Marlin Court Motel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMarlin Court Motel Paihia
Very nice place, not right at beachfront but that also means that you don't hear much of the nightlife.
Very well equipped rooms (kitchen with cutlery, pots, etc.). Spacious bathroom, balcony. Free Wi-Fi.
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... answer was yes so we all had our fingers crossed that it would be the same for us.
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