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Dolphin Motel

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69 Williams Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kawakawa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved my stay here and highly recommend it. The motel is clean and tidy and the staff welcoming and friendly. The price is affordable for a motel so close to Paihia township and wharf. This is a great place for families to stay.

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great stay, helpful staff. Excellent family apartment room with all facilities and good value for money. Very close to the Main Street and restaurants. Even shopping and supermarket nearby. Highly recommended

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

EXCELLENT service along with the cleanliness and services provided makes ur trip to paihia enjoyable.. The location too is awesone.. Just a short walk to the beach and cruise stand.. A perfect choice for family as well as group stay and that too in a good budget!!

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emmz2015, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Hi thanks for your nice remarks always happy to make others enjoy there holidays more. Happy you found our property to be great for famililes, friends. More 

Napier, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Third year stay at this Motel, situation is great, but very disappointing stay - there were four of us ladies staying,the light in the bathroom went, we were given a torch to use for lighting, wondered why our food in the fridge didn't feel cold turned out fridge had never been turned on so had to throw a lot of... More 

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emmz2015, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

In response to your remarks as I did explain to you when you commented to me I could not be held responsible for the light blowing in your unit on a weekend as I explained they were lights that only a electrician could change as every unit was different and to call out a electrican was un feesable and so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The dolphin motel is in a great spot in paihia. It is only 5 mins walk from the main wharf yet far enough back from the main road tip be nice and quiet. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. There is also plenty of off street parking.

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emmz2015, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

thank you for your comments always happy to have happy customers who are satisfied, hope to see you again sometime More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great. Friendly service, Only one night stayed, but good spot in town, handy for everything. Room was good for the 2 of us, parking was handy, slept well. Small drawback was sound of water running when people came back to their rooms late. So quiet that sound travels.

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emmz2015, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Hi happy I could help you with your holiday and attraction opinions always willing to help, p.s her name is Margaret not jean but thanks More 

Cardiff, Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This motel, which was changing hands the weekend we were staying there, was a great base to explore Paihia and its wonderful Bay of Islands. Jean, the manager, was extremely helpful in pointing out how to access local attractions, as well as advising us to dine at the nearby Ex-Servicemen's Club which served wholesome and good value dishes, on a... More 

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emmz2015, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

hi I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us happy to have you return. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful location nice and quiet, very lovely manager she was very helpful and friendly. Advised of attractions and organised a tour for us which was great. Perfect location for walking to shops, cafes etc. Would definitely stay again

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Gregory M, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words it was lovely to meet you, always happy to help others enjoy their holiday. Look forward to seeing you again More 

Gisborne, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

ideal location quiet, very helpful and friendly cant wait to go back, perfect location for shopping cafes etc. easy walking distance, We used Paihia as our base to trip around other places, Keri keri, Cape Reinga Waipapa etc.would stay here again. P.S loved the biscuits

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Gregory M, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely comments very glad you had a great stay with us and will be glad to see you again, p.s glad you enjoyed your freshly made biscuits More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A very clean motel, complete with kitchen facilities near the city center. The beds are very comfortable and the sheets and blankets are clean too. The city center (full with restaurant, bars and the wharf) are less than 10 minutes walk away.

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments and rating.Many thanks for all the past 4+ years from previous guests and your self.I have now left the Dolphin Motel and new owners have taken over.Paul More 

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