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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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59 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our winter three night stay in a roomy one bedroom downstairs unit. This recently renovated unit has a wet room bathroom. Everything looked fresh and colourful. The kitchen meant that we could prepare meals when we wanted to - just one minor issue - the microwave display didn't work so using it required guess work. Our room was... More 

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Toronto, ON Canada
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127 reviews
96 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is not located at the beach or close to town, but is about 5-10 mins' walk away. The unit has two bedrooms plus the sitting area and kitchen. It is of good size and generally looks clean, but there is always a mysterious odor smell in our room. Otherwise everything works quite well as expected.

Thank Snowbird888
Stockport, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

This motel is not on the hill but is near enough to town to get to the main attractions in about ten minutes. The staff are also very helpful and the rooms were a good size, with an adequate kitchen and furniture. The main issue is that it needs an upgrade as some of the net curtains were ripped and... More 

Thank Moira C
Gold Coast, Australia
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155 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Stayed 2 nights in a 1 bedroom upstairs unit, we liked the fact there was a small kitchen as it meant we could buy breakfast supplies from the supermarket instead of eating out. Location wise it was perfect, close enough to walk to the main stretch of shops and restaurants or beach and wharf for boat or ferry trips. Unit... More 

Thank Leonek
Dargaville, New Zealand
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34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

My wife and I stayed along with my sister in a 2 bed unit. It was clean comfortable and did just what was needed for a 1 night stay. We paid extra as we had our well behaved dog with us, but unfortunately did not get a unit with a courtyard which would have been a boon. It was still... More 

Thank Malcolm K
Exeter, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

Comfortable airy studio with large sliding doors onto a balcony with seating. Good servicing of the room daily and extremely pleasant helpful manager. Good location short walk to the beach front, shops and pier from which the ferries depart for the bay trips.

Thank travelwise184
London, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

Paul was extremely helpful and welcoming on our arrival and we were quickly checked into our two top floor rooms. Bath towels were replenished every day and the rooms cleaned. The rooms quiet and a good nights sleep. It's only a short walk into the small town where you will find a selection of restaurants and bars. Also you can... More 

Thank lola584
Forster, Australia
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97 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

The premises are rated 4 star, perhaps by the owner only. Whilst it is dated and does have some peeling paint, it is generally quite comfortable and clean. It is fairly well located and the host, Paul, is most accomodating in giving local information, providing support to pay road tolls. The separate bedroom and grassed area outside n the ground... More 

Thank sgtgwh
paihia60seaview, Manager at Marlin Court Motel, responded to this review

Hi Greg, Thank you for your review.I dont know where the rating came from but we are 3 and half officially.I was a pleasure to have you stay.For the price I reckon it was good value being in a peak period time.Glad our facilities were useful.I also pride of giving local and New Zealand information having been been a local... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

We had 4 nights in a ground floor 1 bedroom apartment and for two of us it was good to have that extra space Parking was available at the door.. It was an easy walk into town to shops, restaurants etc. We had a good size terrace which was nice for having breakfast even though not very private. The housekeeping... More 

Thank Chrissie980
paihia60seaview, Manager at Marlin Court Motel, responded to this review

Hi Chrissie many thanks for your comment and rating.Sorry about the housekeeping but if you have bought it to my attention I could have done something about it.We have had a shortage of cleaners lately and with us being totally full for sometime,and we are pushed for people checking in, Regards Paul More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Nice service very helpfull, clean rooms. Convenient location, 5-10 mins from the city center, right next to Alfredo's which ios nice. Mattress seemed a bit old though ... The swimming pool advertised isn't really one, it's very small and looks more like a pond: don't go there if you really want to have a swim after your day ;-) We... More 

Thank BigKiwi31
paihia60seaview, Manager at Marlin Court Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments.Our swimming pool you describe as a pond. Its not exactly an Olympic sized pool but good for cooling off,However the ocean is only a 100 metres away where one can have much more ambitious Olympic hopes. Thanks for the balance of the positive comments. Paul More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Marlin Court Motel is probably the best motel in Paihia! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Marlin Court Motel

Address: 60 Seaview Road | P.O. Box 394, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $58 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Marlin Court Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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