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Pioneer Waterfront Apartments

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Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very helpful management. Great location. Waterfront apartment had awesome view of the bay. Very clean, good shower and master bed but the single beds were very hard and uncomfortable. Aircon was good as it was very hot during our stay. Definitely will return.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Staff are excellent as well, nothing was a problem. We booked several rooms, with two of them being in the back block at pool level, was excellent for socialising. Great pools and tables around them too. WiFi is pretty average, but that's the only negative thing I could think of.

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

Hi Tony, Glad you all enjoyed your stay here at the Pioneer. We enjoyed having you and your friends enjoy the facilities here at the Pioneer. I only discovered the WIFI had intermittently been playing up for about a week ... and that was only the day after you left when another guest mentioned they had trouble logging on. Problem...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been here for 16 years but it is still just as good.Nicely situated apartment at front. Excellent and well stocked kitchen for cooking-utensils galore. Huge gas BBQ. Despite noisy days on Paihia waterfront and nearby restaurants it was so quiet at night. Free wifi. Two spacious bedrooms and lounge dining area. Spa bath a treat. Highly recommended.

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

Great to hear you enjoyed your time here at the Pioneer and in the Bay of Islands. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Pioneer when you next head up this way! Have great 2017! Mark and Viv

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well we have just spent a week at these apartments and I can only rave as to how good they are.Booked in and met by a fabulous couple in Mark and Vivenne.The apartments are spacious and very very clean.Did I mention the ocean is over the road and you awake each morning to a lovely view.If you want a great...

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

great to hear you enjoyed your tie here n the Bay of Island and your time here at the Pioneer. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Pioneer or any friends who might be heading up this way. All the best Mark and Viv

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 December 2016

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...

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

Greta to hear you enjoyed your time here at the Pioneer and the Bay of Islands. Really pleased to see you comment about family ... we do enjoy meeting people and it seems the boys are following our lead in being part of the hosting team! All the best and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Pioneer...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 30 November 2016 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...

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

Thanks for taking the time to write your thoughts about Paihia on Trip Advisor. The Pioneer has withstood the tests of time pretty well we think with periodic refurbishment in the apartments over the years. To be fair to other operators here in town and people who prefer a more modern property to stay in, there are a few properties...

Taranaki, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 September 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...

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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...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 September 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...

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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...

Taihape
Reviewed 23 August 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...

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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...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 April 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...

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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

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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
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $207 - $376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“All rooms have views”
 of 5 bubbles wakirkman, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“top floor facing the beach. Sit on the deck and take in the view”
 of 5 bubbles Wazootime, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 3 was great - Waterfront/mid-level had a large balcony & the views were fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles 172jessier, 19 Sep 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, 20 Apr 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, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
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