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. Four exotic bedrooms, a sitting room, bar and library - all overlooking stunning sea views.

Per night
$450 - $1,200

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Operatic, artistic, iconoclast, sensual and enigmatic are some of the words that have been used to describe Donkey Bay Inn. Enter through the intriguing garden tunnel to the inn's private courtyard and beyond to the Sitting Room with soaring eight-metre ceilings. Sliding doors open to bring in the sea breezes and take the path to a secluded sandy beach. Four exotically styled suites - Skyfall - impressive 360-degree views of the bay of Islands. Emperor's Suite - a grand apartment sized suite with private sun porch with sea views, Tosca's Room has a patio area with views of native bush and the sea beyond and the latest addition is DB5, an impressive Victoria spiral staircase leads to the room with its sloping ceiling and private balcony.

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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 $750.00 - $1,200.00 $450.00 - $900.00
Age restriction:
Other charges:
Additional Person $150 Per night in Skyfall & Emperor's Room.
Further pricing information:
Not suitable for children. If taking exclusive use - children by prior arrangement only

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