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3.8 out of 5

"Nice area to be in near to the shops and the beach " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 20 Sep 2019

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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 free WiFi.

All 14 rooms feature TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy balconies or patios, fans, and hair dryers. Kitchenettes come equipped with refrigerators and microwaves, and room service is also available. Additionally, irons/ironing boards and free toiletries are 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. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Each morning continental breakfast is served between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM. 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.

Two Bedroom Spa Bath Suite

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Twin Room (Studio)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Executive Two Bedroom Spa Bath Suite

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Salty Dog Inn ratings based on 62 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 (35) Couples (18) Family (8)
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

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4 out of 5
Nice area to be in near to the shops and the beach

Posted by on 20 Sep. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 14 Jul. 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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.

4 out of 5
The staff are amazing however the property could do with a bit of a makeover. Bed upstairs was very comfortable

Posted by on 18 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 May 2019 by annie

Thank you so much for your awesome feedback.

4 out of 5
This was a good place to stay and the atmosphere of the pub was great. The staff seemed very busy and flitted from one guest to another which meant that questions weren't answered and orders weren't taken. Another staff member may have been helpful. The accommodation was comfortable, clean and quiet.

Posted by on 13 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 May 2019 by annie

Thank you for your feedback. We will definitely look into this.

4 out of 5
Spacious,and well planned accomodation, extra large and comfortable bed, quiet location and a generous breakfast provided

Posted by on 14 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Apr. 2019 by annie

Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate your time and thank you for choosing us as your host.

3 out of 5
Needs a handyman. A little worn. Great location and outlook.

Posted by on 30 Mar. 2019

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31 Mar. 2019 by annie

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. 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
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • 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
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Auckland Intl. Airport (AKL) (85.5 km / 53.1 mi)
  • 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. Accommodations at this 3.5-star inn have kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Premium satellite television is provided. 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
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM.

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

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.

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

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.

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. 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.

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

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 10 for adults and NZD 10 for children (approximately)
  • 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.

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