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Dolphin Motel

4.0 of 5 69 Williams Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice room. Clean. Good location.Helpful friendly people. Dinner at the RSA across the road is a must. Great food. Shame the noisy neighbours and bad luck there were painters right outside very early and noisy too. Paul was very helpful and very friendly

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Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Only had one night here...wish we'd had time for more. Lovely motel! We were going to be arriving later in the day; received a phone call during the afternoon from the manager, telling us our room number and where the key was so we could walk straight in. The unit was lovely; clean and spacious, and more than adequate for... More

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Hobart
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed my 2 night stay in beautiful Paihia, which was supported by an enjoyable stay at the Dolphin Motel. This place ticks all the boxes, affordable, a short 2-minute stroll into the small township, it's clean and comfortable. The host Paul was friendly and helpful. Not much else to say really, I couldn't fault my time here and enjoyed... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paul the manager could not be more helpful. A beer on arrival, plenty of suggestions for eating that evening and recommendations for onward accommodation. The room was very clean and had everything we needed. It is slightly dated but met all our needs. Location is good for main high St and the beach area.

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Paul the manager could not be more helpful. A beer on arrival, plenty of suggestions for eating that evening and recommendations for onward accommodation. The room was very clean and had everything we needed. It is slightly dated but met all our needs. Location is good for main high St and the beach area. Thanks for your comment and rating.I... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice host with a warm welcome. Good recommendations for our stay in Paihia. Definitely a very nice place to stay with a short walk to the water! Big room with separate kitchen and all clean. Would book it again!

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Hi Kathy thanks for your great comments and rating.Glad you enjoyed your stay. All the best to you all. Paul More

Chandler, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was not sure what to expect because in the US a motel typically has a negative connotation. I was really happy with the Dolphin Motel. First of all - it was really clean! The beds were comfortable, fast wifi and a great location. 5 minute walk to shops and restaurants. Paul gave as an upgrade upon arrival and had... More

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Many thanks Del for your comments and rating.It was lovely to meet you. All the best for a safe trip back home. Paul More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

Loved everything about our family unit. The spa bath was a favourite for our children and the fully equiped kitchen was perfect for the grown ups. There was cookies, milk and hot drink suppliers also avaliable we didnt use it as we thought we had to pay for it but realised later it was free. Perfect for our young family.... More

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

An awesome thanks for your review and kind comments.Glad you and the family enjoyed our unit. Look forward to see you again in the future. All the best Paul More

Perth, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The motel location was very convenient. It was about a five minute walk to the wharf with many great restaurants along the way. The host was very friendly and helpful. There was free wifi which our family really enjoys. The room was serviced daily and was clean and comfortable.

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Hi Tracey many thanks for review and comments.Hopefully you had a good trip back to Perth. All the best and hope to see you again one day. Paul More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Ok, after a long drive the Dolphin Motel was a great reward! The manager, Paul, is very kind and easygoing (he even welcomed us with a "buongiorno!" - I'm from Italy). The rooms are big, clean, with top of the line forniture. I definetly recomment it!

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Grazie mille! Stefano.It was a pleasure to have you stay with us,and I hope you return someday. Paul More

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Clean rooms. Close to city center. Count down is close by. Major tour buses stops at this motel. Laundry is very useful if you stay more than couple of days. Single bed in living room is nicely position to watch TV.

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Many thanks,appreciate your comments and rating.Look forward to seeing you and your friends in the future. 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*
Number of rooms: 11
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