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Breakwater Motel

4.5 of 5 Motel   |   1 Bayview Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 44 Hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014
Lord K Adelaide, Australia
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful views. Friendly hosts. Well equipped kitchen. Lovely bathroom with excellent shower. Room cleaned daily. Quiet location. Close to wharf. No issues with road noise, despite close location. We certainly got what we paid for.

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Martin C Thanks for taking the time to review our motel and great to know that you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More

Grand Pre, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This was an excellent place to begin our visit to New Zealand. We had a great room,with a great view. The motel is walking distance to several good restaurants - we had ribs one night and Thai food the next as well as a great coffee shop (upstairs) that served the best flat white of our entire stay. It is... More

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi to the_halletts Thank you for your great review and we are happy to know that we gave you a great introduction to this beautiful country. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More

Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We just loved this hotel, had a beautiful view of the beach and water, saw the sun go down and come up again... Walking distance to pubs, restaurants, takeaway, convenience stores, wharf to Russell and all the amentities needed locally, walking distance to Waitangi as well. The rooms are tastefully modern in décor, with very comfortable beds and up to... More

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi bhbjafa Thank you so much for the fabulous in depth review of our property and for the recommendation. We are delighted that you had such a memorable stay and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We were walk ins wanting a room with water views. The view was good and one could watch the boats coming and going to Russell as well as other water based activities. The room was very comfortable with kitchen facilities to make a light meal. The property suited us for our 3 night stay and we would stay again if... More

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Milton K Sincere thanks for taking the time to review our motel. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and we are certainly have the ideal location close to all the facilities at a mere 4 minute walk away. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More

Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
51 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We stayed in room 25 which has great views of the waterfront. One bedroom with a queen bed and a rollaway in the lounge. The kitchenette was a decent enough size to prepare a family meal if required. Air conditioning and a deck with chairs to sit down and admire the view from were two highlights. The fully tiled bathroom... More

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi KiwiR0b Thanks for your great review of the Upper Seaview Suite and happy that you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More

Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The owners of the Breakwater, Ken and Lyn, make you feel so welcome from the moment you arrive at the motel. They are friendly and helpful and help set you up for a great trip in the Bay of Islands. Take advantage of their knowledge of the area and organize some great experiences. The room itself was extremely well decked... More

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Ben G Sincere thanks for your wonderful review of your stay in an Upper Seaview Suite. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. We both love living in the Bay of Islands would like every guest to depart with great memories, knowing they have maximized their time here in our slice of paradise. Kind Regards Ken... More

Appleby Magna, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
17 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The location of this Motel is excellent. It is very clean and the beds very comfortable. The owners Lyn and Ken were helpful and friendly and will do anything to make your stay enjoyable The views are just amazing especially as the light is changing when the sun is rising and also when the light is fading in the evenings.... More

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Plumly It was wonderful to read your glowing review and particularly that you stayed twice as long as intended and would be straight back if you visited this slice of paradise again. Thank you! Also pleased that you enjoyed that breathtaking view! Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More

South Australia, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Stayed here whilst travelling around the North Island with my husband. Found the Breakwater Motel to be really modern, clean and comfortable. On our arrival Lyn was most helpful in guiding us with information about local attractions and things to do. Have no complaints whatsoever, and would definitely stay here again if we ever go to this beautiful part of... More

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Margaret M Many thanks for your recommendation and fabulous review of our property. The One Bedroom garden suites are exceptionally quiet and spacious and a short stroll to the waterfront to admire the beautiful Bay. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More

Cardiff
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I stayed here with my husband and daughter for 2 nights. The Breakwater motel was very clean, modern and comfortable. We had a 1 bedroom apartment with views of the Bay of Islands. It is definitely worth getting a room overlooking the sea as the view first thing in the morning and in the evening as it gets dark is... More

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

HI Sian789 Thanks for taking the time to review our motel and happy to know that you enjoyed your stay in a Waterfront Suite. 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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