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Dolphin Motel

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Overview
69 Williams Road, Paihia 0200 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Kitchenette
Wheelchair access
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
4 Star accommodation
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All reviews great location room was clean leave the car nice stay family room close to town hot water within walking distance the kitchen great room great place to stay short stay night stay good size cooking facilities quiet location boat trip
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First experience in a Motel and it was awesome. Moreover, it was during Christmas. The young Assistant Manager was very helpful and welcoming. Very professional. The room was cozy ans clean. Lot of space. Will be glad to set foot in the same motel next...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Taui89
Response from Dol-Motel, Manager at Dolphin MotelResponded 5 days ago

Most kind thank you for your review.Margaret Duty manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for three nights in a two bedroom apartment (in the older section). The location of this motel is fantastic and Paihia is beautiful. The beds were comfortable although they did move around a lot! I would like to comment on how polite and helpful...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Aleesha W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for three days over New Years. Our room was one of the recently renovated ones, and it was fantastic. It was just as good as a 5 star room in a big city hotel. We were so pleased when we saw it. We...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Bunceman74
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the Dolphin motel for 3 nights. The motel was a short walk into town and close to many attractions. The room itself was a good size and was clean. The only negative was the shower which went cold every 3-4 minutes. Turning...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank 762aliciag
Response from Dol-Motel, Manager at Dolphin MotelResponded 2 December 2018

Thanks for your comments so sorry about the shower I am looking in to a solution Best regards

Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

I cannot reccomend this place enough. Really good price for a comfortable stay. Nice rooms, awesome shower pressure, very clean, comfy bed and really friendly staff. Ill be staying again thankyou. Just a short trip from town centre and not far from the waters edge

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank LateishaJ4
Response from Dol-Motel, Assistant Manager at Dolphin MotelResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you for your kind words! Much appreciation towards your stay, comments and review. Wish you the best and hopefully we got to see you again. Best Regards Hour, Dolphin Motel Assistant Manager

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Description
Qualmarked 4 star. In the heart of Paihia 5 minutes flat walking from waterfront,shops. Wide range of accommodation from Small Queen Studio(Basic Facilities),King Studios,King Studio Spa, One More Bedroom(sleeps 3-4),Two bedroom(sleeps 4) and Large Family units(Sleeps 2-7 people)with Spa Bath and BBQ. Kitchens, Sky TV 50+ channels. Free WiFi, Shared Guest Laundry. Knowledgeable Kiwi operators to help you with tours in the Bay of Islands and throughout New Zealand. Special packages arranged. BBQ also available. Optical Fiber Wifi System. Great Discounts for Tours. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Style
Family
,
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Kitchenette
Hotel class
Hotel Style
Family
,
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Kitchenette
Number of rooms
31
Price range
US$90 - US$150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Dolphin Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
Location
New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Hotel class
Hotel Style
Family
,
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Kitchenette
Number of rooms
31
Price range
US$90 - US$150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Dolphin Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
Location
New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
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Traveller (42)
Room & Suite (21)
Dining (2)
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Questions & Answers
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StephanieD4293
31 December 2016|
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Response from cheeky1921 | Property representative |
Hi yes we have the family room available for the 24th january it will cost $250 per night.
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SarthakChowDown
20 December 2016|
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Response from cheeky1921 | Property representative |
Hi You can not see the sea from any of our rooms and we also do not have a swimming pool sorry
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Dragonfly4035
11 September 2016|
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Response from springfield9 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
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Room Tips
"Ask for one of the new rooms with air conditioning"
AleeshaW_13
1 week ago
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"Ask for a renovated room! They are brilliant!"
Bunceman74
1 week ago
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"Please fix the overly sensitive shower and use fitted sheets on the bed. Also update the televisions so..."
jdicks709679
22 Mar 2018
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"Great location"
554grannya
15 Mar 2018
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