Skip to main content
Beginning of main content
3.8 out of 5

"Everything was a bit dated but the staff were friendly and the food was great " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 02 May 2021

Enter dates to see availability

Hotel Description

At Salty Dog Inn, you'll be 9.1 km (5.6 mi) from Matakana Village and 10.4 km (6.5 mi) from Warkworth Golf Club. Highlights at this inn include 2 bars/lounges, and in-room kitchenettes and balconies.

All 14 soundproofed rooms feature TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy fans, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards. Kitchenettes come equipped with refrigerators and microwaves, and room service is also available.

The restaurant, Salty Dog Inn Restaurant, is open for dinner. Guinness Sports Bar is the inn's own sports bar, serving drinks along with light fare. 1615 square feet (150 square meters) of event facilities include conference space, and other business amenities include a business center. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a snack bar/deli, and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Places within a 30-minute drive of this 3.5-star Snells Beach inn include SheepWorld and Omaha Beach.

Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$128* Per night/room 6 Oct. - 7 Oct.

Deluxe Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Two Bedroom Spa Bath Suite

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Two Bedroom Spa Bath Suite

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Twin Room (Studio)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Salty Dog Inn ratings based on 65 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Salty Dog Inn

Everyone (37) Couples (18) Family (9)
5 out of 5
Everything was a bit dated but the staff were friendly and the food was great

Posted by on 2 May 2021

Was this review helpful to you?
4 out of 5

Posted by on 12 Mar. 2021

Was this review helpful to you?
1 out of 5
The location is good, but the whole place is rundown, neglected and dirty.Torn plastic mats on tables, shower drain blocked which causes the water to run out of the bathroom over the carpet outside, filthy windows and grabby furniture. Most disappointing.

Posted by , from Auckland on 13 Jan. 2021

Was this review helpful to you?
4 out of 5
it was comfortale clean and having on site restaurant very convenent

Posted by , from auckland on 9 Jan. 2021

Was this review helpful to you?
2 out of 5
It was very tired. Needs a good spruce up. The photos on the website were either old photos or had been photo shopped!

Posted by on 6 Oct. 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
4 out of 5
Nice area to be in near to the shops and the beach

Posted by on 20 Sep. 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
4 out of 5

Posted by on 14 Jul. 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

19 Jul. 2019 by annie

Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate your time.

3 out of 5
The property is very run down - spa bath didn't work properly, lights not working etc. They advertise quality toiletries - a dispenser on the wall with a generic product for everything is not my idea of quality and the public toilet roll dispenser is just cheap and tacky. The continental breakfast was bread (often not even toast bread), butter, jam and a glass of juice covered in glad wrap delivered to your room each night for you to have in your room. Towards the end of our stay our room was not serviced and when I phoned reception to inform them she (I presume the owner) said the housekeeper hadn't turned up that morning - so rather than roll up her sleeves and do it herself she did nothing!! Then asked if we wanted new towels. These were left on the couch in the room and the dirty ones not collected. When I complained about the lack of service the manager dropped a bottle of wine off to apologise. This is not a cheap place to stay and to be honest if I were to require accommodation at Snells Beach in the future I would change my dates rather than stay here. They need to improve their game or admit it is a budget property and reduce their prices considerably.

Posted by on 30 Jun. 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
5 out of 5
We arrived quite late in the evening, but it was no problem. Accommodation excellent with every possible amenity provided. Continental breakfast also great.

Posted by on 24 Jun. 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

1 Jul. 2019 by annie

Thank you for feedback. We really appreciate.

2 out of 5
We enjoyed the setting of Salty Dog Inn & the story behind it's name is quite delightful however the whole place is VERY tired & scruffy. Overgrown gardens & lawns & edges pf lawns needed doing to tidy up the paths approaching the units. There were cracks in shower walls & the bathroom mirror needed replacing. Overall presentation was pretty poor which is so sad as this place could be something very special indeed. The continental breakfast on offer was very basic & missing fruit & the breakfast area could have done with some background music playing to give it some ambiance. Price per night was reasonable however we would not return in it's current state.

Posted by on 28 May 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

5 Jun. 2019 by Annie

Thank you for your feedback. We will look into these areas. Please note we have mentioned about our basic breakfast on the page which contains 4 different types of cereals, toast, juice, milk,tea, coffee and spreads. Breakfast is complementary.

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a snack bar/deli. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. There's an onsite business center. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this inn measures 1615 square feet (150 square meters) and includes conference space. A terrace, multilingual staff, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Salty Dog Inn. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Snells Beach inn.

  • 14 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 1615 sq ft of conference space
  • 150 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1994
  • Dining venue
  • Deli
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Salty Dog Inn offers 14 accommodations with hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Premium satellite television is provided. Accommodations at this 3.5-star inn have kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. Additionally, rooms include complimentary toiletries and fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Private balcony or patio
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Electric kettle
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Salty Dog Inn Restaurant - This restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Guinness Sports Bar - This sports bar serves light fare only. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, go to If you are arriving after 5pm, please check in at the onsite Bar If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, guests will need to go to If you are arriving after 5pm, please check in at the onsite Bar
Guests arriving after 9:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: NZD 30 per pet, per night

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and sofa beds. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, debit cards, and cash. Parties and events are allowed on site. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Debit cards
  • Events/parties allowed
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: NZD 30 per pet, per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2.5 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Salty Dog Inn Snells Beach
  • Salty Dog Inn
  • Salty Dog Snells Beach
  • Salty Dog Inn Inn
  • Salty Dog Inn Snells Beach
  • Salty Dog Inn Inn Snells Beach

National Rating

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

url importing http://www.wotif.com/Auckland-Hotels-Salty-Dog-Inn.h9679583-p2.Hotel-Reviews?rm1=a2&
There was an error importing /Auckland-Hotels-Salty-Dog-Inn.h9679583-p2.Hotel-Reviews?rm1=a2&, error: javax.servlet.jsp.JspTagException: 301 http://www.wotif.com/Auckland-Hotels-Salty-Dog-Inn.h9679583-p2.Hotel-Reviews?rm1=a2&

Frequently asked questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.