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The Salty Dog Inn

3.5 of 5
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242 Mahurangi East Road, Snells Beach 0920, New Zealand
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1 room 1 adult
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Salty Dog is a bit similar to the english inns. Finding where to check in was confusing, it's at the bar. A friendly down to earth sort of place. Studio room was large enough, bed was comfortable. Furniture and fittings are a bit tired and the room needs some maintenance such as taps hard to turn off, shower in... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Friendly and accomodating staff - allowed us to check in 2 hours early.... enough time to get to wedding on time.. thank you guys Breakfast was nice and included in the cost of stay so thats a big plus. Right next to shopping centre, restaurants... and WHAREHOUSE lol... :)

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Debzverne, Owner at The Salty Dog Inn, responded to this review

so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Look forward to you returning one day soon. Warm Regards Debbie More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reasonable rate for a one night and a place to put your head die. Breakfast was included in the rate, but only met minimal standard (rehydrated scrambled eggs were marginal). Restaurant mea was a 7/10 and the happy hour bar prices very good. Staff were very helpful and friendly especially when we could not connect to the Internet .

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Debzverne, Owner at The Salty Dog Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry about you eggs that is very sad. I can only assume you came into breakfast towards the end and the girls had not filled the bain back up. Glad you enjoyed your stay however and your dinner in the restaurant. Hope we see you again. More 

Cambridge, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was great, continental breakfast was yum. After having one shower the whole bathroom floor was wet for rest of day/night. Didn't have channel 2 on tv but had 2x channel 3. It was fine for an overnight stay. We didn't get to go to the beach as weather was bad during our stay. There was nice take-out roast down... More 

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Debzverne, Owner at The Salty Dog Inn, responded to this review

We have been having issues with power serge's which take out the channels however if you had mentioned this to us we would have addressed it straight away. We have 7 channels in the rooms. Not sure what is going on in the room you were in for the shower floor to have stayed that wet if you message me... More 

Otley West Yorkshire
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714 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in on the way back from the beach. Friendly staff and quick service. Great porter beer and all the food tasted great. Can understand why my friends keep going back, just wish we could go back. Perhaps on our next visit

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Debzverne, Owner at The Salty Dog Inn, responded to this review

This is lovely feedback and we really appreciate that you enjoyed your time at the Salty. We love that your friends come and we do hope you will be able to join us again sometime soon. Thanks for all the stars it helps a lot for our ratings Warm Regards Debbie More 

Perth, Australia
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52 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked our stay at The Salty Dog as an overnight stop on our trip from Russell to the Bay of Plenty. A summer storm however followed our arrival. It was fortunate therefore that the Salty Dog was able to provide us with a comfortable retreat. The rooms were large, with ample living space to relax and watch the rain.... More 

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Debzverne, Owner at The Salty Dog Inn, responded to this review

What lovely feedback. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We only hope that one say soon you can return to our lovely region and enjoy the surroundings without the bad weather. Warm regards Debbie More 

Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used the pub for an overnight stop on our way from Hawkes Bay to Northland. It suited our purpose very well providing very quiet and comfortable accommodation and good basic food all at a reasonable price. Snells Beach is a pleasant place to stroll along the strand and enjoy the lovely seascape. Just perfect after hours in a car.... More 

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Thank Peter L
Debzverne, Owner at The Salty Dog Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I remember walking you to your room. I am glad you enjoyed your brief stay with us. We hope that you will head back our way another time. Take care until then and enjoyed your summer. Warm Regards Debbie More 

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34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Salty Dog Inn had great service - they went beyond what they needed to do to make sure we caught our bus from the main town. The inn had a good feel to it, however, the place needed more attention to detail in terms of cleanliness. The sheets had been cleaned but there was a blood stain on it... More 

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Debzverne, Owner at The Salty Dog Inn, responded to this review

So sorry that you experience was unacceptable. Just to clarify the breakfast price, it is complementary so I am unsure where you got that you paid $20.00 per person for it. We did have a day where the truck had forgotten the bacon and it wasn't picked up till morning however it is not that easy to find anywhere open... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Snells Beach is very convenient to other locations and the ferry. Hotel was comfortable enough, but tiled shower floor was disgusting and needed a good clean. The television in the rooms was the size of a computer monitor, which in this day and age feel was poor. Food at bar was average, with a long waiting time. Breakfast o.k. Biggest... More 

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Debzverne, Owner at The Salty Dog Inn, responded to this review

Reception is not manned 24 hours as it would be uneconomical for a small hotel. The restaurant is open from 8am till 10.30 and the bar is open from 11am to 1am so their is always someone on site to answer any questions should you need to talk to someone. We also have reception manned from 11-4 week days. I... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the hotel and had dinner in the restaurant. Accommodation is okay. Restaurant service is dreadful: tap beer was not what it said on the label; entrees did not turn up until more than an hour after ordering when our group had ordered a second bottle of wine and we asked how much longer we had to wait. Waiter... More 

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Thank Marion C
Debzverne, Owner at The Salty Dog Inn, responded to this review

This is very sad to hear that your experience was not a good one. We have certainly been busier than expected, even with growth far exceeding our expectations. There is no way you should wait 1 hour for an entree and I am disappointed that in your case you did. The waiter you referred to is my 2IC and very... More 

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