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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
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
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Soundproof rooms
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Interconnected rooms available
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Anna M wrote a review Oct 2018
Düsseldorf, Germany78 contributions51 helpful votes
A wonderful place to stay with privacy, luxury, special atmosphere - design and art - and magnificient view combined with absolutely excellent service. We spent two nights at Donkey Bay Inn after a long travel and felt welcome and relaxed form the first minute on. There are only few rooms available, all with space and a wonderful view to the sea- all with balcony or a terrace - and the private bay with a beach, which can be accessed easily from the hotel. The interior is one of a kind with a lot of love in detail and rare collector items, a joy for anybody interested in interior design. The concept of this special location is perfectly completed by the service of the hosts, who take ownership far beyond normal personnel creating a familiar atmosphere (coming home) with a touch
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Date of stay: September 2018
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BradfromSydney wrote a review Sep 2018
Auckland, New Zealand62 contributions6 helpful votes
We arrived at the Donkey Bay Inn from Auckland on a rainy Saturday afternoon, not sure what to expect. And we were overwhelmingly surprised by the experience we were about to embark upon. Upon arrival, we went through a yellow tunnel in a big pink wall, to be welcomed into a gorgeously appointed lobby and kitchen / dining / lounge area of epic proportions. Amelia, our host, gave us the grand tour of the property in typical kiwi style - laid back and relaxed but also helpful and personable. She gave us the details of the properties history and how it came to be. With only 3 bespoke rooms (soon to be 4) there is a opulent uniqueness to this property. The absolute highlight is the million dollar view across the Bay, and beyond. With access to a private beach to enjoy, the
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Date of stay: September 2018
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US$286 - US$609 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsRussell
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