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Snells Beach Motel
1 Snells Beach Rd, Snells Beach 0920, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Snells Beach B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
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“Handy location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Only stayed one night so cant say much but found it handy to walk to the pub for dinner there was also shops across the road ,accommodation was clean and well laid out the owner was polite and helpful.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kathleeng_11, Owner at Snells Beach Motel, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Thanks Reg. Hope to see you for longer next time ?! Rgds, Robin
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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South Island
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13 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We stayed here one night on our way back from Australia because we wanted to see Kawau Island the following morning and then head up to Mangawhai to stay with friends. Not to far a drive from the airport, just over an hour.
Our upstairs unit on the north side very clean and tidy but not sure I like the wooden polished floors. No road noise, good bed, great shower.
Shops and the Warehouse just across the road.
I wish motels would offer green milk.
I would recommend to accommodation no stress on book in lady very helpful.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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kathleeng_11, Owner at Snells Beach Motel, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
I totally agree about the green milk ! If we could get it in the same 300ml, we would definitely offer it.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We chose this place for my cousin who loves to shop. The Warehouse was across the road as was a few other shops and plenty of eateries so we didn't need to drive anywhere for meals. A small four square supermarket also. We based ourselves here and travelled 10 minutes to Warkworth, 10 minutes to Matakana, a few minutes to Algies Beach and Sandspit to do the boat trip to Kawerau Island. About 20 minutes to Leigh and Goat Island.
The rooms were spacious and well decorated and the deck out the back with views of the sea were used frequently! Highly recommend and will stay again when we are up in that area again.
Our cousins had their own unit and we had ours next door upstairs

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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kathleeng_11, Owner at Snells Beach Motel, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Hi Lynley, Thanks for your review. It would be great to see you another time. Come for longer and you will never want to leave ! Rgds, Robin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Pretty standard motel. Clean, comfortable, quite spacious. Everything you'd expect to find, including decaf coffee (which always pleases my wife). Nice (if slightly scary) spa bath. Pleasant, efficient check in/out. Quiet location with some shops and restaurants opposite.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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kathleeng_11, Owner at Snells Beach Motel, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Hi Gerry, Thanks for your comments. We think the Motel is very special, but then we're a bit biased ! But after putting out life and soul into it for over 10 years, with continual upgrades, refurbishments and a pretty solid 41/2 rating across all our reviews, I guess we must be doing something right ! And then so many of the verbal comments we get from our guests are so reassuringly over-the-top complimentary and enthusiastic, thai it makes it all worthwhile.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We stayed here one night on our way south from Paihia. This was our first time at staying in a motel in New Zealand. It was very nice. The lady who checked us in was very pleasant. She suggested several places to eat and gave us a pint of milk for our tea or coffee. I was a little surprised, in this age of computers, that the reservation system was on a large tablet on the counter. The room was very clean and had everything needed. The TV was even High Definition. Our bed was comfortable and we did not hear any noise.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We had one of the larger rooms which provided us with a huge area for our little one to crawl and totter around safely. The views on a clear day are spectacular, unfortunately we stayed whilst the bad weather hit so the comfort of the rooms was even more important. Fortunately the rooms are well equipped and kept very clean.
It is a little strange for a Brit to go to a country without double glazing, but like so many motels, it is single glazing all the way which makes it a little breezy in cold and windy weather. However, that is something you just expect in NZ. As such all of the beds have heated blankets, and a decent heater as in an earthquake country you won't find central heating.
The motel is really well located, easy to find and just opposite shops and takeaways. Robin is very friendly and a good source of local knowledge, where to visit and what to do. Also the Brick Bay Winery on the way into Snells Beach is well worth a visit especially for its Pinot Gris.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We had the best ever winter holiday here with our two pre-schoolers!! Walls must've been soundproofed as it was so quiet. Loads to do locally... Took them to Warkworth cafes, the Reptile Park, the Honey Bee café and satellites, Matakana community gardens (working bee!!), and I had an AMAZING run along the beach by winter sunset, bliss. Beach is stunning, several playgrounds there. Got some Thai takeaways from up the road - really good. Motel room was spotlessly clean, had all basic necessities. Highly recommend a room with a spa bath (yes, you can fit a family of 4 in it!!). Best moment... Returning to the motel room to find the owner had taken my baby's porridge-covered bib, washed, dried and left it folded for me :)

Room Tip: Next time I'd go for a room with a sea view as well as a spa bath
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1 Snells Beach Rd, Snells Beach 0920, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Snells Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Snells Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Snells Beach Motel is only 50 minutes north of Auckland, near Warkworth and Matakana Coast Wine Country. 12 stylish self-contained one and two bedroom unit/apartments. Swimming Pool. Located a short stroll to safe swimming beach, adjacent to shops and restaurants. Close to stunning beaches & parks, famous vineyards, farmers market, Kawau Island ferry & Goat Island. ... more   less 
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