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Dolphin Motel

4.0 of 5 Motel   |   69 Williams Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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Ranked #14 of 44 hotels in Paihia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had made reservations to stay at the Dolphin. However, a winter storm hit the north and highways were either closed by slips or flooded (and closed). Spoke with Paul and he very kindly cancelled our reservation without penalty. We hope to rebook in the near future and enjoy our stay in the Bay. Christine

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments.Yes were happy to cancel without any charge.Yes it was a trying period with all the storms and road closures.Hope to see you in the future. Paul More

Waitakere, Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great location which is within easy walking distance of the wharf, beaches, shops and places to eat. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The room was very clean and tidy and the kitchen well equipped.

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your great review and rating.Hope to see you again sometime. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very highly recommended. Great location within easy walking distance of beaches, shops and places to eat. Spotlessly clean rooms, well equipped and comfortable. Quiet. Management knowledgeable about area and very friendly Relaxed and relaxing place

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Your review is most welcome and look forward to entertaining your family and friends here again someday in the Bay of Islands and staying here at the Dolphin Motel. Paul More

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had two nights at the Dolphin Motel in a very lovely spa room. The room was exactly as seen on the website. It was clean, spacious and warm. We arrived shortly after reception had closed but Paul had left a note on the door telling us which room we were in. It was a cold evening but he had... More

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Thanks for your nice review and rating.Much appreciated, Look forward to seeing you again sometime. Paul More

Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got a free upgrade and for the amount we paid, it was really good value for money. The rooms were kept very clean as there was daily housekeeping. Receptionists were very friendly and gave good suggestions and options for activities.

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Thanks Laura for your comments and rating.It was great to meet you family and it was a pleasure to have you all.Glad you found it good value and hope you return one day to see us here in the Bay. Paul More

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

We had a fantastic stay at the Dolphin Motel. We arrived late in the evening and luckily Paul had one room left! When we got to our room it was very spacious, had a neat tidy small kitchen with everything that you may need including a dishwasher! The bathroom was lovely and modern with a great hot power shower. The... More

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Shazza it was a pleasure having you.Glad you enjoyed your stay,and was able to assist. Hope you visit us again sometime. Paul More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

It was a nice stay I enjoyed it. nice location , warm rooms, nice beds and excellent cleaning. Moreover motel manager was nice to us guided us well. I recommend this place to live it you are looking for cheap and best service.

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Many thanks Devinder for your comments and rating.Much appreciated. Hope to see you,family and friends again sometime in the future. Paul More

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The studio we stayed in was great, really comfortable bed tidy and new styled room. We were lucky enough to be able to check in early as well Paul was very accommodating. would definitely stay again loved our room! close to all restaurants and beach !

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Much appreciate your comments Terina and it was great to meet you and will return in the future. Yes we are close to everything here,right in the heart of Paihia and always offer good value and standard. Once again many thanks. Paul More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We stayed in Dolphin Motel for three nights as our base for the Northland leg of our trip. We booked the two bedroom apartment for our family of four and had a great time. What made the stay even better was the genuine friendliness of Paul, the owner of the property. The unit we booked was spotless and had everything... More

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments.It was a pleasure to have you stay.Hope you and Family return to see us again sometime here in the Bay of Islands. Paul More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Good service. Clean room. Location close to town center and ferry. Free parking and WIFI.I am recomendet this hotel. Good place for holiday.Very friendly hotel staff. Very quiet. Pleasantly spent time.

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Thanks for your nice response and comments.Hope you have/had a good trip back to the UK. All the best Paul More

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Address: 69 Williams Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Dolphin Motel 4*
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#11 Luxury Hotel in Paihia #14 Family Hotel in Paihia #14 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Qualmarked 4 star. In the heart of Paihia only 100 metres from waterfront,shops. Wide range of accommodation from Small Queen Studio,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(including 3 Aussie), Free WiFi, laundry, 2 with Spa baths, 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.Free 1GB Daily.Great Discounts for Tours. ... more   less 
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