The Breakwater motel was the last hotel before the point, so it was quite and nicely secluded while still accessible.
Pros were that the staff was very nice and helpful, the rooms were big and modern, free wi-fi (but limited data usage), the view was beautiful, and it was close to the shops and restaurants. Our room was secluded to the north end of the hotel.
Cons.. at least for our room (15).. were that there was no elevator, up a steep hill, the parking for that particular room was nowhere near the room itself, the beach just in front of the hotel is all shells and rocks and is stinky (can’t smell from the hotel, but it you are walking on it, it stinks). There are two TV’s but they show the same program, so to change the channel in the bedroom you have to do so from the front room TV.
If I visit here again, I would either look at a more southern and lower floor room here, or see if there is something just on the other side of the pier where the nice sand beach is located.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Breakwater Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand