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Breakwater Motel

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36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights, the room is comfortable, has all necessary amenities, and the location is perfect. Walking distance to restaurants and stores. The staff is friendly and very helpful in suggesting activities.

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Thank carolln
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked online and arrived in town knowing very little of the surrounding area. The hosts Ken and Lyn were very friendly and super helpful. The accomodation is very comfortable, modern and clean. The location really couldn't be better.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Third time we have stayed here in three years. Just a great location two minutes walk from jetty and ferry to Russell. Stayed in Room 19, impeccably clean and daily room service kept it so. Really good price for start of summer.

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Sans Souci, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in room 11, upstairs with seaview. even though there was a road out the front there was no noise once the sliding door was closed. The room was spacious, modern and very clean. The staff were friendly and helpful! We really enjoyed our stay at the Breakwater.

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Sue K We certainly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at Breakwater Motel. Very happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More 

Shoalhaven, Australia
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2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Breakwater. Our accommodation was fabulous. The apartment was clean, modern and had a wonderfull view. The bathroom was huge. Breakwater is close to the town centre so we didnt have to use our car. Highly recommend people to stay here.

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Thank Jacki M
OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Jackie M Thank you so much for your fantastic review and recommendation. So good to hear your stay was 'blissful'! Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More 

Chicago, Illinois
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111 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The motel is a short walk from the wharf and the activity center so it was aa easy walk from where our bus dropped us off. The views from our room of the water were great even though the manager apologized that we didn't have a complete view. The room was very spacious and was much nicer than a regular... More 

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi ncr1jmj Many thanks for your lovely review and delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More 

Hastings, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just the best motel to stay. Very comfortable, with lovely staff. Wonderful views. The best wifi connection we have ever had. A very short sroll into the main shopping/activity area. Ken and Lyn were lovely helpful hosts.

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi blaing17 We are delighted to be referred to as 'Just Perfect'! Thank you for sharing your experience at Breakwater Motel. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sensational spacious room with a huge bathroom and living room. Spotlessly clean. Quality fittings and attention to detail. Owners were extremely helpful regarding tour bookings. Handy to shops, wharf and restaurants. Fantastic view. Could not fault.

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Thank Grannell
OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Grannell Sincere thanks for the glowing review of your stay. We do hope that you will return. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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30 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our second visit to this motel. We were here about 20 years ago and found it is still of the very high standard that it was then. We had a room with a beautiful seaview and only about 9 steps to get to it. The balcony has access from both the bedroom and the lounge. The owners are... More 

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Cressida_7 What a wonderful review, thank you so much. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More 

London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just had a very enjoyable 5 night stay in this fantastic motel, we are delighted to say we enjoyed every minute of our time there and in and around Paihia, Bay of Islands. We were greeted by Lyn on our arrival who showed us around the apartment and advised us on restaurants locally and answered any queries we... More 

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Frank O Our heartfelt thanks for your amazing review of your stay with us. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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 

Additional Information about Breakwater Motel

Address: 1 Bayview Road | Bay of Islands, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: ₹ 8,207 - ₹ 19,698 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Breakwater Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Breakwater Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands
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#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
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“rooms without seaview would be quieter but no problem with noise in the seaview rooms once the sliding door is closed.”
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