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Pioneer Waterfront Apartments

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All reviewsmid levelspa bathmanager marktop floora ground floor apartmentlovely apartmentwouldn't stay anywhere elsewell stocked kitchenthese apartmentsnew zealandwashing machine and dryeracross the roadwater frontfree wificould not have been more helpfula great place to staylocation was perfect
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Well we have just spent a week at these apartments and I can only rave as to how good they are.Booked in and met by a fabulous couple in Mark and Vivenne.The apartments are spacious and very very clean.Did I mention the ocean is over...More

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

great to hear you enjoyed your tie here n the Bay of Island and your time here at the Pioneer. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Pioneer or any friends who might be heading up this way. All the best Mark and...More

Reviewed 1 December 2016

Had a wonderful stay at Pioneer in Paihia. Stayed on the top floor facing the beach. Rooms were well equipped and very clean and comfortable. The location and the view was fantastic. 2 mins walk to all the restaurants and shops and the beach is...More

Thank Tanya A
Response from PioneerManagers, Manager at Pioneer Waterfront ApartmentsResponded 7 January 2017

Greta to hear you enjoyed your time here at the Pioneer and the Bay of Islands. Really pleased to see you comment about family ... we do enjoy meeting people and it seems the boys are following our lead in being part of the hosting...More

Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

All the hotels in Paihia are min 30 yrs old built in a long ago era like a missing part of old Hawaii. As a location, Paihia is a great town for visiting the Bay of Islands as it is still bustling with restaurants, souvenir...More

1  Thank vincentlau
Response from PioneerManagers, Manager at Pioneer Waterfront ApartmentsResponded 7 January 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write your thoughts about Paihia on Trip Advisor. The Pioneer has withstood the tests of time pretty well we think with periodic refurbishment in the apartments over the years. To be fair to other operators here in town and...More

Reviewed 20 September 2016

I'm so glad I picked this apartment for our 2 night stay in Paihia. The location was directly across from sandy beach (which I found wasn't so for some of the other apartments on offer) and a very short stroll into the main centre for...More

Thank Jessie R
Response from NZPioneer35S, Manager at Pioneer Waterfront ApartmentsResponded 31 October 2016

Thanks Jessie, We are really pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us here at the Pioneer and thanks for your wonderful comment about Viv. Great that your young one enjoyed watching the boats from the deck of your Waterfront Mid Level apartment. Believe...More

Reviewed 12 September 2016

Before renting out a place for the night in Paihia, I did a lot of research and found only good reviews for this place -- and rightly so. The apartment was spotless. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen had everything we needed and the hosts...More

Thank violetdolor
Response from PioneerWfrontManager, Manager at Pioneer Waterfront ApartmentsResponded 14 September 2016

Hi Violet, Thank you so much for your review of the Pioneer and we are glad you enjoyed your time here in Paihia and the Bay of Islands. We really appreciated your comment about your stay being like a combination of staying with family or...More

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Certificate of Excellence
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Dry Cleaning
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Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Hot Tub
Price range
US$164 - US$221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Price range
US$164 - US$221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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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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