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Breakwater Motel

#1 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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1 Bayview Road | Bay of Islands, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location was perfect, walking distance to everywhere. Gorgeous water views if requested and the one bedroom apartment was just lovely and beautifully cleaned. Staff were super friendly and responded promptly when we had an issue with a toaster that didn't work and also when we locked ourselves out of our room. Overall a great three day stay.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Breakwater Motel is the perfect place to stay while enjoying all that the Northland and Bay of Islands has to offer. Our room was very spacious and newly renovated with breathtaking views of the bay. The manager helped us make the most of our visit by sharing advice on what to see and where to go. He is very... More 

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Thank Camus1819
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A terrific sight to wake up to! Not just in the living room but the bedroom as well. Neat and well presented units. A stone's throw from the beach, shops and walks. I will probably come back for a week!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Last minute decision to stay overnight. This place is in a great location, the place was spacious, and delightful hosts (truly delightful). Highly recommend a stay here. Asked for a quiet room set further back and got exactly that.

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

I spent two nights at Breakwater Motel and had a great stay. I stayed in two different rooms - my first night in a studio room as it was late at night when I checked in and I just needed a sleep. And the second night I moved up to one of the bigger rooms with a view. Both rooms... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We stayed for 3 nights here and chose a room with a seaview. The moment we walked in we knew we had made the right choice. We received a warm welcome and was shown to our one bedroom apartment. The facilities were all excellent and we had not complaints. I made use of the spa pool on one evening which... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We drove to Paihia without any reservations and after several stops we found the Breakwater Motel just on the corner of the town. We got shown 2 different rooms and got the one with seaview at a discount because we stayed for 4 nights. Although the room is on the roadside it didn't really bother me, and I tend to... More 

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Deborah v Many thanks for the fantastic in depth review and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your last few days of your adventure in New Zealand with us at Breakwater. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More 

Hamilton NZ
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

My husband and I recently stayed at the Breakwater Motel, everything was perfect, clean, comfortable, stunning views.... just great !!! Ken and Lynn were extremely helpful and hospitable, we are definitely very happy to tell people to try it out, hope to be back ourselves one day, thanks again Dave and Debbie Clark (Hamilton)

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Dave and Debbie We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thank you so much for the fabulous review and recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the not too distant future. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More 

Kerikeri, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Wonderful weekend away in beautiful Paihia, stayed at the Breakwater Motel. Lovely Hosts and a amazing room, so clean and modern! Would defiantly recommend to anyone. Nice view of the bay! Thank-you for your hospitality.

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi rachaelg132016 Thanks so much for your fabulous review and for your recommendation. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More 

Bendigo, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

My daughter and I had the pleasure of spending 3 nights at Breakwater Motel in early May. We chose an upper apartment as some of these have a single bed in the lounge area in addition to the sofa (and queen bedroom). We had requested a "quiet" room when booking and were not disappointed. The lovely hosts allocated us a... More 

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Dear AnneBendigo Our sincere thanks for your in depth review of your stay in an Upper Seaview Suite. Great information you have shared for future guests of these spacious apartments, although not on the Waterfront, they certainly have many other great attributes. We are most happy to hear that you and your daughter did enjoy your stay and we hope... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxury Waterfront Accommodation on Central Paihia Waterfront that is only a two minute flat walk to cafes, restuarants, 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 - Unlimited 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: $83 - $208 (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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Also Known As:
Breakwater Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands
Hotel Style:
#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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