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Dolphin Motel, Paihia, New Zealand

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69 Williams Road, Paihia, 0200, New Zealand

Upscale motel within easy reach of Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Great location
Best value for money
Fantastic service
Good internet service

Dolphin Motel, Paihia, New Zealand

from NZ$126
  • Studio (King)
  • Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom
  • Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom
  • Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • Studio (Spa bath)
  • Studio (Queen)
  • Comfort Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Accessible
  • Comfort Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Ground Floor
  • Superior Studio, 2 Queen Beds
  • Superior Studio, 1 King Bed
  • Superior Apartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • Superior Studio, 1 King Bed, Accessible

What’s around Dolphin Motel, Paihia, New Zealand


  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds - 35 min walk
  • Paihia Wharf - 5 min walk
  • Paihia Beach - 7 min walk
  • Tapeka Point - 34 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
  • Russell Beach - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km

Getting around

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

At a glance

Key facts


  • 26 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle from 8 AM to 6 PM *


  • Free extended parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Washer/dryer
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom (not in room)
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping

Dolphin Motel, Paihia, New Zealand’s small print

Also known as

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


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 does not have elevators.

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.

Optional extras

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

Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 2 and 12 costs NZD 25 (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 195 reviews

Very good 8.0
Good Motel, nothing special
Good Motel but a bit dated. Was certainly not the cleanest but otherwise enough for a night. We appreciated the great location nearby all shops and restaurants. The Motel only offered a handsoap bar and two make up remover packets (?) but no shampoo or body wash which could be improved. There is a small coffee/tea station and a kitchenette if needed. Overall a good stay.
nz1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Modern and clean
Great location and very clean.
Mohan, nz4 night romance trip
Poor 2.0
Slept in the car park as there was no one there to issue keys to a room.
Wendy, nz1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay. The room with spa bath. Just what we were looking for at a great price. Close to paihia town, and restaurants.
Lilian, nz1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Dolphin Motel
Great location, easy walk to town.
Sue, nz3 night family trip

Dolphin Motel, Paihia, New Zealand

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