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5.0 out of 5

" Clean, modern, warm welcome and great location - highly recommend " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 13 Feb 2020

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Blue Dolphin Block Superior Studio, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£58* Per night/room 20 Aug - 21 Aug

Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Blue Dolphin Block Superior Studio, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Blue Dolphin Block Superior Studio, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Comfort Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Ground Floor

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the overall value at Dolphin Motel. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Paihia Wharf. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking, plus a round-trip airport shuttle (surcharge).

  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Services include tour or ticket assistance and luggage storage
  • Guests speak favourably about the location and the proximity to shopping
  • Within a 10-minute walk of Paihia Wharf and Bay of Islands
  • Airport shuttle service available for a fee

Dolphin Motel ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

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Guest reviews for Dolphin Motel

Family (2)
5 out of 5
Clean, modern, warm welcome and great location - highly recommend

Posted by on 13 Feb 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Feb 2020 by mo

Thanks for taking the time to give a review Glad you enjoyed your stay in Paihia

Property Features

Dolphin Motel offers its guests tour or ticket assistance, a BBQ, and a garden. WiFi is free in public spaces. An airport shuttle (available on request) is available for a fee. Dolphin Motel also features a picnic area and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Paihia motel is smoke free.

  • 33 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Dolphin Motel offers 33 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. 32-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered once per stay and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout curtains
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Wheelchair accessible

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 6:00 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. 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 over, 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 over; guests must have received complete vaccination at least 15 days prior to check-in.

Dolphin Motel offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel. The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 6:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 48 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 5:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 3 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Dolphin Motel

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 23 years old.

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

On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 23 years old. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, debit cards and cash. On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in all accommodation. 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; guest room 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 sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

  • Property follows sanitisation practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Staffed front desk
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • Smoke detector
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Guests must provide health documentation
  • Guests must provide a negative COVID-19 test result
  • Guests must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Negative COVID-19 test result must have been issued within a specific period before check-in: 72 hours
  • Minimum age for negative COVID-19 test result requirement: 18
  • Minimum age for proof of COVID-19 vaccination requirement: 15
  • COVID-19 vaccine must have been received a minimum number of days before check-in: 15
  • Property does not offer on-site COVID-19 testing
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 2
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 45 per room (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: NZD 25 (one-way), (from 2 to 12 years old)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • Up to 2 children aged 3 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
  • Alcohol isn't served at Dolphin Motel.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

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