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Marlin Court Motel

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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Stayed 2 nights in a 1 bedroom upstairs unit, we liked the fact there was a small kitchen as it meant we could buy breakfast supplies from the supermarket instead of eating out. Location wise it was perfect, close enough to walk to the main stretch of shops and restaurants or beach and wharf for boat or ferry trips. Unit...

Thank Leonek
Dargaville, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 April 2016

My wife and I stayed along with my sister in a 2 bed unit. It was clean comfortable and did just what was needed for a 1 night stay. We paid extra as we had our well behaved dog with us, but unfortunately did not get a unit with a courtyard which would have been a boon. It was still...

Thank Malcolm K
Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Comfortable airy studio with large sliding doors onto a balcony with seating. Good servicing of the room daily and extremely pleasant helpful manager. Good location short walk to the beach front, shops and pier from which the ferries depart for the bay trips.

Thank travelwise184
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Paul was extremely helpful and welcoming on our arrival and we were quickly checked into our two top floor rooms. Bath towels were replenished every day and the rooms cleaned. The rooms quiet and a good nights sleep. It's only a short walk into the small town where you will find a selection of restaurants and bars. Also you can...

Thank lola584
Forster, Australia
Reviewed 27 February 2016

The premises are rated 4 star, perhaps by the owner only. Whilst it is dated and does have some peeling paint, it is generally quite comfortable and clean. It is fairly well located and the host, Paul, is most accomodating in giving local information, providing support to pay road tolls. The separate bedroom and grassed area outside n the ground...

Thank sgtgwh
paihia60seaview, Manager at Marlin Court Motel, responded to this review

Hi Greg, Thank you for your review.I dont know where the rating came from but we are 3 and half officially.I was a pleasure to have you stay.For the price I reckon it was good value being in a peak period time.Glad our facilities were useful.I also pride of giving local and New Zealand information having been been a local...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 27 February 2016

We had 4 nights in a ground floor 1 bedroom apartment and for two of us it was good to have that extra space Parking was available at the door.. It was an easy walk into town to shops, restaurants etc. We had a good size terrace which was nice for having breakfast even though not very private. The housekeeping...

Thank Chrissie980
paihia60seaview, Manager at Marlin Court Motel, responded to this review

Hi Chrissie many thanks for your comment and rating.Sorry about the housekeeping but if you have bought it to my attention I could have done something about it.We have had a shortage of cleaners lately and with us being totally full for sometime,and we are pushed for people checking in, Regards Paul

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Nice service very helpfull, clean rooms. Convenient location, 5-10 mins from the city center, right next to Alfredo's which ios nice. Mattress seemed a bit old though ... The swimming pool advertised isn't really one, it's very small and looks more like a pond: don't go there if you really want to have a swim after your day ;-) We...

Thank BigKiwi31
paihia60seaview, Manager at Marlin Court Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments.Our swimming pool you describe as a pond. Its not exactly an Olympic sized pool but good for cooling off,However the ocean is only a 100 metres away where one can have much more ambitious Olympic hopes. Thanks for the balance of the positive comments. Paul

Campbelltown, Australia
Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

Pro's - clean room, friendly staff, close to town centre - about a 5/10 minute walk to restaurants. Cons - we were in room 1, the window in the bathroom was frosted, however anyone walking past outside would have known there was a naked person in there. Also, the door to the room is made of the same frosted glass...

Thank crayzeefox
paihia60seaview, Manager at Marlin Court Motel, responded to this review

I cant understand your review and find it quite weird to say the least. I would find it very difficult to see anyone through the frosted glass unless your nose possibly was glued to the glass and then it would be difficult to see someone naked. Hmmmm!! Thanks for the rest of the positive comments. Paul

Reviewed 18 January 2016

Imagine spending all night wondering if there was a stranger sleeping right next to you, thanks to pillowcases that were clearly not washed after prior usage. That's just what I did a few nights ago at Marlin Court Hotel. All other pillows in our suite were used by my companions, and the motel office was closed when I got in...

Thank nahfree
paihia60seaview, Manager at Marlin Court Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments.In hindsight you could have advise reception if you had any problems.As owners live on premises 24 hours a day we could rectified the items you mention. Paul

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Manager friendly helpful explained about different eating places .where could catch the Ferry to Russel. The motel two bedrooms ground floor ,neat tidy a motel. Easy walking distract to beach and town.

Thank rubyclarke2015
paihia60seaview, Manager at Marlin Court Motel, responded to this review

Many thanks Ruby for your positive comments.Glad you enjoyed you stay. Regards Paul

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
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Marlin Court Motel is probably the best motel in Paihia! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Marlin Court Motel

Address: 60 Seaview Road | P.O. Box 394, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $73 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Marlin Court Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“The motel has 2 levels, so you if you don't want to climb stairs ask for a ground floor room.”
Sharyn1958, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ours had a sea view...”
jackc825, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you should travel with a pet, see if you can get a courtyard room.”
pearlNorthampton, 2 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the road side rooms”
BigKiwi31, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Request fully cleaned linens specifically, ask to be placed side by side if you book more than one room.”
nahfree, 18 Jan 2016 | Read review
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