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The Waterfront Suites - Heritage Collection
Ranked #11 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews
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“Relax with a view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2013

This is a great little apartment hotel. We have stayed in a ground floor sea facing room and a second floor sea facing room. We have stayed in the summer and the winter. Both are completely self contained and are equipped with all you need for a relaxing break. Although the hotel has a number of different rooms we have only stayed in the two above so cannot offer opinion on the others. The apartments have a complete kitchen, well-defined dining area and living area. They come with everything you would expect in a 5 star hotel. The hotel also has a swimming pool. The air-conditioning is effective and quiet. Once the doors to the outside are closed the rooms are quite soundproofed. We particularly like the views from the balcony. It is superb. The balcony itself is supplied with a large table and ‘outdoor’ chairs and is all in all a very nice way to spend an evening gazing out at across the bay. The apartments have a basement garage and are located a very short stroll from the town. But lets face it Pihia is a small place so that would not be hard. For New Zealand hotels these apartments are on the slightly higher end of the price range., certainly not as high as some in this neighbourhood. Once tried it is hard to go anywhere else for the money.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the sea are great
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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waterfront98, Manager at The Waterfront Suites - Heritage Collection, responded to this review, 7 March 2013
Hi,

It is always a great pleasure to know that our guests find it hard to try any other place once they have experienced our hospitality. Thank you very much!

Please let me know next time you plan to visit - I certainly look forward to welcome you back.

Kind regards,

Ana
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2013

I recently overnighted here, but could easily have stayed a few more days. Private, clean, spacious , well laid out apartments right opposite the beach, and beside the cafes and restaurants of Paihia.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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waterfront98, Manager at The Waterfront Suites - Heritage Collection, responded to this review, 7 March 2013
Hi Ian,

Thank you for taking time to give us your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcome you back in a near future.

Kind regards,

Ana
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2013

We chose this place because of all the wonderful reviews. When making the booking, the service was very friendly and efficient. Upon arrival we were greeting bey a very chatty informative person, and when we checked in to our room, we were blown away with just how spacious and luxurious they were for the money. Great peep of the sea, very comfortable and very impressed. Truly like a home away from home. Also great location, right on the door step of the township, and all within walking distance. Would have no hesitation in recommending this place, and stay here again. Even considered buying one of them.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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waterfront98, Manager at The Waterfront Suites - Heritage Collection, responded to this review, 7 March 2013
Hi Wazza,

Thank you for your review. We certainly appreciate your feedback, we are always looking at updating our procedures to make our guests' stays a memorable experience.

Kind regards,

Ana
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2013

Centrally located on Marsden Road - just off the main strip and opposite the beach it is in the heart of everything with lovely pool, atmosphere is great and facilities and accomodation is lovely! Definitley would stay again! Perfect on NYE as fireworks are right ahead of the accomodation!!!

Room Tip: I would choose the one with its own deck/balcony (at the back facing pool or 2nd floor or 3rd floor...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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waterfront98, Manager at The Waterfront Suites - Heritage Collection, responded to this review, 7 March 2013
Hi Lowrie,

We appreciate your feedback and are pleased you enjoyed your stay and the fireworks!

Kind regards,

Ana
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Bedfordshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2012

This was a great apartment. Location, clean, design, service all 10 out of 10. Had a very nice time. Would return to the Waterfront Suites any time and would be happy to recommend to any one visiting Paihia.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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waterfront98, Manager at The Waterfront Suites - Heritage Collection, responded to this review, 7 March 2013
Hi Laura,

Thank your for your contribution. We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us!

Kind regards,

Ana
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2012

We stayed here at the end of October 2012. We brought a grabone deal for $299 for 2 nights for a pool side room. When we called to book, we couldnt book a pool side room as none were available even if we changed our dates, so we had to pay $100 for the upgrade to oceanview. When we got there the place was pretty empty and i asked the receptionist why we had to upgrade and she said the poolside rooms were having maintenance. I said why would they have promotion for rooms not available and her response was "we have to run a business" in a rude tone. Part of the reason we booked this accommodation was for the heated pool, which was bone cold, i took this up with reception, to which i was told it was heated and set to 27 degrees, again in a rude tone. At most the pool would have been 6 degrees. So there was no swimming for our baby. The room was beautiful and the location was great, we really enjoyed our stay in Paihia, apart from the service.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2012

We checked in for 2 nights into a room beside the swimming pool. Wow if this is what all the rooms are like! They have everything you could need for a 1 night stay or a whole week. This place has nothing that they could improve on, even the check in by Shona was welcoming and informative. Nothing more to say but if you are staying in Paihia and don't stay here...your loss.

Room Tip: Stay here...simple.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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1 Thank MeffnDiv
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waterfront98, Manager at The Waterfront Suites - Heritage Collection, responded to this review, 7 March 2013
Thank you very much for your feedback, we are pleased you have enjoyed your stay!

Kind regards,

Ana
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Additional Information about The Waterfront Suites - Heritage Collection

Property: The Waterfront Suites - Heritage Collection
Address: 100 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Paihia
#7 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#13 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Waterfront Suites - Heritage Collection 5*
Number of rooms: 25
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