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“Still a slice of paradise :-)”
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Breakwater Motel
Ranked #1 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

Thanks Ken and Lyn for another fantastic stay. Everything about your motel is great and there wouldn't be a dud room in the place!!! The rooms we had this year still had a lovely view and even with the road being close, there was no traffic noise. Looking forward to returning again next year :-)

Room Tip: All rooms are great value.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Pam399
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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2013

Hi Pam399

What a pleasure to welcome you back and delighted to hear that once again you had a great stay at Breakwater Motel.

Thank you so much for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to Breakwater Motel next year!

Kind Regards
Ken and Lyn

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Reviewed October 9, 2013

Hard to find any compliments haven't already been posted! Great base from which to explore all of Northland. We were here every morning for a beautiful sunrise with our east facing view. Boats, parasailers, even swimmers (in early spring). We finished each day here in a comfortable, spacious room. The minimal road noise was no issue at night and the view was more than worth it. From here in four days we easily visited north to Matai Bay on the Karikari Peninsula (could have gone further), the Omahuta Kauri Sanctuary, wineries, short and long treks, Russell.... we were very active and this was a great place to start and finish each day. The staff were helpful and the entire grounds were neat and clean. This was the middle of our 2 1/2 week North Island trip so we used the opportunity to clean up - even the laundry room was perfect - accessible, large (had a lounger!), neat and clean. Very walkable location. Would gladly recommend.

Room Tip: The water view room on the road was well worth it. The limited noise was not an issue and the secon...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank GDexterD
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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2013

Hi GDexterD

Thank you for your very interesting and detailed review. Certainly a great insight for fellow travellers.

Delighted that you enjoyed your accommodation and location. Good to hear that you managed to enjoyed those exquisite sunrises over Russell and as for the early morning swimmer, have to confess that is me enjoying each day what the Bay of Islands offers.

We have tried to ensure that even the laundry chore is a pleasurable experience with library of books and magazines and a sofa to relax on!

Look forward to welcoming you back to Breakwater Motel.

Kind Regards
Ken and Lyn

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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Simply FABULOUS....BEYOND all expectations from the moment we arrived!!! LOCATION Excellent (walking distance to EVERYTHING, restaurants, shops, sight-seeing), WARM welcome from owners, Rooms SUPERB (neat, clean, beautifully decorated, comfortable beds, etc). HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Gail K
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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2013

Hi GAIL K

We are ECSTATIC by your awesome review - thank you so much! And also obviously very delighted that you had a tremendous stay with us. I would just like to note for potential guests that your accommodation feedback pertains to our Studio suite without a view.

We do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Breakwater Motel one day.

Kind Regards
Ken and Lyn

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

I was absolutely astonished at the modern, clean and well equipped motel suite we had at the Breakwater Motel. Upon arrival we were greeted by Lyn at the front desk. Quick and easy check in and then the real treat our room. At the front entrance to the room aka suite in a nice little kitchen area and dinning room table. Looking through the front room to the balcony is the lounge/living room with a sofa, two stuffed chairs and a flat screen tv. Sliding glass door opens to a small but nice balcony that over looks the amazing Bay, flowers garden and a road. Don't fear the road it's not very busy. Off that is a small bedroom with a nice soft bed with heated blanket for the winter months and sufficient closet space. The bathroom is so nice, huge shower, heated floor, towel warmers. All this sits on the hillside of the main part of Paihia giving you a short walk to all of downtown. I can't say in words how much I love this place. Book here you won't be sorry

Room Tip: Ask for ocean view room. Not sure what the back rooms would be like
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank lsarrade
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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2013

Hi Isarrade

Thank you so much for sharing in depth your experience at Breakwater Motel. We certainly value such detailed feedback for other potential guests to read.

We are thrilled by your comment of 'how much you love this place' and to be honest so do we. That is why we ensure our guests have the most pleasurable experience, from checking in, learning from us about what to do and see in our slice of paradise, an impeccably clean suite to flowers in the garden - not to mention what nature provides with that amazing view of the sea.

Perhaps one day we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Breakwater Motel.

Kind Regards
Ken and Lyn

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

We really enjoyed our 2 nights here. Fantastic view from the waterfront apartment, at a very fair price considering how lovely the room was. All very clean and facilities first class. Central location to everything so we could walk everywhere. Great tourist advice form the staff too. Would stay there again and thoroughly recommend.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2013

Dear Jennyn2001

Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback of your stay at Breakwater Motel.

We are delighted that you rated our facilities as first class - thank you!

We certainly look forward to welcoming you back to Breakwater Motel.

Kind Regards
Ken and Lyn

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Hosts very helpful
Location great with fantastic waterfront views over to Russell
Everything within walking distance
Apartment really nice clean comfortable well stocked and well looked after
Fantastic waterfront restaurant 35 degrees

Terry and Linda UK

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Linda J
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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2013

Dear Linda J

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience at Breakwater Motel and for your wonderful comments. Our superior location certainly ensures great ocean views and easy walking access to shops, activities, restaurants, cafes that we have guests that don't use their car for days!

Look forward to seeing you again.

Kind Regards
Ken and Lyn

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Hopefully make it back there again next year!!! Enjoyed our short stay, rooms were clean and comfortable. Spa was nice but needs to be properly enclosed and water temp higher otherwise good! Bay of Islands a beautiful place :o)

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank Mathew L
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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2013

Hi MathewL

We would love to see you back again - just remember to make it a longer stay next time! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience at Breakwater Motel. Yes the Bay of Islands is certainly paradise - we feel very privileged to live here.

Kind Regards
Ken and Lyn

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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
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: $117 - $246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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