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Hotel Description

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

You can enjoy satellite TV, coffee/tea makers, and hairdryers, featured in all 26 individually decorated rooms. In-room dining is easy with amenities like fridges and microwaves. Select Comfort beds and premium bedding welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include free toiletries. Private bathrooms are not en suite.

This smoke-free motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden and barbecues. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, a picnic area and tour/ticket assistance. Each morning cooked-to-order breakfast is served between 7:30 AM and 9 AM. 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 2.9 km (1.8 mi) from Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

Studio (Queen)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$66* Per night/room 18 Oct. - 19 Oct.

Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Superior Studio, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

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

Superior Studio, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Dolphin Motel ratings based on 113 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 (61) Couples (29) Family (23)
4 out of 5
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...

Posted by on 13 Oct. 2019

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13 Oct. 2019 by mum

Thank you for taking the time to send feed back regards

5 out of 5

Posted by on 23 Sep. 2019

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3 Oct. 2019 by em

Thanks for your feedback, appreciate

5 out of 5

Posted by on 24 Aug. 2019

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7 Sep. 2019 by mo

thanks for your comments

5 out of 5
Nice and tidy, well maintained, awesome having a kitchenette. Great value for money. Very comfortable room with everything you need.

Posted by , from Whangarei on 18 Aug. 2019

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18 Aug. 2019 by mo

Thank you for your review I will share with my staff

4 out of 5

Posted by on 2 Aug. 2019

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6 Aug. 2019 by mo

Thank you for your review

5 out of 5
I could not believe that we paid such a small amount to stay in a motel right in town!

Posted by on 30 Jul. 2019

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30 Jul. 2019 by mom

thank you for your kind comments we are glad you had a good time in Paihia

5 out of 5
The room itself was huge having two living areas. It had all the ammenities and was very clean however, I would recommend the bottom rotted wood particles in the kitchen and bathroom area by the doors be repaired or replaced asap. Apart from that excellent room and service😊

Posted by on 29 Jun. 2019

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3 Jul. 2019 by mo

thank you for your comments I will attend to the said issue best regards

5 out of 5

Posted by on 24 Jun. 2019

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24 Jun. 2019 by mum

thank you for you review most kind

5 out of 5
Excellent location...walking distance to all amenities

Posted by on 21 Apr. 2019

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22 Apr. 2019 by Dolphin Motel Management

Thank you for your review! And once again thank you for choosing us as your accommodation provider.

5 out of 5
This hotel has a good value for the price and nice and close to shops/wharf etc

Posted by on 14 Apr. 2019

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16 Apr. 2019 by mum

thank you for you review hope you enjoyed your visit to Paihia

Property Features

Dolphin Motel offers its guests tour or ticket assistance, a BBQ, and a garden. WiFi is free in public spaces. A round-trip airport shuttle (available on request) is available for a fee. Dolphin Motel also features a picnic area and laundry facilities. Self parking is free. This 4-star Paihia motel is smoke free.

  • 26 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • 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
  • Washer/dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free long-term parking , Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) (23 km / 14.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking and extended parking

Room Amenities

Dolphin Motel offers 26 forms of accommodation with washers/dryers and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Select Comfort beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Fridges and microwaves are provided. Rooms have detached private bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Paihia motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 32-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • Private bathrooms are not in room
  • Washer and dryer
  • Select Comfort beds
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 9 AM.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 6:00 PM.

Airport shuttle service is offered on request from 8 AM to 6 PM. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

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

  • No pets allowed

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 are 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 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Debit cards
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 2

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged 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)

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

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • 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.
  • 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 ratings system.

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*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.