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“Great stay, nice view from deck”
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Snells Beach Motel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Snells Beach
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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Great stay, nice view from deck”
Reviewed April 28, 2012

Stayed off the cuff - only the 2 bed suite left as was late afternoon, but no problem, they reduced the cost as there was only 2 of us. Great night sleep assisted by too much wine at the Salty Dog across the road! Nice place to sit out on the deck to check out the harbour. Great kitchen, well appointed large rooms, large tv, awesome shower, easy parking. Would stay again.

Room Tip: Stay upstairs if you want a view from the deck.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed April 15, 2012

We called at the last moment and were lucky to get the last room for 2 nights. The 1 bedroom unit was just awesome! We wanted to stay a few more nights as it was so great and even though they were fully booked they accommodated us for 1 night in their adjoining bottom flat, then gave us a 2 bedroom unit upstairs for the next 3 nights. All the units were modern, very clean, fully equipped, nice and big and just lovely! Beds are comfortable, everything is very well looked after and fresh. It was amazing that we could take our little dog with us and there was no fuss. Dianne was so nice to deal with and was a great host. The area is so relaxing and quiet. Great cafes and shops across the road (with the best eggs benedict) where you can even get a temporary DVD membership to rent movies. Just around the corner are stunning beaches including our favorite Matakana township, Omaha beach and Tawharanui reserve. There is also the yummiest Gelato place on Sharp street on the way to Matakana. This was the best stay we've ever had and will DEFINATELY be coming back! Thanks guys!

Room Tip: All the rooms are modern, clean and very spacious - we stayed in the 1 and 2 bedroom units.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
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Reviewed April 10, 2012

The room was large, well equipped kitchen, the manager approved late check out with no additional charge. We were bit disappointed that there was no view to the bay also the playing area for kids is very limited

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Toronto
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2012

This is a very nice, clean, bright, quiet hotel in a nice part of NZ. The lady at the reception is very helpful in giving directions and recommendations to see interesting sites in the area. The room is very comfortable....separate bedroom, good little kitchen and all very bright....lots of windows. It is like a small apartment. There is a nice little deli right across the street if you want to buy something to eat in the room, and there is also a good wine/liquor store just a few minutes away. We quite enjoyed our night here. The beach is about a five minute walk down the road. If you head to Matakana be sure to visit Brick Bay winery.

Room Tip: Upper floors provide better views.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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Reviewed March 30, 2012

We had a lovely spacious room which was more like someone's apartment than a motel room. The owners were very friendly and helpful with lots of advice about places to visit but unfortunately, the weather was against us. On a very rainy day they let us use their DVD shop card so the children could rent a DVD which was very kind of them.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

We were needing a place to stay for our niece's wedding near Matakana. We arrived much later at night than we were originally expecting but this was not a problem and we were greeted in a warm and welcoming fashion. The motel rooms were spacious and clean and it was nice and quiet. We thoroughly enjoyed our three nights' stay here.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 25, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights to start our 'far north' holiday. We had a ground floor room with an amazing double spa bath which we used everyday, The pool was excellent, private, great temp and the cleanest pool of all our destinations. The rooms were spacious and clean (the room servicing was very well done and unobtrusive). Easy parking. We loved the shops just over the road and highly recommend the italian restaurant - Beaches, best Pizza and Pasta that we have had (and got it takeout). Thanks for getting our holiday off to a great start. Will definitely be coming back.

Room Tip: Definitely get the double spa bath for couples :)
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kathleeng_11, Owner at Snells Beach Motel, responded to this review, February 26, 2012
Thank you very much for your positive review.
We look forward to your return visit!
Regards, Dianne
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Property: Snells Beach Motel
Address: 289 Mahurangi East Road, 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 Hotels in Snells Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Snells Beach Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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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