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Breakwater Motel

4.5 of 5 1 Bayview Road, 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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Basel, Switzerland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Big room with sea view. WIFI included unlimited, some times not working if too many devices logged in. Full kitchen, no oven. Sky TV. You get 10% off if the receptionist books tours for you. The only negative thing is that your stay is depending on how noisy your neighbors are. There are only two small shops in town. Good... More 

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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good service at reception and fresh milk to take to your suite. Suites are excellent, very clean and new. Just five minutes walk to eat and shop and to the ferry and boat trips. Would certainly recommend to friends and family who are looking for an above average

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London
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third stay in Paihia in 3 different motels, and Breakwater was the best! Lynne & Ken were helpful, but kept their distance. They provided efficient management of a clean, modern motel. Our unit (one of 25) was ideally situated on the 1st floor on the corner at the rear, with balcony & partial sea view. It was... More 

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hello HonestopinionWW, thanks very much for your recomendation. Shame it took 3 visits to Paihia to find the best accomodation but I am pleased to hear to found it with us. Your Suite was a upper seaview one and designed for the longer stay with larger areas than a normal Motel,more like an apartment style. WiFi is a battle in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were extremely impressed with Breakwater Motel. Our rooms were upstairs and overlooked the water. Because the Motel is at the end of the road, it is very quiet and very private. With the design of the Motel our rooms felt extremely private and had a beautiful view of the water and it did not feel like you were in... More 

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Anna O. Thank you for your fabulous review. When we came to look at this complex 3 years ago to reopen the Motel,we discussed the same points. After seeing what else was on offer here in Paihia we made the right decision the day we arrived. So it is great you saw the property the same way. So that... More 

armidale
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location within walking distance to restaurants and local attractions! Immaculate rooms with good facilities! Owners very helpful! Bay of Islands is beautiful - we had 3 nights here and could have stayed longer!

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hello pgream armidale, thank you for the glowing review. We do appreciate all feed back so thank you for your trouble and trust you enjoyed your time in New Zealand. Kind Regards Ken More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the view from the 1 bedroom unit. Very clean , well appointed, modern facility with friendly support. Close to the wharf, restaurants and shops Greens restaurant has great Thai and Indian food and is BYO

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Max W, thank you for taking the time to do a positive review our Motel. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday as well. Kind Regards Ken More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is very upmarket for a motel. Great position 5 mins from town and ferries though not all rooms have sea view - we didn't but still enjoyed. Free laundry and wifi.lovely owners very helpful. Good trips from Harbour - visit Russell

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Jane462014, Thank you Jane for the lovely review. Yes we are very upmarket for Motel style accomodation. The previous reviews also reflect the standard we have set with our full refurbishment. So good to have guests who recognize the quality we provide and see good value. Yes we are in a great position, away from the noise but close... More 

Oxford
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This motel is in a pleasant location close to the ferry terminal for boats to Russell and the islands and only a short walk from the beach. Although it is on a corner site adjacent the coastal road through Paihia, this did not make it noisy as the road doesn't have too much traffic, and it is probably in the... More 

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Rickytivy, thanks for doing a great review on our motel. We are fortunate with our location and position in the town. The road is not a problem normaly with little or no traffic at night. We also do not have Bars and Backpackers close to be a problem at this end of town. I am pleased you found how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was travelling away for work on a monthly basis, & each time I returned to Breakwater. The rooms were always immaculate, the location couldn't have been better directly across from the beach and walking distance to shops and restaurants. Ken and Lyn were always friendly and welcoming, remembering me immediately and with all my paperwork ready for a quick... More 

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Abills2, we are sorry you are not returning as it feels as tho a family member has left home. Thanks for taking the time to do a beautifull review and all the best in your new vocation. Hope you will come back to us in the Bay for a Holiday sometime. All the best, Ken and Lyn More 

Krugersdorp, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to NewZealand with no Booking made upfront.Making one Phone call to the Breakwater Motel and a cheerful Person answering the phone and making a booking within seconds made all the difference for us, no more worries about where to sleep for the night. When we got there we immediately fall in love with the place and booked another... More 

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hullo Ian O, Thank you for doing such a glowing review. We also say the best part of the business is when we meet nice people from all over the world. I remember you people well and pleased you warmed to genuine Kiwi hospitality that we enjoy giving. We look forward to hearing of your return to NZ. Kind Regards... 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*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Breakwater Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#3 Business Hotel in Paihia
#6 Family Hotel in Paihia

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