We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Cozy refuge on a rainy day!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Breakers Motel

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Save
You added Breakers Motel to your Saves list
Breakers Motel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   324 Hetherington Road, Whangamata, New Zealand   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Whangamata
Certificate of Excellence 2014
California
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Cozy refuge on a rainy day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

The rain was pummeling down when we drove into Whangamata, so we stopped at the first place we saw.... and got lucky! With a little coaxing, we got a room with a private spa.... and spent the afternoon enjoying the rain instead of cursing it! There were even some cookies, a little tea and cocoa.. nice! I had a really indulgent day. Walked into town for some takeaway when the rain stopped, (quite convenient). The room had a little table and chairs to eat. Spread out the maps on the giant bed and planned the next day's travels. It was definitely a great choice for us!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

123 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    90
    29
    2
    1
    1
See reviews for
28
77
3
4
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (41)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
New Plymouth
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Stayed a night and short notice and the owner was so welcoming. Room very clean and doors open onto pool area with great afternoon sun. Lovely spot at table outside door for a wine and relaxation. Great location near marina. Felt the room could have been softened with a rug (has tile floor) and a couch. I find many motels have these firm 'leather' club chairs -x2 singles - which are great in office space but not cozy in a motel. My only issue though. Massive bathroom, powerful shower, kitchenette. All spotless. All the best to the owners.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Yankalilla, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

This place was one of my favorites on our recent holiday in the North Island. Marie, the owner, gave us a great welcome. I felt like I had known her for ages. We had booked into a studio room but she offered us a 1 bedroom unit because we were staying for 3 nights and they werent booked out. Both rooms were great but we were more than happy with the studio room. It was very large in size with a kitchenette, huge bed, marble bathroom and a great sized balcony with spa. Our room overlooked a lovely pool area and garden, with a marina in the background. There was a play area for kids and a bar b que area for adults. The rooms downstairs had direct access to the pool. Laundry facilities were available as well but Marie offered the use of the motel machines as they were quicker if we needed. Even though the motel is on the main road into Whangamata it was very quiet in our room. There were plenty of shops just down the road and within walking distance. I have nothing but praise for this motel.

Room Tip: Probably the rooms at the far end of the building miss any traffic noise. The downstairs rooms with...
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

We stayed for 2 nights in february 2012. Lovely owners who even did our washing ( the guest machine was 'playing up') very clean, the spa was wonderful. We have just returned after travelling for 8 weeks and this is one of the most welcoming hotels we stayed in, our little bit of paradise. The facilities in the hotel were ideal and the super Market a 5 minute walk away. Hopefully - if funds allow- we will return.

Room Tip: Downstairs rooms exit to the pool, upstairs views of the pool and a spa on the balcony
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

Visiting our daughter in Auckland for a three week holiday touring NZ from Scotland booked Breakers by good reviews on Trip Adviser was not disapointed Marie went out of her way to make our stay perfect and my daughter even got use of the motels canoe . Breakers is a short walk to local shops and restaurants with plenty of variety. the beach walk only a few minutes away was awesome can not wait to go back.

Linda and Tom from Scotland SITING OUR DAUGHTER IN AUCKLAND FOR A THREE WEEK HOLIDAY TOURING NZ FROM SCOTLAND BO OKED BREAKERS BY GOOD REVIEWS ON TRIP ADVISER WAS NOT DISAPOINTED MARIE WENT OUT OF HER WAY TO MAKE OUR STAY PERFECT AND MY DAUGHTER EVEN GOT USE OF HOTELS CANOE SHORT WALK TO LOCAL RESTAURANTS WHICH WERE PLENTIFUL AND BEACH WALK AWSOME CANT WAIT TO GO BACK

LINDA AND TOM FROM SCOTLAND

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

We stayed there just this weekend gone. Lovely receptionist and a great set up for the children with a playground around the corner from our unit. Breakers reminds me of the gold coast, very modern, very clean and a gorgeous lay out with the pool just outside the unit doors.
This is my new favourite place and we will be going back to Breakers in the summer.
I highly recommend it!!!

Room Tip: We stayed in Unit 20 which had two rooms one with a double bed and the other with 2 singles and a fo...
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Stayed for one night only in a poolside ground floor studio. Nicely laid out, spacious and clean, with the pool literally just outside the door. Lovely hosts and staff. Short drive or 5 - 10 minute walk to the centre of town and local beaches. Had a very comfortable stay.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Breakers Motel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Breakers Motel

Address: 324 Hetherington Road, Whangamata, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whangamata
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Whangamata
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Breakers Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quality self contained motel accommodation overlooking a superb pool complex and large BBQ area for great outdoor dining. Spacious studio, one and two bedroom units with private spa and deck, well equipped kitchens, marble & tile bathrooms and Sky TV. Private, luxury honeymoon suite ideal for romantic getaways. Free wireless internet, off-street parking & newspaper. Children's playground and breakfast available. Close to Marina, beaches, restaurants and shops. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, Agoda and Priceline so you can book your Breakers Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Breakers Hotel Whangamata
Breakers Motel Whangamata, South Pacific

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Breakers Motel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.