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Overview of Dolphin Motel

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Individually decorated, individually furnished, blackout curtains
Individually decorated, individually furnished, blackout curtains
Individually decorated, individually furnished, blackout curtains

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationPaihia Wharf5 min walk
    Popular LocationPaihia Beach7 min walk
    Popular LocationWaitangi Treaty Grounds5 min drive
    AirportKerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands)19 min drive

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  • Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 32 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 2 Single Beds
    More detailsStandard Apartment, 1 Bedroom
  • Studio (King)

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 24 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsStudio (King)
  • Superior Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 46 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsSuperior Apartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 38 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Queen Bed and 2 Single Beds
    More detailsStandard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 32 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Queen Bed and 2 Single Beds
    More detailsStandard Apartment, 1 Bedroom
  • Superior Studio, 1 King Bed

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 28 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuperior Studio, 1 King Bed
  • Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • 52 sq m
    • Sleeps 7
    • 2 Queen Beds and 3 Single Beds
    More detailsFamily Apartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • Studio Suite, Multiple Beds

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 38 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsStudio Suite, Multiple Beds
  • Comfort Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Accessible

    Room amenities

    • 46 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 2 Single Beds
    More detailsComfort Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Accessible
  • Superior Studio, 1 King Bed, Accessible

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 28 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuperior Studio, 1 King Bed, Accessible
  • Comfort Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Ground Floor

    Room amenities

    • 46 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 2 Single Beds
    More detailsComfort Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Ground Floor
  • Superior Studio, 2 Queen Beds

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 32 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsSuperior Studio, 2 Queen Beds
  • Studio (Queen)

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 21 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsStudio (Queen)

About this area

Paihia

Dolphin Motel is located near the beach and in an area with good shopping. Russell Museum and Hundertwasser Public Toilets are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Paihia Wharf and Waitangi Golf Club.
Visit our Paihia travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Paihia Wharf - 5 min walk
  • Paihia Beach - 7 min walk
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds - 5 min drive
  • Haruru Falls - 6 min drive
  • Waitangi Golf Club - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportKerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) - 19 min drive

Restaurants

  • Orange Frog - 4 min walk
  • King Wah Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack - 4 min walk
  • Letz Cafe - 4 min walk
  • Charlotte's Kitchen - 7 min walk

About this property

Dolphin Motel

4-star motel near Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Along with laundry facilities, this smoke-free motel has tour/ticket assistance and a garden. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include barbecues and a picnic area. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and hairdryers. For a bit of entertainment, LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like microwaves and coffee makers.
Dolphin Motel offers 26 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. 32-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels.

Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge) from 8 AM to 6 PM
  • Airport shuttle on request

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge

Conveniences

  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Microwave
  • Mini fridge
  • Toaster

More

  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Window screens

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 6:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 3 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 45 per room (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: NZD 25 (one-way), (from 2 to 12 years old)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.
No on-site parking is available
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Up to 2 children 3 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Alcohol is not served at this property

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Dolphin Motel Paihia
Dolphin Paihia
Dolphin Motel Motel
Dolphin Motel Paihia
Dolphin Motel Motel Paihia

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Dolphin Motel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Dolphin Motel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Dolphin Motel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Dolphin Motel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Dolphin Motel?
This property doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Dolphin Motel?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Dolphin Motel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Does Dolphin Motel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of NZD 45 per room, one-way, applies.
Where is Dolphin Motel located?
Situated near the beach, this motel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Paihia Wharf and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Paihia Beach and Waitangi Golf Club are also within 3 miles (5 km).
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4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.4/5

Amenities

4.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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Rooms are comfortable, the premises is quiet, location is a short walk to the centre. Staff are polite and helpful.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
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Handy to everything. Easy walking distance to centre of Paihia township.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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Really impressed! The rooms are updated and easy to access after late arrival. Close to Paihia town. Thanks for the stay
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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Lovely and quiet. New unit and spotlessly clean. Great location to walk to town and wharf. We will definitely stay here again if we come to Paihia.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Value for money, close to the town centre. Tidy and peaceful.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2020