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#13 of 44 Hotels in Paihia
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have stayed here 3 times. Good, clean and excellent value for money. Easy walk to the shops and harbour. Paihia is a great base for visits to most places in the Far North. Tours round the Bay of Island and 90 Mile Beach including Cape Reinga, should not be missed.

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Caloundra, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great prices and great location. Manager was very nice and helpful, we couldn't make it until very late at night so she left a key and WiFi code in our room and simply told us what room number which was very helpful as reception would have been closed. Very spacious for a family of 5 and the beds were comfy....

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

There are many positive reviews...that is why we booked the rooms. Room in itself were good....Fan placed wrongly on all rooms and different in every room. One bar of soap in a 2 bedroom apartment is ridiculous. With more than 4 towels. No shampoo. I write many good reviews...this is not one of them...the good ones are also critical of...

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Manager of the Dolphin Motel was very nice and helpful as we had a few problems with our room. The location was very suitable with a short walk access to the main street for cafes and shops. Also the wharf for ferries to Russell and Cape Brett.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights during our holiday in New Zealand and enjoyed our stay. Everything about the place was nice and I didn't have any problems besides the fact the internet was slow and kept disconnecting when you stopped using it when you closed your phone.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in new two-bed unit but it was unfinished - wallpaper pealing, doors did not open/close, no air-con, mismatched curtains, broken toilet seat, chairs falling apart - did not meet quality expectations aligned to price. On plus side beds were comfortable & unit clean.

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Oamaru, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very central motel.We stayed in the disabled unit and it had all our needs.Very clean and tidy.The management were very helpful.We stayed there for two days and found it was central to do day trips.Very enjoyable

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location in a quiet road only 10 mins walk from pier, beach and shops. Margaret the manager was a great help - replacing light bulb and with information on local sites of interest. Limited cooking utensils- nothing to use in microwave. Good location to walk to Waitangi and other short walks under an hour.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Centrally located in Paihi and easy walk to the shops and tours from the harbour. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Bed is very comfortable. Staff very friendly and helpful. The room that we stayed in had a kitchenette which was also very handy.

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Benalla, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great motel with very friendly and helpful staff. Room was tidy with a very comfortable bed. Close to shopping centre and restaurants. I would recommend this motel to anybody and would definitely stay here again.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $89 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dolphin Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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Also Known As:
Dolphin Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Paihia
#9 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#14 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
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 of 5 bubbles jetsetterj2015, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Very central location for day trips”
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“room is very clean”
 of 5 bubbles 483dianez, Jan 7, 2017 | Read review
“When they say the rooms are suitable for 4, they mean it. So don't expect to accommodate 5 unless you are okay with sleeping on the Couch.”
 of 5 bubbles nitinnz, Jan 5, 2017 | Read review
“Second floor rooms would be a bit quieter and more private, as there can be quite a few people walking around outside.”
 of 5 bubbles 744rosss, Jan 4, 2017 | Read review
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