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Dolphin Motel

Dolphin Motel

Total fromA$70
Check in 3:00 PM
Check out 10:00 AM
4.0/5 Trip Advisor Rating
Reviews (405)
With a stay at Dolphin Motel in Paihia, you'll be near the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Paihia Beach. This 4-star motel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Paihia Wharf and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Waitangi Golf Club.

Make yourself at home in one of the 26 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Your Select Comfort bed comes with Egyptian cotton sheets. 32-inch LCD televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Detached private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Property Details

Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and tour/ticket assistance. Additional features at this motel include a picnic area and barbecue grills.

  • Total number of rooms - 26
  • Number of floors - 2
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free WiFi
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Free self parking
  • Luggage storage
  • Free long-term parking

Other details

Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily from 7:30 AM to 9 AM for a fee.

Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.
Paihia Wharf - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Paihia Beach - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Tapeka Point - 2.8 km / 1.7 mi
Waitangi Treaty Grounds - 2.9 km / 1.8 mi
Waitangi Golf Club - 4 km / 2.5 mi
Russell Museum - 4.1 km / 2.6 mi
Russell Christ Church - 4.2 km / 2.6 mi
Russell Beach - 4.3 km / 2.7 mi
Waitangi Mountain Bike Park - 5.2 km / 3.2 mi
Haruru Falls - 5.4 km / 3.3 mi
Bay of Islands Marina - 6.8 km / 4.2 mi
Long Beach - 16.6 km / 10.3 mi
Flagstaff Hill - 17.1 km / 10.6 mi
Bay Of Islands Vintage Railway - 17.2 km / 10.7 mi
Hundertwasser Public Toilets - 17.2 km / 10.7 mi
The preferred airport for Dolphin Motel is Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) - 23 km / 14.3 mi

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

  • This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • 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.
  • Alcohol is not served at this property.

Hotel policies

  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Cash
  • Debit cards
Check in and out times
  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21
  • Check-in time ends at 6:00 PM
  • Pets not allowed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • No alcohol served onsite

Other charges

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 13.00 and NZD 18.00 for adults, NZD 13.00 and NZD 18.00 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 45 per room (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: NZD 25 (one-way), (from 2 to 12 years old)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


69 Williams Road, Paihia, 0200, New Zealand