​​The Salty is more than just a Guinness Sports Bar. We can be anything you want us to be. With a great support from the locals and new friends daily I assure you we will make you feel welcomed. Karaoke monthly and regular raffles weekly everyone is a winner.
We are within walking distance to the beach. The units are adjacent to the main hotel with parking outside your rooms. Sleeping up to 34 guest, with restaurant and Guinness Sports Bar onsite. Plenty of space for the children to run around as well as playing Petanque at the front of the hotel.
Room 5 & 6 Suites both have spa baths and 2 bedrooms great for the family, 2 couples or romantic getaway. $240.00 per night included breakfast for up to 4 people.
Overlooking your accommodation with parking outside your rooms. The units sit slightly away from the main bar and restaurant which allows for a quiet night’s sleep should you require or don’t drink and drive make a great night and stay with us. At $140.00 for the night included breakfast for 2 why not make a night or two with us memorable.
The suites are located on the top level and sleep upto four guests. Both our suites have spa bath rooms and are affordable at $240.00 including breakfast. They are tastefully appointed and perfect for the whole family.



The Salty Dog Inn hotel, restaurant and bar is located at Snells Beach on Kawau Bay. It blends Olde English Set on picturesque grounds, we can accommodate up to 14-16 delegates in single rooms or up to 32 delegates twin share, for larger groups, additional accommodation is available across the road at Snells Beach Motel. Character and style, with tastefully appointed rooms, Guinness Sports Bar and fine dining.


Delicious Pub Grub meals at affordable prices. Enjoy the Olde English pub experience in gorgeous Snells Beach. We open for Dinners however happy to discuss special lunches if require.


Celebrate your wedding day at the gateway to the Matakana coast, with the Salty. Only 1 hour from Auckland Airport, and situated in gorgeous Snells Beach. We cater for wedding up to 150pax. Packages are available.


40pax – Boardroom

40pax – U-Shaped

60pax – Classroom

120pax – Banquet

150pax – Theatre Style


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The Salty Dog Inn