The Salty Dog Inn
The Salty Dog Inn
The Salty Dog Inn
The Salty Dog Inn
The Salty Dog Inn
The Salty Dog Inn
The Salty Dog Inn
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8.0

Excellent
/10
(790 reviews)See what guests said
Housekeeping8
Shops4
Beach3
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8.0

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Brick Bay Sculpture Trail 1.3 km
Parry Kauri Park 4.8 km
Of Hand & Heart 5.8 km
Ransom Winery 7.4 km
Matakana Village 7.4 km
Sculptureum 8.4 km
Horse Riding Warkworth 8.7 km
Tawharanui Regional Park 9.6 km
Sheepworld 9.9 km
Omaha Beach 10.0 km
Nearby landmarks
Brick Bay Sculpture Trail 1.3 km
Parry Kauri Park 4.8 km
Cement Works 4.8 km
Warkworth Museum 4.9 km
Warkworth i-SITE Visitor Information Centre 5.6 km
Unicorn Bookshop 5.7 km
Of Hand & Heart 5.8 km
Summer Sessions 5.8 km
Snells Beach 6.3 km
Ascension Wine Estate Matakana Auckland 6.3 km
Free Wi-Fi

The Salty Dog Inn

242 mahurangi east road, Snells Beach, Snells Beach, Warkworth, New Zealand, 0920 - See map

This property is in high demand!

4 travelers have booked today.

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Blackout curtains

  • Balcony/terrace

  • Bar

Cheaper than 98% of all properties in Warkworth in the last 24 hoursCompared to 43 Warkworth properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.0
Distance to city center9 KM
Location rating8.0

Rooms available at The Salty Dog Inn

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.7
Two Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 super king bed or 2 singl...
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2-Bedroom Executive Apartment
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
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Executive Two-Bedroom Suite with Spa Bath
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed & 1 king bed
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Studio
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 super king...
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Deluxe Studio
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 super king...
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Twin Studio
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed and 1 super ki...
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Two Bedroom Executive Suite with Spa Bath
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
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Two Bedrooms Suite with Spa Bath
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
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Deluxe Suite Quadruple Room
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    EXECUTIVE 2 BEDROOMS WITH KITCHEN
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      Frequently asked questions

      How much does it cost to stay at The Salty Dog Inn?

      Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

      What time is check-in and check-out at The Salty Dog Inn?

      Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The motel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

      How do I get to The Salty Dog Inn?

      For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Salty Dog Inn has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

      Is breakfast offered at The Salty Dog Inn?

      Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at The Salty Dog Inn. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 11 NZD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the motel.

      What is the smoking policy at The Salty Dog Inn?

      The Salty Dog Inn does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

      What restaurants are nearby The Salty Dog Inn?

      The Salty Dog Inn’s neighborhood is Snells Beach which includes popular restaurants such as Doon Masala Fine Indian Cuisine and Cafe Sandspit.

      What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Salty Dog Inn?

      The Salty Dog Inn’s nearby natural sights include Brick Bay Sculpture Trail located in the same Snells Beach area.

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      What people love about The Salty Dog Inn

      • 9.6

        Exceptional

        "Awesome food at the restaurant and a great atmosphere at the bar."

        Ken

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        October 12, 2020

      • 8.0

        Very good
        Location

        "It's near to Matakana and we had a good time in Kawau."

        Thai

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        September 16, 2020

      • 9.2

        Exceptional
        Cleanliness

        "Clean rooms with plenty of space Value for money"

        Paul

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        March 4, 2019

      Overall rating:

      8.0

      Excellent
      790 reviews
      Cleanliness
      8.2
      Facilities
      7.2
      Location
      8.0
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      What travelers say they love:
      Friendly, chatty staff and located next to a shopping area i...
      Emma from United Kingdom
      Couple
      More about The Salty Dog Inn

      More about The Salty Dog Inn

      Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, The Salty Dog Inn is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Warkworth. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. For those of you who want to venture out, Of Hand & Heart, Unicorn Bookshop, Summer Sessions are just some of the attractions available to visitors.

      The Salty Dog Inn also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Warkworth. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like express check-in/check-out, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, room service.

      Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find television LCD/plasma screen, whirlpool bathtub, non smoking rooms, air conditioning, heating. The hotel's golf course (within 3 km) are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the The Salty Dog Inn.

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      Amenities and facilities
      Very good
      Facilities

      7.2

      Most talked about facilities

      Breakfast

      4 mentions

      Beach

      4 mentions

      Housekeeping

      2 mentions

      Food & Dining

      1 mention

      Languages spoken

      • English
      • Hindi

      Accessibility

      • Wheelchair accessible

      Internet access

      • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
      • Wi-Fi in public areas

      Things to do, ways to relax

      • Billiards
      • Canoeing
      • Dart board
      • Fishing
      • Garden
      • Hiking

      Cleanliness and safety

      • Body thermometer
      • Daily disinfection in all rooms
      • Daily disinfection in common areas
      • First aid kit
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
      • Safe dining setup
      • Staff trained in safety protocol
      • Temperature check for guests and staff

      Dining, drinking, and snacking

      • Bar
      • Kitchen
      • Restaurants
      • Room service

      Services and conveniences

      • Cash withdrawal
      • Contactless check-in/out
      • Daily housekeeping
      • Dry cleaning
      • Elevator
      • Facilities for disabled guests
      • Food delivery
      • Laundry service
      • Luggage storage
      • Smoking area

      For the kids

      • Family room

      Land sports

      • Golf course (within 3 km)

      Access

      • Check-in/out [express]
      • Pets allowed

      Getting around

      • Car park [free of charge]
      • Car park [on-site]

      Available in all rooms

      • Air conditioning
      • Balcony/terrace
      • Blackout curtains
      • Carpeting
      • Complimentary tea
      • Electric blanket
      • Fan
      • Free bottled water
      • Free instant coffee
      • Hair dryer
      • Heating
      • Ironing facilities
      • Kitchenette
      • Linens
      • Microwave
      • Mini bar
      • Mirror
      • Non-smoking
      • Refrigerator
      • Satellite/cable channels
      • Shower
      • Smoke detector
      • Sofa
      • Telephone
      • Toiletries
      • Towels
      • Wi-Fi [free]
      Food and dining
      Breakfast options
      • Continental
      Restaurants on site

      Restaurant

      • Cuisine: European
      • Menu: Buffet
      Location
      242 mahurangi east road, Snells Beach, Snells Beach, Warkworth, New Zealand, 0920
      Excellent
      Location

      8.0

      What's nearby

      Popular landmarks

      • Brick Bay Sculpture Trail
        1.3 km
      • Parry Kauri Park
        4.8 km
      • Of Hand & Heart
        5.8 km
      • Ransom Winery
        7.4 km
      • Matakana Village
        7.4 km
      • Sculptureum
        8.4 km
      • Horse Riding Warkworth
        8.7 km
      • Tawharanui Regional Park
        9.6 km
      • Sheepworld
        9.9 km
      • Omaha Beach
        10.0 km

      Nearby landmarks

      • Brick Bay Sculpture Trail
        1.3 km
      • Parry Kauri Park
        4.8 km
      • Cement Works
        4.8 km
      • Warkworth Museum
        4.9 km
      • Warkworth i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
        5.6 km
      • Unicorn Bookshop
        5.7 km
      • Of Hand & Heart
        5.8 km
      • Summer Sessions
        5.8 km
      • Snells Beach
        6.3 km
      • Ascension Wine Estate Matakana Auckland
        6.3 km
      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
      Property policies
      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

      All children are welcome.

      Infant 0-1 year(s)
      Stay for free if using existing bedding.
      Baby cot/crib available upon request
      Children 2-5 year(s)
      Must use an extra bed
      If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
      Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
      Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
      Others
      • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out

      • Check-in from14:00
      • Check-in until22:00
      • Check-out from08:00
      • Check-out until10:00
      • Reception open until17:00

      Getting around

      • Distance from city center9 KM
      • Travel time to airport (minutes)80

      Extras

      • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)11 NZD

      The property

      • Number of bars/lounges1
      • Number of floors2
      • Number of rooms 14
      • Year property opened1996

      Reviews of The Salty Dog Inn from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      7.9
      /
      10
      Cleanliness8.2
      Facilities7.2
      Location8.0
      Room comfort and quality8.7
      Service8.1
      Value for money8.0
      High score for Warkworth
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (15)
      8-9 Excellent (9)
      7-8 Very Good (11)
      6-7 Good (4)
      <6 Below Expectation (10)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (8)
      Jun - Aug (8)
      Sep - Nov (15)
      Dec - Feb (18)
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      123
      8.7
      Excellent
      Julie from New Zealand
      Couple
      Studio
      Stayed 1 night in July 2013

      Clean, Friendly, Great Restaurant.”

      Location, Great restaurant, Convience

      The Salty Dog is in a great location in Snells Beach. Matakana Markets are not far away, beaches are close and so is Sandspit where the Ferry's leave from. The Salty Dog has a Resturant and Bar which is really nice.

      Reviewed August 07, 2013

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Dr from New Zealand
      Couple
      Studio
      Stayed 1 night in January 2019

      Will stay again”

      The ground floor studio unit we stayed in was very spacious, with plenty of kitchen amenities (if you wanted to cook), and a very comfy bed. A nice surprise was the generous continental breakfast buffet included. The staff were pleasant and accommodating, printing some documents for us at no charge. We visit Snell's Beach several times per year on unpaid family business and this is the first time we have stayed at the Salty Dog - it was very quiet and suited us well. We'll stay again.

      Reviewed January 15, 2019

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      David from New Zealand
      Couple
      Studio
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2020

      Great location”

      Central location in the Warkworth area for shopping, beaches, vineyards and regional parks. Friendly staff, spacious well appointed rooms and a relaxing restaurant and bar on site. Always our place to stay when visiting the area.

      Reviewed October 13, 2020

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Emma from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Studio
      Stayed 1 night in February 2019

      Massive room in Snell’s Beach”

      This self-contained motel room was probably the biggest room we had in NZ! Plenty of space, cooking facilities limited to a kettle and microwave, but breakfast was included so this wasn’t much of an issue. Friendly, chatty staff and located next to a shopping area if needed. All attractions in the area are a car journey away, but if you have made it to Snell’s Beach, you are probably in a car anyway!

      Reviewed February 19, 2019

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Juliette from New Zealand
      Couple
      Studio
      Stayed 1 night in November 2019

      Nice View”

      Very nice view from the top rooms, close to the beaches and close to the Bar/Restaurant but not part of it which was nice as there wasn't heaps of noise. Our favorite part though was the staff they were very friendly, would stay again

      Reviewed December 03, 2019

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Uros from New Zealand
      Group
      Studio
      Stayed 1 night in January 2018

      Exceptional”

      Hotel room was very clean and tidy. Stuff was friendly and professional. We were positively surprised by (quite average, but still) complementary breakfast. Wifi is at additional cost and very bad, but it didn't affect our stay. Really cool place 👍

      Reviewed January 26, 2018

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Ken from New Zealand
      Solo traveler
      Studio
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2020

      Nice, clean friendly place to stay!”

      Great location. Awesome food at the restaurant and a great atmosphere at the bar. Room was clean and tidy although could to with bit of TLC, bathroom cupboard door hanging of its hinges, bedside tables had some sort of water damage, and the door hanger was faded so hanging it on the door it was a sort of a hope that the 'Do not disturb' message got across. But overall a great place to stay for a bit of R&R. Highly recommend and likely I will stay again, might even bring the family next time!

      Reviewed October 12, 2020

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      7.6
      Very good
      barry from New Zealand
      Couple
      Studio
      Stayed 1 night in October 2019

      Very good”

      You are not on the main listing of Snells Beach accomodation You must lose a lot of business!

      Reviewed October 21, 2019

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      8.8
      Excellent
      David from New Zealand
      Couple
      Studio
      Stayed 1 night in July 2016

      Good stay”

      Great location, friendly staff and excellent meals. Close to shops and a beautiful beach.

      Reviewed August 23, 2016

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Rachel from New Zealand
      Group
      Studio
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2021

      Nice place good location ”

      Great place to stay and close to local attractions a shirt drive or walk away. Close to local shops. Has a lovely restaurant bar on site and all staff are welcomeing and friendly with good advice and local information

      Reviewed January 09, 2021

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      7.6
      Very good
      Blair from New Zealand
      Couple
      Studio
      Stayed 1 night in September 2016

      Good place to stay near Auckland”

      We found this a convenient spot to stay a night before fighting Auckland traffic to get to the International Airport. Handy to beaches and wineries. Rooms are large and the associated pub has meals. Two problems though .... the TV is very small and has limited programmes and you have to pay to use wifi.

      Reviewed October 07, 2016

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Thai from New Zealand
      Couple
      Studio
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2020

      Good value for money and good location”

      We stayed for 2 nights. The second night was in a different room as we discovered that the door lock didn't work when we were about to leave in the next morning. The kind lady at the reception was helpful and gave us a different room to store our belongings. Overall, we are happy with our stay there. It's good location with supermarket and the warehouse within walking distance. It's near to Matakana and we had a good time in Kawau.

      Reviewed September 16, 2020

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Tinei from New Zealand
      Business traveler
      Studio
      Stayed 1 night in October 2019

      Exceptional”

      Brilliant stay, Enjoyed everything about it, right down to my meal,

      Reviewed October 29, 2019

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      3.2
      Neil from New Zealand
      Family with teens
      Two Bedroom Suite
      Stayed 1 night in December 2020

      Overpriced and very tired”

      We would not recommend The Salty Dog Inn. Although the apartments are quite spacious the rooms felt and smelt very greasy. Sofa was so used and stained it was only fit for the rubbish tip. Bed sheets were stained. Carpets old and extremely worn. Bed side drawers full of other peoples rubbish. Looked like a drop of bird poo on the worktop. Dead insect on microwave, all this when we walked in for the first time. Glasses in cupboard were very dirty. TV sound was awful. On a positive note the wifi was good. No breakfast on offer. On top of all this we left my wife’s new shampoo bottle in the shower before checking out. Went back for it the next day but it had disappeared. Was told we’d get a call if it was found but no calls were forthcoming. Avoid!

      Reviewed December 31, 2020

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Ann from Australia
      Couple
      Studio
      Stayed 1 night in February 2018

      Ann”

      Good pub atmosphere & great staff. Best pizza we had in NZ

      Reviewed February 16, 2018

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Blair from New Zealand
      Couple
      Studio
      Stayed 1 night in July 2020

      Good stopover option”

      We stayed here for one night as part of a long trip to the "far north". It is a detour from Highway 1, but not too far and very relaxed. Food options are very good at the bar. Rooms are comfortable.

      Reviewed July 24, 2020

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      6.0
      Hadassah from New Zealand
      Family with teens
      Studio
      Stayed 1 night in October 2019

      It wasn't a easy place to find, the signage for the place isn't the best.”

      We went past the place 4 times trying to find signage, not easy place to find. on arrival the reception area is actually in the restaurant. It was a little confusing. Staff were helpful it's a slow paste place however over all we made it. So just make sure you keep an eye out cause you'll need too.

      Reviewed October 30, 2019

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Robert from New Zealand
      Couple
      2-Bedroom Executive Apartment
      Stayed 1 night in March 2019

      Excellent”

      Good value accommodation. Rooms a little tired but perfectly OK for the one night we stayed. Bathroom was nice and clean.

      Reviewed March 09, 2019

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      4.8
      Tony from New Zealand
      Couple
      Studio
      Stayed 1 night in April 2018

      Staff did not respond to complain about uncomfortable couch due to its age.”

      Dirty behind bathroom door. Tile missing in bathroom. Shower curtain with mould in seams. Woman handing out poppies not friendly towards me cause I declined the poppie - it is my choice not hers. Smoking area adjacent to dining area with door staying open could not eat my meal due to the tabocco smell

      Reviewed April 22, 2018

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      5.2
      Christina from New Zealand
      Couple
      Studio
      Stayed 1 night in September 2019

      Tired ”

      The bed was comfortable. White towels grayish, bathroom was yuck and smelt of urine. Outdoor furniture broken, iron left a mark on my white shirt. Looks as there was water damage in unit on skriting boards.

      Reviewed September 25, 2019

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