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Breakwater Motel

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights. The owner who check us in was very friendly and efficient. We have booked a room not facing the sea. The room was nicely and elegantly decorated. Amenities provided in the bathroom is of quality i.e. natural , biodegradable. The bathroom is very spacious also. This room comes with a kitchen. This is a...

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi EastmeetsWestAB Thank you so much for your tremendous comprehensive review. Certainly a great reference for fellow travellers. Kind Regards Lyn

Phoenix, AZ
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We spent one night in the Bay of Island and our hotel choice could have been better. The location was perfect on the beachfront in Paihia and walking distance to the shops and dock. We did not have a room with an ocean view, but had a bedroom and a TV room and attached kitchen with refrigerator, stove, and microwave....

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi bookcliffs Wow what an awesome review, thank you so much! Kind Regards Lyn

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 December 2016

An absolute lovely place to stay, very modern, very clean and a wonderful view. We'll definitely be back especially to unit 8 which looks out to sea and up the street to the harbour. It was truly relaxing just watching the boats coming & going in the harbour. Thanks Breakwater.

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

Hi MurrayMarg Thank you for your fabulous review and look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards Lyn

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights - had one of the front units . Lovely view over the bay . 2 minutes walk to restaurants and town centre. 10 mins walk to Waitangi treaty grounds. Room was spacious and clean. Lovely to have a separate living area and kitchenette. Bathroom very spacious and new fixtures. Would recommend highly

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

Hi Makls Sincere thanks for your great review of our Waterfront Suites. Appreciate your recommendation. Kind Regards Lyn

Bega, Australia
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I recently stayed in one of the front rooms. It had a beautiful view and was close to restaurants, shops and It was an easy walk to Waitangi. The owners and staff were very friendly and everything was clean and well set out. I only wish I'd stayed longer as it was the highlight of my trip. Highly recommended.

Thank jeanette w
OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Jeanette W Such wonderful words...thank you so much for sharing your experience at our motel. Kind Regards Lyn

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We stayed at the Breakwater Motel for two nights in November and it was absolutely lovely. The location, cleanliness and welcome were great. Our biggest problem was that we had to move on " things to see, places to go" but definitely if we are in the area again we shall book again and for longer. Thank you Lyn for...

Thank Andrew D
OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Andrew D Thank you so much for your fabulous review. Delighted that enjoyed your time with us and next time you will have to make it for longer! Kind Regards Lyn

Bend, Or
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We stayed at Breakwater in November, and absolutely loved it! The Bay of Islands is gorgeous, and we had incredible views. Close to town too. The unit was very clean and had sliding doors for outside access. The staff was friendly, and we had to cancel one night a few days before and they were very accommodating. We would definitely...

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Susan F Glad to know that you enjoyed your stay and sincere thanks for your wonderful review. Look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards Lyn

Reviewed 2 December 2016 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.

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

Hi carolln Thank you so much for your fabulous review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn

Reviewed 1 December 2016

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.

Thank Sean B
OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Sean B Sincere thanks for your lovely kind review and very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and loved our amazing location! Kind Regards Ken and Lyn

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2016

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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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Paul_C_Illtyd Wonderful to welcome you both back and thank you for sharing your experience in a one bedroom Garden Suite. We look forward to seeing you again next year. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn

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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
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Airport Transportation
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: €103 - €218 (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, New Zealand - 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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“Ocean views”
 of 5 bubbles gstingr, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose an upstairs waterfront room for a lovely view of the bay”
  • The setting of the sun
 of 5 bubbles GlynGolfer, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Can't fault room 25 for view & postion”
  • View from Sofa in Lounge
  • Beautiful Sunrise from Room 25
 of 5 bubbles CrystalRose54, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 20 was so quiet. Room 19 was up the top and was also really nice and private”
 of 5 bubbles groomfamily, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Gotta face the water!!”
 of 5 bubbles NoelW726, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
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