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Breakwater Motel

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were checked in by a lovely Lady Lyn, she was really helpful in tips and hints on places to visit in Paihia and surrounding places, she booked a restaurant for us and could not have been more helpful. We got assigned 2 rooms, 20 and 19, both were immaculately clean and modern. We all loved staying here and would...

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Taylors Lakes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice & clean & a spacious room, it had all the amenities you need. Really close walk to the centre of town & all the bars & restaurants. The laundry facilities are a bonus. Would definitely stay again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great location and beautifully run motel. The rooms are wonderful and are equipped with everything we needed. we had an amazing view! Be sure to try out the Thai and Indian restaurant a stone's throw away!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived to find a well appointed room with separate bedroom. Gorgeous view of the sea and within easy walking distance of the ferry and shops. The owners were lovely and very helpful. The room cost was a little bit expensive, but still reasonable considering the unit was of a high quality and it's a very popular holiday destination.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice, spacious room with comfortable bed, full kitchen and barbecue. The people who run it are really nice - Lynn asked if I was doing any tours and phoned the tour operator for me to confirm the pickup time.

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi kiwimusume We appreciate your lovely review and it is only a pleasure to assist our guests to ensure they have a stressfree memorable stay. Kind Regards Lyn

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in a one bedroom facing the water, very pretty. However, the road noise, as it is in fact a major arterial to the north, was loud even with all doors to the balcony closed. It did obviously lessen at night. One little annoyance was an external light outside the bedroom stays on all through the night for "security...

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Noel W Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our motel. All waterfront accommodation providers have the road adjacent to their properties but given it being New Year and the town was full, the road noise would have been exacerbated. We appreciate your feedback. On the rates comment I tend to disagree as Waterfront suites...

Auckland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a sea view unit for 3 nights for our family of four. The location is great, a very short walk to the pier and restaurants. Our unit (no5) was fabulous with both rooms having breathtaking views. The unit was modern, fresh, comfortable, spotlessly clean and well equipped. I would happily stay again and no doubt will. It is...

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St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

OK we had the best room (8) on the second floor corner with lounge views of the bay and the pier and bedroom view of the bay across to Russell. The pictures show the view you will wake up to. The family run hotel is very friendly and we were touched to be given a box of chocolates on Christmas...

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Verdi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding hotel on the edge of town in Paihia, close to ferry, shopping and restaurants yet in a relatively quiet and lovely setting with gardens just outside the sliding glass doors overlooking the Bay. We enjoyed the stylish, modern and very clean furnishings; the kitchen and bath were well-designed and attractive. Our hosts assisted with activities and we very much...

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Room 15, which was very clean and quiet. The view was hard to handle. The room consisted of a bedroom, bathroom and small kitchen, dining and living area. There was a balcony you could sit out on. The motel was easy walking distance to shops and ferry terminal. The managers gave some good suggestions on ferry trips...

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Sue R Gotta love room 15! Quietly positioned upstairs adjacent to the native bush with the extra corner sliding door. Many thanks for your fabulous review and recommendation. Kind Regards Lyn

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxury Waterfront Accommodation on Central Paihia Waterfront that is only a three minute flat walk to cafes, restaurants, shops and Paihia Wharf where tours depart from.Spectacular interrupted ocean views from Waterfront Suites, partial sea views from Seaview Suites. Sky Guest Select 70 channels - Free WiFi.Paihia is the perfect base to explore the Bay of Islands and up to Cape Reinga. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Breakwater Motel

Address: 1 Bayview Road | Bay of Islands, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $176 - $340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Breakwater Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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Breakwater Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#1 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#2 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
#3 Business Hotel in Paihia
#5 Family Hotel in Paihia
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“Room 20 was so quiet. Room 19 was up the top and was also really nice and private”
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