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“Peaceful place for a short holiday”
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Breakwater Motel
Ranked #1 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 January 2018

The motel has rooms with sea view but we booked an inside apartment (with kitchenette)
Apartment was small but was more than adequate for our two night stay. Since they were inside the campus there was not much traffic noise. The whole complex is in a nice surrounding and our stay was quite pleasant.
Very close to the restaurants, gift shops, jetty for ferry and waterfront was just across the road.
Very nice host, helped in setting up our wifis; we used their recommended restaurant and was very happy that we did.
Had our own parking spot too.
All facilities were in good condition, heated towel rails were bonus.
Will I recommend this place: Yes, for short stays. For weeklong stay I will take/look-for a bigger apartment with view.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Nick S
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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Hi Nick S

Thank you for your great review of your stay in our Studio Suite.

Kind Regards
Lyn

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

The thing that really separates hotels from each other is not only the price, location or even reviews, such as this one.
What I can contribute is that your hosts at the Paihia Breakwater Motel are excellent.
The motel is great as well, but the big difference for us is the welcome and that feeling of total relaxation after a long day of driving.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank DavidKlease
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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Hi DavidKlease

We are beaming with pride...thank you ever so much for your kind words. As owner operators we are most passionate about our motel and do our utmost to ensure that every guest has a memorable stay with us.

Best Regards
Ken and Lyn :)

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

We stayed here in December for 6 nights, the views were great, We booked a room with sea views and you could wake up to the sound of the waves. Bed was comfortable, everything nice, clean and tidy. You hear the road noise if you leave the doors open, but at night after a while traffic quietens down so you get used to it eventually. There was a beautiful garden just below us, occasionally we found bees flying in and out of the room :-) First few days we did not have any other guests in the near by garden apartments, so it was nice not to worry about guests taking a walk in the garden apartments. The owners are nice and friendly, we would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank poundingfeet
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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Hi poundingfeet

Thank you for your glowing detailed review of your stay in a Waterfront Suite.

Kind Regards
Lyn

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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We stayed for two night, The room so nice and the view so beautiful look over the room by our balcony such a stunning beautiful view. The room large and have many space to put our stuff. The owner at the reception so friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay. Highly recommended.

Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Hi NamFahBluewaterworld

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and recommendation. So glad to hear you had a great time at our motel.

Kind Regards
Lyn

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

We have just spent 8 nights at this hotel and we had an excellent stay. Nicely updated apartments with an excellent view over the bay. Very good location and an easy walk into town. We watched the New Year fireworks from our balcony.

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  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank PerthJulie
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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Hi PerthJulie

Sincere thanks for this fabulous review of your stay in a Waterfront Suite.

Kind Regards
Lyn

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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
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Price Range: $165 - $344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Breakwater Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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 with private balconies/patios, partial sea views from Seaview Suites. 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. ... more   less 
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