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Dolphin Motel

Upscale motel within easy reach of Waitangi Treaty Grounds

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NZ$85

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8.8.Fabulous.
  • Very clean great room

    Jun 17, 2021

  • We stayed for 3 nights at the Dolphin Motel. Check in was amazing, the lady was very…

    Apr 1, 2021

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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
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Easy parking
Quiet
Safe
  • 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

  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds - 35 min walk
  • Paihia Wharf - 5 min walk
  • Paihia Beach - 7 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

Enter dates for 2 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
  • Superior Studio, 2 Queen Beds
  • Superior Studio, 1 King Bed
  • Superior Apartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • Superior Studio, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Location

  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds - 35 min walk
  • Paihia Wharf - 5 min walk
  • Paihia Beach - 7 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds - 35 min walk
  • Paihia Wharf - 5 min walk
  • Paihia Beach - 7 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)

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

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 6:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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 21

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

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

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

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

Small print

Also known as

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

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)

Policies

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.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

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.

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.

FAQs

  • Yes, Dolphin Motel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • 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.
  • 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.
8.8.Fabulous.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Where was the iron?

    It was really great quality. I needed an iron and ironing board and there wasn't one. I arrived late and left early so didn't really have staff interaction

    TIM, 1 night business trip, Mar 26, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Disappointed

    We arrived no one was there to welcome, only message on the reception door,reception was closed .we booked as a picture nice new building but we got old building not shown on the picture.

    Gilbert, 1 night trip, Mar 12, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Thank you

    Dolphin motel is a clean, comfy, cosy motel with everything you need. Shops are walking distance. Friendly staff and great facilities for value of money. My family loved it.

    Lilian, 1 night family trip, Feb 5, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Underwhelmed

    Location is fine - close to town. Booked a two bedroom unit. Carpet was threadbare in places, dishwasher didn’t work, fridge door would hardly close with the amount of ice in the ice box. I think we had one of the oldest units - there did appear to be a few renovated ones. Beds were fine and the RV had a selection of sky channels. But overall disappointing

    3 night family trip, Jan 21, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Dont do it unless necessary. Disappointing

    Sharee, 1 night family trip, Jan 14, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Close to town center just a short walk. Clean and plenty of room. Approachable staff. Very happy witb our stay.

    Greg, 1 night trip, Dec 7, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great value

    Simple, clean and comfortable stay for 1 night. Great value for the price. Would stay again

    Jos, 1 night trip, Nov 21, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Staff were very helpful and friendly room was clean and comfortable , would definitely recommend this place.

    Clive, 1 night trip, Oct 23, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful Dolphin!

    The Dolphin was an awesome surprise because we did not expect such quality for the cost. Thankyou so much.

    Judith, 1 night trip, Oct 5, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A very tidy motel unit, modern, comfortable and clean. Right in the heart of Paihia!

    Kim, 1 night trip, Sep 27, 2020

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