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Cornwall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel in a rural setting, 5 minutes drive from the town centre was a delight. A warm welcome from the owner and staff set the tone for our short stay. Nothing was too much trouble. We felt very much at home here in this quaint hotel which prides itself on ' Irish style' hospitality,choosing to spend an afternoon relaxing...

Thank DTaylor2002
Emsworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Who would believe you would find this place in the middle of nowhere. Full of old world charm and Irish through and through. The grounds and lakes are magnificent and the atmosphere is there in spades. We did not eat there but the menu was inviting and reasonably priced.

Thank Mikeb0848
Reviewed 20 January 2017

You need to take the time and effort to visit this gorgeous little piece of paradise hidden a km or two outside Kaikoura. Bar, restaurant, amazing grounds, accommodation and areas to park your caravan ... everyone is welcome at Donegal House. The manager (I think he was the manager) behind the bar was a delight. Interested in our small party...

Thank Mary Ann O
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

A trip in to Kaikoura to support the local businesses after the November 2016 earthquakes- called in to Donegal House for lunch. Have heard of the place but not been here before. The setting is beautiful, with large garden and pond features. We enjoyed very nice food (blue cod. Cajun chicken salad and open steak sandwich) and good service. Will...

Thank Chris S
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We went to have tea and were treated to a wonderful large meal, steak salad & chips. All was divine. This was 4wks after the earthquake. We with locals were adamant the best way to support the town was spend money in shops, restaurants. The service was prompt as was the meal, the venue is magnificent, we sat outside as...

Thank Elle K
Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Beautiful deck with surrounding gardens and streams! Quiet outside but inside the music can get a bit 'up ya kilt'... Yeah I know it's Irish, but hey at the end of the day it's a bed, a feed and a hell of a lot of fun - regardless of its affiliations. Mussels were OUT OF THIS WORLD! Chilli and something...

Thank CookMeSomeEggs
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We spent the night here in our campervan .A pretty setting and very quiet at night.We had dinner (the best roast lamb we have ever had) and sat by the roaring open fire listening to music. It was a cold rainy night so this was the perfect place to be. There is a minimal charge for the van site and...

1Thank frejeni
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Good basic accommodation in a beautiful setting. Meals available in the pub on site, Seating around large tables in the pub/restaurant, gives it homely feeling. Friendly staff and only a short drive from the Kaikoura amenities/tourist attractions.

Thank MarieChCh2016
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Room lacks facilities for an expensive price of $160 pn. No lcd flat screen on Wall. TV was ancient tube TV with 19-20inch screen that was so high up in the corner you get cripped neck. Room has no microwave no cutlery for coffee or food, wardrobe with only 2 coat hangers when the room sleeps up to 3 guests....

2Thank westlennox
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Disappointed is all I can say, hugely disappointed!! My husband and I have eaten once or twice here over the last 4 to 5 years and always said one day when we could afford to we would love to come stay the night, have a meal, few drinks in the bar then walk to our room! This was not to...

1Thank F3928LFinfo

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Donegal House 'The Little Irish Pub in the Country'. Steeped with history of the Boyd family who came from County Donegal, Ireland in 1865, with host Murray Boyd continuing the Irish hospitality. Offering 30 Ensuite rooms, Bar, Restaurant, Function facilities, Gardens & Lakes enjoy the warmth & humour that Donegal House is now famous for. You don't have to be Irish to appreciate the atmosphere & hospitality dispensed at this Kaikoura landmark. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Donegal House

Address: Schoolhouse Road, Kaikoura 8280, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $158 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 29
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“Wifi available in the bar area”
 of 5 bubbles DTaylor2002, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms that we saw were facing the lakes and grounds.”
 of 5 bubbles Mikeb0848, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are on one level and have stunning views.”
 of 5 bubbles MarieChCh2016, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Avoid any of the rooms”
 of 5 bubbles IanFeb2016, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
“No wifi in private room....only in common room...and slooooooow”
 of 5 bubbles 319saill, 3 Feb 2016 | Read review
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