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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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked this accommodation not expecting too much after reading some of the mixed reviews. What a surprise it was, the room was beautiful, clean, modern, the staff very pleasant, the WiFi very good. The location is also good being very close to the cruise terminal.

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Denver
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Convenient location, clean, comfortable apartment. Staff very helpful and accommodating. Worth the money to pay for the view. We could sit in our apartment and enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sun set. Very clean. Shampoo was provided. We actually cooked breakfast and dinner in the apartment so that we could enjoy the view. No dishwasher which was... More 

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Würzburg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here one night during our 3 weeks trip through New Zealand. Our memory of the Breakwater Motel is definitely coined by the very unfriendly and not customer oriented "service" we received from the lady at reception when we arrived. Here is what we liked about the Breakwater: + Decent value for money + Fully equipped room (microwave, waterboiler... More 

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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights here in a lovely room facing the Bay of Islands. It was off season so quiet, but still good service from staff. Good size room with good amenities. Its walking distance to town,Waitagi Treaty Grounds and the wharf for boat trips. Only complaint, bit expensive to do a load of washing $10.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful 3 days staying at the Breakwater Motel.We took our elderly Aunt with us to Paihia and were so happy with our accommodation we had a wonderful view of the bay and the Motel rooms were so comfortable and clean. Thank you Lyn and Ken for making our stay so enjoyable

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

. They say location is everything in a property and this motel satisfied on all location aspects - the view across the Bay of Islands; its proximity to shops and cruise wharves, and its closeness to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. We stayed here for 3 nights in late May grateful for the amazing views and warm, comfortable apartment in what... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Breakwater Motel for two nights in April. Arrived on the stroke of 8pm (when reception closes) but received a very warm welcome from Ken who had gone to the trouble of setting up our room and keys in anticipation that we'd arrive after reception was done for the day. Ken still took the time to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely location, room was spacious and clean. Very central to all amenities .the best part was waking up to an amazing view . It was good to get away for some time out. Our hosts were lovely and helpful especially when I made the booking and I was pleasantly surprised at the lovely view.Had a great stay and... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent four nights staying at the above motel.with very nice hosts. Wonderful view, clean well kept appointed rooms.and a most comfortable bed, which is very important. Also another plus , a really reasonable tariff, and in easy walking distance to a really good range of restaurants, as well as close proximity to visiting towns such as Keri Keri for... More 

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Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Breakwater is located in a beautiful spot by the ocean. A really good range of restaurants and cafes are within walking distance. The hosts are great and made me feel very welcome. Absolutely loved my stay.

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