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1 Bayview Road, Paihia 0200 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
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Updated 09/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 41 in Paihia
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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 ocean views from Waterfront Suites with private balconies/patios, partial sea views from Seaview Suites. Free WiFi. 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Beach
Boating
Taxi service
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Diving
Hiking
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Fishing
Tennis court offsite
Outdoor furniture
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Seating area
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL STYLE
Harbour View
Green
Languages Spoken
English
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Julian S wrote a review Nov 2021
Matakohe, New Zealand169 contributions95 helpful votes
We had 1 night in Paihia and wanted something affordable with great water views close to town. We really enjoyed staying here, we were greated warmly by name at reception and got into our room in super quick time. The room was spacious and immaculately clean with stunning views. The bed is queen size, so keep that in mind. Traffic noise from the road was noticeable, but was quiet at night - unavoidable if you want to be on the waterfront. We were proactively offered a late checkout which was appreciated. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: views on top floor overlooking the waterfront have stunning views.
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SilicoJack wrote a review Aug 2021
Wellington, New Zealand430 contributions45 helpful votes
This place was good on short notice. Stayed here with my family as we were travelling to a Tangi in the area. I was pleased with the room and the service was great. The lady behind the counter was friendly and gave a bunch of good advice and tips on things to do the next day. Would recommend staying here for sure.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Nav D wrote a review Jul 2021
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We have stayed with BreakWater Motel multiple times now and have always found their facilities immaculately clean and well maintained. Staff are very pleasant and the waterfront accommodation is a hit with the kids. Look forward to our next visit.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: Stunning sunrise and waterfront views
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slamminsam wrote a review Jul 2021
Orewa, New Zealand245 contributions132 helpful votes
I stayed here years ago with a waterfront room, wasn't sure how dated it would be but was pleasantly surprised that the rooms have been totally updated and were spotless. As previous the views from the waterfront rooms are stunning.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Waterfront room have great view but are near the road
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Katherine A wrote a review Jun 2021
nice33 contributions32 helpful votes
Welcoming and helpful manager, excellent cleaning crew and a very comfortable room. We were upstairs waterfront and it was lovely but Paihia's busy main road detractd from the experience and would make me think twice about staying on the waterfront again. However, the view is gorgeous. I recommend finding "Third Wheel Cafe" just a block away but down an alley after Greens with a fibreglass whale.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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PRICE RANGE
US$108 - US$224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsPaihia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Breakwater Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Breakwater Motel?
Nearby attractions include Paihia Harbour (0.4 km), The Cabbage Tree Shop (0.3 km), and Flying Fish Design Store (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Breakwater Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Breakwater Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Breakwater Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Breakwater Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Breakwater Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Third Wheel Coffee Co., Terra Restaurant, and Letz Cafe.
Is Breakwater Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Paihia.
Are any cleaning services offered at Breakwater Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Breakwater Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Waitangi Treaty Grounds (1.3 km), Pompallier Mission and Printery (3.3 km), and Flagstaff Hill (3.9 km).
Does Breakwater Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Breakwater Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.