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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of my friends and i stayed at this motel for the first time last night, mark and vivian were the best hosts ever! Very welcoming and reasonable, caring and amazing people, easy to talk to, authentic people :) even introduced us to a few other beautiful locals at the near pub :) my friend Nga and i feel...

Thank lani8037
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is the 2nd time we've stayed here and both times I must state that I cannot find anything whatsoever about which to complain. All of the units in this complex are 2 bedrooms and all contain full kitchens, laundry facilities, 2 Satellite TV's, barbecues and basically everything else one might need. Mark and Viv do a superb job of...

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

Great to hear your return to the Pioneer was enjoyable and thank you for your comments about the cleanliness of the apartments. While Pool View block of apartment does overlook the pool four of the six apartments get harbour views as well. Regarding the rates the Bay of Islands is a seasonal area an rates vary depending upon time of...

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We stayed here towards the end of our holiday in NZ and it was good to have such a lovely apartment with so much room. The location is close to restaurants, bars and the wonderful Movenpick ice cream shop-we came here every evening for our dessert. It is a 30 minute walk along the seafront to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

Thank saf51
Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via 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
PioneerManagers, General Manager at Pioneer Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review

Really pleased you enjoyed your time here in the Bay of Islands and at the Pioneer. We look forward to welcoming you back at some point in the future. Mark and Viv

Sutton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 2017 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...

2Thank 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 25 February 2017 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...

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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: $179 - $300 (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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