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Pioneer Waterfront Apartments

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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“gas grill”(3 reviews)
“manager mark”(2 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
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...
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Location and contact
44 Marsden Road, Bay Of Islands | Northland, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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15 km to Kerikeri Airport
46 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
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All reviewsgas grillpenthouse apartmentmanager markspacious balconythe kitchenlovely apartmentbig bathroomwalking distance to shopsthese apartmentswashing machine and dryercould not have been more helpfulacross the roadnew zealandfree wifilocation was perfectan upgradehome away from home
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

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...More

2  Thank Paz110
Reviewed 22 January 2017

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...More

1  Thank 873sherreed
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.More

Thank Angus L
Response from PioneerManagers, Manager at Pioneer Waterfront ApartmentsResponded 21 January 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank baker_tony
Response from PioneerManagers, Manager at Pioneer Waterfront ApartmentsResponded 15 January 2017

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...More

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....More

Thank Angela D
Response from PioneerManagers, Manager at Pioneer Waterfront ApartmentsResponded 7 January 2017

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

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Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Dry Cleaning
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Hot Tub
Price range
US$132 - US$217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Price range
US$132 - US$217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Pool & Beach (2)
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14 October 2014|
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Response from PioneerManagers | Property representative |
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... More
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"All of the units have good views apart from 7 and 8. 2 to 6 are closer to the road with unobstructed sea..."
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"Lanai on front units overlooks the harbour admiring tourists strolling by. The Lanai for the units at the..."
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"Must get ocean view"
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"All rooms have views"
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