Donkey Bay Inn – Resort

Tucked away in beautiful Russell in the Bay of Islands, Donkey Bay Inn has stunning sea views from each of the four luxurious bedrooms and suites, each of which features exotic art and memorabilia. You can hire the whole resort and it will feel like escaping to your own private island retreat but with a distinctly relaxed New Zealand vibe. The resort sleeps 8 with the option to add two extra guests by arrangement.

There are several very large living areas, a fully equipped kitchen including an indoor pizza oven and expansive decks for socialising together but each room or suite also has its’ own living area and private balcony for those who want time out.

Outside there are two alfresco baths tucked away in the garden where you can enjoy a relaxing soak as you take in spectacular views… especially beautiful at sunrise. Or use the private access to take a walk or a refreshing dip on the secluded beach just below the property.

Your accommodation also includes a gourmet continental breakfast in the beautiful dining room downstairs and concierge assistance when wanted.

Donkey Bay Inn


  • 480 sq meters

  • 8 Persons + 2 extra people by request at additional cost – rollaway beds

  • Free Car Parking

  • Seaside view

  • Luxury bathroom

  • Complimentary drink on arrival

  • Waitata estate water and Newport chocolates in room

  • Gourmet continental breakfast

  • Central heating in most rooms

  • Mini bar in room

  • Silver service choice of fine teas or coffee

  • Bespoke Kimono robes

  • Hair Dryer

  • Voya organic toiletries and bathroom extras

  • Magnificent ocean vista from bed

  • Deluxe King & Queen Beds

  • Concierge Service

  • Writing desk and in-room safe

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

  • 40″ Lcd or Smart TVs in bedrooms with Netflix, TVNZ on demand and YouTube

  • iPads in some rooms


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