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Breakwater Motel

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Papamoa, New Zealand
Reviewed September 20, 2015

This motel was clean and had all the sky channels and free unlimited wifi. With a tv in the lounge and the bedroom. You can park your car and walk everywhere if you wish.The rooms were warm and inviting with all the conveniences you need. They had rooms with a view if you liked. The hosts were friendly and informative...

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Liz S Sincere thanks for your great informative review of your stay with us. Kind Regards Lyn

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Recent stay at this Motel. Brilliant room with views over the water at Paihia. Room was very comfortable, clean, spacious and with modern kitchenette. Staff very friendly and helpful, nothing too much trouble. Would definitely recommend this place.

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Hi Bigine Thanks so much for your recommendation and for taking the time to review our motel. Thrilled to know that you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards Lyn

Western Australia
Reviewed September 17, 2015

We stayed 4 nights in the beautiful town of Paihia to explore the bay of islands and couldn't be happier with our choice to stay at Breakwater Motel. Warm, welcoming hosts who were more than happy to let us check in early after our weary day of travelling. We stayed in an upper seaview suite which was set back from...

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Dane73 Thank you so much for your fabulous comments and for sharing your experience in an Upper Seaview Suite. We are happy to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards Lyn

Reviewed September 10, 2015

Our room had great waterfront views, was very comfortable and it was every bit as good as the online photos. Heated towel rail nice touch. Perfect position in easy walking distance to cafes, shops etc.

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Marlyn R Thanks for taking the time to review our Waterfront Suites and the fabulous ocean view these rooms offer. Yes our website images display exactly what you get! Our location being only a few minutes flat walk to the restuarants, cafes etc is certainly a great bonus. Kind Regards Lyn

Reviewed September 9, 2015

Fabulous motel, very warm and welcoming, we felt cared for. Lovely views, clean, warm and comfortable. Great location - an easy relaxing meander to restaurants, shops and coffee! Excellent value for money. We highly recommend this accommodation :)

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Choonak Sincere thanks for your kind and descriptive review. We are delighted to hear that enjoyed your stay and have recommended us to future guests. Kind Regards Lyn

Paihia, New Zealand
Reviewed September 1, 2015

This hotel is the last one situated at the end of Marsden road, the main street of Paihia, right opposite the breakwater on the beach. The manager is a cheerful, happy chap who is full of ideas on things to do while in his town and is even happy to recommend places to eat. The accommodation was surprising for such...

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi mmm7265, thank you for writing all the wonderful things about our Motel. We do consider the complete refurbish to be of a very high standard (luxurious) Also we have the most Suites right on the waterfront so many people can enjoy the water lapping on the shore from their Suites. The self catering option gives the guest an option...

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 1, 2015

Stayed at the Breakwater for a couple of nights in August. Firstly amazed by the views as it is right on the water (I know it tells you that but seeing is believing). The lady on reception was very welcoming and gave us a pint of milk. The room itself was nice and clean and looked well presented and modern....

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hello A Howat, Thank you for taking the time to review our Motel. We are fortunate that having a complete refurbishment the Suites are all fully insulated so they are nice and warm for the colder times of the year. The underfloor heating and the air/con take care of the changes in temperature easily. Lyn is always ready to give...

Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stopped here for a week and we're very pleased with our room. We were in room 8 which overlooked the bay. The room was cleaned every day and was immaculate. Cooking facilities were also good. Free WiFi was provided, was a little slow but this wasn't an issue for us Highly recommended

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hello Peter S, thank you for staying with us and thanks for the wonderful review. We are so pleased your stay was fantastic. Our team do go out of their way to make sure every day in your Suite is as good and as clean as the first day. Please come and stay again sometime. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn

Reviewed August 29, 2015

We stayed in a Waterfront apartment at Breakwater Motel - we initially booked for two nights, but it was so lovely, we decided to stay a third night. The Waterfront apartment is smaller than the Seaview but as there were only two of us, it was perfect for us. Everything feels very new and was very clean. The bathroom is...

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Jill s, thank you for a review that makes us proud. It is great to know your stay was perfect for you. That tells the readers they will be happy here too. Lyn is very good with guests and goes out of her way to see you have the best possible experience. We are fortunate with our location that...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed August 25, 2015

We stayed two nights in Unit 13 which was immaculately clean, had a separate bedroom, full length balcony and well equipped kitchen. The large bathroom was beautifully decorated but the water pressure in the shower was disappointing. The bed was very comfortable with quality linen and it had a TV on the wall as well as the one in the...

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Hi Sue617, Thanks for taking the time to review our lovely Motel. The team here are so proud when we read them the reviews about how clean they are keeping the Suites. The comfort factor is well above average expectations and we are pleased to have gone the extra mile for you the guest to appreciate. The fact we service...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $96 - $227 (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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“Ask for one with a balcony and sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles Charthouse25, 5 days ago | Read review
“Be sure to request a room with sea views”
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“Ask for a top floor unit with views of the water.”
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“Room 8! I have not seen any of the other rooms but this one could not be beat!”
 of 5 bubbles dontcallmeillcallyou, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Get a room with a view to the water.”
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