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Breakwater Motel

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Whakatane, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

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.

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi mdspear Thank you so much for your fabulous review and recommendation. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 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!

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Love your review especially the last sentence because Ken and I and our amazing staff are fussy too, hence our high standard is well maintained! Thanks for sharing your experience with other guests. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More 

New Plymouth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 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.

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Marc R Thanks for your review. Unfortunately when you booked online with a booking agent you only stated the number of persons as 2. When you checked in we asked whether there were only 2 persons, as this is a requirement for safety purposes in the unlikely event of a fire or similar, and you stated yes. However we... More 

Christchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 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 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

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

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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.

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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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

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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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
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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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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Airport Transportation
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: $99 - $230 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#1 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#2 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
#3 Business Hotel in Paihia
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