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Pioneer Waterfront Apartments
Ranked #19 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

We stayed 2 nights in here. Large, modern and well equipped. Staffs are so friendly. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

We have just enjoyed 2 nights in an upper level 2 bedroom waterfront apartment at this wonderful 5 star "resort"in the Bay of Islands. The sunny bacony was fully equiped with BBQ and comfortable furniture and with lovely views of the pool area and the bay beyond. It is worth asking for a n apartment with some view of the bay . The aprtments themselves are large, modern and very well equiped. for up to 6 people. The managing staff are very friendly and helpful and clearly enjoy their paihia lifestyle. The Bay of Islands is a glorious part of new Zealand, and these aprtments are adjecent to the shopping area and restaurants.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 August 2011

We spent six weeks in New Zealand in February and this set the standard for our holiday, Facilities are brilliant with a bbq on the balcony, hot tub in our room, lovely pool and more importantly fantastic hosts, we stayed in two rooms because of someone else having a pre arranged booking and both the rooms were fantastic with ipod docks being a nice touch. The rooms were absolutely 5 star with the most amazing views across the bay, the location is brilliant with it only being a short walk to the nightlife and visitor attractions, our hosts booked our tours etc with us and recommended some fantastic things to see and do. I could go on all day about how fantastic the apartments are but just want to thank Mark and Viv for a fantastic time, we even got engaged on Russell and when we came back and shared our news Mark and Viv invited us over for a couple of drinks for the evening. Thank you so much. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 January 2011

A little ott for us as just a couple booking a 2 bedroom apartment but the day we arrived in Paihia it was pouring rain so choose The Pioneer just for road appeal initlally- we were not disappointed- really spacious apartments- eveything you would need family or two couples/friends traveling together- even an outdoor tub- great cupboard of dvd's to choose from if you didn't want to venture outside your door! Thank you for a great stay (backdated to original stay April 2009 but have been since!)

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 April 2010

We walked into this apartment off the street, when the proprietor gave us a fantastic rate on one of the rear units. The unit didn't have a direct view of the bay, as it overlooked it's own courtyard and the pool and spa, but it didn't need it. It was spacious, spotlessly clean, extremely well equipped, quiet and wonderful to stay in. The host couldn't do enough for us and was extremely helpful and friendly. We had two nights here, and the kids loved the pool and spa, even though it was pretty cold (mid October). It was the sort of place you could come back to each afternoon, take a nap, sit round, play cards and just chill out, you actually wanted to spend time here. One of the best places we stayed in New Zealand.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 February 2010

Arriving in Paihai without booking anything we called in here to see if there were any vacancies and we were shown to a stunning apartment by Viv who was a perfect host. Well situated within walking distance of many of the town's attractions and restaurants. Only srayed two nights, it would have been easy to stay much longer.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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PioneerWfrontManager, Manager at Pioneer Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review, 2 March 2010
Thank you so much for your comments about our property. We are glad you had a wonderful stay in the Bay of Islands and Paihia. We firmly beleive a little local knowledge can go a long way to making our guests time in the Bay of Islands even more memorable. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Pioneer Waterfront Apartments should you venture this way again. Kind regards Viv and Mark
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Masham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 January 2010

Stayed here over Christmas 2009 and was very pleased with the choice. The apartment was spacious and well equiped, only lacking a 2nd bathroom. The location is excellent, just a few minutes walk to the ferry terminal and centre of Paihia. Plenty of nearby restaurants and no need to use the car for a week. The resident manager was very helpful, giving excellent advice on how to make the most of our stay.

Stayed December 2009, travelled with family
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PioneerWfrontManager, Managers at Pioneer Waterfront Apartments, responded to this review, 11 February 2010
Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor and we appreciate your comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay in Paihia and the Bay of Islands.
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Mark and Viv
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Property: Pioneer Waterfront Apartments
Address: 44 Marsden Road, Bay Of Islands | Northland, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 10
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 
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