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All reviews great location waterfront suite sea view underfloor heating separate bedroom road noise free wifi the waitangi treaty grounds shops and restaurants the kitchen heat pump living area stayed for nights few minutes walk great place to stay across the road excellent stay
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Lyn was very welcoming when we arrived and promptly supplied us with our key, a local timetable for the ferry, and a bottle of milk. She also asked if we needed any information on local activities
Our beachfront room was perfect. The cleanliness was second to none and I am fussy. The rooms were very tastefully decorated. The kitchen was very well equipt. The bed was so comfortable. It was a very warm and cosy 1 bedroom apartment.
The online photos don't do the place justice, it is lovely.
It is so convenient by the beach, the shops, the boat trips and the ferry.

Thank you for a lovely stay. We will be back

Room Tip: Beachfront gives you a beautiful outlook over the bay
  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank AITKENFAMILY2014
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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Hi AITKENFAMILY2014

Thank you so much for your glowing review and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Bay of Islands.

Kind Regards
Lyn

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We stayed at the Breakwater during our honeymoon trip in New Zealand and we have to say, it was absolutely perfect!

Lyn was super helpful and even volunteered to switch out our laundry while we went to dinner! She and Ken gave us some great tips and suggestions as well.

As for our room, we weren't expecting an apartment! It was clean, stocked with just what we needed, was quiet (even being on the 'highway' side) and a gorgeous view of the water.

We'll definitely stay here again and I've already recommended Breakwater to two couples who are traveling there in April and December!

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank TravelerTB
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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Hi TravelerTB

Sincere thanks for your great review and we wish you both much happiness and fun forever.

Kind Regards
Lyn

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Reviewed 2 April 2017

This is a lovely motel conveniently located in the centre of Pahia. We stayed in one of the rooms with a gorgeous view out to sea. The rooms are very well equipped and spotlessly clean. It is a short walk along to the ferry where you can catch a boat over to Russell for a few hours and it is also within walking distance of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. We were very pleased with our choice of motel and would certainly recommend Breakwater.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Hi Gillian V

Thank you for a lovely review and for your recommendation.

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Lyn

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Reviewed 28 March 2017

This hotel is ideally situated, two minutes from the wharf area, shops, bars and cafes etc. Our room had a lovely view overlooking the sea and an area with an outdoor table and chairs to enjoy the view from. Room was well appointed.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank david_kim_parker
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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Hi david_kim_parker

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Breakwater Motel.

Kind Regards
Lyn

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Reviewed 28 March 2017

We stayed for 6 nights from 27th February 2017 in a waterfront suite on the Upper-floor of the Breakwater Motel and woke every morning to a beautiful view of the Bay. The suite was spacious, very comfortable with a real comfy bed and a large tiled bathroom(shower) and plenty of space in the lounge/dining room/kitchen area. The room was efficiently serviced daily by the really friendly and welcoming staff & owners. Yes, at the time of our stay, we found many motels in Paihia with lower prices; but we found the Breakwater truly memorable; that what counts we felt when on holiday!

Room Tip: Worth going for the waterfront suites, if having a longer stay.
  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Hi welshtraveller2017

Thank you so much for your glowing review and your compliments. Most delighted that you had a truly memorable stay.

Kind Regards
Lyn

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