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DW Motel

2.5 of 5 Motel   |   Main Street, P.O. Box 738, Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau
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Ranked #6 of 21 hotels in Koror
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tampa
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79 reviews 79 reviews
64 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first impression of the motel was very bad. In fact, I wondered if my choice was going to ruin the trip. The room was very plain. The ceiling lights were bulbs only and gave off a harsh glare- no shades or fixtures over them. The room was not spotlessly clean (although I would not describe it as dirty) and... More

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dwmotelpalau, 支配人 at DW Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay with us. We are also glad that you have enjoyed your stay. Thank you again and look forward to your return! More

Tokyo, Japan
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

DW was a pleasant accommodation for our family. Better than a youth hostel, it nonetheless maintains common areas normally found in a youth hostel for socializing, such as a kitchen, library, and outdoor seating. Wat makes it nicer than a hostel are the clean, private rooms. Nothing fancy here, but the rooms show clearly that they have undergone recent renovation.... More

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dwmotelpalau, 支配人 at DW Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your staying. We don’t have a elevator, however, we can help you and your luggage to take in your room. We also book a restaurant and some tour for you. It’s free. I look forward to seeing you again. Sincerely More

Salt Lake City
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We stayed here for six nights the end of September 2013. We tried to find a "beach" hotel but due to Palau's Independence Day celebration they were all sold out. This hotel is located on Koror Island within walking distance of restaurants, grocery stores, and shopping down a quiet street off the main road. Beach hotels were going for $220... More

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dwmotelpalau, 支配人 at DW Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay and comment. We are very glad that you have enjoyed and good memory in our motel and Palau. We appreciate your candid opinion. We look forward to seeing you again. More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

My family and I stayed here a few days ago. Recently completely renovated with new furnishings. Very clean and has a coin laundry in the lobby area as well as a kitchen to heat things in the microwave. The staff were excellent and very helpful. Centrally located in the main village, across from the Rock Island Cafe. Please do not... More

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dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive comment! We are also glad that you have enjoyed your stay. Marie looks so happy to see your message. I have found your pen in the safe. Please advise me what to do with it. Thank you again and look forward to your return! More

Seongnam
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124 reviews 124 reviews
100 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I reserved using the email address that was provided by a Palau tourist website...they have changed their name to Palau Diver's Apartel...what they did not mention was that they have moved to another location about 5 km west of central part of town...pretty significant piece of information they neglected as location was my ONLY reason for booking the place...while that... More

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dwmotelpalau, オーナー at DW Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. It seems like the old manager is still using an old contact address of DW MOTEL to traffic the guest to his new accommodation. The management of DW MOTEL has changed since 01 JUNE 2013 and it is currently under renovation. DW MOTEL will re-open from 05 August with a brand new furniture. Please use... More

Pavia, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

change to this place after bad experience, nice and clean room, mine with noisy refrigerator but not a big problem. Free use of kitchen and tea/coffee the mananger is really nice, less the owner, wifi is 10$ days and probably slow as the rest of the island

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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15 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

I booked my stay at DW Motel through the diving centre that I used in Palau (Sam's). The stay was part of a package that included three diving days. DW Motel is simple but clean and conveniently located. The room where I stayed had two large beds, a couple of chairs and two tables. It had a TV but I... More

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Gold Coast, Australia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2010

We stayed one night, they had a Bratz tv, no hot water, the room was dirty and the bed was like sleeping on a rock. I've never had a more uncomfortable sleep. The neighbours, owners and staff were sitting outside our room on a balcony drinking and yelling until the earling hours in the morning. The next day we found... More

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Houston , texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2009

We stayed there for over 2 weeks, we will return. The staff is so pleasant. They greet you with a smile no matter what time of day or night. They offer laundry service which is a life saver. $3 a load. Their laundry service is way cheaper than the local laundry mat where you spend $2 for wash $2.75 for... More

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3 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2006

My fiance and I stayed at the DW for about 6-7 days around New Year's 2006. We arrived around 8pm in Koror and were meant to stay at the North Beach Cottages our first night, but we were advised to stay in Koror and attempt the long, confusing drive through Babeldaob in the morning. They set us up at the... More

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Additional Information about DW Motel

Also Known As:
d.w. Hotel Koror
d.w. Hotel
DW Motel Palau, South Pacific
Address: Main Street, P.O. Box 738, Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau
Location: Palau > Koror Island > Koror
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 21 hotels in Koror
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — DW Motel 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
DW MOTEL is a budget type motel which has been loved by many divers from all over the world since 1989 because of its friendly and at home atmosphere.It is located just 10 min walk to the heart of Koror town but surrounded by a quiet and safe environment. There are a total of 20 rooms equipped with an air conditioning, mini bar fridge, a room safe and a shower room.Major renovation has been undertaken in 2013 and re-opened on 08 August 2013.In order to preserve the precious environment of Palau, DW Motel has proudly introduced the followings – a recycle bin for a plastic bottle and can / inverter AC / LED lights / eco friendly card and a rain water tank. ... more   less 
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