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Dolphin Motel

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Room & Suite (21)
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“great location”(43 reviews)
“room was clean”(16 reviews)
“short walk”(18 reviews)
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Suites
Kitchenette
Wheelchair Access
Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast included
4 Star Hotel
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All reviewsgreat locationroom was cleanshort walkleave the carbedroom unitspa bathenjoyable stayclose to shopsfamily roomhot waterwithin walking distancethe kitchengreat roomgreat place to stayshort staynight staynew zealand
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Reviewed 9 November 2009

We have to write a review of this wonderful motel after having such a great time at this great motel. We originally planned to stay there 2 nights, but as we had such a great time, we extended our stay to 4 nights. The owner...More

1  Thank MikeandLyndaC
Reviewed 2 October 2009

We have never received such bad service! When we called to inquire about rates, we explained that we were travelling with two grandma's and two teenagers ages 13 and 15. We explained that we needed beds for four of us and were willing to bring...More

Thank TedandKeri
Response from rikki2000, Manager at Dolphin MotelResponded 15 December 2014

There was a change of management as of April 2011.

Reviewed 1 May 2009

We intended on staying in the Yellow Tail room one night, and ended up staying for 5! Great management, clean rooms, and a perfect location to do all the great things bay of islands has to offer. We highly recommend it to anyone visiting this...More

Thank canders7
Reviewed 2 April 2009

We intended to stay in Paihia for a couple of nights but ended up extending our stay mainly due to the great hospitality and service we received at Dolphin Motel. When we first arrived, Greg (owner) was in reception and made us feel very welcome...More

Thank wakaqt
Reviewed 26 December 2007

upstairs studio unit,nicely furnished and clean.the room got stuffy as there is only one small window at the back of the unit.everything was fine until the adjoining unit used their shower and then the sound of the water going through the pipework was deafening.

Thank kiwipilgrim
Response from dolphinmotelpaihia, Owner at Dolphin MotelResponded 26 July 2010

This review was written in 2007, since this time we have replaced some appliances that we found were causing issues such as the one above. Since these replacements were made, the noises heard are not a problem any more.

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Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Self-Serve Laundry
Details
Price range
US$38 - US$133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#2 Best Value Hotel in Paihia
#4 Family Hotel in Paihia
#10 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#14 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Room types
Kitchenette, Suites
Details
Price range
US$38 - US$133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#2 Best Value Hotel in Paihia
#4 Family Hotel in Paihia
#10 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#14 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Room types
Kitchenette, Suites
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Traveller (33)
Room & Suite (21)
Dining (7)
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Stephanie D
31 December 2016|
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Response from cheeky1921 | Property representative |
Hi yes we have the family room available for the 24th january it will cost $250 per night.
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Sarthak C
20 December 2016|
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Response from cheeky1921 | Property representative |
Hi You can not see the sea from any of our rooms and we also do not have a swimming pool sorry
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Dragonfly4035
11 September 2016|
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Response from springfield9 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
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"Please fix the overly sensitive shower and use fitted sheets on the bed. Also update the televisions so that..."
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"Great location"
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