Pioneer Waterfront Apartments
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Pioneer Waterfront Apartments

44 Marsden Road, Bay Of Islands Northland, Paihia 0200 New Zealand
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Master bedroom with sliding door to balcony
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Dining/living area with sliding door to balcony
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#6 of 24 motels in Paihia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
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)
Pool
Beach
Babysitting
Books, DVDs, music for children
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Romantic

Location

44 Marsden Road, Bay Of Islands Northland, Paihia 0200 New Zealand
Getting there
Great for walkers
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travellers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 97 out of 100
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Kerikeri Airport
Whangarei Airport
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Becky Gibson wrote a review May 2021
Dunedin, New Zealand535 contributions144 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic waterfront apartments with all the facilities you need for family suitable accommodation. We booked a 2 bedroom apartment with waterfront views and it was great value for money. The host was so friendly and accommodating and changed our room to suit one of our guests who required wheelchair access. It’s less than a 5 minute walk to the main town area, close to restaurants bars and shops. We most certainly would stay here again!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Exploring_Cool_Spots wrote a review Feb 2020
Canada30 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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Shirley T wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland, New Zealand66 contributions59 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Rachel D wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland, New Zealand36 contributions31 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a find. We got online less than 2 weeks before our travel dates and it was slim pickings in Paihia but we landed on our feet. Arrived early evening after a long drive from Auckland and were warmly greeted by our host Mark. The apartment was lovely and warm when we got in and we explored all the facilities. A full kitchen with everything we needed for our 3 night stay. We didn't need them but it had a washing machine and tumble dryer. Beds were super comfortable, shower plenty of hot water with good pressure and toiletries. The living area was lovely with sky TV and a great view over the beach. It had an outdoor area complete with BBQ. The kids loved the pool, though the main pool was a little cool, the spa was a hit. Talking of spa, there was a spa bath that we didn't have time to test in our room. Everything was super close from the town centre, to supermarket and then the ferry boat to Russell. I would highly recommend this as a base for exploring Northland. The staff were very helpful and even remembered the kids names. Its little things like that that make a great stay. We will be back.
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: rooms 1-6 have the best views.. 5and 6 are the best.
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Response from , General Manager at Pioneer Waterfront Apartments
Responded 25 Apr 2021
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JamMa60 wrote a review Feb 2020
North Island, New Zealand174 contributions48 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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Bruce G wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked in for 2 nights - Room and facilities were awesome - big downer was the toilet being so small and very tight with the hand basin jambed up so close to the toilet bowl. Any person over 1.85 cm tall would have extreme difficulty sitting on that toilet. I have stayed in hotels all over the world and never seen such a restrictive toilet - even in asia. Put the toilet in the bathroom and you will have top class facilities.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nicky7171 wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand9 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Despite being on the main road, we were not bothered by any traffic noise.
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toddytom wrote a review Oct 2022
Dunedin, New Zealand73 contributions30 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent a 10 day holiday at Piahia and the Pioneer Waterfront Apartments.
The location is pretty much ideal with most things within easy walking distance. We had views across the bay to Russell plus the passing array early morning walkers (just no running round your room naked screaming ("I'm Free, I'm Free!) is recommended.
Property is well appointed with everything required for a self catering holiday, if that's your thing. Plenty of good eateries close at hand.
Viv the host is very welcoming, natural and helpful. Easy to see why this property is always near the top of reviews.
Have no problems recommending the Pioneer Waterfront Apartments for a Bay of Islands holiday.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: 1. Have alternative means of transport to maximise your vacation. 2. Bring a rain jacket as...
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Gary L wrote a review Oct 2022
Auckland, New Zealand404 contributions121 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at one of the mid level apartment facing the waterfront. We had a comfortable stay.

The two bedroom apartment was well appointed. The bathroom appears to have been recently renovated. The kitchen had all the necessary equipments. Two large LED TV’s in the apartment (one in the main bedroom, the other on the lounge). Reasonable WiFi speed (free). The outdoor pool and spa were a bonus. On-site parking provided.

The location was too notch! Very quick walk to the wharf and town centre.

To nitpick, the bathroom can do with a hand towel rail, and the queen bed was very (too) soft!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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PeterN1999 wrote a review Aug 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand82 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 10 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The apartments are not new but excellently maintained and spotlessly clean. Individually owned but managed very well by Mark and Vivienne. Very well set up with a full kitchen and everything you need to make your stay comfortable, very close to all restaurants, cafes, wharf. We'll definitely be back.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nemo asked a question Oct 2014
Onalaska, Texas1 contribution
Do you have a unit with two bedrooms and two bathrooms? Thanks
Answer from PioneerManagers
Paihia4 contributions
Hi There, Sorry but all the apartments are separate toilet and shared double vanity bathroom. There is a virtual tour on our website where you can walk through the apartments like using Google Street View Click on Apartments then an apartment type then virtual tour ... no direct links are allowed in answers otherwise we would have provided on for you! If the Pioneer is not suitable for your traveling party, we trust you will have a great time in the Bay of Islands where ever you stay!
Gate15 wrote a tip Jan 2024
St. Albans, United Kingdom403 contributions206 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Sea view recommended"
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toddytom wrote a tip Oct 2022
Dunedin, New Zealand73 contributions30 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"1. Have alternative means of transport to maximise your vacation. 2. Bring a rain jacket as showers are frequent at most times of the year."
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JoRhys wrote a tip Jul 2021
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand99 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We stay on middle level, Unit 10 was awesome."
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Rachel D wrote a tip Apr 2021
Auckland, New Zealand36 contributions31 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"rooms 1-6 have the best views.. 5and 6 are the best."
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Nicky7171 wrote a tip Feb 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand9 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Despite being on the main road, we were not bothered by any traffic noise."
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PRICE RANGE
$301 - $390 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsPaihia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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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), St Paul's Anglican Church (0.03 km), and The Cabbage Tree Shop (0.3 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.
What food & drink options are available at Pioneer Waterfront Apartments?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
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 JFC Paihia.
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 Pompallier Mission and Printery (3.3 km), Waitangi Treaty Grounds (2.1 km), and Flagstaff Hill (3.9 km).
Does Pioneer Waterfront Apartments have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.
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