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DW Motel

Main St, Koror, Koror Island 96940-0738 Palau
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#12 of 35 hotels in Koror
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 cofffee
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
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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Room features
Air conditioning
Wardrobe / closet
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Private bathrooms
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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David L wrote a review Dec 2019
Sydney, Australia162 contributions94 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
Stephen S wrote a review Nov 2019
Delta, Canada38 contributions10 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
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 Kingdom32 contributions15 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
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
Trip type: Traveled on business
Angie H wrote a review Jun 2019
10 contributions
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
Trip type: Traveled with family
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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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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, DW Motel offers an airport shuttle 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).