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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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AnnabelChisholm wrote a review Oct 2020
Tauranga12 contributions3 helpful votes
Amazing stylish lodge with phenomenal views in a great location, only surpassed by the super friendly, efficient and relaxed staff Amelia and Sherea!! Congratulations to Antonio who we really enjoyed meeting and "chewing the fat'!. We will be back.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Lisa Toi wrote a review Oct 2020
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Donkey Bay Inn is exactly as it looks on the website, incredible views, art, decor, style and definitely lots of surprises like being dropped to dinner in a classic car! Amazing hospitality from Amelia and Shereya - we didn't want to leave! We will definitely be back and would love to be able to share this hidden gem with friends and whanau. Awesome to meet Antonio as well - what incredible vision!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Donkey Bay, General Manager at Donkey Bay Inn
Responded 19 Oct 2020
Lisa and Rod Thank you so much for coming to stay with us and writing a lovely review! we loved having you and looking forward to your return. From Amelia & the team at DBI.
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Gavin Smith wrote a review Sep 2020
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
There plenty of surprises waiting for anyone lucky enough to stay at this hidden gem, so close to Russell, yet completely isolated and off-the-grid. Any fantastic hotel needs fantastic hosts and Amelia, Sharia, Anita, Antonio and everyone were just lovely. (Forgive my spelling if I got some wrong). Really appreciate the flexibility to bring guests in for brekkie 3 days running. And our chauffeurs (including Alan) - just superb. Many thanks, Gavin&Lynne
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Donkey Bay, General Manager at Donkey Bay Inn
Responded 30 Sep 2020
Thank you for the lovely review Gavin & Lynne, you we're both a pleasure to have as guests. We hope to see you again soon!
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Kerry K wrote a review Sep 2020
Auckland, New Zealand63 contributions21 helpful votes
From the incredible curated interior, the view and the superb hospitality its hard to find a better hotel anywhere. Very easy to feel at home and relax within minutes of arriving. Thanks for a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Donkey Bay, General Manager at Donkey Bay Inn
Responded 19 Oct 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely comment it was a pleasure to have you stay with us! From Amelia and the team at DBI.
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Jasp99 wrote a review Sep 2020
Auckland, New Zealand49 contributions27 helpful votes
There is a reason why all the reviews are 5 star and that is because Donkey Bay Inn is perfect. We have stayed in many interesting, welcoming and excellent places, this was one of the best, probably the best. Amelia, Antonio and the team at Donkey Bay Inn make you feel at home from the moment you arrive until the sad moment when you have to leave. Everything about the location and the accomodation is beautiful. It is a special place to stay and lucky for us not too far away, we were thinking about when we can next stay after being there for less than a day. I get suspicious of reviews that sound too perfect but it really is that good.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Donkey Bay, General Manager at Donkey Bay Inn
Responded 19 Oct 2020
Thank you so much for your lovey comments and coming to stay with us! We would love to have you come again. Best wishes From Amelia & the team at DBI.
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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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