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Dolphin Motel

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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 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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport transportation
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
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Short walking distance to the shops and shoreline and a nice green outlook. We are in the older part of the complex in a small studio suite with no air-conditioning but a fan was provided (I really must read more closely and not skim) but well maintained and serviced.
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Response from Dol-Motel, General Manager at Dolphin Motel
Responded 7 Feb 2019
Thank you for your review hope you enjoyed Paihia
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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 time.
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Response from Dol-Motel, Manager at Dolphin Motel
Responded 18 Jan 2019
Most kind thank you for your review.Margaret Duty manager
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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 Hour (assistant manager)
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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 also love the location as it was a quick 5 minute walk to town, ferries
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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 it off and on again returned warm water but
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Response from Dol-Motel, Manager at Dolphin Motel
Responded 2 Dec 2018
Thanks for your comments so sorry about the shower I am looking in to a solution Best regards
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Free toiletries
Huge modern bath; dishware stored in the vanity.
Comfortable bed.
View into the room - very small.
Paihia Sunset
Hi yes we have the family room available for the 24th january it will cost $250 per night.
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Can I get a sea facing and Pool facing room ? My wife and Son and I would be staying
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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are you close to dolphin bay of Islands hole in the rock day 9am cruise
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Hi, are all the rooms air-conditioned?
Hi only the large family room and the spa unit have air conditioning in them thanks
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What is the check in and checkout times please
10.00am check out, check in 1.00pm depending on day and room
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"Ask for air-conditioning available in modern extension"
"Ask for one of the new rooms with air conditioning"
"Ask for a renovated room! They are brilliant!"
"Please fix the overly sensitive shower and use fitted sheets on the bed. Also update the televisions so that Plus one is available. "
"Great location"
US$69 - US$130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsPaihia
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