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Breakwater Motel

#3 of 42 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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Brisbane, Australia
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148 reviews 148 reviews
50 hotel reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for several nights over Easter. A very professionally run establishment. Pleasant and helpful managers. Our room was spotlessly clean and very well appointed. Recently renovated too I would say. A few minutes walk to the town centre and the jetty. There is free in room wifi despite the unfair rant of a previous contributor. Even if the wifi was... More 

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi KeenPhotographer Sincere thanks for your comments. We endeavour to provide each and every guest with a memorable experience of the Bay of Islands. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More 

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

some how my poor review keeps getting deleted. This may explain why this terrible hotel has such good ratings. In the interest of complete fairness, the hotel is clean and the location is convenient to shops and restaurants. My issue is with the customer service. The hotel advertises that it has wifi. It does not have functioning wifi. We were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very welcoming on arrival. Excellent unit and location, and would definitely stay there for for longer next time. The unit was well furnished, with all required facilities and and walking distances to main area in town.

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi MarkEJR We appreciate you taking the time to review our motel and happy to know that you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More 

Perth, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a sea view suite - cost a bit more, but worth all of it. We loved the view, the cleanliness, the simplicity & funcionality of the place. Easy walking distance to shops, restaurants but at same time nice & quiet And the laundry was a pleasure to use.

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

HI peter_randall Many thanks for your time and for sharing your thoughts with fellow travellers. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More 

Mackay, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for our honeymoon. The location and room was very nice! The staff was friendly and helpful. The room view was very nice! The room was well equipped with heated rails for your towels. Electric blanket. Big self contained kitchen

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

HI Brendan L Thanks for sharing your experience at our motel and wishing you both loads of happiness together. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We asked for sea view and had fab, dual aspect room (8). Had takeaways for 2 nights out of the 4 so that we could take advantage of the views. Room spotless, and we weren't disturbed by traffic noise. Very informative welcome at reception when we checked in. Honestly couldn't wish for a better place to stay in this very... More 

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Phil and Maureen Thanks for the fabulous review and delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More 

Underhill, Vermont
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

We booked a sea view suite and got just that. The views of the bay are right in front of you. There were plenty of windows to see and let in light and air. Like most places in NZ the Internet is slow. But this place seemed quite slow. There was quite a bit of road noise from vehicles during... More 

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Jeff S Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed your stay. We have since upgraded our wifi hardware so this will allow for a faster speed. Thank you for pointing out that the road runs past all the accommodation providers on the Waterfront. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More 

Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
28 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Check in was a breeze despite having to wait behind some very slow and annoying people. Lynn showed us to our Waterfront Suite which was quite spacious and well appointed. The motel was in a great location in relation to the town, however not so grand in relation to the noise. We had some pretty serious issues with the noise... More 

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Journeys TheDest, Thank you for the review you have kindly done for us. It is a shame that there is a road in front of the complex but we do share it with every other complex on the water front. The road is quiet all night but traffic does start from about 7.00am for people off to see and... More 

Sydney, Australia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
20 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Best location just a short walk from all facilities and attractions in PaihIa with a high quality apartment very clean and well appointed for a comfortable stay, the views of the Bay of Islands was as per its name sake simply fantastic. Good value. Have an apartment with a view RECOMENDED

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hello Tony M, Thank you for reiterating what most of our guests have said. The high quality,cleanliness,well appointed and value you see is a pleasure to read. Once again thanks for taking the time to review our Motel. Kind Regards Ken and lyn More 

Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This very clean and functional motel is situated on the edge of Paihia, just a very short walk to the middle of town.Reception was polite and informative. The unit was well appointed with everything one needs for a pleasant stay.

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hello BobHart, Thanks for your positive review. We are fortunate to have the handy location so you can park your car or come without one and walk to the many attractions we have close by. Thanks again. Kind regards Ken and Lyn More 

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