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Dolphin Motel
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

We had a very enjoyable stay at the 'Dolphin Motel' and at an exceptionally reasonable price. The King Studio suite was roomy and comfortable having a good sized bathroom and separate kitchenette. Linen and bedding appeared brand new and décor generally was first rate. The kitchen is well equipped and the TV a large, modern flat screen. The room was quiet and an added benefit was being able to park our car for an extra night while we went on a boat cruise around the Bay of Islands. Its close proximity to town was an added advantage.
Paul provided a friendly welcome and is a very experienced manager which shows in the attention to detail in this motel. Will certainly stay again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank KiwiRob
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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2013

Many thanks for your great comments.It was a pleasure to have you.I try my hardest to give good Kiwi Hospitality and keep the standards in our property with added little extras at no cost.
Look forward to seeing you in Paihia again one day.
Paul

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

great recent stay up in the bay. The motel was good, big room, decent bathroom and kitchenette. The manager Paul was helpful and it wasnt too expensive. One or two tiny niggles but nothing really and the location despite no sea views was great

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank mark w
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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2013

Many thanks for your review and rating.Our location is great being right in the Heart of Paihia and 3 minute walking to shops,cafes and waterfront.Free Parking at all times(including when on tours).
We have some views from our upper floor,but our value reflects the price we charge.If on the waterfront the price increased greatly,and yet we are in a prime quiet location.Also great RSA 200 metres and fabulous food,and discounts on all tours.Free Wifi.
Kia Ora Paul

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Reviewed June 8, 2013

Clean modern and convenient. I saw no flaws here, the doors slid closed and the locks were new, felt comfortable here with a kitchen and a fairly sizable bath. My 3 night stay was top notch the details were thought out here, tables for two out side of each unit, ashtrays subtle and well disguised as pots and overall was one of the best I've seen in nz.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 6 ask for it! We got upgraded at no extra charge but probably due to the season.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Craig W
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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2013

Once again thanks for another great review.Feel quite humble for all the good reviews and only showing good Kiwi Hospitality so you experience a great time in the Bay of Islands and New Zealand generally.Come back and see us sometime.
Paul

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Reviewed May 30, 2013

this motel was great, spacious , convenient and run by a friendly motellier.
price was great, location was very convenient to the centre of town, and we were able to leave our car there while we took an overnight cruise.

Room Tip: upstairs will not be accessible for wheel chair users
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank kiwivivr
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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2013

Many thanks for your great review and comments.It was a pleasure to have you stay.
Look forward perhaps to see you again some day.
Paul

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Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

I can't fault this motel. The room was clean, tidy. The bed was comfortable and the linen good quality. The bathroom was lovely and spacious. The owner is very friendly and helpful. Good location- close enough to the main centre but tucked away in a quiet street.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Thank ZahnB
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rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2013

Many thanks Zhan for you kind comments.Hopefully we will see you again one day.
All the best Paul

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