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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

overall a lovely experience staying at dolphin motel.. Mr. Paul a thorough gentle host... very nice and helpful.. the location was great.. just a 2 min walk to market and cafes... room was comfortable neat and tidy... the kitchen was fully equipped.. the beds were very warm and comfortable.. fantastic experience.. worth every single dollar paid... thanks for a wonderful... More 

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review and comments it was a pleasure to have you stay.The property has been sold and Paul the manager has left the management, More 

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

Very nice host. Room was clean, tidy and modern. Quiet location, and walking distance to everything. Paul also helped us book another motel as we wanted to stay longer, but couldn't stay at the dolphin as it was fully booked. Great place.

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Thanks Daniela for your kind words and rating.It was a pleasure to have your family stay and yes sorry we were full for another night ,but glad to help with accommodation in another property.Hope you come back and see us sometime. Paul More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very reasonable price during busy Easter holiday. Good for a short stay. Parking is free. Just a minute's walk to shops and the pier. A bit noise from next door. There are bigger rooms good for small family.

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Charles thanks for your kind review and comment.All the best Paul More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived here after a long slow drive from Auckland around lunch time. We were greeted warmly by host Paul who shouted us a beer on arrival and offered to book any tours we needed. Upon entering the room we were pleasantly surprised at the size of the room and cleanliness. We stayed in a family room in Auckland where... More 

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Thanks Melanie and family glad you enjoyed you stay.It was a pleasure to make your stay happy. Love the toilet paper piece,Yes we use good quality ones!! Look forward to seeing you again in the future. Paul More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and partner plus another couple stayed in the 2 bedroom apartment and the only disappointment was not staying longer! Paul was super friendly and made us feel welcomed. The motel is clean and tidy and has everything you need for a Cosy stay. 3 min walk to the water front with all the shops and restaurants. Will definitely be... More 

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Hi Sam and you all.It was great to meet you all,and a pleasure to have.Pity we didnt have more time. Hopefully you will stay with us again sometime.Have a good trip back to the UK. All the best Paul More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very clean, nice bathroom and kitchen, comfortable bed, good location as well, it was just perfect for three of us. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends, also I would come back again.

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Appreciate your comments and rating.Look forward to seeing you or friends back here in the future. Paul More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked the King Studio for Easter Weekend, was surprised actually at how much room there was. Very cosy and had just what we needed for the weekend. Nice tidy room, modern, bed was super comfy. Pretty quiet considering it was a fullhouse. Perfect location...just a short walk to all amenities. Thanks to Paul for being a super friendly host!

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Hi Andrea much appreciated your review and rating.It was a pleasure to meet you,and glad you enjoyed your stay. All the best and warmest regards Paul More 

Taranaki Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent host & very clean motel,very reasonable price for 2 bedroom. Free wi-fi went sometimes used own data some times.The shower was perfect you get some that don't work properly,this one was great.Very comfortable beds as we travelled with young children & they slept soundly.

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Hi Pauline and Family glad your enjoyed your stay with us.It was a pleasure to have all your family stay. All the best and warmest regards Paul More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice, very clean, best bed! A perfect holiday Location!! Not far from beach and town! A very nice owner!! I would come back!! Felt very welcome and in the night its very quiet! A lot things to do in Paihia!

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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Thanks Julia many thanks for your kind review and rating.It was a pleasure to have you stay. Hope to see you or friends stay with us in the future. Warmest Regards Paul More 

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