Ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Janice from Guildford
Comfortable, with good facilitiesPosted Mar 3, 2014
Pros: The facilities and the friendliness
Although the motel looks rather unprepossessing, it is clean, well maintained and the rooms were comfortable and well looked after. The facilities provided (including the dishwasher and hob for cooking) were excellent and the motel is within easy walking distance of good restaurants, ferries to the islands and shops. The manager Paul is extremely friendly and helpful.
for Familiesby A from Sydney
Very satisfied with our stayPosted Nov 15, 2013
Pros: Clean reasonably priced
Cons: Really need 2 toilets in the family unit, however we were told council regulations only allow one toilet in each room although it is a family unit.
Location: Close to shops & attractions
We were upgraded to a lager family unit with 2 separate bedrooms. The unit was clean throughout with a large bathroom with spa,, well equipped kitchen , large dinning & lounge room. The beds were comfortable. The manager was friendly & helpful. The washing machines & dryers actually worked & was fairly cheap to use. Washing powder was provided free
Posted Oct 6, 2013 on Hotels.com
Recommendedby A verified traveler
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for Everyoneby Nelson Au from Auckland, New Zealand
GoodPosted Feb 16, 2013
Pros: The hotel location is excellent, the room is clean and comfortable
The location of the motel is excellent, very close to all facilities. Room is clean and the staff is very friendly and helpful.
Posted Feb 5, 2013 on Hotels.com
by A verified traveler
the bathroom and the lighting could be improvedPosted Jan 29, 2013
Thank you Paul for your hospitality and very helpful. The upkeep and condition of the lights and bathroom could be improved significantly to call it 4 star.
by Jan from Auckland New Zealand
Dolphin Motel ReviewPosted Oct 2, 2012
We were disappointed to find that the 2 bedroom apartment with ensuite turned out to be a two bed roomed unit in a motel complex. There was not an ensuite (a bathroom off a bedroom is what I thought an ensuite was) just a bathroom off the lounge. So the expectation of having two bathrooms for two couples was definitely not there. There was also no oven as we also expected although there was a microwave but no dishes to use in it to cook say scrambled eggs for example. The frypan for use on the elements of which there was two has seen better days and in my opinion should be replaced. There was no view either although the website led you to believe there was. The complex was in an excellent location though and walking distance to the town of Paihia. The price was reasonable.
for Everyoneby Bruce from Melbourne
Excellent value for moneyPosted Sep 7, 2012
Pros: Helpful and friendly owner. The motel is also well sited close to the water.
Cons: The only fault was with the shower which was difficult to adjust.
Location: Excellent location close to the water and all amenities.
A comfortable and well sited motel with a friendly atmosphere. The owner was exceptionally friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay.