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#13 of 44 Hotels in Paihia
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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Very good price and location. Very handy to main street and beaches. Would stay again.Only grip being, that although the white bedspread looked lovely on the bed , the main problem being, with no other seating in the room it made you very nervous about sitting on it to eat or relax and removing it and storing it meant you...

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Christchurch
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Fantastic stay, bed was comfortable. Shower pressure was great! Everything I needed in the kitchen was there. Enough milk supplied for my morning coffee. T.V was also good. 2min walk to local grocery store. And 5min walk to beach. Overall, very happy with stay. Price was very cheap.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Absolutely enjoyed our stay here, will definitely be back soon! Clean and tidy and so close to everything, everything was in walking distance to the motel. The host was super friendly and great to deal with, looking forward to coming back soon

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emmz2015, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice comments look forward to your next visit

Waipu, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Our visit was because we are stand holders at the Cruise ship market we wanted to avoid traveling from our home in Waipu cove on the day of the market. The room was very clean and well appointed - the bed very comfortable - the free wifi a bonus. Only negative was the lack of an extraction fan in the...

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emz1921, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Happy you enjoyed your stay see you next time

Batu Caves, Malaysia
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Room was comfy and beautifully decorated.Receptionist was very accomodating and helpful. Was pleased that self service laundry was provided. Good location as it was a walking distance to other amenities in Paihia

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emz1921, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Aim to please thanks for kind words

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We stayed in a nice simple room. The location was good and close to everything. We booked very last minute and arrived late. Therefore it was a bit difficult to find someone to check in when we arrived. It was a very good deal though and all worked out at the end.

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emz1921, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Yes booking last minute is a little tricky especially when office is closed however there is a contact phone number on the door

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Exterior suggested upgraded. Interior upstairs Unit 6 not at all up to expectations. Bedroom - tiny wardrobe - we thought. No! Same small cupboard with shelving we have in our garage. No provision for hanging clothes. Curtain rail utilised. Heavy condensation made this a bad position. Where else? The single bed. Curtain linings dreadful condition. Kitchen cupboard had appliance removed,...

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emmz2015, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

The condensation issue is in any room when it is all locked up and the heater going all night creating CONDENSATION. Your comments I feel are a little over the top. I'm sorry you didn;t enjoy your stay and found things to be unsatisfactory however we are a affordable motel hense the price.

Matamata, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 August 2016

we rolled in and relaxed.Everything spic and span.Friendly boss .Great shower.Location is tops too.Two beefs:no curtain in bathroom,felt exposed at the business end, and a strong smell of cleaning fluid coming from the mattress. Could be worse I guess.Other than that,thoroughly enjoyed the facilities and ready to do it again.

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emz1921, Manager at Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Hi not to sure what the curtain comment means there is a shower curtain and a door in bathroom for privacy going to the toilet but thanks for comments

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night. Lovely warm welcome on arrival, shown to room with no delay. Basic, but clean, funny mix of dated and modern decor but it was clean and functional so did the job for us. Well equipped kitchenette and comfy bed. We stayed during winter and single portable heater got the unit warm in no time....

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Not too sure about your decor comments however glad you enjoyed your stay

Seregno, Italy
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Very helpful and nice staff, cozy room, big bathroom. As we were about to leave in the morning, we asked to the nice woman at reception for the nearest car park and she nicely offered us to leave our car in their own, when we got back to take our car she ran to me before I could leave and...

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Happy to help in any way thanks for your comments

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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: ₹ 6,049 - ₹ 12,098 (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, Bay Of Islands
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#6 Family Hotel in Paihia
#9 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#14 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
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“room is very clean”
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“When they say the rooms are suitable for 4, they mean it. So don't expect to accommodate 5 unless you are okay with sleeping on the Couch.”
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“Second floor rooms would be a bit quieter and more private, as there can be quite a few people walking around outside.”
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