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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Last minute decision to stay overnight. This place is in a great location, the place was spacious, and delightful hosts (truly delightful). Highly recommend a stay here. Asked for a quiet room set further back and got exactly that.

Thank Jason N
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 June 2016

I spent two nights at Breakwater Motel and had a great stay. I stayed in two different rooms - my first night in a studio room as it was late at night when I checked in and I just needed a sleep. And the second night I moved up to one of the bigger rooms with a view. Both rooms...

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Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 May 2016

We stayed for 3 nights here and chose a room with a seaview. The moment we walked in we knew we had made the right choice. We received a warm welcome and was shown to our one bedroom apartment. The facilities were all excellent and we had not complaints. I made use of the spa pool on one evening which...

Thank Lenore H
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We drove to Paihia without any reservations and after several stops we found the Breakwater Motel just on the corner of the town. We got shown 2 different rooms and got the one with seaview at a discount because we stayed for 4 nights. Although the room is on the roadside it didn't really bother me, and I tend to...

Thank Deborah v
OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Deborah v Many thanks for the fantastic in depth review and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your last few days of your adventure in New Zealand with us at Breakwater. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn

Hamilton NZ
Reviewed 20 May 2016

My husband and I recently stayed at the Breakwater Motel, everything was perfect, clean, comfortable, stunning views.... just great !!! Ken and Lynn were extremely helpful and hospitable, we are definitely very happy to tell people to try it out, hope to be back ourselves one day, thanks again Dave and Debbie Clark (Hamilton)

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Dave and Debbie We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thank you so much for the fabulous review and recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the not too distant future. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn

Kerikeri, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Wonderful weekend away in beautiful Paihia, stayed at the Breakwater Motel. Lovely Hosts and a amazing room, so clean and modern! Would defiantly recommend to anyone. Nice view of the bay! Thank-you for your hospitality.

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi rachaelg132016 Thanks so much for your fabulous review and for your recommendation. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn

Bendigo, Australia
Reviewed 17 May 2016

My daughter and I had the pleasure of spending 3 nights at Breakwater Motel in early May. We chose an upper apartment as some of these have a single bed in the lounge area in addition to the sofa (and queen bedroom). We had requested a "quiet" room when booking and were not disappointed. The lovely hosts allocated us a...

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Dear AnneBendigo Our sincere thanks for your in depth review of your stay in an Upper Seaview Suite. Great information you have shared for future guests of these spacious apartments, although not on the Waterfront, they certainly have many other great attributes. We are most happy to hear that you and your daughter did enjoy your stay and we hope...

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Great accommodation within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants. We stayed for 3 nights and had a lovely suite with a small balcony overlooking the bay and were very pleased with it, plenty of room for the two of us. The owner was helpful and gave us local information, we were also able to book a tour through them...

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi RoseCoalville Many thanks for your wonderful review and delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay in an Upper Waterfront Suite with a private balcony. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Great accommodation. Excellent location. Rooms are very clean and spacious. Lynn is really helpful and provide us with recommendations on what will best suit our stay since we were there for only 2 days and too much to see.

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi Sfcalif94105 Sincere thanks for feedback and delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards Ken and Lyn

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 May 2016

We had 3 nights here and thoroughly enjoyed the stay. We paid for a deluxe suite overlooking the bay and felt that it was good value for money compared to what we paid for similar rooms elsewhere in NZ. The owner was welcoming and helpful and the suite was large and well-appointed, with a balcony a real bonus. The motel...

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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review

Hi wcraft Thank you for the fabulous review and most happy to hear that you had enjoyed your time with us. 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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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: $136 - $301 (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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Also Known As:
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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“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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