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Breakwater Motel

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1 Bayview Road, Paihia 0200 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer 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 hotels 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 cofffee
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
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Bay View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English
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raewyne wrote a review Apr 2021
New Zealand80 contributions87 helpful votes
Stunning views. Location was excellent!! Room was spacious, tidy and very clean. Staff were so friendly. The only negative was the road noise when you wanted to relax outside on the balcony and admire those views.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Grant B wrote a review Feb 2021
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To start with the owners of the motel Lyn and Ken, are just lovely. The motel is just a short walk from the main town, ferry and tourism hub. Our room was spaces, clean, comfortable and importantly had great free wifi. The beach is a stone's throw away and so beautiful. I'd highly recommend this motel to anyone wanting to get away. It's family-friendly and just amazing!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: All rooms have a sea view but the front rooms will have the best sea view.
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Jason D wrote a review Feb 2021
Greytown, New Zealand47 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed in the Waterfront Suite. The suite was spacious and immaculate. Great views from the balcony or through the sliding doors from bedroom and living area. Highly recommended as a place to stay in Paihia
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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nzrbl wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand13 contributions5 helpful votes
We had booked at another hotel and found it lacking in what we needed so were so fortunate to be able to stay at the Breakwater. The owners were very helpful! The suite and all the chattels were great - very clean and modern. The location is right across the beach so lovely views. We would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Room Tip: Rooms facing the shore are great but equally ground units at the back seemed to provide lovely...
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Response from Lyn And Ken, Owner at Breakwater Motel
Responded 25 Jan 2021
Hello nzrbl Thank you so much for your 5***** rating and delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Appreciate your fabulous review and recommendation. Best Regards Lyn
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Catherine H wrote a review Nov 2020
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Stayed recently with my elderly mother for a nostalgic trip north. We were more than satisfied with the unit and would have stayed longer. Beautiful view from the front wing. Thank you Lyn and Ken for a great holiday.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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PRICE RANGE
US$69 - US$180 (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.