Donkey Bay Inn

Enter through an intriguing garden tunnel to the inn's private courtyard. Cooled under a huge living roof, this architectural masterpiece is breathtaking. Three exotic bedrooms, a sitting room, bar and library - all overlooking stunning sea views.

Per night
$600 - $1,200

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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. Enter through the intriguing garden tunnel to the inn's private courtyard and beyond to he Sitting Room and Bar with soaring eight-metre ceilings. Walls open to bring in the sea breezes. Take the path to a secluded sandy beach and relax at the Peninsular Day Spa. Three exotically styled suites - Skyfall - impressive 360-degree views. The Emperor's Suite - a grand apartment sized suite with private garden access, and the intimate Tosca's Room leads to a private grassed area with native bush and the sea beyond. Silver Service Morning and Afternoon teas, to be enjoyed in private spaces throughout the lodge.

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Physical address

Donkey Bay Inn, 38 Long Beach Road, Russell, Northland, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
7.00am - 7.00pm 7 days
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

  • Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Internet (Public Use)
Proximity to airport:
50 minutes drive to Bay of Islands Airport - Helipad on site
Proximity to town:
1km to Russell
Number of rooms:

Pricing and Conditions

  High season Low season
  (Nov - Apr) (May - Oct)
Per night $900.00 - $1,200.00 $600.00 - $900.00
Age restriction:
Other charges:
Additional Person $150 Per night Morning and Afternoon Tea $15 per person
Further pricing information:
Not suitable for children. If taking exclusive use - children by prior arrangement only

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