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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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Tracey Burrows wrote a review Jul 2020
Mangawhai Heads, New Zealand10 contributions
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From the moment you step into the magical tunnel of The Donkey Bay Inn you are transported to somewhere special... the views and decor are breath taking. It’s impossible to take it all in at once, and all throughout our stay I noticed more and more wondrous things, like being in Aladdins cave. Highlights were the sumptuous breakfasts overlooking that remarkable view... walking through the original gates of the property, past the Amazing sculptures glistening in the sun to see the beautiful Donkeys, the biggest ones I’ve seen... Sipping the best Gin ever in the evenings, made on site and sold no where else, rides to the local Restaurants in the Daimler with everyone looking at you, I could go on and on... Oh and don’t forget the outside bath!!! Amelia is a gem! Bubbling with
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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
Tracy, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review! It was an absolute pleasure having you and Nigel stay with us. Having guests appreciate all the little things that make us who we are is why we love doing what we do! Thank you for bringing the magic here, we really hope to see you both again soon. Warm regards, Amelia & the team at Donkey Bay Inn x
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Nigel wrote a review Jul 2020
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Donkey Bay Inn is without doubt the epitomy of high end accomodation in NZ. Not for the closed minded though as this isnt a sterile off the peg hotel. The setting, eco design, architecture and decor would be enough on their own but add the can do attitude from the entire on site team led by Amelia and the larger than life owner Antonio Pasquale and I guarantee a truly unforgettable experience. If you are the type who appreciates fresh eggs for breakfast, handcrafted Gin or being chauffeur driven to local reastaurants in the Inns Daimler, this is for you. Sophisticated, Quirky and Faultless from start to finish
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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 beautiful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, our aim is always to make guests feel comfortable and special so to see this result is really heart-warming. We wish you all the best and hope to see your return in the warmer months! Kind Regards, Amelia & the team at Donkey Bay Inn x
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Paul Baines wrote a review Mar 2020
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We took all 4 rooms at Donkey Bay for two days for our family and they unusually allowed us to have our reception at the Inn. The accommodation is stunning. It is so different to anything one would normally experience that one can only be blown away by it all. With amazing views, a beautiful beach, some amazing art in the Inn and in the grounds and staff to make you so 'at home' at the Inn, no one could be disappointed with their stay. They absolutely rocked our reception too.. Aircon is absolutely unnecessary, the location and design of the Inn make it superfluous. Paul Baines and Penny Hamilton
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from AmeliaG3714, Manager at Donkey Bay Inn
Responded 17 May 2020
We were honoured to be able to host your special day at Donkey Bay Inn. Having the place booked out exclusively is always a great vibe and we love getting to know the guests and extend family and friends over this time. We wish you both well for your future together and hope to see you again for a visit soon. Take care, Amelia & the team at Donkey Bay x
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Camptj wrote a review Feb 2020
Indianapolis, Indiana17 contributions4 helpful votes
Our two night stay at Donkey Bay Inn was an unforgettable and wonderful experience. The architecture, setting and most importantly the people make this a truly exceptional place. Antonio, Anita and Amelia were perfect hosts. We enjoyed the secluded beach and the ride to dinner in Antonio’s Daimler.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from AmeliaG3714, Manager at Donkey Bay Inn
Responded 7 Mar 2020
Thank you for your lovely review. We are honoured that Donkey Bay Inn was the highlight of your NZ trip. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you can visit us again someday. 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
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Date of stay: February 2020
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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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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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