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Breakwater Motel

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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. 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)
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Non-smoking hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
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Bay View
Great View
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Location, room, view,...what more could you ask for! Breakwater is located across the street from the beach. Two blocks from restaurants and shops. It has everything you need. Would stay there again in a heartbeat!
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This motel is very well located for all restaurants and activities. It is clean and comfortable. Rooms facing the sea would be the best but we stayed without a view and it was fine too. Would we stay again, yes probably.
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Response from OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia Ora 1811027Scott Thank you for taking the time to review our motel and great to hear you may return one day.
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Our rooms over looking the Paihia bay were outstanding. Large spacious 2 rooms, Lounge/Kitchen & separate Bedroom/Bathroom. Well appointed with outdoor tables & chairs as well. Close to all facilities & easy walking distance to the wharf for the manadatory cruise to the Hole in
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Response from OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi petercombe23 Sincere thanks for your glowing review and recommendation. Best wishes Lyn
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Accommodations are close to town for restaurants, shops and ferry to Russell. Also trekking is possible within a short distance from motel. Rooms are clean and simple. Owner greeted us and was very helpful with recommendations. Our room would be good for families as it had a
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Response from OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Kia Ora Kiwi0607 Thank you for your lovely review and for taking the time to share your experience at our motel. Kind Regards Lyn
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We had a wonderful stay at Breakwater Motel. Our room was spacious, clean, well appointed and well designed. We loved spending time on our balcony overlooking the bay. The motel is perfectly located on the edge of the downtown area making it an easy walk to shops, beaches,
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Waterfront Suite
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View from garden in front of the Waterfront Suites
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Seaview Suite
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Waterfront Suite
Hi Brian We do have both Waterfront Suites (ocean view) and Lower Seaview Suites (no ocean view) available for February and March 2018. Do have a look at our website for great images and descriptions of the units breakwatermotel co nz. Please advise dates you require as the rates change during this period. Thank you Kind Regards Lyn
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Hi Stu Thanks for your enquiry. We do offer free wireless onsite. We would appreciate the origin of the complaints you are referring to. Many thanks Kind Regards Lyn
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Hi Stu Breakwater Motel is a motel with rooms that are self contained and serviced daily. Kindly refer to our website for the room options we offer. breakwatermotel co nz Thank you Kind Regards Lyn
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Hi Nathalie The Seaview Suites have the option of Upper or Lower when booking. Kindly advise your reservation details and I will check which unit you have booked and provide you with all the information you require. You may prefer to forward this information via our enquiry email address which is found on our website breakwatermotel co nz. Many thanks Kind Regards Lyn Owner Operator
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"Seaview rooms preferable"
"Ask for the rooms at the front over looking the water."
"the corner unit at the front has an amazing view."
"Don't book the garden room if you want to see a garden--go for the ocean view"
"Beautiful views of the ocean from some rooms."
US$94 - US$192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsPaihia
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