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    Dolphin Motel

    69 Williams Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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    Overview
    • Excellent50%
    • Very good38%
    • Average8%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “great location” (39 reviews)
    “room was clean” (14 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Suites
    Kitchenette
    Wheelchair Access
    Laundry Service
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Shuttle Bus Service
    Breakfast included
    4.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 344 reviews

    Reviewed 5 days ago

    Very comfy bed Towels a little on the old side. Had threads and holes, and very small Room was lovely and warm but the smell on cleaning products very strong. Overall a wonderful place to stay. We would stay again. :)

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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Close to all shops and waterfront. Everything we needed for a night. Lots of parking & we were able to leave the car at the motel whilst we went over the Russel. Staff all very friendly. Beds all comfortable & lovely quiet nights sleep

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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Very close to everything at Paihia, quiet place and great for family. Very basic as a motel, room is clean and very well equipped, but towels should be bleached. Lots of toilet paper but no tissue paper supplied. The staff is very helpful. Highly recommended...More

    Thank Jonny487
    Response from emmz2015, Manager at Dolphin MotelResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for staying at the Dolphin your comments have been noted

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Margaret was warm and welcoming the moment we arrived. She remembered us from a previous stay. We have no second thoughts about returning to the Dolphin. It was so peaceful, cosy, very clean and well prepared with the amenities that suited us perfectly for our...More

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    Response from emmz2015, Manager at Dolphin MotelResponded 1 week ago

    It was a pleasure to have you stay again hope to have you return on your next visit to Paihia

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Friendly , helpful owner. Old motel in the good location thst you can walk to shops and the Pier. There is a microwave and a kettle in room that help. Old but clean. Two supermarkets on the same street .

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    Response from emmz2015, Front Office Manager at Dolphin MotelResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for your response

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Laundry Service
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$ 54 - US$ 150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #6 Family Hotel in Paihia
    • #9 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
    • #14 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Suites
    • Number of rooms
    • 13
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    • Location
    • New Zealand >
    • North Island >
    • Northland Region >
    • Bay of Islands >
    • Paihia
    • Also Known As
    • Dolphin Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands
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    Stephanie D
    31 December 2016|
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    Response from emz1921 | 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 emz1921 | 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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    Room Tips
    "depends on what you wish for.I sooner have ground levels and no stairs fo a little mroe Noise!"
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    "During the winter season, from June to September consider that could be cold even the room ara equipped by a..."
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    "Quiet and light"
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    "Had everything we needed"
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