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“Friendly owner and value for money”
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Dolphin Motel
Ranked #15 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

We went in a group of 6. We really enjoyed our stay there. Nice and big kitchen for us although we didn't cook much. Nice spa bath tub. Room is big enough and it's nice having a heater provided when it's winter. Would definitely go again!

  • Stayed: July 2014
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1  Thank Amber T
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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2014

Thank you very much for your kind comments.Appreciate that we made your stay enjoyable.
Hope you visit us again sometime.
Paul

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

We were in Paihia for only one night. We were truly amazed by the cleanliness of the room and the friendliness from the management. If we go back to Paihia, w'll book in due time to get again a room in the Dolphin.

Room Tip: We haven't seen any other room. Ours was the smallest, but clearly convenient for our short stay...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank Eduard M
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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2014

Appreciated your review.Glad the room met your standard.It was a pleasure to have you both.
Look forward to seeing you again sometime for a longer visit.
All the best
Paul

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

We had made reservations to stay at the Dolphin. However, a winter storm hit the north and highways were either closed by slips or flooded (and closed). Spoke with Paul and he very kindly cancelled our reservation without penalty. We hope to rebook in the near future and enjoy our stay in the Bay.

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Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2014

Thanks for your comments.Yes were happy to cancel without any charge.Yes it was a trying period with all the storms and road closures.Hope to see you in the future.
Paul

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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Great location which is within easy walking distance of the wharf, beaches, shops and places to eat. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The room was very clean and tidy and the kitchen well equipped.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2014

Many thanks for your great review and rating.Hope to see you again sometime.

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Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

Very highly recommended. Great location within easy walking distance of beaches, shops and places to eat. Spotlessly clean rooms, well equipped and comfortable. Quiet. Management knowledgeable about area and very friendly Relaxed and relaxing place

  • Stayed: July 2014
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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2014

Your review is most welcome and look forward to entertaining your family and friends here again someday in the Bay of Islands and staying here at the Dolphin Motel.
Paul

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Reviewed 2 July 2014

We had two nights at the Dolphin Motel in a very lovely spa room. The room was exactly as seen on the website. It was clean, spacious and warm. We arrived shortly after reception had closed but Paul had left a note on the door telling us which room we were in. It was a cold evening but he had been kind enough to put the heater on so our room was warm and welcoming. We would strongly recommend it to anyone and are looking forward to when we can return.

Room Tip: I recommend the spa room, It's spacious and comfortable.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2014

Thanks for your nice review and rating.Much appreciated,
Look forward to seeing you again sometime.
Paul

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Reviewed 25 June 2014

We got a free upgrade and for the amount we paid, it was really good value for money. The rooms were kept very clean as there was daily housekeeping. Receptionists were very friendly and gave good suggestions and options for activities.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Thanks Laura for your comments and rating.It was great to meet you family and it was a pleasure to have you all.Glad you found it good value and hope you return one day to see us here in the Bay.
Paul

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Additional Information about Dolphin Motel

Address: 69 Williams Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Paihia
#9 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#14 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Price Range: £41 - £114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dolphin Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 19 channels. Free WiFi with 2GB, Laundry. Knowledgeable Kiwi operators to help you with tours in the Bay of Islands and throughout New Zealand. Special packages arranged.BBQ also available.New Fast Wifi System.Great Discounts for Tours. ... more   less 
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