The Waterfront Suites - Heritage Boutique Collection
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- Microwave in room
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- Heated pool
- Refrigerator in room
- Wireless internet connection in room (surcharge)
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Waterfront Suites - Heritage Boutique Collection Paihia
We had a fantastic stay at the Waterfront Suites and wish we could have stayed longer. The suite was well appointed and spotless, the staff friendly and helpful. The four of us (two adults, 10 and 13 year old children), had plenty of room in this two bedroom, two bath suite with kitchen, dining area, and living room. A washer and dryer were included - such a bonus for a vacation with kids. Great location and plenty of covered parking. The outdoor swimming pool was chilly - but it is almost winter and the kids enjoyed trying it out. We didn't pay extra for the view and most likely were given what was considered the worst room - the back windows were very close to a private home - but it didn't dampen our enthusiasm. Our two complaints were relatively minor - we were unable to use the purchased internet in the room (so they didn't charge us) and we needed to use portable heaters provided as it was rather chilly.
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Friday, 1st Jan 2016
Paihia, rainy, 18 degree
After so much luck with weather during our NZ journey New Year's Eve was a pretty much wet experience. However firework in the bay in front of Paihia and Russel was great.
Everyone a good 2016!
Amelie had to get up early for catching her bus from Tauranga to Auckland (3,5 hrs …
... but hey-ho. And the tour still wasn't over! Next, we visited Cape Reigna, the top of the bottom of the world and saw where the Pacific Ocean meets the Tasman Sea. There was a cute little lighthouse here on the point and one of those signs like at Lands End saying how far to places. We concluded our trip with fresh fish and chips, which is wrapped like a large present (not as neat and tight as back home). Along with my new friend Imogen, who was equally as excited ...
... and in their natural environment. Many more sightings of dolphins and although we have seen them all over Australia they still bring a silly smile to the face and ohhhh comment. One of the spots Captain Cook landed is symbolised by a lump of concrete on a rock, much like Kurnell, he apparently counted 144 islands in this area hence the name Bay of Islands.
Eventually got to the top of the peninsula where we saw ...
... We literally had to swing between the trees. We had to hold on to the trees with everything we had because our feet were just going from beneath us. Anyone who's had an asthma attack will know how exhausting it is. I had nothing left. My chest was killing, my throat felt like it was full of razors and my legs felt like jelly. I managed to stay upright all of the way down despite it being a struggle to do so. Matty had a very muddy bottom by the end of it, my trainers definitely ...
... at times, not a tacky touristy show. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Later in the afternoon took the ferry across to Russell. A very Colonial and peacefull little town. Had a drink in the Marlborough Hotel, sitting on the veranda overlooking the bay. This is the first licenced hotel in NZ. Serves good NZ beer.
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