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Marlin Court Motel

60, Seaview Rd. | P.O. Box 394, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit which was good value for money compared to other places and the location excellent. The owner was friendly and let us book over the phone and pay when we checked out. It was spacious and the facilities were not too worn although not the newest. There were a few things like the toilet... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good points - The 1st floor studio was spacious for a studio room, the bed was comfy and we slept well. There was a little road noise but not a great deal. It was a cold and rainy weekend so the electric blanket and the heater were welcome Not so good - We had to leave a window open as... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights over a long weekend and had an enjoyable stay. Easy walking distance into Paihia. Our two room, room had plenty of space with two children. We left a jumper in our room and when I phoned to check it was there it was and they will be posting it back for us. The managers... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We stayed 3 nights with 2 other couples each with our separate room. We walked everywhere, cafes, ferry, beaches and wonderful NZ colonial history. The car stayed put while we explored. The Motel is well managed, by friendly family staff, well cleaned, and reasonable rates. We recommend this for a economical way to enjoy one of the most beautiful parts... More 

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Dargaville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

we stayed for 1 night as a birthday treat. It is a clean moderately comfortable motel. Dont expect luxury but it was cheap and close to everything in Paihia. the lack of free wifi as advertised was disappointing.

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Dunedin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Good two bedroom apartment a short walk from the beach and main area of Paihia. Our toaster was broken but that was quickly replaced when pointed out. Would definitely stay again as the hosts were friendly and rooms more than serviceable.

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Whangaparaoa, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

We booked 3 nights over New Years at the last minute...think it was probably the last room left in the Bay so were lucky to be there. Booked a 2 bedroom unit, very clean and tidy and newly decorated. Well equiped kitchen although provision of extras such as a salt and pepper shaker and daily replenishing of the tea and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We were booked in for 6 nights at this hotel over the New Year period. I was impressed with how spacious our 1 bedroom room was. There was enough room to include a foldout sofa bed and a single free standing bed. The balcony was also big. The bathroom was tidy but unfortunately had a strong odor of B.O -... More 

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I don't usually write reviews, but I was not at all impressed with this motel. We stayed here over the xmas/ new years break this year and we did not feel the accommodation was up to standard. Overall, we felt we paid more then it was worth. The website clearly states free wifi, there is free wifi - however it... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We booked this by phone approx.. a week before and I am always apprehensive about booking ahead. We were totally surprised it was very spacious and very clean. The manager was very courteous and helpful. It was a short walk from the town along the beach front. Also value for money.

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