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The Salty Dog Inn

242 Mahurangi East Road, Snells Beach, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 2 Snells Beach B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived we have been made to feel welcome. Nothing has been too much trouble. The staff have all been helpful and friendly, willing to advise on activities to do and places to see. There food has been great. First night great Chinese buffet, even had my husband eating dishes that he normally finds too greasy and... More

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and that hubby got to try some different foods. We all try our best to aim to please. The Salty motto is "May you come as our guest and leave as our friend" We are pleased to see you felt that. Take care until we meet again More

Tauranga, New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No airs or graces here but good food, good value and functional facilities. Good location for Omaha, Matakana, Warkworth and local beaches. Staff were welcoming and friendly. Apartments are in a stand alone building other side of the car park from the pub and restaurant so little associated noise.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed the region and your meals while staying with us. We are all about making people feel at home in a relaxed environment and hope that you felt that while you were with us. Take care and we hope that if ever you are our way... More

Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just returned from our first time at the salty dog inn and looking forward to returning in the near future. Food was just great, people smiley and chatty, rooms good with very comfy beds. From the first minute we arrived we were made to feel welcome.....Moses you are a star! Situated in a great position for easy access to lots... More

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

Steve and Annie we are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to your return. Keep an eye on our face-book to see what we are doing next time you are coming to stay. hope you enjoyed the Shin Dig on Friday night. Take care until we see you again, and yes Moses is a star More

Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Spent two nights at the Salty Dog Inn, can highly recommend the food and the customer service from the front of house staff (Moses) was great. The inn is great for a base to explore Matakana and surrounds. Rooms need a bit of updating but were clean and spacious and the beds were comfy. Only critiques overall was that the... More

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

Thank you for your feedback and mention of the Great Food. The Chef will be pleased you enjoyed his cooking. We are very lucky to have Moses on board and glad you also benefited from his wonderful hospitality. Noted your mention of the rooms they are 20 years old and we are slowly trying to bring them up. We hope... More

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Just had a weekend stay at the Salty Dog and it was fabulous. The weather was cold and rainy but the warmth of the staff and room was perfect and made our stay a really lovely and relaxing couple of days. It is so close to Auckland so a short travelling time, and more time enjoying Snell's Beach, the Salty... More

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

Winter Weekender, so very pleased you choose to spend some time with us. Feedback like yours puts a smile on all our faces at the Salty. We look forward to your return some time soon. Watch our face-book to see what we are up to. This Friday we have a Western Themed night should be a lot of fun. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We are regulars at the salty on Friday evenings for dinner. The atmosphere is vibrant and the new menu is much better. The staff are always friendly but for us we were getting a little tired of the same menu. We eat in the bar as we has a bad experience 5 years ago- with a different owner I must... More

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

What wonderful feedback. Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate you taking the time to write and hope that we continue to impress you with the changes to the menu on a regular basis. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Had a great time. Awesome facility, food was really really good. staff always smiling and I did not want to leave. Experience was amazing. I would recommend this place to anybody and am sure it will be much better in summer time. Thanks Moses and your awesome crew.

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. First and Last Friday's of the month are worth looking into.. First Friday is Karaoke and Last Friday is Themed night check out facebook to find out what is coming. Your feedback is important to us so thank you for taking the time to comment. More

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The complex is well situated near several Regional parks and beachs as well as Matakana. The room was a bit tired but adequate for our needs. The restaurant and bar were good, we had breakfast both days and dinner in the bar one night. We chose this place because of where it was as we wanted to visit the surrounding... More

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

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad we suited your needs. The deck are shared however only for a short time as we are in the process of making planter boxes to separate the decks. This should be completed in the very near future. Your feedback is important so thank you for taking the time to write. More

Auckland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had a Grabone voucher to stay at Salty Dog Inn. Took 4 days to book (2 emails sent, 1 phone message left), on the 4th day I finally managed to get someone on the phone to make the booking. I was told that they don't check emails. Made a booking & was told I would get a confirmation email.... More

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

I am very disappointed to hear of your experience booking with us. We do have a wonderful team here at the salty and I am unsure at this stage how your emails were missed. The phone messages I can understand as we were in the processing of putting in a new phone system which as always has its glitches and... More

Bay Of Plenty
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

What a gem of a place ,we arrived later then we where going to, which was no problem and to our surprise the staff member who checked us in had turned on the heater and electric blankets on ,so our room was nice and warm. We had a couple of drinks at the bar and chatted to the friendly staff... More

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

Thank you for your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your return. Your rating make a big difference to us. Kind regards Debbie More

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Address: 242 Mahurangi East Road, Snells Beach, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Snells Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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The Salty is known for it's friendly staff and old English pub feel. We are a 5 min walk to the beach and 10 minutes from Matakana. Only 45 minutes away from Auckland City Centre. Many vine yards and nature walks are within minutes of our location. ... more   less 
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