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“Excellent place in Paihia!”
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Breakwater Motel
Ranked #1 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 April 2014

I stayed three nights in March 2014 and I loved everything about Breakwater Motel. I got a seaview room and it was perfect, great views and very comfortable. I loved the setting with a living room, kitchenette, balcony. Everything was brand new, very well kept and I loved getting a plunger coffeemaker for my early coffee.
Ken and Lyn were extremely helpful to plan my tours and provide recommendations.
Bay of islands is a beautiful place and Breakwater Motel is a perfect choice. Location is great too, walking distance to everything. Wish I could stay longer!.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2014

Hi AnaLopezDiaz

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience at Breakwater Motel and we are delighted that enjoyed your stay in the Waterfront Suite. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the plunger coffee - feedback which we welcome.

Hopefully we will see you back in the beautiful Bay one day!

Kind Regards
Ken and Lyn

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Reviewed 31 March 2014

Friendly owners, lovely spacious apartment with great kitchen and good bathroom. Good location with easy walk to ferries. Good views. Slight traffic noise but soon got used to that. Very clean and good laundry facilities.

Room Tip: we had an ocean view room on upper floor.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2014

Hi auntieseaside

Many thanks for your review on our Waterfront Suite/apartment.

Kind Regards
Ken and Lyn

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Reviewed 28 March 2014

The rooms in the motel had been recently refurbished. We had a room with a balcony at the front with a wonderful view overlooking the Bay. The room was very comfortable with a roomy bathroom with shower and comfortable seating and eating area. The kitchen facilities were excellent. The proprietors were very helpful and friendly and made us feel at home. There is a nice hot tub that we used a couple of times. We originally booked for 3 nights but were so happy with the motel that we extended our stay by a night. The internet was reliable and we received 800mB of internet to spread over several devices but with the chance to get more if we used it. If I had to make one negative comment it would be that there was some traffic noise from the road between the motel and the Bay but not surprising with the popularity of the resort. The view of the bay more than compensated for this small irritation. Would definitely stay here again.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2014

Hi CriticP

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

Kind Regards
Ken and Lyn

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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Excellent location, spotless room, balcony with a good sea view, close, easy parking, free wi-fi, quiet, close to shops and restaurants, easy walk into town, close to the beach. An excellent location for a Bay of Islands visit.

ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEMS AT ALL.

An excellent place to stay. We'd certainly go back.

Room Tip: They all look good to me. All come with a sea view balcony. Ours had plenty of space and a well equi...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank JP4SB
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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2014

Hi JP4SB

Thank you SO much for the fantastic review of your stay and we are most delighted to know that you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves with us.

Look forward to hosting you once again in the beautiful Bay of Islands.

Kind Regards
Ken and Lyn

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Reviewed 21 March 2014

Our accommodation had plenty of room with spacious bathroom, separate bedroom and balcony overlooking the bay. Despite being on the main road there was little noticeable noise. The unit was essentially brand new and kept spotlessly clean. Great location, being very quiet yet only a couple of minutes walk to facilities in Paihia.

Room Tip: Traffic on the main road was relatively light (March) so rooms fronting main road have the advantage...
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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2014

Hi macca99

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

Kind Regards
Ken and Lyn

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Reviewed 18 March 2014

This was our first stop after arriving in Auckland 2 days prior. We had a room overlooking the bay that was nice, clean and quite roomy. The proprietor was very helpful with recommendations on what to do for our 2 day stay. Once here we never had to drive anywhere.

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Thank Wynelover
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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2014

Hi Wynelover

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our Motel. Yes a great bonus of our location is that we are so central you don't need to use your vehicle.

Kind Regards
Ken and Lyn

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Reviewed 18 March 2014

3 nights was not long enough. This was a home away from home. Even did some laundry in the very clean laundry room on the premises.
A stunning view of the ocean in a quiet second floor corner suite was ideal. The suites were very clean and well maintained and our hosts Lyn and Ken were so friendly and kind. Quick walk to town for food, drinks or a boat ride. Excellent location and highly recommended.

Room Tip: The 2nd floor ocean front suites are worth the bit extra.
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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2014

Hi 66LMS

Love your description...Just Perfect!! This is our goal for each and every guest .

Thank you for sharing your stay with us and you reitterate what most guests tell us...they should have stayed in the Bay of Islands longer!

Kind Regards
Ken and 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:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#2 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
#3 Business Hotel in Paihia
Price Range: £90 - £189 (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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