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“just as good second time around”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Breakers Motel

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Breakers Motel
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Whangamata
Certificate of Excellence
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“just as good second time around”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

We last stayed at the Breakers 4 years ago and loved it. We have just been back and it is still excellent. Lovely rooms and very friendly people. Getting breakfast things delivered the previous night made for flexibility in planning days out.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

Spotless, comfortable, and the owner Marie is one of the kindest people I have met. It’s a great value compared to other tired options which aren’t much if at all cheaper. The pool is a huge plus and you can walk to the surf beach. Book in advance a few weeks from January to March as its no secret.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

This is a very nice hotel, very spacious rooms, good pool and nice balcony spa. However although it was only a ten minute walk from town, it was a bit of a nuisance in terms of just ducking off to the beach etc etc. There are not many hotels in Whanga but I would probably stay closer to town next time for the convenience factor.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Auckland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

Our family of four had been looking forward to our overnight stay at Whangamata and had pre booked a family unit at Breakers. We were taken to our unit and were very impressed with it. However this was short-lived as the woman who showed us to our room informed us that there was a smell in the kitchen which she said had been left from the previous guests. After about half an hour we decided we couldn't stand the smell. The woman sprayed it with a deodoriser but it didn't mask it for long and the smell was making us feel sick. We informed her that we can't stay there and would be leaving. They were full and couldn't offer us another room, so just said sorry and goodbye! Due to an event on there was no other accommodation to be had in Whangamata or Waihi Beach so we had to drive back home to Auckland that same day.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Auckland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

Always up for a quick weekend escape from Auckland, Whangamata was an obvious choice being a pleasant two and half hours drive - (via Paeroa, Karangake Gorge and Waihi). We arrived at 'Breakers' to a warm greeting and taken to our spacious nicely decorated room.

Although there are some rooms with spa baths, I was more than happy to have one with a private courtyard and access to a gorgeous swimming pool in a tropical setting. Our room had a smart kitchenette.and a luxurious bathroom.. The bed was large and comfortable. This is such good value for money - and I look forward to staying here again in the near future.

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely but if you like a view then upstairs would be my choice, however if you enjoy a...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Leicester
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177 reviews
61 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

Great motel, very clean large room; cooking facilities, dining table etc. Good sized swimming pool, but had to grit my teeth to get in as it was 'solar heated' - for that read cold! There were people watching so I had to do it! Staff were very welcoming. Motel is within easy walking distance of the estuary where we saw lots of oyster-catchers and other wildlife (including jumping fish). This is a lovely town to stay - surfing centre, great walking. We ate fish and chips on the beach on a warm summer's evening and watched a heron trying to catch his supper. Brief but memorable visit.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

I booked this motel based on Tripadvisor reviews and I was so not disappointed in anyway. This was the first time we had chosen to stay here in NZ for our holiday, and it was just fantastic. The room was amazing, we had the 1 bdrm with a spa bath and then a spa pool on our own little deck which was literally 3 steps into the pool! So fantastic I travelled with 3 x 14 year olds and I could not of wished for a better motel, they were in the pool and spa the whole time (rain or shine). There is a playground - yes for young ones however my older ones enjoyed the swings and a bit of a time out as well. New World close by was such a bonus and made the self catering so easy, we never had takeaways or went out - there was just no need to. There was a mix of guests throughout the stay including backpackers for a night off, large groups of people, families with young children and older couples - everyone got a long really well, which showed what a great and fantastic motel it was. Thanks to Marie and Doug and their staff they provide an amazing holiday. We had 5 wonderful nights and will be back there every year from now on - and for more nights. And as a mum with 3 teenagers over 5 nights I got to read 3 books - that sees it all!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Breakers Motel

Property: Breakers Motel
Address: 318-324 Hetherington Road, Whangamata 3620, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whangamata
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Whangamata
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Breakers Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quality self contained motel accommodation overlooking a superb landscaped pool complex with waterfall. Large BBQ areas for great outdoor dining and enjoying the Whangamata sunshine. Spacious studio, one and two bedroom units with private spa and decks with views over marina and pool, well equipped self catering kitchens, modern marble & tiled bathrooms and Sky TV 50+. Private, luxury honeymoon suite ideal for romantic getaways. Wireless internet, off-street parking available. Children's playground and breakfast available on request. Walking distance to Marina, beaches, golf course, restaurants and lovely designer shops. ... more   less 
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