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Dolphin Motel

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were most unhappy with our room dirty ,tired, it was not wright that there was no sink to wash dishes in only a wash hand basin right by the toilet , so we went down town and brought throwaway plates and cutlery .The tv was broken and because no one lived on site to ask for help.

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Auckland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There was no Toilet paper for 7 Audults and 2 Children and the explaination we got was because the ower was away. There is not enough cutlery to accomodate 9 people staying in a two room unit. Close to the supermarket which was a plus point.

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Thank shareen2017
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was clean and well equipped. Very helpful lady on reception. So often motels say short walk to town- when in fact it is a long walk! Not so at the Dolphin. Only minutes from shops, restaurants and the harbour for boat trips or a ferry ride to Russell.

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Thank Simon P
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Motel was actually quite decent but the staff ruined it by being soo arugumentative. Front Office staff just being Anal and refusing to even talk respefully to their "Guest". No understanding of customer service. And Horribly rude HK Staff. We were late by 30 mins checking out because we did not know the check out time. We didn't argue and...

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Thank donnz2017
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

4 of us stayed. It was a hot night , but silent fan on low, was amazing... Beds comfortable. All amenities great. Service, very friendly. Great parking. Quiet, yet walk to town centre. Very lucky to have found this Motel!

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Thank BronteWilson
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A comfortable well appointed motel. Close to everything the town had to offer and close to Waitangi. The motel was easy to find, plenty of off street parking and friendly reception with lots of advise for local dinning and attractions.

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Thank Nicholas H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have stayed here 3 times. Good, clean and excellent value for money. Easy walk to the shops and harbour. Paihia is a great base for visits to most places in the Far North. Tours round the Bay of Island and 90 Mile Beach including Cape Reinga, should not be missed.

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Caloundra, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great prices and great location. Manager was very nice and helpful, we couldn't make it until very late at night so she left a key and WiFi code in our room and simply told us what room number which was very helpful as reception would have been closed. Very spacious for a family of 5 and the beds were comfy....

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Thank Natalie C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are many positive reviews...that is why we booked the rooms. Room in itself were good....Fan placed wrongly on all rooms and different in every room. One bar of soap in a 2 bedroom apartment is ridiculous. With more than 4 towels. No shampoo. I write many good reviews...this is not one of them...the good ones are also critical of...

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Manager of the Dolphin Motel was very nice and helpful as we had a few problems with our room. The location was very suitable with a short walk access to the main street for cafes and shops. Also the wharf for ferries to Russell and Cape Brett.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: €63 - €151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dolphin Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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Dolphin Motel Paihia, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Paihia
#9 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#14 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
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