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Pioneer Waterfront Apartments

44 Marsden Road, Bay Of Islands Northland, Paihia 0200 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#10 of 41 hotels in Paihia
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Self-serve laundry
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Nicky7171 wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand9 contributions4 helpful votes
A lovely stay in super spacious and clean apartment, with beautiful views. We couldn't fault it. Great pool and spa facilities and a 5 minute walk from the main drag with all its cafes and restaurants. Viv the manager deserves a special mention- she was really friendly and helpful and always made sure we had everything we needed. Thankyou :-)
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Date of stay: February 2021
Room Tip: Despite being on the main road, we were not bothered by any traffic noise.
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Shirley T wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland, New Zealand69 contributions37 helpful votes
My husband and I have just spent a couple of nights in Paihia. We wanted to be close to everything and Pioneer was great. We left our car safely by our apartment and didn’t need it for the 2 nights we were staying there. It is a 5 minute walk to the shops, bars, cafe, restaurants and also to the ferry to Russell and the various boat trips etc that are on offer
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Date of stay: October 2020
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JamMa60 wrote a review Feb 2020
North Island, New Zealand174 contributions22 helpful votes
We had 5 units here for a birthday celebration and couldn't have got anywhere more suited. All units are 2 bedroom appartments that are large and spacious. All of ours overlooked the lovely pool area but we still had views out to sea from the top deck. Fully self catering kitchens with plenty of crockery, cutlery and utensils. Having a BBQ on each deck was a bonus. Mark and Vivienne were fantastic hosts, who made sure everyone was enjoying their time there, they happily go the extra mile and nothing is a problem for them. All staff we dealt with were great After spending 9 days here we didn't want to leave. Definitely recommend the Pioneer Waterfront Apartments Thanks again
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Exploring_Cool_Spots wrote a review Feb 2020
Canada16 contributions11 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our stay in the Pioneer Apartments. They are very well located, well equipped and very spacious. The large deck was ideal for enjoying the wonderful ocean views and some outdoor meals. The upper floor rooms on the front building were especially lovely. Mark was very helpful with providing lots of information about the area and he and Viv are to be commended for maintaining the property so nicely.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Luxurygirlsurrey wrote a review Dec 2019
surrey29 contributions30 helpful votes
Fantastic location in the centre of Paihia. Very spacious apartment and Mark was really friendly and helpful. Do note there are only plastic glasses to use so you might want to bring your own or buy some from the 2 dollar shop as we did! Really recommend the fish shop next door for dinner, it was delicious.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from PioneerManagers, Manager at Pioneer Waterfront Apartments
Responded 10 Dec 2019
Great you enjoyed your time here. It seems you found the pool plastic glasses cupboard. There is a full range of glassware in one of the other cupboards! Tumblers, wine, beer and even port glasses in one of the other cupboards! Real glass! Sorry about that! Travel safe and have a wonderful Festive Season!
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US$119 - US$205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsPaihia
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pioneer Waterfront Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to Pioneer Waterfront Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Paihia Harbour (0.2 km), Pipi Patch Bar (0.3 km), and St Paul's Anglican Church (0.03 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pioneer Waterfront Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Pioneer Waterfront Apartments?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Pioneer Waterfront Apartments?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pioneer Waterfront Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include Third Wheel Coffee Co., Terra Restaurant, and Tipsy Oyster Tapas & Bar Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pioneer Waterfront Apartments?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Pioneer Waterfront Apartments located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Paihia.
Are any cleaning services offered at Pioneer Waterfront Apartments?
Yes, dry cleaning and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Pioneer Waterfront Apartments?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Waitangi Treaty Grounds (1.8 km), Pompallier Mission and Printery (3.3 km), and Flagstaff Hill (3.9 km).
Does Pioneer Waterfront Apartments have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.