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Dolphin Motel

4.0 star property
Upscale motel within easy reach of Paihia Beach

8.6/10 Fabulous

474 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Microwave
  • Laundry facilities
The price is P3,557
Price available on 03/06/2022
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69 Williams Road, Paihia, 0200
Main amenities
  • 33 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • Near the beach
  • Airport shuttle
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Paihia Beach - 7 min walk
  • Paihia Wharf - 2 min drive
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds - 5 min drive
  • Haruru Falls - 6 min drive

Getting around

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

About this property

Dolphin Motel

Dolphin Motel offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for NZD 45 per room one-way. You'll have free perks like WiFi and self parking. There's also a garden, and rooms at this upscale motel offer LCD TVs and microwaves. The helpful staff and location get good marks from fellow travelers.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available through room service
At check-in, guests must provide either a negative COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
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
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 33 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.
  • At check-in, guests must provide either a negative COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

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
  • 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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 23

Children

  • Up to 2 children (3 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle from 8 AM to 6 PM*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Services

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

Facilities

  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Garden
  • Picnic area

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet

Languages spoken

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils

More

  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 45 per room (one-way)

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 2 and 12 costs NZD 25 (one-way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.

Contactless check-in is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

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 the 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.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).

Policies

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

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 credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Dolphin Motel Paihia
Dolphin Paihia
Dolphin Motel Motel
Dolphin Motel Paihia
Dolphin Motel Motel Paihia

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

8.6

Fabulous

8.8/10

Cleanliness

8.7/10

Staff & service

8.7/10

Amenities

8.3/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.0/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

New studio rooms great
Lovely new studio block, comfy clean and pleasant to stay at..
Sharleen, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

2/10 Poor

Our unit was very run down. Would never stay again
This is the worst unit we have ever stayed in! Receptionist was friendly enough but our unit was so run down. So not worth the $215 when we had paid a little more days before to stay at Sky City in Auckland. Room wasn't that clean ants running around in bathroom and kitchen, spider webs and black mould. Only had a small 2 seater couch for a room that could sleep 4 and 3 dining chairs. Couch had been repaired. Feature wallpaper in master bedroom wasn't even centered. Unsure how this motel gets a 4 star rating. Maybe the newer rooms bring the grade up. Only thing going for it was location. Would never stay again.
Janet, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

M D, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Need new mattress & pillows
Everything was ok except the bloody Bed & Pillows, the bed was rock hard, very uncomfortable, and the Pillows where huge and also rock hard. The check in and everything was quite pleasant, also close to town so easy walk for cafes & restaurants
Garry, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Disappointing considering the cost
We got put in a room above reception. It wasnt well cleaned and linen was stained. There was also a large coffee stain down one wall in the dining room.
David, 2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Average
Stay 3 nights but our room was never cleaned once towel were replaced, building is new so facilities are good, bed never made and no toilet paper had to buy our own.
sunil, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Shane, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kelsey, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

We have stayed before in the new part and it was good except for some mould in the shower. This time we were in the old part of the motel. There was mould on the chairs and in the shower. The bathroom bench was expanded from being wet and the room smelled musty. We won't be returning there. The price was good, but cheap doesn't need to be bad.
Donald, 1-night romance trip
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2/10 Poor

Phoenix, 2-night trip
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