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Breakwater Motel

#5 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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1 Bayview Road | Bay of Islands, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location! Very friendly staff. Clean rooms. Nice rooms. Comfy bed. Awesome view. All at a great rate. I left something behind and they posted it to me i believe for free! I cant find one negative about this place! James

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We travelled to Bay of Islands for a day from 4th to 5th May 2015 and checked into this cosy little place. We had a Bay View room booked in our name, and were perplexed to be put in a room with partial views of the Bay. Just having a overnight stay, we did not want to rake up an... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed at Breakwater Motel while taking a tourist on a tour of the North Island.The Motel was very clean and pleasant.The receptionist was very informative about all the activities in and around Paihia.On the following morning they were very nice in letting us leave our car parked in the car park while we took a ferry to Russel for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked initially for one night via Expedia and when our plans for the next night fell through all it took was an email to our friendly hosts to arrange another night. We stayed in room 9 and had stunning views out across the bay from both our living room area and bedroom. The whole flat was immaculate, complete with... More 

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hello Helen A, Thank you kindly for the positive review, it is always a pleasure to read how people have enjoyed their holiday experience with us. The view is stunning and ever changing. It gives us a point of difference to enjoy the best views and the closest to the sea. It must be so cool to pull back the... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In hindsight it was a mistake to book here. This was the top-rated motel in Paihia and the advertised free, unlimited ultra-fast Wi-Fi was crucial to our needs and our decision to book but the reality was that there was virtually no Wi-Fi at all. We had to speed over $100 on mobile broadband to achieve the required connection. We... More 

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hello mcaie, we take all reviews seriously and are very sorry to read about your disappointing time. I am pleased you are a NZer as you would have seen on the Thursday evening news about the Northland broadband issues! For having the worst in the country we do not do to bad! Some of our Guests have used over 7... More 

Aberdeen Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Breakwater was to be one of the highlights of our NZ tour and it lived up to expectations. We were so lucky to have one of the best rooms (number 8) and the views were fantastic. Good, modern, clean accommodation. Staff were most helpful and we were not in too much trouble when using the dryer outside the hours... More 

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hello 28Kiwi, Thank you for taking the time to review our little paradise! We are so pleased to be one of the highlights of your time in NZ. All our rooms are the high standard you enjoyed and thank you for your comments. Please come and stay with us again soon. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean and spacious rooms with stunning seaviews. It was more like an apartment than a hotel room, and even the kitchenette was well equiped. The staff were very friendly and helpful and both my boyfriend and his parents thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location is perfect with parking on site. Would definitely recommend. Thank you for making our holiday in... More 

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hello Flora B, It was a pleasure to welcome your little group and we are delighted to read your comments about your stay with us, thank you very much. Yes the Suites are well appointed with enough in the kitchen to cook for yourselves if you wish. Good luck for your future and hope you can make it back again... More 

Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed there for a couple of days during my honeymoon. Rooms were clean and very spacious. It is a Small motel, located close to beach. The kitchen is well equipped, a balcony with view over the bay, free Wifi. The locations is just amazing with excellent view of the sea and away from the hustle and bustle of the market.... More 

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hello Kunal A, Thank you for the glowing review. It is humbling to read sometimes the wonderful things that you guests say about the way we run and present our lovely Motel. We are proud of it and pleased you enjoyed it so much also. Our location and views are to die for and the quiet is a bonus as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed in over a dozen places during our NZ trip, so we are able to offer a balanced view of all the motels. The Breakwater Motel is well-run and our accommodation was comfortable, spacious and clean. The wifi was generally good. The location is just right, away from the main hustle and bustle of the village... More 

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hello Mjtatntrek, Thank you for the kind review and as always your helpful comments have been noted. Yes we are fortunate to be away from the hustle and bustle of the town and also we enjoy the quiet that brings with it. Thank you for saying about our well run Motel and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Modern small motel, well located close to beach, shops, restaurants and the Tourist Office (ISite) for info and bookings. Our self contained unit was clean and comfortable with a well equipped kitchen, a balcony with view over the bay, and a spacious bedroom and separate lounge area. Laundry on site, free Wifi and a free, informal book exchange. Lots to... More 

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hello Andrew J, Thank you for taking the time to review our Motel. The little things like unlimited free wifi and the book exchange help with the point of difference we have and our fantastic sea views help make people decide to stay with us. We would love to welcome you back some day. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More 

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