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Pioneer Waterfront Apartments

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#19 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 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!

Thank annsandra48
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

Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 April 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...

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...

Reviewed 8 March 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...

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...

Reviewed 27 January 2016

Our hosts were welcoming and our penthouse apartments was spotlessly clean with lovely views of the sea. We slept extremely well as the bed is so comfortable and the complex is nice and quiet. Prior to our stay Mark had booked our dolphin trip for us which saved us having to sort it out.

Thank Polly P
PioneerWfrontManager, Manager at Pioneer Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Hi Polly, We are really pleased you enjoyed your time in Paihia, and here at the Pioneer. Interesting you mention the Pool View has views of the sea in your room tips. Viv and I both really like the Pool View Penthouses as they do offer wide views of the Harbour. ... when we first came to the Pioneer it...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

We spent four great days in Paihia recently. Immediately on arrival Vivienne, our host, gave us a warm welcome. She was friendly, accommodating and helpful throughout. We had a ground floor apartment behind the street front row of apartments which was quiet with little noise from the bar next door which is great when you have small children sleeping. It...

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

Glad you enjoyed your time here at the Pioneer and you enjoyed the apartment. Thank you for mentioning the quietness of the apartment. It is very rare to hear anything from the restaurants either side of us or the bar Rays on the Bay two doors along to the north as the management of all of them are very responsible....

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 January 2016

The price was right for a waterfront apartment in beautiful Paihia and I wasn't expecting too much. The apartment was beautifully presented, clean and inviting with excellent facilities.Our apartment was back from the road so didn't have a water view but was quiet and private. Free wifi was a bonus we were not expecting and it was fast and always...

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

Hi Debbie, We really appreciate you taking the time to put down your thoughts about the Pioneer and we are really pleased you found everything to your liking. As you mentioned the apartment you stayed in did not have a water view ... which means you were in one of the two Pool Side Lower Level apartments ... they are...

Wilmington, Delaware
Reviewed 17 January 2016

This small apt hotel offers modern, well appointed accommodation in the heart of Pahia. After a couple of weeks of B and B's, it was wonderful to spread out and have our own space. The apartment had both an open deck (with gas grill) and a glassed in sunroom from which to enjoy views of the Bay. We had a...

Thank V K
PioneerWfrontManager, Manager at Pioneer Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Hi V K Perhaps we should be asking you to write the marketing material for the Pioneer. A very good description of the apartments and the Pioneer in general. We are glad you enjoyed your time here at the Pioneer and found the spaciousness of the apartments to your liking. Obviously if we can ever assist in the future please...

Norfolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Paihia is a lovely little town with a couple of supermarkets and good choice of restaurants. The apartments are on the beach road with great views of the sea (if you are at the front of the building). There is parking (little tight if you have a bigger car). The apartment we had was on the ground floor at the...

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

Dear AM Millar, Thank you for taking the time to review your experiences here in the Bay of Islands and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us here at the Pioneer. We are glad you managed to make it up to Cape Reinga and enjoyed your time and the beaches along the way ... not everyone wants to...

Menlo Park, CA
Reviewed 26 December 2015

We stayed in room 5 - top floor in front. Perfect spot to watch the bay. And great location for beach activities (SUP, kayak and catamaran rentals a few steps away). Mark and Viv were very welcoming and helpful. Very nice visit.

Thank LoveToTravelFrom650
PioneerWfrontManager, Manager at Pioneer Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your time here at the Pioneer and found everything convenient to enjoy your time here in the Bay of Islands. Thanks for noting how close the Pioneer is to just some of the activities available here in Paihia and the Bay. Obviously if we can ever assist in the future please get in contact. With...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Four of us stayed at the Pioneer Waterfront Apartments. The apartment was nicely appointed, had friendly staff and was in a great location, approximately five minute walk to the waterfront. Had onsite parking and free WiFi with minimal limits. Due to the weather we didn't use the pool or the Spa's, though the room was fitted with a spa bath...

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • 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: $173 - $292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Lanai on front units overlooks the harbour admiring tourists strolling by. The Lanai for the units at the back overlooks the pool area”
DonL849, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Must get ocean view”
Paz110, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have views”
wakirkman, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“top floor facing the beach. Sit on the deck and take in the view”
849tanyaa, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 3 was great - Waterfront/mid-level had a large balcony & the views were fantastic”
172jessier, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
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