and helped us plan activities to do while we were there. We enjoyed swimming with wild dolphins, golfing (10 min away), dinner cruise and shopping in town. The other big benefit was the grocery store only 3 minutes away. If you are a couple, single or family you will not be disappointed with this accommodation.

Room Tip: We really enjoyed room 5 as the hot tub on the balcony was great.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Susan W
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BPPaihia, Manager at Blue Pacific Apartments Paihia, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Blue Pacific Apartments thank you for your comments of our property.
It was an honour to provide yourselves with the time to relax and enjoy our unique location and taking in some of the many experiences one can have in the Bay of Islands location of New Zealand.
Thank you very much for your review.
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

We stayed 2-nights in this beautiful 2-storey apartment. It was wonderful! The bathroom was nice too! It has a sauna and a triangular bath tub. The scenery was amazing! The beach was nice. The bathrooms,bedrooms and the kitchen were all clean. Just about a 5-minute drive away, there's a fish'n'chips at Shippey's. It's delicious!

The apartment was also well-equipped with full kitchen facilities as well as free laundry facilities which was useful. Wifi was free, and the toiletries were nice!

Overall, it was an enjoyable stay in a great location. Will strongly recommend to family and friends!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Jovianne99
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BPPaihia, Manager at Blue Pacific Apartments Paihia, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
Thank you for reviewing our Apartments,The location, and all our facilities.
Our staff take great pride maintaining the high standards we have set ourselves to showcase each Apartment.
Thank you so much for your positive comments.
Look forward to a return visit from yourselves sometime in the future.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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187 reviews
107 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Blue Pacific is 15 minutes walk from the main Paihia shops but this is an advantage as it is very quiet and no noisy bars or restaurants. The views out over the bay is stunning. The units are being kept to a high standard and the bathrooms have all been recently modernised. Doug the manager is very helpful.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank WildcatNZ
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BPPaihia, Manager at Blue Pacific Apartments Paihia, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Thank you very much for reviewing our property.
We are all here to ensure you have a pleasant experience that you will remember for a long time.
look forward to hosting yourselves again in the future.
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London, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
91 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

This is deservedly highly rated on trip advisor and elsewhere. The apartments are well located with great view over the Bay, and whilst you are a little out of town, there is a supermarket only a short walk away to stock up on food and other items, and central Paihia is easily walkable along the beachfront. The apartment itself is really well fitted out with everything you need - cooking facilities, washing machine, sky tv, dvd player, free internet access - and really comfortable. Quality of sleep was amazing, hardly any noise apart from the waves washing up on the beach and to be able to get the great views each morning of the sun on the bay from the balcony was excellent. The staff are really friendly and welcoming and provide good advice on tours etc. If you're planning on visiting the Bay of Islands or Northland I would highly recommend choosing here as the place to base yourself - it's an easy drive from here to all the major attractions and sight seeing spots, both on the east and west coasts (as there's hardly any traffic).

Room Tip: Book early to make sure you can get a room here.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank nickworld08
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BPPaihia, Manager at Blue Pacific Apartments Paihia, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Thank you for your review and comments.
It was an honour to provide yourselves with the expericences you wished to have, while also enjoying your stay wiyh us.
Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us.
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Sydney
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012 via mobile

We spent 5 nights in the 3 bedroom apartment number 1. Elderly mother and two middle aged children and their spouses. An ideal unit which was on the same level as the carpark but because the units are elevated the view from the unit and the large terrace is magnificent. Table for 6, lounges, stone bench seating and a spa make the trace fabulous.
The unit is well equipped, and serviced daily. Everything works and the manager happily provided extra tea bags when requested.
The units are not in the main part of town, but opposite a sandy beach to the west of town. A 10 minute walk into town is pleasant, but there are a few food shops two minutes away, and the big supermarket is a five minute walk in the other direction.
The units are not luxurious but very good accommodation, and the view makes up for any shortcomings. Probably the best in town.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Phil_Sydney
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BPPaihia, Manager at Blue Pacific Apartments Paihia, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Thank you so much for your appreciative comments when reviewing our Number One Apartment.
We can advise that we have plans in place to upgrade the bedding within this Apartment this month,to maintain our level of Luxury.
All the staff are here to ensure our guests enjoy a pleasurable stay with us.
Look forward to hosting you all another day.
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Property: Blue Pacific Apartments Paihia
Address: 166 Marsden Road | PO Box 351, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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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