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4.3 / 5Excellent
308 reviews

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

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What's nearby

AirportKerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands)19 min drive

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  • Studio (King)

    Studio (King)

    Room amenities

    • 24 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom

    Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom

    Room amenities

    • 32 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom

    Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom

    Room amenities

    • 32 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

    Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • 38 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

    Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • 52 sq m
    • Sleeps 7
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  • Studio Suite, Multiple Beds

    Studio Suite, Multiple Beds

    Room amenities

    • 38 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Studio (Queen)

    Studio (Queen)

    Room amenities

    • 21 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Comfort Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Accessible

    Comfort Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Accessible

    Room amenities

    • 46 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Comfort Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Ground Floor

    Comfort Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Ground Floor

    Room amenities

    • 46 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Superior Studio, 2 Queen Beds

    Superior Studio, 2 Queen Beds

    Room amenities

    • 32 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Superior Studio, 1 King Bed

    Superior Studio, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • 28 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Superior Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

    Superior Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • 46 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Superior Studio, 1 King Bed, Accessible

    Superior Studio, 1 King Bed, Accessible

    Room amenities

    • 28 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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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.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Paihia Wharf - 5 min walk
  • Paihia Beach - 7 min walk
  • Opua Forest - 14 min walk
  • Action World - 3 min drive
  • Treaty House - 5 min drive

Getting around

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

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. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. 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.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Free extended parking
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 requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility

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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

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

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 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. <br />
  • Airport shuttle service is available on request from 8 AM to 6 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

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

Mastercard
Visa

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 are 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.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.
  • 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 pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette 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 aged 3 years old and younger stay for free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. No pets or 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 Motel
  • Dolphin Paihia
All reviews

Guest reviews

4.3

Excellent

5 - Excellent
152
4 - Good
117
3 - Okay
30
2 - Mediocre
8
1 - Poor
1
4.4
Cleanliness
4.4
Service and Staff
4.4
Amenities
4.1
Property condition

3/5

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

Walking distance to everything only issue is room could be updated - a little on the older side for the price

Stayed 2 nights in Mar. 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Nice and handy to town, an easy walk. WE stayed in one of the new units and it was lovely

Stayed 1 night in Feb. 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Walking distance to the Main Street. Great value for your money

Stayed 2 nights in Mar. 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

We arrived late and the manager made arrangements for access to our room even though the office was closed. Nice 2 BR kitchenette. Excellent management

Stayed 2 nights in Feb. 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

lack of air con really is an issue however the service of the staff and the location are simply sensational. The front desk man was amazing and went over and above. We travel regularily and he has been by far the most attentive, welcoming and helpful front desk staff member we have ever met. Keep up the great work.

Stayed 1 night in Feb. 2020