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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4 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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Whangarei, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Auckland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nice big room, and breakfast included. Friendly staff and lively pub atmosphere. Value for money on a special deal. A few more breakfast jams and wholemeal or grain bread as an option for the toast would have been good, but that's a very very minor complaint.

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

Thank you for taking time out of your day to place feedback. Yes all rooms have somewhat of a rural view. We are glad you were able to take advantage of our Grabone deal and may be pleased to know we are running it on facebook as an online deal for mid week for the month of June should you... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We got a grabone deal for three couples. The rooms are OK, but basic, and with a wet floor shower that's what you get - a wet floor! The pipes are very noisy too so if someone above you showers early, you get woken up. However the rooms were clean and tidy. TV was a bit small. The attached restaurant... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to place feedback. I have not heard of any plumbing noises so we will look into this as a matter of interest. We are glad you tried us on our very special deal that we placed on Grabone. We hope you may choose to stay with us again sometime. Kind regards Debbie More

Tauranga, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The Salty Dog Inn was a special deal that we got on Grab one, they could not fit us in for any of the weekends before the expiry date so had to go on a Thursday and a Friday. the Inn itself is lovely but I would not say the accommodation was an executive suite that was advertised, it was... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to place feedback. We are sorry that you were disturbed by the Hire center. The hotel is 20 years old and slowly we are making changes to the rooms which is a work in progress. I hope that if we are lucky enough to accommodate you again you will see more positives around the... 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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