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Dolphin Motel

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#14 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Caloundra, Australia
Reviewed 22 February 2017 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 21 February 2017 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 20 February 2017

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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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights during our holiday in New Zealand and enjoyed our stay. Everything about the place was nice and I didn't have any problems besides the fact the internet was slow and kept disconnecting when you stopped using it when you closed your phone.

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Thank Rachel S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Stayed in new two-bed unit but it was unfinished - wallpaper pealing, doors did not open/close, no air-con, mismatched curtains, broken toilet seat, chairs falling apart - did not meet quality expectations aligned to price. On plus side beds were comfortable & unit clean.

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Oamaru, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Very central motel.We stayed in the disabled unit and it had all our needs.Very clean and tidy.The management were very helpful.We stayed there for two days and found it was central to do day trips.Very enjoyable

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Good location in a quiet road only 10 mins walk from pier, beach and shops. Margaret the manager was a great help - replacing light bulb and with information on local sites of interest. Limited cooking utensils- nothing to use in microwave. Good location to walk to Waitangi and other short walks under an hour.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Centrally located in Paihi and easy walk to the shops and tours from the harbour. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Bed is very comfortable. Staff very friendly and helpful. The room that we stayed in had a kitchenette which was also very handy.

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Benalla, Australia
Reviewed 5 February 2017

A great motel with very friendly and helpful staff. Room was tidy with a very comfortable bed. Close to shopping centre and restaurants. I would recommend this motel to anybody and would definitely stay here again.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 February 2017

checked in at about 7PM, when the reception told us she is about to leave. after we had dinner out and back to the room, found out that the lighting and extractor fan in the bathroom not working, rang the reception and hotel number but no answer, and nobody in the office. had shower in the dark, and later found...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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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: €45 - €163 (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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“Very central location for day trips”
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