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Pioneer Waterfront Apartments

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Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Only wish I could have stayed longer. Both the room and the hosts were top class. Room was very clean, great bed, great facilities. Hosts could not do more to help and directed us to a fabulous meal. Cannot recommend enough. We will return and make more time for it.

Thank Jason L
Sutton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a month in New Zealand our plan was to treat ourselves to a relaxing wind down in the Bay of Islands. Pioneer apartments fitted the bill exactly. Well appointed with all of the equipment you need, a pool and spa both well maintained and all just a couple of minutes from the pier in Paihia. Mark and Viv who...

1Thank FCOToole
PioneerManagers, Manager at Pioneer Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write of your experience here at the Pioneer and great to hear your 'wind down' in the Bay of Islands was successful and just what you needed! Obviously if we can ever assist in the future please feel free to contact us! Mark and Viv

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and a local friend joined me in a very pleasant stay at these very centrally located apartments - we had a two bedroom two bathroom one - well equipped kitchen most of which we did not use as many restaurants in the doorstep!

Thank Gillian S
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

The view from the front apartments is unbeatable. Beautiful sea views with people swimming, parasailing and enjoying the summer. The rooms were clean and fresh. The service was great too and they did everything possible to make our stay enjoyable. One minor issue is the noisy plumbing from upstairs apartments. I would definitely return though. Great spot.

Thank 501kathyp
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The best thing about this place is the location, close to restaurants and ferry but very dated accomodation. The tv reception is terrible with very few channels. It felt like staying at someone's old beach house, I'm sure much nicer accomodation is available nearby. The website makes it look fantastic but in real life it is very disappointing, surprised it...

1Thank Paz110
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Very dated decor. The whole place screamed old, 1970's. For the price, I expect A LOT more! Unclean (mould on nets in bedroom, dirt on wooden frames on the cupboards in the kitchen). The tv reception is shocking, as is the wi-fi. Our dryer wasn't working when we got there. It was fixed the next day though. Managing an apartment...

1Thank 873sherreed
Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 January 2017

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.

Thank Angus L
PioneerManagers, Manager at Pioneer Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking the time to write about your experience in the Bay of Islands and here at the Pioneer. Our team does take pride in keeping the cleanliness up to scratch and glad you appreciated it. We note your comment about the single beds and will take it into consideration when they come up for renewal. It...

Reviewed 13 January 2017 via 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.

Thank baker_tony
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 6 January 2017 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.

Thank Angela D
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 5 January 2017

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...

Thank wakirkman
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

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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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • 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: $219 - $371 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Must get ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles Paz110, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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