A spectacular setting overlooking the stunning Bay of Islands is home to Donkey Bay Inn.
Arrive to something quite unique. Enter through an intriguing garden tunnel to the Inn’s private courtyard. This broad, sheltered almond-shaped terrace is shaded by olive trees and provides a relaxing haven to dine or enjoy a private wine tasting.
The Sitting Room and Bar feature soaring ceilings, eclectic furnishings, and spectacular artworks – in summer two sides of this room open to the sea breezes.
The Library is defined by wood and water, books abound and cool summer breezes waft garden scents through a double set of French doors opening to the garden.
Four exotically styled rooms feature wide views of the bay. Balconies or terraces offer private spaces to relax, four-poster beds to luxuriate and spectacular ensuites with organic toiletries. Imagine full height walls of glass opening to your private grassed area with views to the bush and bays. Bathe in your tiled bathtub gazing at the sea views.
Silver Service Morning and Afternoon Tea, including a selection of fine loose-leaf teas, scones, cream and raspberry jam. Served in your room, the library, the lounge or courtyard.
Sustainably cooled under a huge living roof, this architectural masterpiece will take your breath away. The estate is fully energy efficient producing its own electricity.
Walk down to the private naturist beach, or simply turn right to Long Beach. The bay provides a beautiful spot to swim and relax on the white sand.
A short drive from the centre of the historic township of Russell, giving a choice of dining, shopping and sightseeing in these beautiful surroundings.
Not suitable for children
Recent Trip Advisor comments
“Beautiful place with fantastic service – stunningly beautiful location and very private. Easy walking distance to Russell. Service was superb”
“A dream to come true – a wonderful place to stay with privacy, luxury, special atmosphere – design and art – and magnificent view combined with absolutely excellent service”
Tel No: +64 27 240 9109
Total Guests: 8
Rate (NZ$): $450-$1200
Rate Sheet A: 2019-20
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Access: 50-minute flight from Auckland to Bay of Islands then 40-minute drive to Russell via Opua vehicle ferry from Paihia. Few minutes walk to Russell