DW Motel

DW Motel

Main St, Koror, Koror Island 96940-0738 Palau
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Location
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Value
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Bicycle rental
Diving
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Concierge
Parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Wardrobe / closet
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Private bathrooms
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese

Location

Main St, Koror, Koror Island 96940-0738 Palau
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Car recommended
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krazykaboom wrote a review Sep 2022
Greenville, South Carolina48 contributions17 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
While on an island hopping tour I booked this hotel for the price and location. I received great communication from the hotel and they were able to arrange my pickup from the airport. My room was ready, even despite arriving at 2am in the morning. Sure the rooms are old, but its a place to lay your head. Each room has A/C, a desk and a small fridge. Is it the Hilton? No, but it fit exactly what I need and the owners were more than hospitable. If you’re in Palau, I recommend DW Motel.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Osuka Hiro, オーナー at DW Motel
Responded Sep 3, 2022
Thank you for your great feedback us we are very happy to hear that your stay good here and great stay in Palau Yes our hotel is very old but we try to keep clean always thank you And not resort style but good value for simple one if you have chance to come to Palau we are happy to meet you again thank you very much Best Regards DW hotel Manager AYAKO
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hfjackson wrote a review Jun 2006
Texas4 contributions15 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 DW for the night, and the family-run establishment was super-friendly to us, putting us in their largest room. Someone from the motel will pick you up and drive you to the airport. Car rental agencies will drop off and pick up your car at the motel.

After our 2-night stay at North Beach Cottages (which ended 1 day early due to booking confusion), we headed back to Koror to do some diving. We already booked at DW Motel, but showing up a day early, they had no problem and apologized that the biggest room wasn't available again, but would move us there the next day. The rooms are simple but comfortable, and we had plenty of space. The rooms we stayed in didn't have TVs, but the two-story motel has an open-air TV lounge with plenty of cable stations on the 2nd floor for guest use. We found it more than enough for our needs. The lounge also has coffee, tea, and water available. The bathrooms looked kind of like they were falling apart, but worked. We originally planned on spending a couple days in Peleliu, but changed our minds and stayed at the DW and did some more diving. We did our Open Water course and a Rock Islands kayak tour with Sam's Tours, who I highly recommend, by the way. They are professional, reputable, popular with American tourists, and we had a lot of fun at their Bottom Time bar after returning from a dive day. There was a problem with the credit card machine when we were leaving, so we had to go to the ATM and pay in cash.

The motel is within a 5-10 minute walk from a number of cafes and restaurants; you can get to most restaurants/shops in Koror within 15-20 mins. Take a taxi to Malakal or anywhere crossing a causeway is involved. It wasn't ever more than US$7.

Essentially, we were on a budget for our backpacking-ish 2-week trip, and the DW Motel was very appropriate for what we wanted. It seems that in Palau, hotels fall into the hundreds-of-dollars range, the $100 range, and the $50-60 range, with very little sub-$50. The DW fell into the $50-60 range, and I wouldn't need anything more.
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Date of stay: January 2006
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Daniel M wrote a review Oct 2013
Salt Lake City, Utah81 contributions81 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 -$260 a night while we paid just under $100 for three adults. The motel was very-well cared for, had comfortable beds, and the air-conditioning worked perfectly. the shower was also a plus as there was no water heater and we never ran out of HOT water. The motel offered transfer service from the airport for $15 per person, which was a nice option. I would recommend renting a car due to the island's amenities are not concentrated to one area.

The motel's staff was very helpful and informative. They gave us suggestions on day trips as well as restaurant opportunities. They always gave us extra towels also, which was nice as we drove to area beaches.

Later on our trip as we searched for local beaches for swimming and snorkeling, we only noticed a couple of hotels that even had beach access. As a matter of fact there are not many, if any, public beaches at all. This was a little discouraging. We ended up driving 30-40 miles north on the east side of the island to get to some snorkeling opportunities. So if you are looking for hotels with beaches, do your homework. If not, this hotel will suit you well.
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Date of stay: September 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Our room had three twin beds which was perfect for three adults. It could also sleep two adult...
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Response from dwmotelpalau, 支配人 at DW Motel
Responded Oct 5, 2013
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.
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Rebecca065 wrote a review Aug 2010
Gold Coast, Australia1 contribution12 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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 new accomodation and when we tried to move our bags out and pay for the night, the manager held our baggage hostage and tried to make us pay a $450 cancellation fee otherwise he said he would call the police and they'd put us in jail. We ended up giving him $300 and we went to see the Palau Visitors Authority who told us we shouldn't have paid, they ripped us off and the police would have helped us because all the locals know that their motel is crap but there was nothing we could do.

Very unhappy.
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Date of stay: August 2010
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Kirk W wrote a review Aug 2015
Frankfurt, Germany6 contributions14 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The DW Motel is just off the Main Street in Koror; offering quiet accommodations within walking distance of several restaurants and day tour operators. The motel was recently updated/refurbished and is clean and well organized. The rooms are basic with minimal amenities (no TV or radios), and with no activities on the grounds. I stayed in two separate rooms during my travels and both were comparable with excellent air conditioning (which is a must for the Palauan tropical climate). The motel advertises internet service for purchase on an hourly rate, but I chose to purchase internet service at some local restaurants as it was a bit cheaper. Many tour companies will deliver and pick-up guests from the motel (Aggressor Fleet, Neco Tours, IMPAC Tours, Sam's Tours). There are several beachside resort hotels on the island with many more amenities, but at a considerably higher price. Based on what I experienced and discussions I had with other travelers, I believe that while basic the DW Motel is overall a good value accommodation.
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Date of stay: August 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: I stayed in two different rooms during my travels and both rooms were similar with excellent air...
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Response from dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel
Responded Aug 15, 2015
Thank you for your stay at DW and good comments we ara happy to hera that you enjoyed in DW our location is littl bit fara way from center of Koror but only 15minutes by walk and very quiete to take a rest Almost every resuturant have pick up service when you make a reserve if you need it any time we can help your booking!
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sengebaumac57 wrote a review Jul 2014
Guam, Mariana Islands5 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Came to conduct a workshop, stayed for a family reunion. 13 members of our family stayed here from Chicago, Taiwan, Honolulu, San Antonio, San Diego, and Guam ranging in ages from 83 year old grandmother to 18 year old granddaughter. The rooms are clean and comfortable (whimsical touch - towels were folded origami style - as various sea creatures!) No phones or TV's. Loved that about it. wake up to birds call every morning and if one is acute, you'll catch the fruit bats making their way out into the night. comfortable lounge downstairs, equipped kitchen to heat your noodles or make your breakfast. washers and dryers to take care of your laundry. Masa, Miki, Ai, Marie and Noel made it feel like home.walking distance to Rock Island Cafe, Coffee Beanery, Surangel, Taj, Fuji, Belau Art Gallery, Etpison Museum, Palau National Museum, Rip Tide, etc. We wanted to try the bikes, but not enough time. Definitely recommend even if you're not coming for a dive trip to the Rock Islands. Enough to just come and see the Rock Islands!
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Date of stay: July 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from dwmotelpalau, 支配人 at DW Motel
Responded Jul 17, 2014
Thank you for your stay and honesty comment. We would like to express our gratitude for your stay and also to glad. We look forward to meeting and staying you again.
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yorky wrote a review Jul 2019
York, United Kingdom57 contributions64 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The DW is cheap by Koror standards.
It is a great place to base yourself for diving.
I liked it a lot, it has that laid back feel more in the style of South East Asia. We stayed in 4 different hotels in Koror and this was my favourite. It does what it says on the tin. Great facilities,clean and cheap.
I have seen reviews that complain about the noise but this hotel was not as noisy as other more expensive hotels we stayed in. Flight times to Koror are bad so pretty much all the hotels have guests leaving in the early hours of the morning, many Asian guests lack the sensitivity of Europeans when it comes to sleeping. So be prepared to have some tolerance for cultural differences or travel with earplugs like me. 😀
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel
Responded Jul 13, 2019
Thank you very much for your stayed us and great comments We are very happy to hear that our hotel is very simple but we try to guest comfortable stay if you have chance to come to Palau we are very happy to meet you again!!! Thank you again
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Wannes_vc wrote a review Sep 2016
Kapelle-op-den-Bos, Belgium4 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is probably the cheapest hotel on Palau, so you might as well stop there and book :)

Now, only mentioning the budget is underselling this place. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful (the manager is a japanese lady), the rooms are simple but spotlessly clean, there's airco, a fridge and a shared kitchen, what more do you need?
Another big bonus is the location: it's really in the center of Koror, but in a small street about 500m off the main road, so while Koror has 24/7 traffic jams for some weird reason, you'll never lose any sleep over them.
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Date of stay: September 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel
Responded Sep 24, 2016
Thank you for stayed at DW and give us the good comments we are very happy to hear that you enjoy with us our hotel is very simple and the building is old so we try to keep clean every day in the future we are keep it and try to improve so if you have chance to come to Palau happy to see you again!!! thank you very much
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Imanol G wrote a review Aug 2016
Odesa, Ukraine182 contributions68 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the type of affotdable hotel you will find in Palau. It is very expensive what you get is a big room wih ac and a toilet with shower is clean and nice but basic no tv no wifi. You can use a small kitchen but the price will be arround 110$, US $ or 100€ at least. If you need a late check out is 10$ more per hour. So you better rent a car it is half the price and you cam wait at the airport and save the money of the taxi.
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel
Responded Aug 23, 2016
Thank you for stayed at DW the price for summer vacation season rate during your stay our accomodation is very simple. A/C, bathroom and refrigerator we have WiFi but not free need to buy internet card $10 for use 10hours
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roger m wrote a review Apr 2016
Sydney, Australia279 contributions260 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My third time back at DW Motel, and if you are a diver, there is really no reason to think of anywhere else. As I've said in the past, it is not a resort, but it is super clean, towels are changed daily, staff are helpful and friendly, each room has its own air-conditioning and 'fridge and the price makes it outstanding value. Again highly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel
Responded Apr 30, 2016
Thank you for styed at DW again we are very happy to meet you and you hada a great time at DW our housekeeper tyring to keep clean every day and make towel art every day change we cant wait to see you next year!
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LynneOz asked a question Dec 2019
Gold Coast Australia635 contributions178 helpful votes
Hi Can I stay the night with a flight arrival at 2115.
Answer from dwmotelpalau
Koror, Palau
our check in time is 2:00pm after that time any time check in but after 6pm only reception close but night time staff still working no problem check in DW hotel
Christoph N asked a question Oct 2016
Stephansposching16 contributions4 helpful votes
Do you offer a possibility to book tours like a "round trip" in Palau?
Answer from dwmotelpalau
Koror, Palau
of course we can do that
Answer from dwmotelpalau
Koror, Palau
the triplr room has 3 single beds and the superior 2semi-double beds
Answer from dwmotelpalau
Koror, Palau
Thank you for your booking us if you need our airport transfer the fee is $20 per person one way $35 per person please contact to direct DW
koso649 asked a question Aug 2015
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Hi, Please advise email address for bookings & confirmations. Thanks. H
Answer from dwmotelpalau
Koror, Palau
please see our homepage please couldnt write here the any email address and URL Thank you
Angie H wrote a tip Jun 2019
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The hotel is set off the busy street and against lush plants - very quiet but no water view and no pool."
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TLK104 wrote a tip Apr 2017
Honolulu, Hawaii6 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"3rd floor was very quiet."
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emmafrisbee wrote a tip Jan 2017
St. Albans, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Upper floors have fewer ants."
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Andrea J wrote a tip Sep 2016
Melbourne, Australia99 contributions18 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Request a third floor room, if staying 1 week +"
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Steph G wrote a tip Apr 2016
Adelaide, Australia310 contributions147 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"No elevator, so request a room on 1st (ground) or 2nd floor - 2nd floor would be my preference"
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PRICE RANGE
$68 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about DW Motel
Which popular attractions are close to DW Motel?
Nearby attractions include Jellyfish Lake (0.7 miles), Belau National Museum (0.6 miles), and Palau Aquarium (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at DW Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at DW Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at DW Motel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at DW Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to DW Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Elilai Seaside Restaurant and Bar, Taj, and Coffee Berry.
Does DW Motel have airport transportation?
Yes, DW Motel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at DW Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at DW Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to DW Motel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Airai Bai (6.4 miles) and Airai War Canoe (6.5 miles).
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