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Dolphin Motel

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Extremely happy with the unit and friendly treatment from management and staff. Really nice comfy unit!!!! NIce walk to shopping and village. Village has nice bars and cafes range of shops is complete small Countdown supermarket.

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Singapore River, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice 2 bedroom units. Great kitchen. Has everything. Even a dish washer. Great location and near the main town area. For some groceries there's one that's walking distance that you can used to stock up on food.

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emz1921, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

aim to please happy you enjoyed your stay and found everything to be satisfactory More 

Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good price and location. Very handy to main street and beaches. Would stay again.Only grip being, that although the white bedspread looked lovely on the bed , the main problem being, with no other seating in the room it made you very nervous about sitting on it to eat or relax and removing it and storing it meant you... More 

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Christchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic stay, bed was comfortable. Shower pressure was great! Everything I needed in the kitchen was there. Enough milk supplied for my morning coffee. T.V was also good. 2min walk to local grocery store. And 5min walk to beach. Overall, very happy with stay. Price was very cheap.

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

Absolutely enjoyed our stay here, will definitely be back soon! Clean and tidy and so close to everything, everything was in walking distance to the motel. The host was super friendly and great to deal with, looking forward to coming back soon

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emmz2015, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice comments look forward to your next visit More 

Waipu, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our visit was because we are stand holders at the Cruise ship market we wanted to avoid traveling from our home in Waipu cove on the day of the market. The room was very clean and well appointed - the bed very comfortable - the free wifi a bonus. Only negative was the lack of an extraction fan in the... More 

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emz1921, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Happy you enjoyed your stay see you next time More 

Batu Caves, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Room was comfy and beautifully decorated.Receptionist was very accomodating and helpful. Was pleased that self service laundry was provided. Good location as it was a walking distance to other amenities in Paihia

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Aim to please thanks for kind words More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a nice simple room. The location was good and close to everything. We booked very last minute and arrived late. Therefore it was a bit difficult to find someone to check in when we arrived. It was a very good deal though and all worked out at the end.

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emz1921, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Yes booking last minute is a little tricky especially when office is closed however there is a contact phone number on the door More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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emmz2015, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

The condensation issue is in any room when it is all locked up and the heater going all night creating CONDENSATION. Your comments I feel are a little over the top. I'm sorry you didn;t enjoy your stay and found things to be unsatisfactory however we are a affordable motel hense the price. More 

Matamata, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

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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emz1921, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Hi not to sure what the curtain comment means there is a shower curtain and a door in bathroom for privacy going to the toilet but thanks for comments 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: $64 - $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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#2 Best Value Hotel in Paihia
#6 Family Hotel in Paihia
#7 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#14 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
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