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Snells Beach Motel

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice roomy apartment, nothing flash but very comfortable and suitable for what we needed. Jo the manager was very friendly and gave us lots of tips for what to do and where to eat. The only gripe would be that the wifi kept dropping out, not the end of the world and certainly not enough to worry us on our...

Thank angelC3476SL
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The apartment was roomy and had sufficient kitchen utensils for self-catering. You can view the ocean from the balcony, but it isn't on the beach - the beach is a 5 minute walk down the road. The motel is on the main road as you come into town so it's easy to find at night time. The unit was very...

Thank Sharyn1958
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Again we are early but room is ready. Kind of a funny place, our room is on second level with a deck that goes all the way around. Room is OK, but really not worth the cost. My wife had to wash all the silverware as it felt funny. Bedding was well used, but appeared clean. Place was quiet, the...

Thank Kenneth H
New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pool was big, private, deep and warm and the plants and sun loungers were nice but the pool could've done with a quick clean. The motel is right on the main road so a bit noisy at times - double glazing would be good. Only one window, apart from bathroom and toilet windows could be left open at night...

Thank Debbie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed one night. Check in was easy and a friendly host. Everything was as you'd expect for a mid price Motel. Comfortable, clean and roomy. Main road was close and there was road noise but it calmed down later in the evening. Would stay there again and recommend to others.

Thank LLW444
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely appointed apartment with a balcony but not much of a view. The balcony is shared with other guests but is partitioned. Made very welcome by the staff who were also most helpful. Was able to hang my washing on a line in the sunshine so no need to use the tumble drier. Our bed was very soft but a...

Thank BethVCamberley
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We wish we could have stayed longer than the one night booked. This Motel is easy to find and in a good location, with a shop across the road that sells just about everything as far as groceries are concerned. You will find a few eateries there as well. The accommodation was comfortable, spacious, well equipped, and has a swimming...

Thank Lodzy
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Good sized accommodation, clean, friendly owners. It's worth staying for 2/3 nights , salty dog pub good to eat, fish & chips shop ok, not a lot else. Accomodation on ground level on top of each other, so need to be socialable if sitting outside.

1Thank Trevor B
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Second visit here. Lovely people, clean rooms, well equipped! Some of the furniture is getting a bit old but still usable! Unfortunately it was a really hot day and the room does not have air conditioning! We did not want to leave the windows open as the staff warned us that there was 4 weddings happening locally and some of...

Thank MikeJ2497
Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We had a two bedroom unit as we had our granddaughter with us and it was really great. Everything we needed was there making it easy for meal preparation etc. Jo the manager was welcoming and obliging. To make it even more perfect the motel has a lovely salt water pool which we spent a lot of time in each...

Thank Robin F
kathleeng_11, Manager at Snells Beach Motel, responded to this review

Hi Robin, Thank you for your lovely comments, I am delighted to hear you had an enjoyable stay. Yes our pool is very popular with young and old with a lovely temp of 28deg. Hope to see you back again, Regards Jo

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Snells Beach Motel

Address: 289 Mahurangi East Road, Snells Beach 0920, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Snells Beach
Price Range: RM392 - RM725 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Snells Beach Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Upstairs rooms access a balcony which give you a small view to the beach.”
Sharyn1958, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“ground floor away from busy road”
LLW444, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms appeared much the same”
BethVCamberley, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs unit at back best for views and balcony”
RobinF224, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We were upstairs in unit 9, which was sort of In centre of motel layout. No noise what so ever was heard at night.”
marief74, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
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