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Breakwater Motel

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Private beach nearby, beach towels
Waterfront Suite Ocean | Living area | 32-inch flat-screen TV with satellite channels, TV
Waterfront Suite Ocean | Living area | 32-inch flat-screen TV with satellite channels, TV

Overview of Breakwater Motel

Breakwater Motel

4.5 star property
Bayfront motel with private beach, near Paihia Wharf

9.4/10 Exceptional

438 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Lounge area
  • Laundry facilities
1 Bayview Road, Paihia, Northland, 0200

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront
  • Bay of Islands - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) - 18 min drive


  • Upper Deck - 3 min walk
  • Vinnies - 3 min walk
  • Sauce - 3 min walk
  • Pizza Shack - 3 min walk
  • Orange Frog - 3 min walk

About this property

Breakwater Motel

Situated on the bay, Breakwater Motel is a great choice for a stay in Paihia. Freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails, kayaking, and mountain biking. Fellow travelers love the helpful staff and location.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 25 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • Private beach access
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Umbrellas
  • Beach towels


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate dining area

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils
  • Highchair


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


<p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited. </p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site. </p><p> This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly). </p><p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Breakwater Motel
Breakwater Motel Paihia
Breakwater Paihia
Breakwater Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands
Breakwater Motel Motel
Breakwater Motel Paihia
Breakwater Motel Motel Paihia

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Breakwater Motel?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Breakwater Motel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Breakwater Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Breakwater Motel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Breakwater Motel and nearby?
Have fun with activities like cycling, boat tours, and hiking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Breakwater Motel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Vinnies (3-min walk), Sauce (3-min walk), and Pizza Shack (3-min walk).
What's the area around Breakwater Motel like?
Breakwater Motel is located on the waterfront, a short 1-minute walk from Bay of Islands and 5 minutes' walk from Paihia Wharf. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.







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10/10 Exceptional

Fabulous location, lovely hosts, great room.excellent stay!
Michael, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful views. Double-glazed windows reduced traffic noise.:
Lynn, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Srimal, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Narcus, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

BERMYONG, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We were really impressed with the unit. Spotless and up to date. I confess, being a clean freak, I tried to find some dust and couldn't. We really couldn't fault it. Comfortable bed, everything you need in the kitchen. The view was amazing, and it was an easy walk to bars and restaurants. 10/10.
Helen, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jenny, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Across the road from Paihia beach. Beautiful views.
GEOFFREY ST, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely rooms, close to everything. Views from our corner upper level were stunning.
sue, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location, spacious and quiet
Kate, 3-night romance trip
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