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Dolphin Motel

4.0 of 5 Motel   |   69 Williams Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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  • 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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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

great service paul was lovely and very helpfull, nice room with everything we needed,everything was very clean, quite and peaceful close to everything like supermarket restaurant bars beach shops I 100% will go bak again i had a really good holiday with my family great hotel to stay in

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you stay.Appreciate your wonderful comments and rating. Look forward to meeting you again in the future. Paul More

Whangarei
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Paul juggled his rooms to fit a bit of a buggers muddle at our end and went out of his way to make our stay a pleasant one, from the complimentary refreshment on arrival to the mutual sharing of life's experiences Cheers, L

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It was a pleasure to sort things out and make your stay more comfortable. All the best and hope you visit us again sometime. Paul More

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

On arrival we were greeted by Paul and taken to our Unit.It was a miserable cold and wet day, Paul had thoughtfully turned the heaters on and the accommodation was warm and welcoming. Our Unit was spotlessly clean .Despite the complex being full there was no noise and we enjoyed a good nights sleep The Unit was large well equipped... More

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Hi David thank your for your comments and kind words.Yes the weather was rather inclement and I am glad I was able to to add some warmth to your stay. Hope to see you again some day. All the best Paul More

Croydon, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Upon arrival Paul greeted us kindly. We exchanged stories and then we're shown our room. The room was clean, spacious and had excellent facilities for the price. It is a great place to launch operations and provides an excellent gateway to the north as we found. Paul was a true pleasure to be around. Extremely friendly with excellent banter and... More

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you stay Bobby and appreciate the comments.Having lived in many countries in the World its great to exchange stories and experience in those countries and the old dart!! Hope you come back to the Bay of Islands and New Zealand in the future. All the best Paul More

USA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Everything exceeded my expectations and made my trip to Pahia as stress-free as possible. Our room was bigger, more equipped, and cleaner than I could've expected. My three friends and I had all of our possessions from living in New Zealand for the past 5 months, and without Dolphin Motel helping us out, we would've had to lug all that... More

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Hi Guys it was great to have you stay at the our motel and thanks for the warm comments.I was a pleasure to look after you all. Hope you had a pleasant trip back to the United States,and wish you well for your career futures. "Come back and see us sometime". Paul More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We went in a group of 6. We really enjoyed our stay there. Nice and big kitchen for us although we didn't cook much. Nice spa bath tub. Room is big enough and it's nice having a heater provided when it's winter. Would definitely go again!

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments.Appreciate that we made your stay enjoyable. Hope you visit us again sometime. Paul More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were in Paihia for only one night. We were truly amazed by the cleanliness of the room and the friendliness from the management. If we go back to Paihia, w'll book in due time to get again a room in the Dolphin.

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Appreciated your review.Glad the room met your standard.It was a pleasure to have you both. Look forward to seeing you again sometime for a longer visit. All the best Paul More

Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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 July 20, 2014

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 July 5, 2014

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

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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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