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38 Long Beach Road, Russell 0202 New Zealand
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#4 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Russell
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Operatic, artistic, iconoclast, sensual and enigmatic are just some of the words that have been used to describe The Donkey Bay Inn. As you enter through the intriguing garden tunnel and come out into the inn’s private courtyard, we are sure you’ll find your own words for the unique and wonderful world of Donkey Bay. Fully energy sufficient and cooled under a huge living roof, this architectural masterpiece will truly take your breath away with its cavernous rooms, imaginative angles and breath-taking views at every turn. There is only one Donkey Bay Inn...
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Beach
Free shuttle or taxi services
Adults only
Baggage storage
Car park
Bar / lounge
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Private beach
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Interconnected rooms available
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Minibar
Electric kettle
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Zorro657 wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland, New Zealand89 contributions22 helpful votes
We spent a wonderful 3 days at Donkey Bay. Location is just fabulous. Architecture and interior design are something that you will not see anywhere else in New Zealand. Eclectic and very much reflects Antonio's love of all things a little different. The staff are just fabulous , so friendly and welcoming and this does make for a very relaxed time. Breakfasts set you up well for the day, it is great. If you want to do something a little different and have a great time Donkey Bay is a must, don't look any further. Thanks heaps Amelia Anita and Tania we really appreciated everything you did for us. Aroha Ross and Natalie
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Donkey Bay, General Manager at Donkey Bay Inn
Responded 1 Aug 2020
Dearest Ross & Natalie, Thank you so much for this incredibly thoughtful review. We really appreciate hearing back from you, and are so very pleased you enjoyed your stay! It was an absolute pleasure having you both - was actually a bit hard to say goodbye. Sometimes we have guests come and begin to feel like family, and thats exactly how we felt when you had to leave us! We look forward to your return in the warmer months! Warm regards and big hugs, Amelia & the team at Donkey Bay Inn x
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julia lorimer wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland, New Zealand8 contributions9 helpful votes
Everything about Donkey Bay Inn was amazing: The fabulous friendly staff - Amelia, Anita and Tainia, the slightly eccentric and welcoming owner Antonio, the interesting "clitorus" sculpture, the bubble bathtubs overlooking the bay, the walks up to the vines and down to the naturalist beach, the eclectic furnishings...And most wonderful of all is that it is off the grid, with everything eco friendly. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Donkey Bay, General Manager at Donkey Bay Inn
Responded 1 Aug 2020
Dear Julia, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us this lovely review! As we always say, Donkey Bay Inn would not be the place it is without the people it seems to attract! It was an absolute pleasure to have you both. Thank you for all the very interesting conversations and knowledge you both shared with us. We hope to have you back in the summer so that you can finally enjoy the naturalist beach! Best Wishes, Amelia & the team at Donkey Bay Inn x
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LindyGDavis wrote a review Jul 2020
12 contributions1 helpful vote
Tucked away in the cliffs overlooking Donkey Bay, the Inn is a total gem. Eclectic, visionary, unique architectural features, with sustainability at its core and staff who really care - Just loved it.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Donkey Bay, General Manager at Donkey Bay Inn
Responded 1 Aug 2020
Lindy, Thank you so much for your kind comments and for taking the time to write us a review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay - it was a pleasure having you. We are really looking forward to your return! Best Wishes, Amelia and the team at Donkey Bay Inn x
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oakestina wrote a review Jul 2020
Kusadasi, Turkey18 contributions4 helpful votes
What ever I put in this review will not do justice to this place!!! Simply stunning. The decor is sheer luxury, the rooms are extravagant, and the staff very friendly and helpful Breakfast is served overlooking the bay which is beautiful Loved our stay and feel very privileged to have stayed there
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Donkey Bay, General Manager at Donkey Bay Inn
Responded 18 Jul 2020
Thank you for this kind review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We feel privileged indeed to have such lovely guests stay with us! We hope to have you stay with us again soon. Warm wishes, Amelia & the team at Donkey Bay Inn xx
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RobyNZ56 wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand49 contributions19 helpful votes
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From the moment you walk down the yellow tunnel you’re transported to another world. Boutique luxury, breathtaking views and a decor that can not be easily described. Gorgeous hosts and a gregarious owner who made you feel like family. Only 4 rooms each with their own unique flavour. Didn’t want to leave. Can’t wait to return.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Donkey Bay, General Manager at Donkey Bay Inn
Responded 18 Jul 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write us this lovely review, Roby. We are honoured that you came to stay with us and more so that you would like to return! We look forward to welcoming you back with beach weather! All the best, Amelia & the team at Donkey Bay Inn x
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PRICE RANGE
US$286 - US$609 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsRussell
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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