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“New Zealand Vacation 2014”
Review of Breakwater Motel

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Breakwater Motel
Ranked #1 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
California
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“New Zealand Vacation 2014”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

Our 2 night stay in April at the Breakwater Hotel in Paihia at the Bay of Islands was fantastic. Our rooms were on the bottom floor as there is no lift and perfect. We had a view of the water, and our rooms were very spacious. Lyn, the manager was more than helpful to make our stay enjoyable. We would definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Hi PMAC1

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience at Breakwater Motel. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again.

Kind Regards
Ken and Lyn
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Papamoa, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

We loved this place. The hosts we very friendly and helpful. The room was very clean and comfortable and nicely decorated. It is located far enough from the main road that it is private and quiet, but close enough to the center of town, so you can walk to everything.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Hi DES_and_DAS

Many thanks for your fabulous review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Breakwater Motel. Look forward to welcoming back one day.

Kind Regards
Ken and Lyn
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed last night, booked at the last minute. A little bit more than what we wanted to spend per night - but we found it to be well worth it. Loverly, clean & modern. Close to all amenities. Loverly ladies at reception. Thank you

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank janjanjo
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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Hi janjanjo

Thanks for choosing to stay with us and for your great feedback.

Kind Regards
Ken and Lyn
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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2014

We were very pleased with our large room in this motel. It's in a great location and about 70% of the rooms have a great or good view. Rooms are fitted out to a very high standard and the managers very friendly and attentive. We would love to go back.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Hi Peterpeterpumpkin

Thanks SO much for your comments and we would love to welcome you back in paradise one day.

Kind Regards
Ken and Lyn
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2014

We stayed in 2 different rooms at this motel, both were well appointed and clean. Staff were friendly and the accommodation is close to shops, restaurants and lots of boating related activities! Also a great location for culture and history enthusiasts.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Hi trinketgirl

Thank you for review, reiterating other guests comments on the beautiful and convenient location of our motel.

Kind Regards
Ken and Lyn
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed over Easter and booked two days beforehand last minute. The hotel is in a great location for paihia attractions and the town. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the rooms inside despite being in an older style block. Would not hesitate to recommend this hotel.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kiwifromsydney
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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Hi Kiwifromsydney

Thanks for taking the time to review our motel and for the recommendation. The motel underwent a full refurbishment and was reopened in April 2012.

Kind Regards
Ken and Lyn
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Wanniassa, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful 4 days at Paihai staying at the Breakwater Motel in early March 2014. We could not speak more highly of the hospitality and friendliness shown by Lyn and quality of the room we stayed in. We were in a front room on the road. The view was great and we didn't hear the small amount of traffic just outside.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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OwnerBW1, Owner at Breakwater Motel, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Hi WanniTravellers

Thank you for sharing your experience in a Waterfront Suite and for your kind words.

Kind Regards
Ken and Lyn
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Additional Information about Breakwater Motel

Property: 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
#5 Family Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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, 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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