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Dolphin Motel

Hotel Class
4 out of 5



4.3 / 5Excellent
270 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Breakfast Available
  • Laundry


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Paihia Wharf
    5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Paihia Beach
    7 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Opua Forest
    14 min walk
  • Airport
    Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands)
    19 min drive

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+64 9913 4658

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    About this area


    Dolphin Motel is located near the beach and in an area with good shopping. Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Russell Christ Church are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Paihia Beach and Waitangi Mountain Bike Park. Hundertwasser Public Toilets and The Parrot Place are also worth visiting.

    What's nearby

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

    Getting around

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

    About this property

    Dolphin Motel

    Laundry facilities, tour/ticket assistance and a garden are available at this smoke-free motel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include barbecues and a picnic area. All 26 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and Select Comfort beds. For a bit of entertainment, LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like washers/dryers and fridges. Private bathrooms are not en suite.

    Property amenities


    • 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

    Food and drink

    • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9 AM: NZD 13.00-18.00 for adults and NZD 13.00-18.00 for children

    Family friendly

    • Laundry facilities
    • Microwave
    • Fridge
    • Washer/dryer


    • No lifts

    Guest services

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

    Languages spoken

    • Chinese
    • English


    • BBQ grill(s)
    • Garden
    • Picnic area


    • 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


    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Egyptian cotton sheets
    • Premium bedding
    • Select comfort bed


    • Bathroom (detached)
    • Free toiletries
    • Hairdryer
    • Shower


    • 32-inch LCD TV
    • satellite channels

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Microwave
    • Fridge


    • Individually decorated
    • Individually furnished
    • Iron/ironing board (on request)
    • Phone
    • Washer and dryer

    Nearby activities


    • Beach access


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    Modern and clean

    Great location and very clean.

    Stayed 4 nights in Oct. 2019

    4/5 Good

    On arrival we were greeted warmly & shown to our room which was lovely & clean... All we needed was available to us... Very comfortable & happy to use the facility again in the future plus recommend to family & friends...

    Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019

    4/5 Good

    It was in a great location. Handy to shops and restaurants. Comfy bed. Only problem was the shower didn’t work properly- kept going from hot to cold on it’s own (without touching the tap). There was a sign saying shower mixer was ‘finely tuned’ - so finely tuned it worked on its own!!!

    Stayed 2 nights in Oct. 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    friendly and helpful staff. great location. Nice amenities, quite a new buildingso all still quite new.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019

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