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1 room, 2 adults

Donkey Bay Inn

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38 Long Beach Road, Russell, 0202, New Zealand

Upscale beach guesthouse in Russell with bar/lounge
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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  • Antonio, Amelia, Tosca and Anita are lovely, generous and very hospitable hosts. Donkey…Feb 16, 2020
  • The hotel is spectacular however we were not made to feel special at all, they even tried…Feb 7, 2020

Donkey Bay Inn

from €247
  • Skyfall Suite
  • Emperor's Suite
  • Tosca's Room
  • DB5 Suite
  • Exclusive Use of Donkey Bay Inn

What’s around Donkey Bay Inn


  • Tapeka Point - 1 min walk
  • Long Beach - 4 min walk
  • Russell Christ Church - 16 min walk
  • Russell Beach - 16 min walk
  • Russell Museum - 17 min walk
  • Pompallier Mission - 19 min walk
  • Flagstaff Hill - 25 min walk
  • Tapeka Point Historic Reserve - 40 min walk

Getting around

  • Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) - 55 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 4 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (15 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Separate sitting area
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Smart TV
  • Netflix
  • Cable TV channels
  • IPad
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Donkey Bay Inn’s small print

Also known as

  • Donkey Bay Inn Russell
  • Donkey Bay Russell
  • Donkey Bay
  • Donkey Bay Inn Russell
  • Donkey Bay Inn Guesthouse
  • Donkey Bay Inn Guesthouse Russell


This property does not have elevators.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds. Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for NZD 150 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Donkey Bay Inn

  • Are pets allowed at Donkey Bay Inn?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • Is parking offered at Donkey Bay Inn?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Donkey Bay Inn?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.8 From 19 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Eco friendly luxury accomodation
Truly wonderful accomodation with Amelia & Antonio who were absolute the best hosts you could imagine. A must do visit up north and do not miss your opportunity to stay here.
Mark, au2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Spectacularly special
Magnificent from beginning to end. Amelia is a joyous, warm and accommodating person who makes Donkey Bay feel like home (the most beautiful home you could ever want).
Peter, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Jodie and Sean
Our stay at Donkey Bay Inn was amazing! It met our expectations and more! We highly recommend the Donkey Bay Inn and will make plans to return ourselves. Matt and Amelia go above and beyond to ensure guests are comfortable and have everything they need. They organised dinner bookings, including transport and just made our stay so easy and relazxing. Superb...
Jodie, nz3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best place in the Bay of Islands
Donkey Bay inn was an absolute highlight of our New Zealand trip. Russell and The Bay of Islands is a must see on the North Island and there could be no better place to stay than at Donkey Bay Inn. The view and uniqueness of this home is fantastic. Amelia looked after us perfecty and I don’t think we’ve ever stayed in a place that was as interesting and exciting.
Alun, auRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wow experience
There are places that will stay with you for the rest of your life - this is one of those. Don’t miss.
ILANA, us3 night romance trip

Donkey Bay Inn

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