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Dolphin Motel

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Exterior suggested upgraded. Interior upstairs Unit 6 not at all up to expectations. Bedroom - tiny wardrobe - we thought. No! Same small cupboard with shelving we have in our garage. No provision for hanging clothes. Curtain rail utilised. Heavy condensation made this a bad position. Where else? The single bed. Curtain linings dreadful condition. Kitchen cupboard had appliance removed,... More 

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Matamata, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we rolled in and relaxed.Everything spic and span.Friendly boss .Great shower.Location is tops too.Two beefs:no curtain in bathroom,felt exposed at the business end, and a strong smell of cleaning fluid coming from the mattress. Could be worse I guess.Other than that,thoroughly enjoyed the facilities and ready to do it again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for one night. Lovely warm welcome on arrival, shown to room with no delay. Basic, but clean, funny mix of dated and modern decor but it was clean and functional so did the job for us. Well equipped kitchenette and comfy bed. We stayed during winter and single portable heater got the unit warm in no time.... More 

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Seregno, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very helpful and nice staff, cozy room, big bathroom. As we were about to leave in the morning, we asked to the nice woman at reception for the nearest car park and she nicely offered us to leave our car in their own, when we got back to take our car she ran to me before I could leave and... More 

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

Good Place to Stay when traveling around Northland. Central in Paihia close to all Tourist Activities. Very Clean and Tidy Rooms and Kitchen Amenities. Competitive pricing Nice place to stay. Would stay here again when in Paihia.

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emmz2015, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Lovely comments thank you happy you enjoyed your stay and happy to see you again ring direct for special rates 09 4028170 More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Friendly staff and a warm welcome with well laid out units with comfortable beds and plenty of space so you don't feel closed in or temporary. Handy to everything whilst back a little from the village so it's quiet. A great stay at a great price. Can recommend to others :)

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emmz2015, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice comments, and recommending to others hope to see you again in the future ring direct for specials 09 4028170 More 

Auckland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Great cheap accomodation, even let us park the car in their parking the entire day while we took a tour up to cape reinga ! Would recommend to others or stay again in the future. The only problem was that the neighbours left their outdoor light on the entire night, giving the illusion of daylight at 3am in the morning... More 

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emz1921, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Glad you had a great stay sorry the neighbour left their light on but really out of my control. See you again ring direct for specials 09 4028170 More 

Kaitaia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

The lady at the desk was very friendly and helpful! Great place to stay, nice and close to town. Would recommend for a night away. Room was a bit small but perfect for one night. Great price for very happy

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Happy to help thanks for your comments More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

very good stayed back late to let me in was very helpful showed me where to find the nearest super market and COFFEE shop- the shower was superb super helpful in morning bill was made up and ready helped me find keys too

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Yes lots of people love our showers happy to help you glad you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you again ring direct for specials on 09 4028170 More 

Auckland - Waitakere City
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

The room didn't have electric blanket. Was very wet and smelly. The spa wasn't working well. Air conditioning was very noisy at night. But tge staff were really friendly. The room was clean tidy.the tv screen were low quality.

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emmz2015, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

The rooms aren't advertised to have electric blankets. The room does get wet if you don't open any windows as the condensation from the spa makes the room feel very wet however there is a heat pump and a dehumidifier in the room to help with this problem. As for the tv screen that's a bit picky I feel as... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Qualmarked 4 star. In the heart of Paihia 5 minutes flat walking from waterfront,shops. Wide range of accommodation from Small Queen Studio(Basic Facilities),King Studios,King Studio Spa, One Bedroom(sleeps 3-4),Two bedroom(sleeps 4) and Large Family units(Sleeps 2-7 people)with Spa Bath and BBQ. Kitchens, Sky TV 19 channels. Free WiFi with 2GB, Laundry. Knowledgeable Kiwi operators to help you with tours in the Bay of Islands and throughout New Zealand. Special packages arranged.BBQ also available.New Fast Wifi System.Great Discounts for Tours. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dolphin Motel

Address: 69 Williams Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $55 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dolphin Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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Dolphin Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands
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#6 Family Hotel in Paihia
#7 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#14 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
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