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Dolphin Motel

Upscale motel within easy reach of Paihia Beach

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
€41

Restrictions related to your trip

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

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69 Williams Road, Paihia, 0200, New Zealand
9.0.Superb.
  • Clean and tidy, very quiet

    Aug 9, 2021

  • Excellent stay as usual.

    Jul 23, 2021

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Official standards

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

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Easy parking
Quiet
Dining options
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 33 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Airport shuttle
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry

For families

  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden

What’s around

  • Paihia Beach - 7 min walk
  • Paihia Wharf - 5 min walk
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds - 35 min walk
  • Waitangi Golf Club - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Russell Museum - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km
  • Russell Christ Church - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Studio (King)
  • Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom
  • Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom
  • Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • Studio Suite, Multiple Beds
  • Studio (Queen)
  • Comfort Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Accessible
  • Comfort Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Ground Floor
  • Blue Dolphin Block Superior Studio, 2 Queen Beds
  • Blue Dolphin Block Superior Studio, 1 King Bed
  • Blue Dolphin Block Superior Apartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • Blue Dolphin Block Superior Studio, 1 King Bed, Accessible

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Paihia Beach - 7 min walk
  • Paihia Wharf - 5 min walk
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds - 35 min walk
  • Waitangi Golf Club - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Russell Museum - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km
  • Russell Christ Church - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Pompallier Mission - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Russell Beach - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Tapeka Point - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Waitangi Mountain Bike Park - 3.2 mi / 5.2 km
  • Haruru Falls - 3.3 mi / 5.4 km

Getting around

  • Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) - 19 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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69 Williams Road, Paihia, 0200, New Zealand

At a glance

Size

  • 33 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
  • 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

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.

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
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle from 8 AM to 6 PM*

Parking

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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

Services

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

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Garden
  • Picnic area

Accessibility

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

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • English

In the room

Home comforts

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

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

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

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Microwave
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

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

Children & extra bedsPay at property

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.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

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

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FAQs

  • Yes, Dolphin Motel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Orange Frog (4-min walk), King Wah Restaurant (4-min walk), and Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack (4-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 8 AM to 6 PM on request. The charge is NZD 45 per room one-way.
  • Dolphin Motel has a picnic area and a garden.
9.0.Superb.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Me and my friend stayed just one night as we were attending a party. I emailed the hotel the day before to request two single beds instead of a king. I received an answer shortly after and we ended up in a room with one king and two single beds in seperare rooms which was cool. The place needs a bit of an update but it was tidy and comfortable while super close to the hub of Paihia. We would stay again

    Michaela, 1 night trip with friends, Jul 20, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Its close to town. Cheap and cheerful. My go to.

    1 night trip with friends, Jul 16, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very clean and modern close to everything with very understanding staff

    1 night romance trip, Jul 10, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Margaret exceeded our expectations in accomodating us which made our stay sensational

    14 night romance trip, Jul 3, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    beautiful place. very clean. private and lovely stay

    1 night family trip, Jun 22, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very clean great room

    Jesse, 1 night trip, Jun 17, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Stay of two halves. Arrive to check in and person at reception couldn't speak English. Finally found our name was on the reception door and key was in the unit. Unit was tired and badly in need of refurbishing. Manager was there next morning and offered another unit in the new block. Unit was pretty new and clean and tidy and what one would expect for a 4star property.

    3 night romance trip, Jun 11, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    If you are in one of the older rooms, forget about having a shower. As a plumber, I can confidently advise the motel owner that unequal pressure shower mixers are for exactly that. Your mains pressure Rinnai units aren’t compatible. $39 for a new mixer would take care of it. A cheap little sign pretending the mixer is “finely tuned” is just rubbish. A real shame that the otherwise pleasant rooms are useless if the shower is hot,icy cold.Hot, hot , icy cold.... you get the picture.

    2 night family trip, May 28, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Location, price, clean

    2 night family trip, May 27, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Stayed in a 1br appartment. The Room was in terrible condition and nothing like the photo's. No power points available. Inadequate heating for the 2 rooms. Dishwasher stuck shut and told to wash and put away our own dishers or would be charged $40. Shower suddenly went freezing several times while using. Toaster broken. Lights flickering. No couch in lounge as per pictures.Reception unattended for the entire durition of our stay so we couldnt even ask to move to another room. Very poor service. Why this place has 4 stars i have no idea! False advertising. One of the worst places i have ever stayed!

    Anna, 1 night family trip, May 25, 2021

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