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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sensational spacious room with a huge bathroom and living room. Spotlessly clean. Quality fittings and attention to detail. Owners were extremely helpful regarding tour bookings. Handy to shops, wharf and restaurants. Fantastic view. Could not fault.

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Grannell Sincere thanks for the glowing review of your stay. We do hope that you will return. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our second visit to this motel. We were here about 20 years ago and found it is still of the very high standard that it was then. We had a room with a beautiful seaview and only about 9 steps to get to it. The balcony has access from both the bedroom and the lounge. The owners are...

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Cressida_7 What a wonderful review, thank you so much. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have just had a very enjoyable 5 night stay in this fantastic motel, we are delighted to say we enjoyed every minute of our time there and in and around Paihia, Bay of Islands. We were greeted by Lyn on our arrival who showed us around the apartment and advised us on restaurants locally and answered any queries we...

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Frank O Our heartfelt thanks for your amazing review of your stay with us. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn

Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The people who run this place is too lovely people. I have room number eight it's on the end of the building and has views forward into the side. The only drawback I can see if you cannot get breakfast here, The reason given is is too close to where you can get breakfast, but yesterday was a terrible day...

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Stan R Wonderful to host you Stan and we certainly do hope that we can welcome you back to the magnificent Bay of Islands next year. As we discussed with you prior to your departure, we certainly do offer a continental breakfast (cost applies) delivered to your suite. Take Care Kind Regards Ken and Lyn

Melbourne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was by far the best accommodation we had throughout our 2 weeks travelling around the North Island. Rooms were spacious, modern & spotlessly clean with a lovely & relaxing little verandah to sit & enjoy the view (even on a grey drizzly day). Ken & Lyn were very friendly & helpful with suggestions on what to do or see...

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Rosie B Thank you so much for your compliments of our motel and delighted that you had an 'excellent stay'. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly welcoming service. A comfortable, private room with great views. A fantastic close location to enjoy and experience a stunning part of the world. We have already thought about returning to this location. If I could fault the hotel in any way it would only be that it didn't have a pool. Plus if I had young children with...

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Michelle M Sincere thanks for your wonderful review and delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn

Scarborough, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed two nights at the motel on our recent trip to NZ wished we could have changed our itinerary and stayed longer. We were late arriving due to our rental car breaking down ,were greeted by Ken who made us feel very welcome. The motel room we had was more like a little apartment, lounge, dining, kitchen combined separate...

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Patricia B Sincere thanks for your wonderful comprehensive review and delighted that you had a great stay. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is great! The manager is a joy and she makes sure all is as it should be! Free WiFi and free parking on site...thank you from a weary traveller for that! The rooms are immaculate the views are exciting and it is out of the hassle and bussle that the more branded hotels suffer. Its location is brilliant...

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi caruthers2016 What a glowing review - thank you so much! Kind Regards Ken and Lyn

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed there with another couple while holidaying in the north island and just loved the place We had rooms 4 and 5 which in my opinion are the best as they are ground floor with magnificent views The rooms are well furnished and well maintained and the staff very friendly and helpful The location is so central and we...

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Robin K Sincere thanks for sharing your experience at our motel. Delighted to hear that you loved it here in our ground floor Waterfront Suites. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed November 4, 2016

There is a reason why this place rates number one in the area. Amazing experience from start to finish. Great owners - modern units - stunning views. So glad we stayed here and will certainly do so again. Highly recommended.

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi holden327 Thank you so much for your fabulous review. We look forward to seeing you again in the beautiful Bay of Islands. 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
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: $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”
 of 5 bubbles , 4 weeks ago | Read review
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