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Breakwater Motel

4.5 of 5 Motel   |   1 Bayview Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Marly-le-Roi, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Breakwater Motel. The room was attractive, comfortable and well equipped with breathtaking views across the bay. The service was discrete and thoughtful. I will definitely return!!

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Wales
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 5 nights in December 2013 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We couldn't fault the motel and were sorry to leave. The motel is very well equipped, spotlessly clean, has wonderful views across the bay, free wifi and great hosts who live on site. We would love to return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breakwater Motel is the perfect place to stay: welcoming owners, sparkling-clean comfortable rooms, wonderful view from waterfront suite, free wi-fi, well maintained laundry facilities. Wish all NZed motels were this good. Houstonkiwi.

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in Paihia and thought the motel looked very nice. Checked in for two nights. The first night was great but the second night there were people in the room next to us. Got very little sleep due to the hacking and coughing, door slamming, talking, children making noises because there is NO sound barrier between the rooms. Very... More

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Sandra We are also disappointed, your review being reactive instead of you being proactive. We have a comprehensive compendium in each suite which states that we expect guests to be reasonably quiet between 10pm and 7am. A phone call from you, number also in the compendium, would have prompted us to call/visit your inconsiderate neighbour as do we live... More

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Paid $139 for a one bedroom, seaview room. A fantastic price already, I was further impressed with the cleanliness and modernity of the room, free tea and coffee from One, and local New Zealandar shampoo, conditioner and soap. The kitchen is fully kitted, with a two hub electric stove and microwave. I decided to eat in, to later go out... More

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Nicole P, thanks for the kind review. Our staff take great pride in their work and we are grateful for that. Yes we are at the quiet end of the town away from the night time noise. It is great you appreciate the quality we have provided here and hope you will return some day to the Bay for... More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location, across the road from the water, easy walking distance to restaurants. Motel was very clean and tidy, with great views of the bay, with everything you need. Hosts very friendly and helpful. Thanks

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi DianeHP Kiwii. Thanks for the glowing review. We do enjoy hearing people are more than happy with their stay. We are blessed with the best position in town and nice and quiet with it. Once again thank you. Kind Regards Ken More

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi to TheGoudies Sincere thanks for your review of the Seaview and Garden Suites. We are delighted that you enjoyed your units. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back when the weather is good! Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More

Matakohe, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

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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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Sheryl T Thanks for your review of our studio suite. We are happy that you enjoyed your winter break and we have since added 3 large rugs to the unit - so thanks for your feedback. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Jewel T We honestly feel very privileged to receive such an amazing review - thank you. It is good to see that people appreciate the high standard and great value we offer our guests. We look forward to meeting you again with your family. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More

Adelaide, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 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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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Lord K Thank you for taking the time to share your experience in our studio unit (16). A wonderful quiet room nestled against the native bush. Thanks for your suggestion on the rugs - we have now added 3 large shaggy rugs to the unit. So with the heatpump and the rugs you are certain of a snug night!... 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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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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