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DW Motel

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St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Cockroaches in the kitchen. Ants everywhere. On the ground floor, you will at some point have them on you in bed. Towels often stained. Bed linen often stained and with holes in. Does NOT offer bike hire, despite what their listing on various websites still says. Pillows have hundreds of strips of palm leaf that have been rolled into tiny...

Thank emmafrisbee
dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel, responded to this review

thank you for stayed at DW and give us the comments and very sorry about that things about ants we trying to keep clean and we spray when we find it but not enough so we have to think about another way. also same as cockroaches the our sheets and towel washing hear we have to check more carefully the...

Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This hotel is located in walking distance from city center. Hotel has place to park the car and also kitchen and laundry. Unfortunatelly everything is very wet. But housekeeping doing their best and they make everyday cute animals from towels! Just be ready there is extra charge of 12$ per night per room.

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dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for stayed at DW we are sorry about the wet its means humid? our houskeeper every day keep clean if you some request let us know the $12 or 12% city tax is government tax its can not include room fee thank you for your understand if you have some chance to come to Palau we are happy...

Trieste, Italy
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Palau doesn't offer a wide range of accomodation, less than ever for budget travellers, but DW Motel is a perfect choice if you don't want to spend too much and at the same time have a clean and nice room with some useful commodities. The pickup at the airport had no problems: the driver waited me despite being the last...

1Thank Sputnikboy
dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for stayed DW and very very thank you for your great comments we are very happy tho hear that!! our housekeeper trying to clean every day and every staff happy to assist to guests we will do the best every thing we are happy to see you again some day Thank you again

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Considering the exorbitant Palau's prices, this motel provided us with more than we could have asked for. It's ideally located in between supermarkets and the sea activities departure points, the Rock Caffè is also just a few metres away!

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dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your stayed DW! we are happy to hear that you like to stay us our location little bit far from downtown(only 15minute) but very quiet the Rock Island cafe is most near restaurant and good good value good for break fast if you have any chance to come to Palau we are happy to meed you again...

Reviewed 12 November 2016

Excellent location just few steps away from the main street in Koror, but still very quiet. Room was spotlessly clean, airconditioned and the bed very comfortable. There is a communal kitchen that you can use to make your own meals. The Japanese owner was very nice and helpful. She was there for all needs and tried to sort out immediately...

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dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your stayed at DW and great comment we are very happy that hear that we always trying to do anything we can for our guests but sometime very hard if you have chance to come Palau we are happy to meet you again! thank you so much again!!!

Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

I booked the DW Motel looking for a relatively affordable option as a solo traveler and was extremely pleased and impressed by the hospitality and quality of the staff and the motel. Tropical accommodations begin to look rough quickly due to the humid climate, but the premises and the room were all very well-kept and clean. The family who run...

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dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel, responded to this review

thank you for stayed at DW and great comment we are very happy to hear that our hotel is very simple and old but we are trying to keep clean and thinking to gust comfortable. the location is good to downtown not far but inside so very quiet in night time if you have chance to come to Palau we...

Reviewed 1 November 2016

Clean Hotel, great Location close to the main road in Koror - Close to Fish n Finns diving centre which was very useful for me - and very friendly staff who were happy to accommodate me as there was a double booking.

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dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel, responded to this review

thank you very much for stayed at DW and we are very sorry to your over booking but thank you again to understanding that if you have chance to come Palau we happy to meet you again!

Kapelle-op-den-Bos, Belgium
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is probably the cheapest hotel on Palau, so you might as well stop there and book :) Now, only mentioning the budget is underselling this place. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful (the manager is a japanese lady), the rooms are simple but spotlessly clean, there's airco, a fridge and a shared kitchen, what more do you need?...

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dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for stayed at DW and give us the good comments we are very happy to hear that you enjoy with us our hotel is very simple and the building is old so we try to keep clean every day in the future we are keep it and try to improve so if you have chance to come to...

Reviewed 18 September 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at DW. I have read a lot about how the hotel is quite expensive, but Palau in general is very expensive and monopolized by tour companies, so comparatively, I see DW as value. The service was excellent and the rooms, and common areas, are very clean. The rooms have air con and a fridge, if...

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dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel, responded to this review

thank you for stayed at DW and comments our hotel building is very old but our housekeeper keep clean every day and make some towel art everyday different. and the room is very simple A/C bathroom and fridge. however almost every Palau flight arrival departure mid-night to early morning so noise that time we have some public area Kitchen lobby...

Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This is the type of affotdable hotel you will find in Palau. It is very expensive what you get is a big room wih ac and a toilet with shower is clean and nice but basic no tv no wifi. You can use a small kitchen but the price will be arround 110$, US $ or 100€ at least. If...

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dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for stayed at DW the price for summer vacation season rate during your stay our accomodation is very simple. A/C, bathroom and refrigerator we have WiFi but not free need to buy internet card $10 for use 10hours

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
DW MOTEL is a budget type motel which has been loved by many divers from all over the world since 1989 because of its friendly and at home atmosphere.It is located just 10 min walk to the heart of Koror town but surrounded by a quiet and safe environment. There are a total of 20 rooms equipped with an air conditioning, mini bar fridge, a room safe and a shower room.Major renovation has been undertaken in 2013 and re-opened on 08 August 2013.In order to preserve the precious environment of Palau, DW Motel has proudly introduced the followings – a recycle bin for a plastic bottle and can / inverter AC / LED lights / eco friendly card and a rain water tank. ... more   less 

Additional Information about DW Motel

Address: Main St, Koror, Koror Island 96940-0738, Palau
Region: Palau > Koror Island > Koror
Price Range: $102 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — DW Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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DW Motel Palau, South Pacific
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Koror
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“Upper floors have fewer ants.”
 of 5 bubbles emmafrisbee, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Request a third floor room, if staying 1 week +”
  • Towl art!
 of 5 bubbles JenkSTAR01, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“No elevator, so request a room on 1st (ground) or 2nd floor - 2nd floor would be my preference”
 of 5 bubbles StephG851, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“I stayed at Room 201, it's large and sunny. And you can enjoy the little balcony!”
 of 5 bubbles Ying1213, 21 Dec 2015 | Read review
“If you are divers, get a first floor room so you don't need to drag your dive gear up. There is a caged area for drying gear.”
 of 5 bubbles Steve5353, 8 Dec 2015 | Read review
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