Dolphin Motel

69 Williams Road Paihia0200New Zealand
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About Dolphin Motel

Sitting just a few hundred metres from the sea, Dolphin Motel is a cosy property offering studios, as well as one and two-bedroom apartments. The property has facilities for disabled guests.

Rooms at this motel range from standard accommodation to suites with spa tubs. All enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and kitchen facilities.

All guests are entitled to free on-site parking at this hotel. There is an outside terrace with seating and a BBQ that guests can use.

There are a number of popular eateries within walking distance of this property. Legends serves burgers about 100 metres away, and Paihia Bakery Esspresso sits just down the street from Dolphin Motel.

The beautiful Horotutu Scenic Reserve sits just a 12-minute walk from the hotel. The pier is six minutes' walk away, in the opposite direction.


69 Williams Road , Paihia, 0200, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 94028170 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Airport shuttle
  • Convenience store
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Room service
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 13:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Friendly management

Travellers appreciate the friendly and attentive service they receive at this hotel. They find the staff and the managers welcoming and eager to please. Many say they get great local recommendations from the manager of this motel.

Everything in walking distance

Guests find this motel's location very convenient. They have no trouble getting to a wide variety of the area's attractions, including both sea and forest areas. They also say there are plenty of good restaurants within a short walk of the motel.

Clean and comfortable accommodation

Visitors describe this motel as a very clean and well-equipped place. The rooms have everything one could need to enjoy their stay. There are facilities for disabled guests, and rooms can accommodate larger groups as well, which draws a variety of guests to the motel.

Negative Reviews

Limited Wi-Fi

Guests say the Wi-Fi at this property is not great. It often can be difficult to establish a reliable connection, and the speeds are limiting as well.

Fans aren't enough for the heat

Travellers say the rooms are equipped with fans, but the fans are rarely sufficient to combat the hot summer days. The rooms can reportedly stay quite hot throughout the night during the warmer months of the year.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 597 reviews across the web
8.6 /10
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    8.4 /10
8.6 out of 10 based on 597 reviews