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Reviewed 13 July 2020

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

Date of stay: July 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Donkey Bay, General Manager at Donkey Bay Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 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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Reviewed 12 July 2020 via mobile

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.

Date of stay: July 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Donkey Bay, General Manager at Donkey Bay Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 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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Reviewed 7 July 2020

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 light with lots of stories and local knowledge, she goes over and above to make you feel special. We were so happy to meet Antonio, after hearing so much about him... so we immediately felt we knew him! A lovely, open face and warm bear hug confirmed everything! What a remarkable place Antonio and his team have created here... We have travelled Europe and the world, my husband more so... this to me was right up there as one of my two favourite places... Ever... Thank you so much for a memorable experience... we will be back... Love Tracey Burrows

Date of stay: July 2020
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Donkey Bay, General Manager at Donkey Bay Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 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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Reviewed 7 July 2020

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

Date of stay: July 2020
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Donkey Bay, General Manager at Donkey Bay Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 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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Reviewed 17 March 2020

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

Room tip: All the rooms are amazing but the Emeror stands out
Date of stay: February 2020
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AmeliaG3714, Manager at Donkey Bay Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 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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