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Kaitaia
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Everything about our stay was great except...Everything in Paihia shut down at 10pm and the party moved into the room beside us....The noise went on and on and on...I tried ringing the office, although I knew it was closed I wondered if they had an after hours phone number to contact on a answer service??. When it was close to...

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emmz2015, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

very unfortunate sorry as there was a massive event on in town and some people tend to get carried away and don't respect others very sorry for inconvience to you

Reviewed 9 October 2016

We traveled with two of our friends. The room was big enough for four people. Good beds and clean. We bought tickets for our trip to the Hole in the Rock with a small discount. The distance to the harbor is close enough to walk.

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emz1921, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

glad to hear you found our rooms comfortable and enjoyed your stay in paihia

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We stayed at the hotel for a quick overnight stop. Staff very helpful and provided information on activities and sights. We booked a family room. Very comfortable beds.Very clean and well equiped. Only a short stroll from the centre of town. Check in and check out easy.

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emmz2015, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Happy to help you with your overnight stay.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We have stayed here three different times. The owners are helpful. The location is close to restaurants and the harbor but far enough to be quiet. The beds are comfortable and clean. The price is good.

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emmz2015, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Hope to see you again on your fourth time staying with us, thanks for your great feedback

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Extremely happy with the unit and friendly treatment from management and staff. Really nice comfy unit!!!! NIce walk to shopping and village. Village has nice bars and cafes range of shops is complete small Countdown supermarket.

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emmz2015, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

So happy to hear you were extremely happy with your stay happy to help hope to see you again in the future

Singapore River, Singapore
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Nice 2 bedroom units. Great kitchen. Has everything. Even a dish washer. Great location and near the main town area. For some groceries there's one that's walking distance that you can used to stock up on food.

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aim to please happy you enjoyed your stay and found everything to be satisfactory

Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Very good price and location. Very handy to main street and beaches. Would stay again.Only grip being, that although the white bedspread looked lovely on the bed , the main problem being, with no other seating in the room it made you very nervous about sitting on it to eat or relax and removing it and storing it meant you...

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Christchurch
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Fantastic stay, bed was comfortable. Shower pressure was great! Everything I needed in the kitchen was there. Enough milk supplied for my morning coffee. T.V was also good. 2min walk to local grocery store. And 5min walk to beach. Overall, very happy with stay. Price was very cheap.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Absolutely enjoyed our stay here, will definitely be back soon! Clean and tidy and so close to everything, everything was in walking distance to the motel. The host was super friendly and great to deal with, looking forward to coming back soon

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emmz2015, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice comments look forward to your next visit

Waipu, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Our visit was because we are stand holders at the Cruise ship market we wanted to avoid traveling from our home in Waipu cove on the day of the market. The room was very clean and well appointed - the bed very comfortable - the free wifi a bonus. Only negative was the lack of an extraction fan in the...

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Happy you enjoyed your stay see you next time

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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 - $204 (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
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#6 Family Hotel in Paihia
#8 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#14 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
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