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Breakwater Motel
Ranked #1 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Looking forward to staying again”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

excellent motel...the standard of the room was excellent. On arrival was offered a choice of milk, free internet tokens and just a general all round nice welcome.
i was just very very impressed with the room and the attention to detail of all the items that were in the room.
the only down side i could think of was that it is hard to change the channel on the sky box (yes a sky box which i was really impressed with that it was there in the the first place) from the bedroom as the sky unit was in the sittingroom and there was a wall inbetween so some leaning out of the bed was required :)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

Last Minute booking for 2 nights in the idyllic town of Paihia, and without a doubt the best choice of motel we could have made! Welcomed by smiling faces, small touches including free internet tokens, newspaper and a preference of milk! perfect location in Paihia 5 mins from ferry terminal, personal car park spaces outside room a bonus!

Rooms were stunning, we took the studio apartment which was spacious, immaculately clean, extremely well equipped and furnished to the highest standard.

Will without a doubt be returning!

Many thanks!!

Thankyou so much for such a brilliant stay!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights duirng a recent trip to NZ. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and tidy and could not be faulted.

The facilities were very good and we used the guest laundry which is always helpful when travelling.

The rooms were warm and cozy and the view and was fantastic.

Would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the area.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

The location is superb, withing 5min walking distance from the ferry terminal and shops. Lying in bed, sitting on the coach or deck - the ocean views are superb - this is a jewel of the north island to which we keep coming back. We can recommend it 100%

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Papakura, New Zealand
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Friendly greeting and we appreciated being shown personally to our suite rather than a wave in the right direction. Lovely suite: light, clean, spacious and great decor. The bed was comfortable with plenty of extra pillows. Underfloor heating in the tiled areas was unexpected and blissful in August. Glad to see an electric blanket on the bed for the same reason. Heat pump also welcome. Close enough to walk to town, far enough away to be quiet. Lovely view across the water. Like the book exchange idea!Already planning our next stay there. Good value, lovely hosts, excellent suite and location.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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whangarei
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

This motel has just been refurbished and to a really great standard - all the front units have great views and just across the road from the beach - really handy to everything in Paihia as with in walking distance to everything - Lyn and Ken are great hosts and really friendly - would difinitely stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

We went to Paihia in July without reservations. We were very happy & lucky to have the chance to stay at Breakwater motel. The owners are very friendly and provided us an outstanding service. We stayed in an apartment facing the Bay. Living room and bedroom had balcony, which was great! All the space was pretty new, very clean and well maintained.
They offer parking, free wifi and cable TV!

In the occasion of another trip to Paihia we will definitely try to stay in Breakwater motel!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Breakwater Motel
Address: 1 Bayview Road | Bay of Islands, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Breakwater Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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 
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