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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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 1 week ago

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 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Many thanks,appreciate your comments and rating.Look forward to seeing you and your friends in the future. Paul More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent three nights at the Dolphin Motel, it is better than I expected a motel to look and be like. Paul is so friendly; I was delivered FREE milk, tea & coffee making facilities upon arrival, free WIFI, comfortable king size bed, free toiletries & also carparking, daily room service & each room has its own outdoor table and chairs.... More

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review and rating.I try to do my best to give our guests a good experience and look forward to seeing you in the Bay,and the Dolphin Motel again in the future. Our Wifi is free and unlimited usage and we are in a great walking location to everywhere. Paul More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly service, nice tidy rooms and facilities, close to all of Paihia's amenities and all at a very fair price. Paul is also very helpful with regard to advice on local services and activities. We will be back!

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Hi Scott many thanks for your kind comments.Appreciate it very much.Look forward to seeing you sometime in the future. Paul More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very tidy studio, in the heart of Paihia. Paul the owner, make you feel like home, he even give to us a box of chocolates! Very near to restaurants, caffè and beach! The car park was just above our room!Highly raccommended!

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Great to have you stay with us and glad your stay was enjoyable.The weather wasnt behaving so some chocolates was a bit of a compensation!!All the best for the trip back to Europe. All the best Paul More

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

Very happy with our stay here. Paul was friendly and informative on the highlights, places to eat etc. and the King Studio room was just right.....and very reasonable as well. We were up in the Bay for the Architectural Designers New Zealand conference at the Copthorne hotel. After seeing the rooms there we agreed that the Dolphin was much better.... More

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Thanks Grant great to have nice comments,especially up against a major hotel. Yes we hope to add a personal; touch and acument and the ability to self cater as a good price. All the best to you both and it was a pleasure to have you stay. More

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose the Dolphin Motel after reading good comments about it on TripAdvisor, and we were very happy with the choice. Paul made us feel very welcome and showed us to our two bedroom apartment which was very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed free wifi and parking just outside our apartment. The motel is a short walk away from the... More

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Really appreciate your comments and review.Hope you have a good trip back to Australia. It was great to meet you and hope to see you back this way sometime. Paul More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hotel! No problems at all. Would highly recommend it to anyone staying in Paihia looking for a great quality hotel at a really good price. I was arriving at a time later than the time the hotel stayed open 'til and Paul phoned me with instructions as to where my room was and where the key would be because... More

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind comments.Glad you enjoyed you stay. 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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