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DW Motel

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Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We stayed at the DW Motel for 10 days. Our initial plan was to spend there only a couple of days, but we really enjoyed the place so we decided to stay longer. The Motel is well located in Koror, very close to the main road and 10-15 minutes walking from the main restaurants. If you book organised tours and...

1Thank Ali_the_Westie
dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive comment. So glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. As for the wall issue, we are planning to install a better noise reduction wall hopefully by the end of year (subject to occupancy). We will try all the best to make every single guest happy!

Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Spent a week here in two different rooms. Good location, walking distance to shops and restaurants. Great value for Palau which can be quite expensive. Wifi pretty good when purchased. Clean rooms and friendly staff and a lovely dog called Stranger. Free teas and coffee. Can use communal kitchen and there is a laundry, washers and dryers at a small...

1Thank jan497
dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive comment. Looking forward to your next visit to Palau!

Aspen, Colorado
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Budget motel with clean room and friendly staff. There is a kitchen with with pots and pans for stove cooking, microwave and toaster. They have complimentary coffee and tea with purified water. They also have pay washer and dryer for laundry. The only complaint is that the walls are very thin and I could hear people talking next door and...

1Thank SkiPro22
dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Regarding walls, we have a plan to install a better noise protection wall later this year (subject to availability). Hope this makes our guest stay more comfortable.

Reviewed 2 June 2016

Ideal property for Divers. Room was very clean and bed surprisingly comfortable, ample hot water, even though drought was only just over .Large outside area for drying dive gear, rinse tanks were not yet in use again after the drought period but I was able to rinse all my gear at the dive shop. I was happily surprised that they...

1Thank NorwichAdy
dwmotelpalau, マネージャー at DW Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We will keep trying our very best to make all of our guests happy!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 April 2016

My third time back at DW Motel, and if you are a diver, there is really no reason to think of anywhere else. As I've said in the past, it is not a resort, but it is super clean, towels are changed daily, staff are helpful and friendly, each room has its own air-conditioning and 'fridge and the price makes...

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

Thank you for styed at DW again we are very happy to meet you and you hada a great time at DW our housekeeper tyring to keep clean every day and make towel art every day change we cant wait to see you next year!

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 24 April 2016

DW Budget Motel is exactly what it's advertised to be! Basic decor, tiled floors and bathroom is utilitarian rather than deluxe - but everything works and it is very clean, towels changed every day, good AC and most importantly, one of the few hotels on the island offering nearly 24 hour hot water in the drought! My friends stayed at...

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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 good comment we are happy to hear that! our building is very old so our houskeeper try to keep cleasn every day and make some towel art everyday change! and very simple room no TV and no phone. located in little bit far frome downtown but only 15minute can walk and good...

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 9 April 2016

My flight coming in was late to begin with. I believe most flights into Palau are real late into the night. Shuttle service is offered for $35 RT. They were right on time for me even being late(2am). I did a WWII tour thru them with a Japanese tour because not many English tourist there. The tour guide was excellent....

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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 im sorry that if you felt that. our hotel is very simple only have A/C and fridge but we keep try to all guest haveing a comftable stay. no TV no phone and no elevetor but all information put on all web site and our HP and can see the phot of room...

Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Very clean, good hot water shower, good A/C, free drinking water, good location (close to Rock Island Cafe), very friendly and helpful staff, good beds, you can use their big washing machines for only $2 (and there's a space to line-dry your clothes, or you can use the dryer for another $2). My only complaints are that the pillows were...

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

Thank you for visited DW and good comments we are very happy to hear that! our hotel is very simple only beds desk refrigerator A/C and bath room but our housekeeper trying to keep clean every day and maiking towel art every day change the location not too far from downtown only 15minutes good for walking to looking for nearest...

Rio de Janeiro
Reviewed 5 February 2016

The price of this 2-3* hotel is ridiculous. It is a simple basic hostel, not a hotel. Simple rooms, no service, no pleasure. Big presence on internet to get bookings. No internet. I would not go back there again.

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

Thank you for stayed at DW hotel on the Febuary is peak season rate same as New year period because it is hight season in Palau our hotel is very simple one no TV in the room and no resturant but the all of thing s resturant and supermarket is not too far. we hava internte conection but not free...

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

It's expensive for what it is. Good points: Free water, tea and coffee. Lovely big towels and they provide lots. Hot shower, which is lovely after a day at sea! Shampoo and shower gel. Daily room cleaning. Washing area for clothes. Lovely receptionist. Free local calls. Good location. Kitchen area for cooking etc. Air con. Parking. Bad points: $20 pp...

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

Thank you fo ryour stayed at DW our hotel is very simple so normal season cheper hotel but depends on season Christms New year and Febuary is very busy in Palau so the room ate is getting high the buliding is very old we try to keep cleasn the wall problem we trying to something Thakn you for again to...

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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: $104 - $160 (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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“Upper floors have fewer ants.”
 of 5 bubbles emmafrisbee, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Request a third floor room, if staying 1 week +”
  • Towl art!
 of 5 bubbles JenkSTAR01, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“No elevator, so request a room on 1st (ground) or 2nd floor - 2nd floor would be my preference”
 of 5 bubbles StephG851, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“I stayed at Room 201, it's large and sunny. And you can enjoy the little balcony!”
 of 5 bubbles Ying1213, 21 Dec 2015 | Read review
“If you are divers, get a first floor room so you don't need to drag your dive gear up. There is a caged area for drying gear.”
 of 5 bubbles Steve5353, 8 Dec 2015 | Read review
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