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Breakwater Motel

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#1 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This hotel is ideally situated, two minutes from the wharf area, shops, bars and cafes etc. Our room had a lovely view overlooking the sea and an area with an outdoor table and chairs to enjoy the view from. Room was well appointed.

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi david_kim_parker Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Breakwater Motel. Kind Regards Lyn

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We stayed for 6 nights from 27th February 2017 in a waterfront suite on the Upper-floor of the Breakwater Motel and woke every morning to a beautiful view of the Bay. The suite was spacious, very comfortable with a real comfy bed and a large tiled bathroom(shower) and plenty of space in the lounge/dining room/kitchen area. The room was efficiently...

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi welshtraveller2017 Thank you so much for your glowing review and your compliments. Most delighted that you had a truly memorable stay. Kind Regards Lyn

Whakatane, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed for two nights turned up on day. Had the most amazing view from room. Great service from staff. Nice rooms freshly renovated. Laundry services were good. Made for an enjoyable stay. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi jcmakela Thank you so much for your short but Oh So Sweet review! Kind Regards Lyn

Reviewed 19 March 2017

Positives: Excellent location within a short walk of the pier, restauarants and shops. Clean and recently refurbished suite. Generally quiet. Negatives: Felt like standard motel accommodation. Smallish bedroom. The suite we were given was tucked away at the back and although we didn't think so at the time of booking, it may have been the cheapest (though at NZ$280/night by...

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Charthouse25 Thank you for taking the time to review our motel and sorry to hear that you weren't happy with your choice of our only studio suite. We would have gladly discussed various one bedroom options had you advised us whilst on site. Kind Regards Lyn

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is a beautiful place to stay. There is a separate bathroom and bedroom from the sitting area and a tv in both sitting room and bedroom. There are balconies going off both the bedroom and the sitting room - and they look directly onto the beach across the road. This is the most stunning location you could possibly find....

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Christine D Thank you for your fantastic review - love the description of "outstanding place to stay"! Kind Regards Lyn

Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My husband and I stayed here for seven nights while traveling from the UK. It was definitely one of the best motels we stayed in. We stayed in one of the top floor units with great views of the water. The unit was modern, very clean with a comfortable bed, spacious bathroom and kitchen with everything you need for your...

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi JuneWF We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your week with us and thank you so much for the recommendation. Kind Regards Lyn

Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely little motel with great facilities and friendly, helpful staff. The beds were super comfortable and kitchens were well equipped for self catering. The only downside would be that our room was right on the main road and was quite noisy.

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi rowankate Many thanks for sharing your experience at our motel and thank you for the feedback. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn

Reviewed 10 March 2017

Let me start before we arrived. I had many questions about the facility which Lyn answered promptly. I had questions about the activities in the area. Lyn answered those promptly and in detail. I was impressed before I arrived. When I arrived I was well received by Ken. He might be a low key man but not rude. I had...

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi dontcallmeillscallyou We are most grateful for your glowing review. Both of us, plus our staff, strive to provide every guest with outstanding customer care and kindness to ensure an excellent stay both with us and in the Bay of Islands. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn

Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Scrupulously clean, modern, well decorated and no 'tired' furnishings. A very well appointed motel for the town and access to any activities. A great stay. Sadly our apartment didn't have a view, but it was prebooked by the travel agent. In hindsight it would have been nice to pay a little extra and get the amazing views.

Thank Chris V
OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Chris V We really appreciate your great review and delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 7 March 2017

These people should simply sell up and go farming where they don't have to interact with customers. Simply the rudest people we had the misfortune of meeting during a recent long stay in New Zealand. Situated on a very noisy road.

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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
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $125 - $165 (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 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#2 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
#3 Business Hotel in Paihia
#5 Family Hotel in Paihia
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“Front suites”
Tulawaka, 4 May 2017 | Read review
“Room with a view”
574theresaf, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“Beachfront gives you a beautiful outlook over the bay”
AITKENFAMILY2014, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Worth going for the waterfront suites, if having a longer stay.”
welshtraveller2017, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for one with a balcony and sea view.”
Charthouse25, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
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