The owners here, Lyn and John, really seem to genuinely care about their guests - at least going by my experience. They helped me cancel a booking I had made by mistake (similarly named Breakwater Apartments in Napier) such that I didn't have to pay a cancellation fee. They offered good, considered advice when asked questions. And they also always said hi with a smile when walking past.
The modern and very clean motel rooms are spacious with a flat screen modern tv (with Sky channels) in both the bedroom and the main room. They are well insulated for noise. The air con works a treat although sitting on the verandah with the ocean breeze is awesome. They also have a kitchen with microwave and fridge (no oven) which we took advantage of. The motel is about 2 mins walk from Paihia shops and the ferry terminal. It is also just across from the beach.
Would recommend to family and friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury Waterfront Accommodation on Central Paihia Waterfront that is only a two minute flat walk to cafes, restuarants, 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 - Unlimited Free WiFi.Paihia is the perfect base to explore the Bay of Islands and up to Cape Reinga. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Breakwater Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands