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“Lovely spot!”
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Breakwater Motel
Ranked #1 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Lovely spot!”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

This was a surprise weekend away for my partner's birthday and we loved it. I think we had the best spot in Paihia. We will definitely be back. Friendly staff, clean, tastefully decorated and gorgeous views. It was the little touches that made the difference too. The look on my partners face when we walked into our room was priceless. He also mentioned that Lyn wished him a Happy Birthday and hoped he enjoyed his stay which was nice.

Thanks Lyn and Ken. We think you do a fabulous job and we look forward to seeing you again next time.

Leanne and Mike

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

This is a great motel, wonderfully remodelled from the previous rooms. Very highly appointed rooms, all the things you expect in a top quality facility. Ken & Lyn are wonderful hosts, fully accomodating and delightfully cheerful. A very pleasureable stay.

Room Tip: You can't beat a sea view to wake up to!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed October 20, 2012

We booked cheap rooms on a "daily deals" website and were a bit concerned about what we would get. We shouldn't have worried. Our rooms were clean, modern and well appointed (including under-floor heating in the bathroom!) and had fantastic sea views. The hosts Ken and Lyn were friendly and helpful. The motel is also in a great location so we couldn't had asked for more.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Putaruru, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Fantastic place to stay. So close to everything and so much to do in Paihia. Hosts Ken and Lyn were most helpful. Motel is like new!!! Have been telling everyone what a great place it is. Thanks Ken and Lyn, we will definitly be back again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

We had a spacious, very clean room with sea views in this modern beautifully furnished motel. Our hosts Ken & Lyn were friendly and helpful. This recently refurbished motel is a must stay location, within easy walking to the wharf, shops, restaurants and of course, the beach. We had outdoor furniture and sun unbrella on the deck.This motel was so good, we added an extra night to our original booking!

Room Tip: We had a 1 bedroom with spa bath.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
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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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 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
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 with private balconies/patios, partial sea views from Seaview Suites. Sky Guest Select 70 channels - Free WiFi. Airconditioned/heating. Paihia is the perfect base to explore the Bay of Islands and up to Cape Reinga. ... more   less 
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