We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Pioneer Waterfront Apartments

Show Prices
#19 of 44 Hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Pioneer Waterfront Apartments
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 88: English reviews
Start your review of Pioneer Waterfront Apartments
 Click to rate
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 501kathyp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Paz110
Feilding
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 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.

 Report
Helpful?
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...

London
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.

 Report
Helpful?
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.

 Report
Helpful?
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...

 Report
Helpful?
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

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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Wazootime
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...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank vincentlau
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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jessie R
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...

30 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (24)
Viewed
View from Room (5)
Viewed
Room/Suite (6)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Other (8)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (6)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Paihia hotels
0.4 km away
The Waterfront Suites - Heritage Boutique Collection
0.9 km away
Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection
0.3 km away
Anchorage Motel
Anchorage Motel
#3 of 44 in Paihia
420 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 km away
Edgewater Palms Apartments
0.5 km away
Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
0.6 km away
Absolute Bliss Apartments
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • 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: $227 - $408 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Agoda so you can book your Pioneer Waterfront Apartments reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Pioneer Waterfront Apartments Paihia, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Pioneer Waterfront Apartments staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Onalaska, Texas

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Pioneer Waterfront Apartments staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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
5 of 5