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DW Motel

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#7 of 29 Hotels in Koror
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfriendly staff, tiny, basic rooms which cost $140 per night... no TV, no breakfast, no nothing except a surly owner. I contacted the hotel to request airport transfer. They advised they didn't operate such a service (even though they have a hotel bus). I had problems to get a taxi downtown so the kind lady from the airport information desk...

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dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your stayed at DW the price on Feb is high season rate (top season in Palau) and we don't have restaurant so couldn't provide breakfast but put on all website is no meal information. we have public kitchen and can use all guest make breakfast by own for airport transfer normally arrange to transfer company the fee...

Riverside, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is no elevator in this motel. If you are in the third floor, you have to carry your heavy luggage up 3 flights of steep staircases on your own. Even when a room became available in the ground floor, the lady at the front desk was not willing to accommodate our request to move us. She gave a 'cock...

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dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel, responded to this review

thank you for your stayed at DW we don't have elevator but always our staff help to bring your luggage to your room and about switch the room of curse if we have available can do it but I already told you no available because in the morning the guest check out but same date another guest check in and...

London UK
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This motel is generally one of the cheaper options for staying in Koror but nothing is cheap here and so your $70 room is basic but functional. No frills but clean and beds are comfortable. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the downstairs lounge with free water, tea and coffee is a nice touch. I found the room...

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dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your stayed at DW and very sorry about the water outage these days sometimes like that water outage but we have water tank so we switch that our hotel is very simple and offer to cheaper but our housekeeper try to keep clean ever where. if you chance to come to Palau we are very happy to...

Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We loved our stay at the DW. It was a clean, quiet, comfortable and conveniently located hotel - just perfect for those who will spend their days diving, snorkeling, kayaking or otherwise visiting the Koror area. The air conditioning worked very well. The bed was extremely comfortable, the pillows - flat, but certainly not uncomfortable. The in room refrigerator was...

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dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your stayed at DW and comments we are very happy to hear that you enjoy Palau and DW our hotel is not resort hotel not relaxing daytime because no beach no pool no good view but we try to keep clean and think to the guest comfortable if you have chance to come to Palau we are...

St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Cockroaches in the kitchen. Ants everywhere. On the ground floor, you will at some point have them on you in bed. Towels often stained. Bed linen often stained and with holes in. Does NOT offer bike hire, despite what their listing on various websites still says. Pillows have hundreds of strips of palm leaf that have been rolled into tiny...

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dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel, responded to this review

thank you for stayed at DW and give us the comments and very sorry about that things about ants we trying to keep clean and we spray when we find it but not enough so we have to think about another way. also same as cockroaches the our sheets and towel washing hear we have to check more carefully the...

Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This hotel is located in walking distance from city center. Hotel has place to park the car and also kitchen and laundry. Unfortunatelly everything is very wet. But housekeeping doing their best and they make everyday cute animals from towels! Just be ready there is extra charge of 12$ per night per room.

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dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for stayed at DW we are sorry about the wet its means humid? our houskeeper every day keep clean if you some request let us know the $12 or 12% city tax is government tax its can not include room fee thank you for your understand if you have some chance to come to Palau we are happy...

Trieste, Italy
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Palau doesn't offer a wide range of accomodation, less than ever for budget travellers, but DW Motel is a perfect choice if you don't want to spend too much and at the same time have a clean and nice room with some useful commodities. The pickup at the airport had no problems: the driver waited me despite being the last...

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dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for stayed DW and very very thank you for your great comments we are very happy tho hear that!! our housekeeper trying to clean every day and every staff happy to assist to guests we will do the best every thing we are happy to see you again some day Thank you again

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Considering the exorbitant Palau's prices, this motel provided us with more than we could have asked for. It's ideally located in between supermarkets and the sea activities departure points, the Rock Caffè is also just a few metres away!

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dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your stayed DW! we are happy to hear that you like to stay us our location little bit far from downtown(only 15minute) but very quiet the Rock Island cafe is most near restaurant and good good value good for break fast if you have any chance to come to Palau we are happy to meed you again...

Zagreb
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Excellent location just few steps away from the main street in Koror, but still very quiet. Room was spotlessly clean, airconditioned and the bed very comfortable. There is a communal kitchen that you can use to make your own meals. The Japanese owner was very nice and helpful. She was there for all needs and tried to sort out immediately...

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dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your stayed at DW and great comment we are very happy that hear that we always trying to do anything we can for our guests but sometime very hard if you have chance to come Palau we are happy to meet you again! thank you so much again!!!

Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I booked the DW Motel looking for a relatively affordable option as a solo traveler and was extremely pleased and impressed by the hospitality and quality of the staff and the motel. Tropical accommodations begin to look rough quickly due to the humid climate, but the premises and the room were all very well-kept and clean. The family who run...

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dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel, responded to this review

thank you for stayed at DW and great comment we are very happy to hear that our hotel is very simple and old but we are trying to keep clean and thinking to gust comfortable. the location is good to downtown not far but inside so very quiet in night time if you have chance to come to Palau we...

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
DW MOTEL is a budget type motel which has been loved by many divers from all over the world since 1989 because of its friendly and at home atmosphere.It is located just 10 min walk to the heart of Koror town but surrounded by a quiet and safe environment. There are a total of 20 rooms equipped with an air conditioning, mini bar fridge, a room safe and a shower room.Major renovation has been undertaken in 2013 and re-opened on 08 August 2013.In order to preserve the precious environment of Palau, DW Motel has proudly introduced the followings – a recycle bin for a plastic bottle and can / inverter AC / LED lights / eco friendly card and a rain water tank. ... more   less 

Additional Information about DW Motel

Address: Main St, Koror, Koror Island 96940-0738, Palau
Region: Palau > Koror Island > Koror
Price Range: $107 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — DW Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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DW Motel Palau, South Pacific - Koror
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“3rd floor was very quiet.”
TLK104, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Upper floors have fewer ants.”
emmafrisbee, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Request a third floor room, if staying 1 week +”
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JenkSTAR01, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“No elevator, so request a room on 1st (ground) or 2nd floor - 2nd floor would be my preference”
StephG851, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“I stayed at Room 201, it's large and sunny. And you can enjoy the little balcony!”
Ying1213, 21 Dec 2015 | Read review
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