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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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Property amenities
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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Room features
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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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 2020
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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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Janelle747 wrote a review Feb 2020
Sydney, Australia17 contributions4 helpful votes
I don’t have sufficient words to describe our time at Donkey Bay Inn. It is a magical place only surpassed by the team that takes such pride in everything they do. We came needing a break and we certainly had an amazing time. Drinks on the balcony, Antonio’s drives to our dinner reservations, Amelia and the teams pre-arrival care and beautiful smiles are just amazing. Beautiful rooms, amazing atmosphere filled with magnificent antiques and great wine, Perfect, Perfect, Perfect
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from AmeliaG3714, Manager at Donkey Bay Inn
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Janelle, thank you so much for this lovely review and beautiful words! It was an absolute pleasure having you and Guy stay. We wish you both all the best and hope you will jump across the ditch again sometime soon! Best wishes and big hugs, Amelia, Anita, Tosca & Antonio
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KiwiKirsty734 wrote a review Feb 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand36 contributions17 helpful votes
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Wow we were totally blown away!Everything about this place is amazing. The entrance through the yellow tunnel, the decor, the smiley welcome from Amelia and a view to die for. The Skyfall Suite is without a doubt one of the most beautiful rooms I’ve ever stayed in. Thanks to Antonio for dropping us off to dinner in his vintage Daimler - another classy touch to add to an awesome experience! Amelia - Donkey Bay Inn would not be the same without your ‘bubbly’ personality. Nothing was a problem. Thank you so much for such an amazing stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from AmeliaG3714, Manager at Donkey Bay Inn
Responded 13 Feb 2020
Thank you for your lovely comments Kirsty. I am so stoked that you enjoyed your stay with us. We really love our jobs and it's nice to receive feedback on how we do - makes it all worthwhile! Thank you for taking the time to write us a comment, and also thank you for taking the time to visit us at Donkey Bay! We hope to see you again sometime and so glad you could come and enjoy our slice of paradise in Northtland. Kind regards, Amelia & the team at Donkey Bay Inn
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martine wrote a review Feb 2020
Bruges, Belgium3 contributions
This B&B is really one of a kind, room was superb, very personnally decorated, very quiet. We could sleep with the large Windows open, ocean in the background. Friendly people delicious breakfast. Antonio is a real gentleman and his trips to the restaurants in Russell with his Daimler are the best!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from AmeliaG3714, Manager at Donkey Bay Inn
Responded 10 Feb 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Donkey Bay Inn and we hope that you may return to stay with us again one day. Kind regards, Amelia & the team at DBI
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alcnyc wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom32 contributions11 helpful votes
What an absolute gem! We absolutely loved staying at the Donkey Bay Inn - lovely room, delicious breakfast and absolutely stunning views! The beach was gorgeous and it felt very private. What made everything even more special was the super high level of service - we felt as if we were Antonio’s house guests the entire time. Amelia, Tosca and everyone else were wonderful hosts who went above and beyond to make our stay super special. We can’t recommend it enough, and really hope to be back soon!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from AmeliaG3714, Manager at Donkey Bay Inn
Responded 8 Feb 2020
Wow thank you for the lovely comments about your stay with us at Donkey Bay Inn. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We love getting feedback from our guests and love that you had a great time! We hope we do see you again soon. Regards, Amelia
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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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