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1 room, 2 adults

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
  • Nice pleasant facility...friendly, clean just what we needed. Very reasonably priced.…Jul 8, 2020
  • Good location. It is fresh and good spaces.Jun 18, 2020

Dolphin Motel, Paihia, New Zealand

from NZ$50
  • 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

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
  • Pompallier Mission - 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. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
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 may be required

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

Travelling with others


  • 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)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle from 8 AM to 6 PM *


  • No 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
  • 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
  • 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.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

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.

FAQs for Dolphin Motel, Paihia, New Zealand

  • Does Dolphin Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    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.
  • Is parking offered at Dolphin Motel?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Dolphin Motel.
  • Are pets allowed at Dolphin Motel?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Dolphin Motel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Dolphin Motel?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 8 AM to 6 PM on request. The charge is NZD 45 per room one-way.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 216 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great Motel - Very Central - Excellent Rooms
Great location 3 min walk into town, Room very nice, Very Clean - Beds extremely comfortable - Will definitely stay again next time im in Pahia
NEIL, nz3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Overnight stay. Extremely good price for a brand new unit. Very nice.
Karen M, nz1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
All good
Kushaal, nz3 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Good motel
Well situated motel. We were in new unit and was good standard motel.
Greg, nz6 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic modern motel
Great location and quite, very clean modern motel. Great in room amenities, and easy check in/check out. Very friendly staff. Definitely staying agin in future, unable to fault. 5* motel
Sheryl, nz1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great quality/price and great location
Fantastic quality price, great location and very helpful and friendly staff. I will stay again for sure. Reasonably new, quite clean and comfortable
nz1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
We received great service as soon as we arrived with the information on trips we need - thank you. It was very comfortable just except the light in the bathroom was quite dark.
Xiao Dong, nz2 night family trip
Good 6.0
Not to bad. Dated rooms, disappointed to see a note saying a $40 charge if dishes are left, I've never seen this before and have traveled all over the world, for the price we paid this service should be included. No curtains on the door where the main bed is.
Stephen, nz1 night family trip
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

Dolphin Motel, Paihia, New Zealand

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