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Breakwater Motel

4.5 of 5 Motel   |   1 Bayview Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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

We spent 3 nights at Breakwater in a lovely one bedroom seaveiw room. The room has a combined kitchen, dining & lounge area and a separate bedroom and bathroom. The rooms have all you need for your stay and are very comfortable and very clean. There is some traffic noise from these rooms but it's not to bad, but it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a beautiful spot with nice, clean and modern rooms. The beds are super comfy and linen so crisp, clean and inviting. Glorious views while lying in bed or sipping a cuppa! The shower is also fantastic and the lovely fluffy towels. With the seaview you do get a little street noise from the hill, I'm from the country though... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Breakwater Motel for 8 nights in August 2014 - we had a terrific room overlooking the beautiful bay and even though it was winter and quite wet !!! - this didn't stop us from thoroughly enjoying ourselves - the hosts, Lyn and Ken, were extremely friendly and very helpful - the room was clean and comfortable... More

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Marly-le-Roi, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi AJB78160 We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay in paradise (yes, most guests do concur!) and thanks for the fabulous feedback. Look forwarding to meeting with you once again. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More

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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Caerdyddwales Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at our motel for other guests to peruse. Escape your winter and join us again for a Kiwi summer! Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi BevS Perfection is what we strive for to ensure our guests have a memorable stay. We certainly appreciate your concise overview of our motel and look forward to welcoming back the HoustonKiwi! Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More

Calgary, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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 August 7, 2014 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 August 3, 2014

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

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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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