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Breakwater Motel

4.5 of 5 Motel   |   1 Bayview Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 44 hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
TheGoudies Auckland, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are a family of 8 and stayed in 3 different units. Very impressive interiors, clean rooms, and comfortable beds. The location is only a few minutes walk to the shops. Nice view and quiet. Having Sky Channels and Wifi is a plus. We forgot the SD Card that was put into one of their TVs and they send it... More

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Matakohe, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As our stay was during winter , when I inquired I asked if they had a winter rate. This was given at $100. This was for a Garden Studio Suite as requested. We were given Room 16 which as another reviewer mentioned is tucked away in a corner without views etc. We were happy with this as we asked for... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided that for our 20th wedding anniversary we needed a place with a fabulous view, good internal design (I am a graphic designer) a kitchen and a short walk to shops and restaurants. Being the off-season, we did not book in advance because I like to see (and smell) the room before booking (I have allergies to mold and... More

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Adelaide, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't get a room with a view, but there is no view at night. The room (16) is very quiet. No rooms above you or backing on to any walls. Very clean, good bed, nice little kitchen, shower OK. Only one minor point - the tiled floor was very cold, would have been good to have a rug either... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views. Friendly hosts. Well equipped kitchen. Lovely bathroom with excellent shower. Room cleaned daily. Quiet location. Close to wharf. No issues with road noise, despite close location. We certainly got what we paid for.

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Grand Pre, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an excellent place to begin our visit to New Zealand. We had a great room,with a great view. The motel is walking distance to several good restaurants - we had ribs one night and Thai food the next as well as a great coffee shop (upstairs) that served the best flat white of our entire stay. It is... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We just loved this hotel, had a beautiful view of the beach and water, saw the sun go down and come up again... Walking distance to pubs, restaurants, takeaway, convenience stores, wharf to Russell and all the amentities needed locally, walking distance to Waitangi as well. The rooms are tastefully modern in décor, with very comfortable beds and up to... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We were walk ins wanting a room with water views. The view was good and one could watch the boats coming and going to Russell as well as other water based activities. The room was very comfortable with kitchen facilities to make a light meal. The property suited us for our 3 night stay and we would stay again if... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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74 reviews 74 reviews
50 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We stayed in room 25 which has great views of the waterfront. One bedroom with a queen bed and a rollaway in the lounge. The kitchenette was a decent enough size to prepare a family meal if required. Air conditioning and a deck with chairs to sit down and admire the view from were two highlights. The fully tiled bathroom... More

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Toronto, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The owners of the Breakwater, Ken and Lyn, make you feel so welcome from the moment you arrive at the motel. They are friendly and helpful and help set you up for a great trip in the Bay of Islands. Take advantage of their knowledge of the area and organize some great experiences. The room itself was extremely well decked... More

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Ben G Sincere thanks for your wonderful review of your stay in an Upper Seaview Suite. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. We both love living in the Bay of Islands would like every guest to depart with great memories, knowing they have maximized their time here in our slice of paradise. Kind Regards Ken... More

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Address: 1 Bayview Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Breakwater Motel 4.5*
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Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia #1 Luxury Hotel in Paihia #1 Business Hotel in Paihia #2 Romantic Hotel in Paihia #3 Family Hotel in Paihia
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Luxury Waterfront Accommodation on Central Paihia Waterfront that is only a two minute walk to cafes, restuarants, shops and Paihia Wharf where tours depart from.Spectacular interrupted ocean views from Waterfront Suites, partial sea views from Seaview Suites. Sky Guest Select 50 channels - Free WiFi.Paihia is the perfect base to explore the Bay of Islands and up to Cape Reinga. ... more   less 
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