Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.4|
"We had an amazing stay here for a couple of days in a double room with a king bed."
August 18, 2018
"Top notch service & nice room, would definitely come back here (:"
July 5, 2018
"Good hosts, very helpful, would recommend to family & friends."
July 27, 2018
"a small kitchen attached with pots and pans as well as cutle..."
August 18, 2018
Situated in Paihia, Dolphin Motel is the perfect place to experience Bay of Islands and its surroundings. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Dolphin Motel is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.
Guests can choose from 11 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Dolphin Motel is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Bay of Islands.
"Asked to stay a second night and the lovely lady at receptio..."
September 21, 2017
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-18 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 19 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Excellent accommodation choice”
Only a couple of minutes walk to the city centre, lovely sized rooms, and the owner is very friendly. We were pleasantly surprised with our room, it has an en-suite and kitchen facilities, electric blanket (which were very nice in Winter), and the bed/linen was very comfortable.
Mutton dressed as lamb ”
The pictures a not the final product. The room was damp. Smelly. Basic items in the kitchen missing and overall cheaply put together.
Great value for money ”
Nice spacious room. Separate bathroom and kitchen. Clean and cosy. Quiet away from main road. Very close to shops and the ferry terminal. Very friendly staff. A great place to stay. The only issue was the shower was either scaulding hot or freezing cold. Hard to get it nice and warm.
Everything was great. With kind staff. But BBQ facility isnt available to use.. it was not ready for use. Aside from that, good location, great value for money
We had an amazing stay here for a couple of days in a double room with a king bed. Very clean up to hotel standard with little toiletries provided. Also a small kitchen attached with pots and pans as well as cutlery and a small fridge available. Very friendly staff who let us keep our bags in reception when we didn't want to carry them with us for several hours. Only point of critique is the shower that turns cold after a while even if you don't make any adjustments. If you don't mind switching the shower off and on occasionally this is definitely the place to stay.
Definitely good value for money accommodation”
Good hosts, very helpful, would recommend to family & friends.
So comfy & spacious”
Such a nice place to stay! Me and my partner had the king spa suite for my birthday weekend & it was absolutely wonderful. Top notch service & nice room, would definitely come back here (:
I arrived late. A sign on the office door told me my room. Everything was prepared and in order. Although I stayed 2 nights I left very early next morning on a tour, When I returned room had been made up. I didn't actually meet Reception until I was leaving but the lady was very friendly and gave helpful suggestions. District is easy to get around on foot & ferries to Russell are frequent. Only real negative is very poor street lighting outside. Motel is about 400 metres from main road (& bus station). I was not worried by walking up an ill-lit street but it might make some people nervous (absolutely fine during daylight).
For us, this was the ideal motel. Staff extremely helpful and did their utmost to help us. The position of the motel was within walking distance of everything we were interested in and was very quiet. Thank you very much, and we will certainly be recommending this motel to our Aussie friends.
Really disappointed with our stay. went for our anniversary celebration. Booked for a 1 bedroom accommodation but was only given a king studio room. We were not advised of this when we check - in. We had to find out ourselves when we entered the room ! When we asked them they said there was some plumming issues with the 1 bedroom accommodation thus they had to change us to this. I understand these stuff can happen and they were fully booked but there was no apology or any communication or offer refund on the cost difference. It was also too expensive for us to change accommodation by that stage. Will not be booking here again.
the dolphin motel is ok for the price. the staff were very friendly and helpful letting us leave our car there while we went on a boat trip.
This is an excellent motel. Super clean, great little kitchen as well. It was better than I thought it would be. Would definitely come again when I am back in the Bay of Islands.
The room was perfect. Stopped in Paihia for a night on a roadie. Asked to stay a second night and the lovely lady at reception was more then accomodating. We had a wonderful stay.
No soap, No Shampoo, Staff are rude. It is a motel not a hotel. Avoid if you want to have a good time in Paihia.
Would have been a great stay if HK was not rude.”
Our booking confirmation receipt did not have the departure time of 10am so we were informed at 10:20am that we needed to check out. We politely stated there is no check out time but it was okay we were already packing up to leave. We leafy after 10-15 minutes.....the HK staff was making sarcastic remarks that they are upset.....just because my wife went to check if she left her jumper in the bathroom....we already had our bags out around 10:35am. I was a little extra late because the front desk lady kept arguing with me that I booked through Booking.com and not Agoda...refused to look at my phone when I was showing her it was through AGODA....who cares....I just went to settle my bill and we were leaving....why upset your guest. Oh and there was 1 bar of soap in the 2 bedroom apartment...1 bar....no shampoo...plenty of towels.....apartment was clean we just spent the night....no food was consumed or anything just towels and bed sheets used...why was the HK staff sarcastic???????
Good spot. Value for money.”
Motel was very spacious and staff were lovely and helpful. Read reviews before booking and one or two seemed to be written by extremely fussy people. 100% recommend as the dolphin is a good kiwi motel with good kitchen facilities if you don't want to dine out every meal. Short 2min walk to piahia centre and on site parking.
Nice and cosy”
Great location, comfortable room. ”
I had a great stay; very comfortable and clean room. The motel is in a quiet part of Paihia and just a short walk down to the shops and the pier for trips out on the Bay. The TV channels are a bit limited though.
Great hotel and good value”
We enjoyed our stay in a great family room with lots of room including a large kitchen and lounge. The staff were friendly and it was a short 10 minute walk to the wharf.
Short walk to groceries and different eateries, nice neighbourhood feel with St John Amb just opposite if you really want to know.
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!