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289 Mahurangi East Road, Snells Beach, Auckland 0920 New Zealand
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Tennis court
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Roger K wrote a review Apr 2022
Auckland, New Zealand40 contributions12 helpful votes
This is the perfect base for exploring the area, and it's tremendous value. We stayed three nights in one of the double spa bath units. They must have given us the best unit in the place (#12). It was upstairs, away from the main road, so it was very quite and private. We could see both sunrise and sunset from our room. It was spotlessly clean and the housekeeping is first rate. We went out for a couple hours in the morning, and came back to find the room fully serviced. While the motel is not brand new, it has been updated to a very high standard. Our host, Jo, was very helpful with an introduction to the area and recommendations for places to eat and sights to see (Tawharanui WAS exceptional - thanks, Jo). The staff were there when we needed them, and invisible when we didn't - perfect. The only surprise is that there is no air conditioning, just fans and heaters. This was not an issue for us, but it might get a little warm at the peak of summer. But it looks like all units have windows/doors on at least two sides, and the motel is on top of the hill, so natural ventilation is great. The location is excellent: places to eat and shop across the road and within walking distance, and a short, enjoyable walk to the beautiful beach. There is so much to do within a 15-minute drive, we could have stayed for weeks. They showed us one of their spacious 2-bedroom suites; we might have to bring the family next time.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Room Tip: We were upstairs on the end, away from the main road. Shares only one wall with another unit and...
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mlb209 wrote a review Mar 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand36 contributions30 helpful votes
Stayed overnight in this lovely motel - would like to have stayed longer. Very clean, very spacious room, well equipped. The pool was nice and warm and it was no problem to organise a late check out, which we really appreciated. Great location too - good bistro and coffee spot across the road, and beach just down the hill. Would definitely stay again, just for longer next time!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Pipolata wrote a review Jan 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand92 contributions96 helpful votes
Spacious rooms, immaculate housekeeping and great location. The perfect swimming pool, nice and deep, heated to take the chill off and surrounded by a tropical garden. Stayed for 5 nights and loved it. It is located well, close to some lovely bays, Kawau Island and Matakana. Really added to our holiday swimming in the sea and then coming back and enjoying the pool.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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oliviaml2020 wrote a review Jan 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The pool is amazing and the rooms are clean and comfortable. Staff are very friendly and are happy to share their local knowledge of the area. They can also recommended the best spots along the beach for a swim. We plan to go back again soon.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Maree R wrote a review Jul 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand779 contributions282 helpful votes
Its a very clean and fresh 80s style concrete block motel. If you dont have a view I dont think you get value for your dollar. Friendly check in, we were offered a choice of rooms, bed was comfy but only queen size. TV in sitting area and bedroom and a kitchen with cooking facilities. Lots of food options across the road.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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US$104 - US$162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Snells Beach Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Snells Beach Motel?
Nearby attractions include Of Hand & Heart (5.9 km), Brick Bay Sculpture Trail (1.5 km), and Matakana Village (7.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Snells Beach Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Snells Beach Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Snells Beach Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Snells Beach Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Snells Beach Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Charlie's Gelato Garden, Plume Restaurant, and Brick Bay Glass House Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Snells Beach Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Snells Beach Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.05 km away from the centre of Snells Beach.
Are any cleaning services offered at Snells Beach Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Snells Beach Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Matakana War Memorial (7.4 km).
Is Snells Beach Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.