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    Dolphin Motel

    69 Williams Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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    Overview
    • Excellent49%
    • Very good38%
    • Average8%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible2%
    Travellers talk about
    “great location” (39 reviews)
    “room was clean” (14 reviews)
    “short walk” (16 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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    Reviewed 21 November 2017

    Spent two nights here. Nice quiet location. Easy walk to shops, restaurants and Paihia Wharf. Facilities are a bit dated but overall the place was clean and well equipped. Beds and sofas were comfortable too.

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    Reviewed 18 November 2017

    Good location. Nice rooms. Unfortunately there was no latch on the bedroom window by the deck meaning the room was not very secure. We informed management and they were unaware. Organised someone to fix it on our second day but it was not fixed while...More

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    Response from snuffy77, Manager at Dolphin MotelResponded 19 November 2017

    Sorry about the latch the window repairer couldn't come when he told us he could but it has been repaired since, thank you for being to out attention

    Reviewed 15 November 2017

    Accomodation was not what was advertised on website. Seems like a backpackers trying to move up. Some of the other rooms we have seen was perfect. Cupboard in kitchen was hanging. Paint in room adjoining bathroom was flaking. Payed for a breakfast that was cold...More

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    Response from snuffy77, Manager at Dolphin MotelResponded 19 November 2017

    Sorry you had a bad experience and weren't happy with things. These problems have been resolved.

    Reviewed 15 November 2017

    Centrally located with nice sea view apartments. Close to all the amenities such as restaurants, booking offices and market. Best for couple/family or even sole traveller who wants to do some cooking. Overall excellent

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    Response from snuffy77, Manager at Dolphin MotelResponded 19 November 2017

    Thank you for your lovely comments and happy you enjoyed your stay hope to see you again

    Reviewed 13 November 2017

    Quiet and away from traffic noise.Staff very friendly and extremely helpful. Compared with other places we have stayed it was good value for money. Would have no hesitation in staying again.Will retain pleasant memories.

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    Response from snuffy77, Manager at Dolphin MotelResponded 19 November 2017

    Happy to have you stay again and fabulous to hear you felt it was value for money.

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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$87 - US$172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #4 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, New Zealand
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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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    "depends on what you wish for.I sooner have ground levels and no stairs fo a little mroe Noise!"
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