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Dolphin Motel

Hotel Class
4 out of 5

Information

Reviews

4.3 / 5Excellent
269 reviews

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Breakfast Available
  • Laundry

Map

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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Book online or call:

+64 9913 4658
  • Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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  • Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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  • Studio (Spa bath)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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  • Comfort Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Ground Floor

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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  • Comfort Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Accessible

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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About this area

Paihia

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.

Visit our Paihia travel guide

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.

Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 6:00 PM.
Airport shuttle service is available on request from 8 AM to 6 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Payment types at the property

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.

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 13.00 and NZD 18.00 for adults, and NZD 13.00 and NZD 18.00 for children (approximately)
  • 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.

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. Alcohol is not served at this property.

Property is also known as

  • Dolphin Motel Paihia
  • Dolphin Motel
  • Dolphin Paihia

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

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

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

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Premium bedding
  • Select comfort bed

Bathroom

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

Entertainment

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • satellite channels

Food and drink

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

More

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

Nearby activities

Activities

  • Beach access
4.3

Excellent

5 - Excellent
132
4 - Good
102
3 - Okay
27
2 - Mediocre
8
1 - Poor
0
4.4
Cleanliness
4.4
Service and Staff
4.4
Amenities
4.1
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

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

Large room with kitchenette. Parking available at room door. Easy walk to shops, grocery stores and waterfront for ferry and restaurants. Limited time available to use guest laundry. Very comfortable stay.

Stayed 2 nights in Oct. 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

The room was clean - shower was great. Everything I needed was there. Staff were helpful and kind. Short stroll to wharf and supermarket.

Stayed 3 nights in Oct. 2019

5/5 Excellent

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

Clean, close & has everything you need. Would stay again

Stayed 3 nights in Oct. 2019

5/5 Excellent

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

Tidy and new, clean, pleasant staff at front counter, quick easy check in,

Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019

4/5 Good

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

nice friendly service and was in a good location within minutes walking distance to town

Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019

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