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4.5 out of 5

"Friendly and helpful management. Handy location. " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 14 Jul 2022

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Hotel Description

At Dolphin Motel you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of Paihia Wharf and Bay of Islands. Highlights at this motel include in-room free WiFi and LCD TVs.

This smoke-free motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden, and barbecue grills. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, a picnic area, and tour/ticket assistance. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

With a stay at this 4-star Paihia motel, you'll be 0.6 km (0.3 mi) from Paihia Beach and 2.9 km (1.8 mi) from Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

Blue Dolphin Block Superior Studio, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$112* Per night/room 14 Aug. - 15 Aug.

Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Blue Dolphin Block Superior Studio, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Comfort Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Ground Floor

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Blue Dolphin Block Superior Studio, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Dolphin Motel ratings based on 153 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Dolphin Motel

Everyone (69) Couples (45) Family (36)
5 out of 5
Friendly and helpful management. Handy location.

Posted by on 14 Jul. 2022

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14 Jul. 2022 by mo

Thank you for your review glad you enjoyed your stay and your visit to Paihia

4 out of 5
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Posted by on 26 Jun. 2022

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26 Jun. 2022 by mo

Thank you for your review glad you enjoyed your time in Paihia

5 out of 5
Nice property the room was just right and really good price

Posted by , from Auckland on 8 May 2022

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8 May 2022 by mo

Thank you for taking the time to give a review glad you enjoyed Paihia and the motel

4 out of 5
Room was modern and clean. Comfortable stay. Only issue was the milk had expired by a few months.

Posted by on 1 May 2022

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1 May 2022 by mo

Thank you for your review the milk issue as not been attended to. thank you for bring the matter to my attention.

4 out of 5
We stayed at the new building block which had very good rooms for the price

Posted by on 25 Apr. 2022

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25 Apr. 2022 by Kath

We appreciate your comments.

5 out of 5
Very nice and comfortable

Posted by on 22 Apr. 2022

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8 May 2022 by mo

Thank for taking the time to place a review glad you enjoyed Paihia and the motel

5 out of 5
Very nice

Posted by on 6 Jan. 2022

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6 Jan. 2022 by mo

Thank you for your review glad you had a goo time in Paihia

5 out of 5
Needs A/C

Posted by on 4 Jan. 2022

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7 Jan. 2022 by mo

Thank you for your review a/c noted

5 out of 5
We had Superior Studio, 2 Queen Beds and it was immaculate room very clean and new furnishings. My only downside was that I got few bed bugs bite which ruined my stay.

Posted by on 22 Dec. 2021

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22 Dec. 2021 by mum

Thank you for your review I have never had any complains about bugs before I will look into it I know our sand flies can give a bite.

5 out of 5
nothing really

Posted by on 12 Dec. 2021

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12 Dec. 2021 by mo

Thank you for your review hope we will see you again.

Property Features

Dolphin Motel offers its guests tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and a garden. WiFi is free in public spaces. An airport shuttle (available on request) is available for a fee. Dolphin Motel also features a picnic area and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Paihia motel is smoke free.

  • 33 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Dolphin Motel offers 33 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. 32-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered once per stay and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Wheelchair accessible

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21
  • Check-in time ends at 6:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

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. The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 6:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. At check-in, guests must provide either a negative COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination. The negative COVID-19 test result requirement applies to all guests aged 18 and up, and test must have been administered no more than 72 hours prior to check-in. COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 15 and up; guests must have received complete vaccination at least 15 days prior to check-in.

Dolphin Motel offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel. The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 6:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 48 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 5:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

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.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Dolphin Motel

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 23 years old. 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 Visa, Mastercard, debit cards, and cash. Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 2
  • Debit cards
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • Staffed front desk
  • Smoke detector
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)
  • Guests must provide health documentation
  • Guests must provide a negative COVID-19 test result
  • Guests must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Negative COVID-19 test result must have been issued within a specific period before check-in: 72 hours
  • Minimum age for negative COVID-19 test result requirement: 18
  • Minimum age for proof of COVID-19 vaccination requirement: 15
  • COVID-19 vaccine must have been received a minimum number of days before check-in: 15
  • Property does not offer on-site COVID-19 testing

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged 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)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Dolphin Motel Paihia
  • Dolphin Paihia
  • Dolphin Motel Motel
  • Dolphin Motel Paihia
  • Dolphin Motel Motel Paihia

You should know

  • Up to 2 children 3 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
  • Alcohol isn't served at Dolphin Motel.

National Rating

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.