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Bega, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I recently stayed in one of the front rooms. It had a beautiful view and was close to restaurants, shops and It was an easy walk to Waitangi. The owners and staff were very friendly and everything was clean and well set out. I only wish I'd stayed longer as it was the highlight of my trip. Highly recommended.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Breakwater Motel for two nights in November and it was absolutely lovely. The location, cleanliness and welcome were great. Our biggest problem was that we had to move on " things to see, places to go" but definitely if we are in the area again we shall book again and for longer. Thank you Lyn for...

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Bend, Or
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at Breakwater in November, and absolutely loved it! The Bay of Islands is gorgeous, and we had incredible views. Close to town too. The unit was very clean and had sliding doors for outside access. The staff was friendly, and we had to cancel one night a few days before and they were very accommodating. We would definitely...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights, the room is comfortable, has all necessary amenities, and the location is perfect. Walking distance to restaurants and stores. The staff is friendly and very helpful in suggesting activities.

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi carolln Thank you so much for your fabulous review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn

Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked online and arrived in town knowing very little of the surrounding area. The hosts Ken and Lyn were very friendly and super helpful. The accomodation is very comfortable, modern and clean. The location really couldn't be better.

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Sean B Sincere thanks for your lovely kind review and very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and loved our amazing location! Kind Regards Ken and Lyn

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Third time we have stayed here in three years. Just a great location two minutes walk from jetty and ferry to Russell. Stayed in Room 19, impeccably clean and daily room service kept it so. Really good price for start of summer.

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Paul_C_Illtyd Wonderful to welcome you both back and thank you for sharing your experience in a one bedroom Garden Suite. We look forward to seeing you again next year. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn

Sans Souci, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in room 11, upstairs with seaview. even though there was a road out the front there was no noise once the sliding door was closed. The room was spacious, modern and very clean. The staff were friendly and helpful! We really enjoyed our stay at the Breakwater.

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Sue K We certainly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at Breakwater Motel. Very happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn

Shoalhaven, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Breakwater. Our accommodation was fabulous. The apartment was clean, modern and had a wonderfull view. The bathroom was huge. Breakwater is close to the town centre so we didnt have to use our car. Highly recommend people to stay here.

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Hi Jackie M Thank you so much for your fantastic review and recommendation. So good to hear your stay was 'blissful'! Kind Regards Ken and Lyn

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The motel is a short walk from the wharf and the activity center so it was aa easy walk from where our bus dropped us off. The views from our room of the water were great even though the manager apologized that we didn't have a complete view. The room was very spacious and was much nicer than a regular...

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi ncr1jmj Many thanks for your lovely review and delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn

Hastings, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just the best motel to stay. Very comfortable, with lovely staff. Wonderful views. The best wifi connection we have ever had. A very short sroll into the main shopping/activity area. Ken and Lyn were lovely helpful hosts.

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Hi blaing17 We are delighted to be referred to as 'Just Perfect'! Thank you for sharing your experience at Breakwater Motel. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxury Waterfront Accommodation on Central Paihia Waterfront that is only a three minute flat walk to cafes, restaurants, shops and Paihia Wharf where tours depart from.Spectacular interrupted ocean views from Waterfront Suites, partial sea views from Seaview Suites. Sky Guest Select 70 channels - Free WiFi.Paihia is the perfect base to explore the Bay of Islands and up to Cape Reinga. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Breakwater Motel

Address: 1 Bayview Road | Bay of Islands, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $120 - $285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Breakwater Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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Breakwater Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#2 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
#3 Business Hotel in Paihia
#5 Family Hotel in Paihia
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“Sea View is always an obvious choice but all the units are lovely”
 of 5 bubbles N3441PZandrewd, 2 days ago | Read review
“Unit 5 and other units facing the water.”
 of 5 bubbles 819SusanF, 4 days ago | Read review
“rooms without seaview would be quieter but no problem with noise in the seaview rooms once the sliding door is closed.”
 of 5 bubbles 940suek940, 1 week ago | Read review
“Rooms with the view are the best.”
 of 5 bubbles blaing17, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“room with a view”
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