One Bedroom Unit/Apartment - Spacious, Self contained, queensize bed with double sofabed in lounge.
Double spabath One Bedroom Unit/Apartment. A Premium self contained unit with Double Sofabed in lounge.
Stylish, Relaxing & Romantic.
Premium - One Bedroom (queensize bed) Unit/Apartment. Self-contained, Spacious & Stylish. Double sofabed in lounge.
Two Bedroom Family Unit/Apartment, Spacious, Stylish and Self contained with full kitchen. Double Sofabed in lounge. lots of room to spread out.
3 adults in a 2 bed apartment very spacious, well equipped kitchen, very pleasant stay, wish we could've had more time to stay longer.
Thanks so much Amanda, for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We too wish you could have stayed longer ... perhaps next time !
Room was fine if a little overpriced--Clean
However no food avaliable after 7.30 & then only takeaways
Hi Don, Thank you for your review. I'm a little perplexed by your comment re: food, as on a Sunday (when you were here ) there are 2 restaurants within 500 metres at that time, as well as the takeaways. And of course many more just a short drive away. Price is always subjective, but we feel $148 in our high season is accurate for an Apartment/Unit that has a new bathroom, new kitchen and much new furniture. I do agree that we're a great stopover to and from the airport, but we would love to see you for longer next time ! There's no doubt the beautfiul "Matakana Coast & Country" gets better and better the longer you stay !
Clean, very well equipped, comfortable bed, great wet room shower. Within easy walking distance of beautiful Snell Beach. Limited number of eateries nearby but not far from Warkworth. Friendly and informative host.
I selected Snell's Beach Motel after reading glowing reviews from most previous visitors. The upstairs spa unit I was in was great, with a great view over the town down to the bay. Loved the outside balcony, and the pool saw use despite the mainly wet weather throughout most of my 2 night stay. Cooking facilities were good, although there are several nearby eateries, ranging from takeaways through pub grub to posh nosh. The beach is a fair way away, down a moderately steep hill, so a car is desirable (for oldish geezers like me, anyway!). I would definitely recommend the Snell's Beach Motel.
What more can I say Tony ?! Thank you so much. It always 'puts a smile on our dial' when we know that we have succeeeded in giving our guests 100% satisfaction. Might even tempt you to come back ?! Rgds, Robin
The hosts were kind enough to accomodate my wife & I for Valentine's Day in a spacious nice and tidy comfortable two bedroom unit....much appreciated.
Hi Mike, I've been meaning to respond to your kind review for some time, but a record summer season got in the way ! Really appreciated it , and as I said make sure you phone us next time so we can get you your 'favoured' Unit reserved for you. Rgds, Robin
Enjoyed our short stay at Snells Beach. The owners of the property were warm and welcoming. The motel was clean, well mantained and comfortable.
This is in a great location to visit the many beautiful beaches in the area.
The highlight of our stay was heading to Scott Point.
Matakana town and Warkworth are only short drives away.
All that you would expect from a Kiwi motel. Helpful and pleasant owners. Very clean and well appointed. Short walk to the beach. Would recommend and certainly use again.
The motel was clean and tidy, It was a lovely stay. Will definitely be going back!
Thanks Daniel. And thanks for discovering us. Hope the Pakiri rendezvous went well ? It's just such a stunning beach
An excellent place to stay. Clean , great hosts, central to many wineries etc. Have stayed here before this visit and would definitely stay again.
Thanks so much Des. Great having you both back.
My 5th Stay at Snells Beach Motel now and Dianne and Robin never fail to provide a top quality room which is always spotless. I will return again a couple of times this year on business and will not stay anywhere else while in the Warkworth area. Highly recommended.
Wow, Peter ! That is so nice of you. We certainly try hard, so those kind of comments make it all worthwhile
We had a wonderful getaway for three nights 31 Dec-3rd Jan. We found the hosts to be extremely helpful and accommodating. Snells beach is just enough outside Auckland to feel away but close enough to pop back when you forgot something (which I did)! This motel is located across from 4square and cafes and 5 mins walk straight down the road to the beach, a brilliant spot. The unit was well equipped with kitchen, separate bedroom and bathroom with spa bath. We spend plenty of time in the spa and had friends to stay one night on the couch (fold out bed) for a small extra cost. We were pleasantly surprised and will be back, we loved it.
Thanks Anne. We really appreciate people going to so much trouble, and giving us such a great review. You should be here today .... just glorious !
Lovely hosts, very clean and tidy spacious unit. Great location.
Thanks Sandra. Hope to see you all again.
Really enjoyed our stay here. Very clean units and good facilities. Staff very friendly and helpful. Great base to tour around the area. Would stay here again.
Thanks Carolyn. I went back to the Sculpture Trail last week. I agree with you .... fabulous. Hope to see you both again soon.
Lovely nice clean place to stay. Great location handy to all Wellsford and Matakana had to offer not to mention Snells beach. Greeted by owner who was very helpful and friendly.
Thanks Anne. Thanks for coming and for the review. Are the 3 of you ready for another shopping trip yet ?!!
We had a lovely week at the Snells Beach Motel. It was a nice quiet Motel and ideal for exploring the local area. The staff were all very friendly and the unit was always well serviced. The only negative was the lighting in the unit was a bit dull.
We were very happy with the accomodation and service. Nice place for a family, the pool and trampoline came in handy. The only complaint for me was that the heated pool was still a little too cold for my liking.
Roomy, clean, quiet, comfortable, convenient. What more can you ask for!?
Only used this as a stop over so didn't get to use it's other facilities.
Great, spot, friendly staff, clean and comfortable
I would recommend this motel highly. The owners are very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Lovely location and nice and quiet
lovely clean and tidy motel, central to all that we wanted to do, great position for
cafes, pub . great place to stay.
Our second stay at this motel, this time with two family members. Very friendly welcome. Good sized, very clean units. Lovely location - just a short walk to the beach, shops, cafes and restaurants...and some lovely places to visit a short drive away.
Room was very nice with nice view. Very friendly owner, felt very welcome and was very accommodating and helpful. Pointed out so nice places to see and enjoyed going to where they suggested. Overall excellent and enjoyed my time there.
Well appointed, clean accommodation, centrally located to the Matakana Wine Country. Hosts, Robin and Dianne, very welcoming, knowledgeable about the local area and attentive to their guests needs.
Enjoyable stay, highly recommended - thank you and see you again soon!
We used to live in this area, but have been away several years and were back visiting family. This was our first stay at the Snells Beach Motel - but we'll be back! Lovely spacious one bedroom unit, next to the road - but no noise road at all. The room was lovely and clean, and fittings were quite modern.We didn't get to use the pool or Spa pool, maybe next time. Great to have our a verandah with view over to Kawau. Best of all - friendly and helpful staff.
Found it to ne a lovely realxing place to stay. Enjoyed our stay alot
We found the motel unit to be very clean, convenient and comfortable. The owners were friendly and gave us advice about where to go and what to see.
We would like to recommend these motels to other travellers.
We only stayed one night but the facilities were excellent and we could have stayed longer if time allowed. Helpful staff, accomm roomy.
Very happy, unit was immaculate, great amenities and would definetly stay again. Highly recommend.
We stayed in a one-bedroom, spa-bath apartment on the first floor for 3 nights in February. The apartments are immaculately clean, comfortably furnished, kitchen is well equipped. The location is not the most beautiful (just off the main road) but it is extremely convenient for 1) exploring the region--many great places for swimming, walks etc within short drive 2) shops, cafes etc across the road or just down the road. Owners very friendly and helpful. There is a nice looking swimming pool which we haven't used--too many nice beaches around.
Thank you for your kind words. It makes it all worthwhile ! We look forward to welcoming you all another time.
Neat & tidy motel in great location
Lovely hotel, beach at bottom of the road,spotlessly clean,staff very helpful Only one downside Pool has no handrail so does pose a problem for anyone who has arthritus or a problem with their knees. I could not use the pool; i could not use The spa pool either due to, no handrail and a very steep step down into pool.
This hotel is well placed for shops across road and asuper pub and Thai resteraunt a short walk away. Food at both is delicious. We had a good time in spite of the problem mentioned.
Great room, very clean & spacious. Very convienent to walk across Road to supermarket or lovely Cafe as we did for beautiful breakfast. 10 minute walk to beautiful beach & then when returned to Motel had lovely swim in warm swimming pool. Nice hosts, what else can you say!!
What more can I say. Comfortable, welcoming and in a lovely quiet location.
Very spacious clean and tidy motel. Good location, very central only 10 minutes drive to anywhere in the area. Being on the main road was a little noisy at night.
Friendly management., made us feel welcome. Comfortable, clean and roomy accomodation.Lovely spot to stay. Enjoyed the surrounding area, plenty to see and do.
Simple, clean accommodation in a beautiful location. We thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay. Thank you
Last minute booking proved to be well worth it. Great locale, modern, clean & tidy accom, proximity to shops & cafes, fabulous pool, friendly owner! Great base for day trips.
We enjoyed our stay at Snell beach - the spacious and luxourious furnished unit, very clean and well equipped.
A wonderful place - tempted to come back for holidays
This is one of the nicest motels we have stayed in. Well situated and very clean and tidy. We have stayed here before and would recommend it for its friendy service and hospitality.
This motel is well placed for all local attractions, the owners are very helpfell in recommending the points of local interest.
Well maintained and would definitley recommend and would stay again.
We stayed in well fittd out, clean and comfortable rooms. Ideal for us and would recommend this motel to others
This motel is a nice and tidy one. Quite simple but all in order. The hosts were pleasant. We did have to report some issues with the TV's not working properly and they were very receptive to addressing it. Nice and centrally located so walking around was easy.
Nothing untoward to say about the property, we were delighted.
The only negative, which does not reflect on the property, is that Snells Beach does not have decent restaurant. Only junk and pub food available.
Comfortable motel with everything we needed for our short stay. Such a handy location for shops, restaurants and tourist destinations.
Very friendly and helpful staff
Very nice, clean and neat and tidy - more than happy with our stay.
most enjoyable and spacious accommodation for 2. Service was excellent and all facilities more than met our expectations.
This was a great place to stay we were in the unit with a double bedroom which was very roomy, clean and comfortable. My daughters and I stayed for just one night but we were made to feel very welcome and appreciated all the information that we were given about what to do in the area which helped us make the most of our short visit. There is a great view but you can only see it from the bedrooms!
Can totally recommend this motel. Gave us a free room upgrade when we arrived. Clean and tidy.
This is about the fifth time we've stayed here we like it so much. Comfy rooms, spa baths and handy to lots of great beaches -even in winter!
We found this an Excellent Motel -- clean Tidy-- well serviced during our stay
Ian & Robyn
Very neat place. Had an excellent weekend away thanks to Snells Beach Motel :)
We found Snells Beach Motel to be well positioned, good value and immaculately clean. The owner was friendly and helpful.
Lovely clean motel, reasonable price, Robin (the host) was welcoming and helpful.
Had a lovely, spacious and clean room, staff were helpful, a quiet location. All round a very good experience. Recommend!
We really enjoyed our stay at this very nice bright, clean, well laid out motel room. The lady at the reception is very nice....she advised us of some nice local drives we should take to enjoy the area. It is an easy 10 minute walk to the beach, and their is a nice take away deli/shop across the street if you want to relax in your room and have a meal. There is also a good wine/liquor shop a few minutes away. We would certainly stay here again if in this part of NZ.
Fantastic room with a fabulous spa pool. Spacious, comfortable, good location. Top class management
The motel had all the facilities required. Everything was very clean and well presented. We didn't have time to try the pool but it looked very nice. Spa bath was lovely and refreshing.
Some traffic can be heard on the road side of the motel but it was very light.
Emails were no replied to and when we called to discuss whether we could alter our booking the tone of the woman who answered the phone was very unfriendly and rude. As a result we cancelled our booking.
Hi Sara, Further to your comments, we endeavour to check and reply to all emails at least 6 times a day. I have re-checked our inbox from your address and can find no incoming mail since our original contact. I apologise for any inconvenience caused by this. Constomer satisfaction is of course our No.1 priority so we take your comments very seriously and hope that we will have the opportunity to demonstrate to you our genuinely warm hospitality at sometime in the future.
Well resourced and serviced unit.
Fold out couch in lounge a challenge to manage.
Great location, very close to heaps of vineyards and delicous foods. The pool is lovely, the chill has been taken off.
We always try to maintain the pool at 28degrees - this was a challenge in the early January weather!
Very disappointed in this motel. We stayed for two nights. The beds were uncomfortable, the TV didn't work properly, the toilet started dripping on the second afternoon (the caretaker just told us to shut the bathroom door so we couldn't hear it) and the fire alarm went off inside the unit at 1am.
Hi Nicole, We were of course alarmed by your comments as it is really the only review out of 45 that is negative and we have tried so hard over the past 10 years to continuously upgrade our motel so as to provide our guests with a total quality package, and your Unit had new furniture, new bedcovers, new drapes, new lights, a completely new bathroom and a total repaint. We are also a little perplexted by your comments, as the TV appears to work well with the new 6 digital Sky Channels plus the free-to-view channels and we cannot locate a toilet drip, but everything will certainly be rechecked.
Clean tidy and everything we needed after a flight from Aussie and slow drive out of Auckland. Found the pub over the road a great place to eat and enjoy a beeer and the karaoke very entertaining!
We had a lovely time on a winter weekend break at the snells beach motel. It's location is superb and the facilities are great. I would rate it 5 out of 5 and I look forward to visiting again in summer.
ENJOYED MY STAY HERE, THE MOTEL SITTERS WERE REALLY NICE. ENJOYED BEING RITE BY THE BEACH.
Sparkling clean, comfortable, warm on a cold night, friendly hosts. Close to shops and a gentle stroll to the beach.
Great accommodation, beautiful setting/location and lovely hosts. Thank you very much.
Inadequately heated. Plagued by sandflies! Should have had insect screens on windows.
Very comfortable, nicely presented and well equipped. We really enjoyed our stay and would stay again.
Booking online was easy & informative. Two bedroom unit was very spacious with all amenities/kitchen facilities etc. Nice and clean. Couldn't work out how to operate the kettle so boiled water in the microwave for tea.
Only negatives, friends left me a message the day before our arrival but it was lost causing a slight hassle. Relief check in staff was not well informed about local tourist attractions despite being from the area herself.
Would stay here again & would recommend to friends.
We had a lovely weekend here, rooms were immaculate and tea, coffee, sugar etc along with towels were refreshed everyday. We even had a visit from the Easter Bunny!
very comfortable, good spa pool, and heated swimming pool,
Friendly people; excellent rooms; close to beach and food. A great place to stop and enjoy the area from.
A real wow experience, one we shall seek to revist if we ever return to New Zealand. The room and facilites were just what we needed to relax. A very high standard which was never bettered. The owner was most helpful in every question we asked, and added extra input by way of further recommendations if we had time to spare, which we took up.
We triwed to re-arrange our already altered schedule but could find no good way to stretch to anotheer day.
great stay and great service
A really good motel near to shops, beaches and a good pub. More like an apartment than your average motel room. Separate bedroom, kitchen, lounge area and bathroom. Probably the best motel we stayed at in New Zealand. Would stay longer next time to explore the area including Warkworth, Snells Beach and the superb Scotts Landing.
Friendly owners, and the 1 bedroom apartment we stayed in was spacious and clean. They provided a cot and a highchair for our baby. Unfortunately we could stay only for one night, both me and my husband thought we should have stayed longer! Would definately recommend!
Motel has really good facilities, great owners with plenty of local knowledge. The motel is in a good position with shops etc nearby. An excellent base for a tour of the area with has beautiful beaches and plenty to see.
So good we went back for another night when travelling back from further north.
The motel room we had was a great size for a family, lots of room and very clean and tidy. Great location.
I would definitely recommend this property, my family and I had a great overnight stay while visiting the area for the MoreFM winery tour at ascension vineyard.
The two bed apartment was spacious and clean with modern decor, a nice large bathroom (only a shower, no bath but not a problem for one night) and a well stocked kitchen - even milk and tea/coffee/hot chocolate was provided.
My husband, baby and I shared a twin room to give more room for our portacot, and also so that the grandparents got a bit of luxury in the double room on their last night in NZ. The room was near the road so some traffic could be heard overnight, but as it's not on a busy road this wasn't a problem.
Swimming pool was fantastic for cooling off in the morning and just warm enough for my son to go swimming with us.
Thank you very much to the pleasant staff who helped make our stay enjoyable.
Very friendly owners. Clean & spacious rooms. Unfortunately, we didn't sleep well at all. The bed was really uncomfortable. It was lower in the middle and we kept rolling into each other. The curtains were also too thin to keep the light out.
If the bed were better, we would happily stay again, but we were just happy to get home and catch up on some sleep.
I am so sorry you were unhappy with the bed. Allthough a subsequent survey revealed a high level of satisfaction, we nevertheless wanted to respond to your comments and have already replaced the bed. We would certainly have been happy to move you to another unit if you had alerted us to your concern during your stay with us. Regarding the window dressing, our Interior Designer promoted the new curtain material as giving 'a romantic feel' to the bedroom, and in conjunction with the venetian blinds would work well together. However as a result of your comments, we will certainly review this.
We appreciate your comments and hope we may have the chance to achieve your total satisfaction on a subsequent visit.
We really enjoyed our short stay here. The unit was clean, well stocked and spacious.
Great accomodation. Room was a good size, very tidy and clean. Daily room service was superb and also the front desk reception- they really went above and beyond! I would definately reccomend this place - such a Bargain price considering the great location.
Tidy, clean, spacious. Kids loved the pool - would definitely stay again. Thanks!
Great location, opposite supermarket and "the warehouse" to stock up on travel needs, apartment large and roomy, even for three of us, unforturnately only mircowave and stove top(no oven), but everything else in kitchen provided, very clean and welcoming, Lovely hosts
The owner did take his time to give us the best tips about the scenic stops, without his guiding we would have missed a lot.
+ clean and fresh
+ Comfortable bed and new furniture.
What could be improved:
The kitchen had as many other motels the standard set of micro, water boiler, and a small cooking facilities. The only problem is that since we have stayed in other motels where the owners really take care of the details. Snells beach had some things still to improve. Get rid of all old cutlery and in with new. A new water boiler and take care of the details. Likewise was Internet possible but the code in the manual didn't work and we didn't bother to ask why. The TVs are the old once and the channels are the standard NZ channels. The bathroom did not had a shower curtain and no hook for the towels or clothes. The Spa might be on the cheaper side because it made quite a lot of noise (but it worked).
There is so much that can be done as an extra little touch to the experience and it will not cost a fortune.
Snells beach is a very good motel. A little bit away from the highway with lots of scenic and wonderful beaches in its reach. But I believe they can put a little bit more soul and touch to their already good standard and they will achieve lots of 5 stars from others.
The rating would be a 4 if only it had more personal touch and a better kitchen.
so unbelievably clean. smelled fresh, pillows were a little too high. they supply fresh milk, plunger coffee and the usual tea, coffee, sugar, hot choc. nice view from deck. wish we stayed longer so we could check out the pool/spa/trampoline. nice lil 'hood.
Very pleasant setting, just 3 minutes walk down the road to the beach. Easy access to the local sites in the area and shops. Motel was very well presented, rooms lovely; would have liked extra hand towel as there were 2 of us. Moteliers were wonderful, spent much time expalining the facilities and sites in the area. Definittely recommend this motel. We plan to stay again... after the summer school holidays. Richard and Lesley
The motel was gorgeous. Nice and spaciaous and gorgeous views on both sides. The host was very nice and helpful.
After reading nothing but wonderful reviews about this motel I decided to book 2 nights. I was pleasantly surprised with the facilities in the double spa bath apartment my boyfriend and I stayed in. We have paid alot more in the past and got nothing if the sort! Sky tv in 2 rooms, blowdryer, full kitchen and utensils. I cant leave out how lovely the owners were. I had 2 different quotes for the room and the lady ownder didnt hesitate to offer me the lower price. We felt right at home, thank you. We'll be back!
Great place to stay, warm friendly and helpful service. Pool in a lovely setting,
would definately stay again.
A larger TV would be an improvement, perhaps a wall mounted flat screen.
Bath plug did not appear to fit properly and leaked so difficult to have a long spa which was part of the speil for selling the unit. Only tried on last night so did not mention to owners.
On the positive side all else was great with good and freindly service and if in the area again we would likely stay there.
Not a bad place to stay. Good value. Room had a wardrobe with shelving which I thought was useful. Has a heated pool which was a little cool and there was no wind protection. Parking was a bit tight and there was a ceramic pot in an awkward place which made turning the corner a bit of a squeeze.
In the morning the cleaning people tried to clean the room before 10am (check out time).
Shower had fantastic pressure and temperature.
Good location. Close to beach and shops.
The reception staff were lovely and didnt charge extra for a beach towel.
I would stay here again.
Overall a pretty good place.
Lovely spot - hospitable hosts. very close to some wonderful cafes and pubs.
Very clean, friendly, told me all the things to do in the area.
Newly renovated bathrooms and decor. Meticulously clean, helpful owners.
Great location for visiting Matukana, vineyards etc.
Opposite a mini market, deli, bakery, cafe and more.
Good size, clean tidy unit.
Looked ordinary from the road but rooms were loveky nice balcony with sea view and pleasant area. We stayed an extra night..
The accommodation was compact and cosy close to the beach and shops and eating places. The service was excellent. Will definitely consider returning.
Very clean and well presented unit, bed was comfy and owners very helpful
Accommodation was to a high standard and exceptionally clean. We enjoyed our stay and the restaurant advice given for dinner was excellent. Great location.
best value for money at the time i was looking. spa bath was awesome, rooms large and very friendly people, kitchen had all we needed and bed was so comfotable, easy walk to shops are bar. just had the best time :)
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