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Breakwater Motel

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

What an amazing motel. Super clean and nothing too much trouble. Great faciliturs Fantastic position on the waterfront and an easy walk to most restaurants. Thoroughly enjoyed and recommended. We will be back.

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi karmit68 Thank you for the wonderful feedback. It is great to know that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the recommendation. Kind Regards Lyn

New Egypt, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We really appreciated #8-Second Floor (more private). This unit has porches surrounding the unit on 3 sides, with excellent views! There are many units in the back, which have no views. We appreciated that this motel is on the outskirts, and quieter section of the town.......but an easy stroll into town. As it was, even in the off season, buses...

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi bronzebabe Thank you for your fabulous review. We endeavour to make our guest's stay with us pleasurable and relaxing so it's great to know that you enjoyed the facilities we have to offer. Kind Regards Lyn

Reviewed 1 week ago

First impressions were,spacious, clean and spectacular views from the balcony! A 3-5 minute walk to everything-depending on how far you walk. Handy to ferries.cafes & restaurants, what more could you want .

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Gregory P Thank you for your lovely review, especially your comment "what more could you want'! Kind Regards Lyn

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed at this motel for 2 nights and found it well worth the money we paid! It was clean and supplied all the amenities we needed for our stay! It was well located and the staff were welcoming and helpful! Could have asked for more!

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi We are delighted that you and your husband enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Kind Regards Lyn

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We shared a one bedroom apartment overlooking the Bay of Islands, such a beautiful view! The unit was modern and practically furnished - with the bedroom and lounge areas overlooking the water. The dining and kitchen area and the bathroom and toilet were towards the rear. There were no meals provided, but restaurants, cafes and shops were in easy walking...

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi vagabondAustralia Thank you so much for your detailed review and the lovely compliments on our motel and staff. Kind Regards Lyn

Amsterdam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed, as a family of five, in the Breakwater Motel. From there we conveniently explored the nice town of Paihia and its surroundings. The motel room was very tidy and had all the space and amenities a family with young kids need. Lyn was very helpful when we wanted to store some bags while going on a sail trip....

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi John_Bull Many thanks for your glowing review of your stay in an Upper Seaview Suite. Kind Regards Lyn

Melbourne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lyn and Ken are the friendly and helpful owners and managers of Breakwater. I opted for a one-bedroom apartment which was refreshingly contemporary and much more impressive than the Auckland 4-star hotels I stayed in before and after Bay of Islands. Ken saved me from making the mistake of staying inland to visit Cape Reinga and Lyn pointed me in...

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi andrealj Thank you so much for your fantastic review. We are delighted you loved our apartments and our great location. Kind Regards Lyn

AUCKLAND
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lyn was very welcoming when we arrived and promptly supplied us with our key, a local timetable for the ferry, and a bottle of milk. She also asked if we needed any information on local activities Our beachfront room was perfect. The cleanliness was second to none and I am fussy. The rooms were very tastefully decorated. The kitchen was...

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi AITKENFAMILY2014 Thank you so much for your glowing review and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Bay of Islands. Kind Regards Lyn

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Breakwater during our honeymoon trip in New Zealand and we have to say, it was absolutely perfect! Lyn was super helpful and even volunteered to switch out our laundry while we went to dinner! She and Ken gave us some great tips and suggestions as well. As for our room, we weren't expecting an apartment! It...

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi TravelerTB Sincere thanks for your great review and we wish you both much happiness and fun forever. Kind Regards Lyn

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely motel conveniently located in the centre of Pahia. We stayed in one of the rooms with a gorgeous view out to sea. The rooms are very well equipped and spotlessly clean. It is a short walk along to the ferry where you can catch a boat over to Russell for a few hours and it is...

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Hi Gillian V Thank you for a lovely review and for your recommendation. Kind Regards Lyn

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $128 - $263 (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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Breakwater Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
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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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“Beachfront gives you a beautiful outlook over the bay”
AITKENFAMILY2014, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Worth going for the waterfront suites, if having a longer stay.”
welshtraveller2017, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for one with a balcony and sea view.”
Charthouse25, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Be sure to request a room with sea views”
ChristineD784, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a top floor unit with views of the water.”
JuneWF, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
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