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Donkey Bay Inn is a unique and beautiful sanctuary. Each room is different and magical. We loved the Emperor Suite with...
Room was gorgeous, with views that match the best in the world. We have stayed at supposedly five star places in NZ and have...
... by Amelia you know you are in for a treat. We loved our room Tosca, spacious, dramatic and very comfortable. We enjoyed a...
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victoria s wrote a review Nov 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand28 contributions15 helpful votes
Donkey Bay Inn is a unique and beautiful sanctuary. Each room is different and magical. We loved the Emperor Suite with wonderful sea views and amazing 4 poster bed. It seemed that everywhere we turned there was something of beauty. We feel restored and truly rested after 4 days there. we strongly recommend Donkey Bay Inn.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: The Emperor Suite ground floor no stairs, big bath, lovely sea views.
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DrM Miller wrote a review Sep 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand5 contributions
Room was gorgeous, with views that match the best in the world. We have stayed at supposedly five star places in NZ and have been somewhat disappointed. This has everything and more...staff are professional, friendly and just lovely; Brekkie is a great start, with fresh fruit, eggs, delight cereal, etc., rooms and decor so different, the whole place makes you smile and oh soo relaxing! Perfect birthday ! With egg shape baths on the corner of the cliff, Tui birdsong, warmth of the spring sun, with exquisite Bay views...can’t recommend this Inn enough...booked to go back already!
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: All rooms are fantastic we have stayed three times now...and loved every room! All quiet, all...
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Response from Donkey Bay, General Manager at Donkey Bay Inn
Responded 14 Sep 2020
What a lovely review! Thank you so so much Mel, you and Russ are some of our favourite guests as you well know! It's always a pleasure to have you stay here and we look forward to having you stay in the future. Happy to hear you had a great birthday!
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BarbWiersma wrote a review Aug 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand14 contributions2 helpful votes
I had read about Donkey Bay in a couple of travel magazines and knew it was one place I wanted to visit. The architecture and the interior decoration is simply amazing needs to be seen to really appreciate. From the minute you arrive and are warmly greeted by Amelia you know you are in for a treat. We loved our room Tosca, spacious, dramatic and very comfortable. We enjoyed a pre dinner drink with Antonio mine host. The vintage Daimler took us to the the village for dinner and back. Breakfasts are delicious and the whole atmosphere was very relaxed. On our second night Amelia suggested dinner at Paroa Winery, they provided transport both ways. Stunning building and excellent food.Donkey Bay is fabulous in every way in the most stunning location. Make sure to do the walk down to their own private beach, it is an adventure of its own. Thanks Amelia, Antonio and your team we would love to come back sometime.!
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: All four rooms are very different. Check the website to choose. We loved Tosca
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Response from Donkey Bay, General Manager at Donkey Bay Inn
Responded 26 Aug 2020
Hi Barbara, thank you for your lovely comments about your stay with us. We are so glad you and Elki enjoyed your time with us! We love to hear that our guests had a great visit and also what parts they especially enjoyed. I'm glad you got to enjoy nice dinners out and you also took the time to walk to the beach below. We hope you do come and visit us again. Take care. Kind regards, Amelia & the team at Donkey Bay
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emilyo3065 wrote a review Feb 2020
Melbourne, Australia47 contributions13 helpful votes
After an unfortunate accident involving our hire car being hit by another vehicle during our fortnight-long north island road trip , we decided to count our lucky stars & splurge on 2 nights in the Skyfall suite. Unfortunately as soon as we arrived I was struck down with food poisoning from a meal I ate earlier in the day & my partner also got sick so we were both stuck in bed for the majority of our time there. Thankfully we had the amazing Anita, Nat, Tosca, Antonio & Amelia to help us feel at home & make sure we were feeling okay. All the staff were absolutely lovely & went out of their way, bringing us food orders from town & even powerade! The Skyfall room was absolutely stunning & was probably the best place to be stuck in bed as we could fall asleep to the sound of the ocean & lie in bed with a 180 degree view of Donkey Bay...probably helped our quick recovery in less than 48hrs! I was very glad that I felt well enough on our final morning to walk down to the private beach & go for a swim in the ocean with not a single other person nearby.
Donkey Bay Inn is truly a unique & magical place, the second you walk in it feels like you have been transported into an adult's fairytale wonderland. We are already planning when we can next fly from Australia for a second visit & can't wait to properly enjoy Donkey Bay without being sick!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: all rooms are beautiful but choose the Skyfall if you want to fully experience the magic of...
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Response from AmeliaG3714, Manager at Donkey Bay Inn
Responded 7 Mar 2020
Thank you Emily & Nick for coming to stay with us at Donkey Bay Inn. We were so sorry you were not well, but we are so glad we could help look after your needs while you were with us. The Skyfall suite really is a great place to stay, especially when you were confined to your room. We are so happy you still managed to enjoy your time here. We do hope you can visit us again. Kind regards, Amelia & the team at Donkey Bay
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EGray wrote a review Feb 2020
Kaiapoi, New Zealand97 contributions34 helpful votes
What an amazing place. We spent 2 lovely nights in the Tosca Room. Amelia, Antonio, Anita and Tosca all looked after us so well. We especially liked travelling to town in the Daimler for dinner. The views are amazing of the bay. Would highly recommend
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from AmeliaG3714, Manager at Donkey Bay Inn
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely comments Eleanor & Owen. We really appreciate the feedback and hope to see you up these ways again! All the best to you both. Kind Regards, Amelia, Anita, Tosca & Antonio
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