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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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Dubbo, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The perfect location, to wake up of a morning or last thing before last light is to open the doors from the lounge area or the bedroom and look out over the bay of Islands towards Russell and the outer islands, absolutely magnificent. The motel is located right on the edge of the town of Paihia. It is a simple... More 

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Mark P We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and thanks for taking the time to review Breakwater Motel. We certainly strive to be the best in the experience we provide, and reading reviews such as yours shows that we are on the right path. We look forward to welcoming you back later this year. Kind Regards Ken... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

My partner and I stayed at Breakwater Motel for 2 nights and absolutely loved it. We stayed in the 1 bedroom non-beach front room. The room was very nicely decorated with new looking furniture, very spacious and a lovely place to relax. 5 stars for the bed alone, it was super comfy! The accommodation is set in the perfect location,... More 

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Becstar107 Wow thank you SO much for the glowing review of your stay in a one bedroom Garden Suite. We certainly do have the ideal location being so close the restaurants and wharf and yet far enough away to experience the peaceful surroundings. Look forward to seeing you again in the Bay of Islands. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More 

California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Our 2 night stay in April at the Breakwater Hotel in Paihia at the Bay of Islands was fantastic. Our rooms were on the bottom floor as there is no lift and perfect. We had a view of the water, and our rooms were very spacious. Lyn, the manager was more than helpful to make our stay enjoyable. We would... More 

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi PMAC1 Thanks for taking the time to share your experience at Breakwater Motel. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We loved this place. The hosts we very friendly and helpful. The room was very clean and comfortable and nicely decorated. It is located far enough from the main road that it is private and quiet, but close enough to the center of town, so you can walk to everything.

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi DES_and_DAS Many thanks for your fabulous review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Breakwater Motel. Look forward to welcoming back one day. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We stayed last night, booked at the last minute. A little bit more than what we wanted to spend per night - but we found it to be well worth it. Loverly, clean & modern. Close to all amenities. Loverly ladies at reception. Thank you

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi janjanjo Thanks for choosing to stay with us and for your great feedback. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More 

Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We were very pleased with our large room in this motel. It's in a great location and about 70% of the rooms have a great or good view. Rooms are fitted out to a very high standard and the managers very friendly and attentive. We would love to go back.

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Peterpeterpumpkin Thanks SO much for your comments and we would love to welcome you back in paradise one day. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More 

South Wales
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We stayed in 2 different rooms at this motel, both were well appointed and clean. Staff were friendly and the accommodation is close to shops, restaurants and lots of boating related activities! Also a great location for culture and history enthusiasts.

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi trinketgirl Thank you for review, reiterating other guests comments on the beautiful and convenient location of our motel. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More 

Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We stayed over Easter and booked two days beforehand last minute. The hotel is in a great location for paihia attractions and the town. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the rooms inside despite being in an older style block. Would not hesitate to recommend this hotel.

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Kiwifromsydney Thanks for taking the time to review our motel and for the recommendation. The motel underwent a full refurbishment and was reopened in April 2012. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More 

Wanniassa, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We had a wonderful 4 days at Paihai staying at the Breakwater Motel in early March 2014. We could not speak more highly of the hospitality and friendliness shown by Lyn and quality of the room we stayed in. We were in a front room on the road. The view was great and we didn't hear the small amount of... More 

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi WanniTravellers Thank you for sharing your experience in a Waterfront Suite and for your kind words. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More 

Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Spent 2 very relaxing nights in a partial water view room. Rooms were extremely clean .Self contained unit contained everything your would expect . Owners very friendly and helpful . Partial water view room gave us an excellent view of the bay.

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi ssjp16 Thanks for your review and delighted that you enjoyed your stay in a Seaview Suite. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More 

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