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#13 of 44 Hotels in Paihia
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Dusseldorf, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice modern & spacious room, great barbecue, comfy beds, good kitchen equipment, average wifi, location is central but nothing special, friendly staff, toilet door did not work properly and last but not least good

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was awsome as we got in early morning so the motel was kind enough to leav th keys for us to go into our rooms great service, rooms were lovely lots of space for the kids great location within walking distance to main town shops restaurants

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Noumea, New Caledonia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The host was very accommodating and helpful. She even helped by taking care of our laundry while we were away. The rooms were very clean and maintained well. Great location to access the activities nearby.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our stay with you was very pleasant a wonderful room and facilities within easy reach of town.The room was well equipped as one of our party was disabled. We were well received by your staff who gave us a good rundown of the area.

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Yeppoon, Australia
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We stayed for 2 nights. Our room was lovely and clean, very simple and close to town and activities. The owners were exceptional and very helpful!!!! Would definitely stay again. Thank you very much!!

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Accommodation was spot on with regards to the two apartments we had and enable a big family gathering to meet and entertain. The spa apartment was perfect. Towels were changed daily which was very pleasant surprise. All the staff were very pleasant and helpful too. Motel is close to all the that is on offer and all in all a...

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emz1921, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Glad your family had a lovely stay with us and enjoyed your holiday in the Bay of Islands hope to see again in the future

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 January 2017

they very friendly . the day we check out 9am and we go to do the cream trip .the cream trip finish at 4pm They let us park our car in the motel to 4pm and we save $48 for park our car in the car park. thanks

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emz1921, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments happy to assist

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 January 2017

A very conveniently located to shops and the beach Motel at Paihia, Northland. Clean and tidy motel with ample parking on the premises and on street. Rooms are self contained with decent facilities. We found a couple of Roaches (not sure if they were the garden variety) in the room. Didn't feel like calling the Reception to resolve this. A...

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emz1921, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Yes garden roaches sorry and we are getting the fan looked at thanks for letting us know

New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The bed was extremely comfortable (we wanted to take the mattress with us!) and the facilities were very clean and tidy. The only issue was that the shower was difficult to adjust, resulting either in scalding hot or freezing cold showers, and seemed to run out of hot water altogether between 9 and 10 am when people were trying to...

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emz1921, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Hi sorry you found the shower hard to work yet the system is on gas so you can't just go from hot to cold instant you need to do slowly to get desired temperature and it would not have been totally out of water in the morning because being on gas it is impossible just need a little time for...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Very kind and welcoming host but pillow and bed were filthy. Price is affordable but wouldn't justify pillow and bed with hairs and marks. I would recommend checking the room before checking in to ensure they are clean.

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emz1921, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

I am terribly sorry about your bed I assure you they are cleaned every day if you had come to reception and said it would have been changed your a new one

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Dolphin Motel

Address: 69 Williams Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $116 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dolphin Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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Dolphin Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Paihia
#9 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#14 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
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 of 5 bubbles jetsetterj2015, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Very central location for day trips”
 of 5 bubbles jbcw, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“room is very clean”
 of 5 bubbles 483dianez, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“When they say the rooms are suitable for 4, they mean it. So don't expect to accommodate 5 unless you are okay with sleeping on the Couch.”
 of 5 bubbles nitinnz, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Second floor rooms would be a bit quieter and more private, as there can be quite a few people walking around outside.”
 of 5 bubbles 744rosss, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
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