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Main St, Koror, Koror Island 96940-0738 Palau
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#12 of 36 hotels in Koror
Location
4.1
Cleanliness
4.4
Service
4.2
Value
4.4
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
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Air conditioning
Desk
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Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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David L wrote a review Dec 2019
Sydney, Australia161 contributions97 helpful votes
Good value for basic accommodation. It may not have beautiful views, but DW is solid and reliable in all aspects. Good location, walk to town centre and restaurants. Clean, well-tended rooms, comfortable bed, good a/c + hot water, excellent service, great to have clothes washer and dryer on the premises. Ayako was a very helpful host. She provided precise and accurate advice on snorkeling tours, driving destinations, best local Japanese restaurants, which museums and locations to visit. Relieved the anxiety of visiting an unknown destination.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded Sep 5, 2021
Thank you so much for your positive comment and my apologies for my so late response. As you might be aware, we are under the very hard time but DW has kept opening our door to all visitors still!
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Stephen S wrote a review Nov 2019
Delta, Canada38 contributions11 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed at this great hotel when we arrived in Koror. After 23 hours of traveling, it was the perfect place to shower and sleep before catching our cruise. The room was clean and tidy with fully functioning AC. The staff were cheerful and helpful, checking us in quickly. The property is located down a short side road off the main road. This kept the noise to a minimum, but allowed access to all of Koror's hot spots. Amenities are almost non existent, The common room has books for guests to read and beer for purchase, but I doubt there is a TV on the property. Be prepared to entertain yourself.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel
Responded Nov 15, 2019
Thank you for your stayed us and feedback we are happy to hear that!! our hotel is very simple but we keep to try to clean and guest comfortable if you chance to come to Palau again we are very happy to meed you again
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Raywillo wrote a review Jul 2019
York, United Kingdom35 contributions56 helpful votes
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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Debby Ellen wrote a review Jun 2019
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DW is a great place to stay. People are friendly and helpful, rooms are very clean, it's off the main road but close to everything downtown, and wifi worked fine. I stayed for one week and was very happy with DW.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Angie H wrote a review Jun 2019
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My son and I stayed at DW for 2 nights in Late May 2019. Perfect place to stay after the ridiculous arrival and departure flight times. The Motel is simple, clean, friendly and quiet. The beds were very comfortable, ac and mini refrigerator were quiet, and the staff are super nice and helpful. There is a nice communal lobby and kitchen area and an outdoor area for rinsing and drying dive equipment. Close to Koror downtown. Shuttles to and from are easy to get. We were there to scuba dive and used this hotel for our first two nights which was perfect.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Room Tip: The hotel is set off the busy street and against lush plants - very quiet but no water view and...
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Michael B T wrote a review Apr 2019
Waikiki, Hawaii39 contributions49 helpful votes
Stayed here for a week while in Palau. Excellent service and the staff was very friendly and courteous. They have a kitchen that can be used to prepare meals and a water dispenser. The location is good and the town and restaurants are within walking distances.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Responded Apr 15, 2019
Dear Michael Thank you very much for stayed us and comments we are happy to hear that We are try to keep and grow up if you have chance to come please use again! see you next time Best Regards DW hotel AYAKO
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lee m wrote a review Nov 2018
Adelaide, Australia44 contributions34 helpful votes
Lovely friendly little motel in the centre of town, friendly staff and very clean. Great air con and free tea and coffee, and wifi. Will see you again if we come back to Palau.Good kitchen. Thanks Lee and Sara
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Responded Nov 6, 2018
Thank you very much for stayed us and great comments!! We are very happy to hear that We will keep trying to be more great place! We are very happy that if you come come back to Palau and choice us again! Thank you very much!
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MJS1966 wrote a review Jul 2018
Surfers Paradise, Australia568 contributions325 helpful votes
Stayed 5 night at USD $70 a night on single basis. Palau is an expensive place so this is value for money in comparison. Perfect place to stay - if a traveller was planning on opening a guesthouse then this is probably how they would set it up. Attentive efficient manager who couldn't be more helpful. Free coffee and tea. Free filtered water refills. Free beach towel. Washing machines ($2) and Dryer ($2). Free Wifi. Lobby area to sit in. Kettle and toaster and kitchen to use as needed. Plenty of helpful advice about what to see and assisting with Tours or hiring electric scooter ($30) or car ($55). Return airport transfer $35. Fridge in room. Comfortable bed. Hot water. Air conditioning. Table and chair. Outdoor balcony area with table and chair. Rock Island Cafe (200 metres away) convenient place to eat with good food and a good selection. Close early Friday nights and not open Saturday till 6pm - but other cafes and restaurant within walking distance. Great choice in Koror.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded Jul 29, 2018
Thank you very much for your feedback and great comments we are very happy to hear and you had good time with us our hotel is very simple but we try to clean and comfortable located little bit far from downtown but good walk around if you have chance to back to Palau we are happy to meed you again Thank you very mach DW hotel AYAKO
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spanners1159 wrote a review Apr 2018
Ashbourne, United Kingdom54 contributions25 helpful votes
Spent 4 nights over 2 week period always friendly basic decor but clean ideal for koror town or local places to eat no pick up service from airport changed $25 normally $20 if organised by DW free tea coffee and drinking water, small communal area big question would I stop here again YES
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel
Responded Apr 26, 2018
Thank you for your stayed us we have airport transfer service $20 per person one way $35 per person round trip but must be let us know in advance because we order to transfer company We have free coffee tea and drinking water and selling alcohol Our hotel is very simple no TV in the room but housekeeper try to keep clean every day If you have chance to come to Palau we are happy to meet again
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SARAH H wrote a review Apr 2018
Birmingham, United Kingdom74 contributions23 helpful votes
Cheap clean and friendly. Comfy beds and lovely clean rooms. Air con and hot water and free wifi in the lobby. Absolutely lovely staff who were always so friendly and helpful for me booking tours and cars etc. They also have a paid laundry service and small paid bar. Also you get free fun towel art every morning. Such a cute touch! Thanks
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel
Responded Apr 23, 2018
Thank you for your stayed at DW this time and great comments we are very happy hear that our housekeeper try to new towel art every day and keep clean If you have chance to come to Palau next time we are very happy to meet you again!! Thank you again
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PRICE RANGE
$53 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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).