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5/5 Excellent
169 reviews
"Very quiet in which my partner and I could really enjoy our trip. It's also clos..."


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Brick Bay Sculpture Trail
    19 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Sandspit Fishing Charters
    5 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Parry Kauri Park
    11 min drive

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+64 9913 4658
  • Twin Room (Studio)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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  • Two Bedroom Spa Bath Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Deluxe Studio

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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  • Studio

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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  • Executive Two Bedroom Spa Bath Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 4
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About this area

Snells Beach

Located in Snells Beach, Salty Dog Inn is near the beach. Warkworth and District Museum and SheepWorld are cultural highlights, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Matakana Village and Matakana Weekend Market. Our guests appreciate the inn's quiet location.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Brick Bay Sculpture Trail - 19 min walk
  • Sandspit Fishing Charters - 5 min drive
  • Heron's Flight - 7 min drive
  • Ascension Vineyard - 10 min drive
  • Parry Kauri Park - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) - 78 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • Salty Dog Inn Restaurant – Restaurant with a bar. Serves dinner on selected days, happy hour available. Kids' menu available.
  • Guinness Sports Bar – Sports bar. Serves light fare daily.

About this property

Salty Dog Inn

3.5-star inn with restaurant and bars/lounges
This inn features a restaurant, 2 bars/lounges and a business centre. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include conference space, dry cleaning and laundry facilities. All 14 rooms feature kitchenettes with fridges and microwaves, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find balconies or patios, room service (during limited hours) and electric kettles.
Salty Dog Inn offers 14 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodation at this 3.5-star inn has kitchenettes with fridges and microwaves.
Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Premium satellite televisions are provided. Additionally, rooms include free toiletries and fans. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking

Food and drink

Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–8:00 AM: NZD 10 for adults and NZD 10 for children
1 restaurant
2 bars/lounges
Room service available

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
Free cots/infant beds
Laundry facilities


Banquet hall
No lifts

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Front desk (limited hours)
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff

Languages spoken


Business services

Business centre
Conference space (1615 square feet)




If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Braille signage


Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


Blackout drapes/curtains
Free cots/infant beds


Free toiletries


32-inch TV
premium channels
satellite channels

Food and drink

Electric kettle

Outdoor space

Balcony or patio


Iron/ironing board



Check-in between 2 PM - 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. <br />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<br />If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of NZD 30 per pet, per night.

Children and extra beds

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

Payment types


Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property 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 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and sofa beds. Parties and events are allowed on site. Safety features at this property include a smoke detector.

Property is also known as

  • Salty Dog Inn Snells Beach
  • Salty Dog Inn
  • Salty Dog Snells Beach
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


    Wifi was advertised but there was none. Overall reasonable value

    Stayed 2 nights in Nov. 2019


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Very run down ,No reception to check in or out have to walk around loking for staff. Units on second floor up very steep dirty staircàse.All windows were dirty and verandah. Stained toilet bowl and seat ,shower flooded over bathroom floor and cold tap would not turn off in sink. No WIFI in rooms. RESTAURANT 3 meals were good but one meal was burnt. Breakfast was okay. This was very disapointing stay needs big refurbishment to bring up to standard of othe hotels we stayed in . Would not recommend.

    Stayed 1 night in Nov. 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Very quiet in which my partner and I could really enjoy our trip. It's also close to the beach and a few shops that were quiet handy. Would definitely come back!

    Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

    It was very tired. Needs a good spruce up. The photos on the website were either old photos or had been photo shopped!

    Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Staff & service, amenities

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

    Stayed 2 nights in Sep. 2019

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