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Breakwater Motel

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place Rooms were fantastic Gardens are well kept and everything was clean and tidy Nothing seemed to be a problem Very close to the shopping area and eateries Keep up the great work look forward to a return visit sometime

Thank Lampbert118
Laurel, Maryland
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33 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great place to stay, beautiful view of the water, clean and comfortable. This was an efficiency with everything we needed to relax and enjoy. Situated close to town and within walking distance to great eateries and shopping, as well as, other activities. I would recommend this location to everyone.

Thank restlesslb
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was adequate for our stopover stay for two nights. We travel from Auckland and head out to visit Cape Reinga. Room is clean, modern, and heating in the sitting room only - which is welcome when the temp was down to the single digit. Lots of choice of restaurants and and walking distance to the harbour to catch the... More 

Whakatane, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely clean and beautifully presented. Very friendly host fabulous location over looking the coast line. Easy walk to town restaurants. A great stay I really would recommend this Motel for both couples and families.

Thank mdspear
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first port of call during our tour of New Zealand. A perfect location and view to wake up to. A lovely welcome and great recommendations from the hosts. The accommodation was perfect - great facilities and a cosy feel. I couldn't recommend more highly and I am a fussy person when it comes to choosing accommodation!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
New Plymouth
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In an off-peak season, where there are lots of other choices, I'm sure other places provide better bang for the buck. My additional requests were ignored. I've experienced better service elsewhere, and as such, I will not stay in this place again.

1 Thank Marc R
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We headed up to Paihia and stayed at the Breakwater Motel. We had a great time. We stayed in Room 13 with great views over the bay. The room was very clean, very comfortable with 2 comfy chairs as well as a super comfy 2 seater in the lounge. Our bed very comfy too. Bathrooms impeccably clean. From our checkin... More 

1 Thank Kiwi Helene
Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stay at this motel around every five weeks while i am up there on business, so it is nice to stay in a very smart room with all the facilities you need. Lovely views from the rooms and about a minute walk into town for your choice of different restaurants

1 Thank Paul_Paula2014
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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.

Thank Karen K
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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 

1 Thank Camus1819
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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • 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: $97 - $233 (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
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#1 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#2 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
#3 Business Hotel in Paihia
#5 Family Hotel in Paihia
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