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Dolphin Motel
4 stars

Dolphin Motel

69 Williams Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9402 8170

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based on 1,188 reviews

Dolphin Motel
Fri 31/5
Sat 1/6
Room type
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Queen room
Standard Room
Superior room

About Dolphin Motel

  • Motel Room
    You’ll have direct access to the parking lot
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free
Dolphin Motel is centrally located just 100 metres from Paihia wharf. All rooms feature a stovetop, fridge and satellite TV. Guests enjoy up to 2GB of free WiFi. Dolphin Motel provides apartment-style accommodation of studios, 1 and 2-bedroom units and family units. Some include a fully equipped kitchen and ceiling fans. All are non-smoking. Laundry facilities and free car parking are available for guests. The tour desk can book local activities, such as dolphin-watching cruises and arrange itineraries and reservations throughout the country. Dolphin Motel is situated 100 metres from the beach and the shops and cafes of Paihia town centre. Paihia Ex-Servicemen's Club is a 1-minute walk from the motel.

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Latest deals for Dolphin Motel

Fri 31/5
Sat 1/6
King room
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Superior room
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1 king bed
2 queen beds
Queen room
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1 queen bed
Standard Room
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1 queen bed

*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at Dolphin Motel

  • Snorkelling
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking
  • Business centre
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Dustbins


  • Wine glasses
  • Electric kettle
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenware
  • Stovetop
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Disabled access
  • Roll-in shower
  • Shower chair
  • Adapted bath
  • No smoking
  • Lowered sink
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Designated smoking area

Things to do

  • Hiking
  • Beach access
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Scuba diving
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Horse riding
  • Windsurfing


  • Quiet street view
  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Garden view
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Sofa
  • Carpeted
  • Tile/marble floor
  • City view
  • Storage available

Services and conveniences

  • Business centre
  • Car hire
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Key access
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk


  • Raised toilet
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom
  • Walk-in shower


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free parking
  • Private parking
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)


  • Electric blankets
  • Socket near the bed
  • Cleaning products
  • Wardrobe or closet

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV


  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service


  • Fax/photocopying


  • Dining table

Reviews of Dolphin Motel

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69 Williams Road, Paihia 0200

What's nearby

  • Paihia Wharf383 m
  • Paihia Beach0.5 km
  • Action World Paihia0.8 km
  • Waitangi Golf Club3 km
  • Haruru Falls3.5 km
  • Flagstaff Hill4.2 km
  • Ngaiotonga Scenic Reserve15.5 km



Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 10:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about Dolphin Motel

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Cheapest month to stay with an average 27% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 17% rise in price.
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When to book a room at Dolphin Motel

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Top tips for your stay at Dolphin Motel

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Dolphin Motel, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in September and May.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Dolphin Motel, plan to stay on a Wednesday or Tuesday. The most expensive day is usually Friday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Dolphin Motel was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $118, while the most expensive was $118.
  • How long should you stay at Dolphin Motel? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 1 day.

FAQs when booking at Dolphin Motel

  • Where is Dolphin Motel located?

    Dolphin Motel is located at 69 Williams Road, 0.4 km from the centre of Paihia. Paihia Wharf is the closest landmark to Dolphin Motel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Dolphin Motel?

    Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at Dolphin Motel.

  • Does Dolphin Motel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Dolphin Motel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does Dolphin Motel offer free parking?

    Yes, Dolphin Motel offers free parking.

  • How far is Dolphin Motel from the airport?

    Dolphin Motel is 16.3 km from Kerikeri. Dolphin Motel is 59.7 km from Whangarei.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Dolphin Motel hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Dolphin Motel in Paihia and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Dolphin Motel and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Dolphin Motel.

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Good to know

Value for money


Distance to city centre

0.4 km

Nearest airport


Distance to airport

16.2 km