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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.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Mid-range
Family
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I want to give this place a good review because the people are just so nice... but the room and amentities just aren't. Firstly the setting is lovely ... ducks in the pond, well kept lawns and beautiful views of the mountains. That's the good stuff. Breakfast was toast,
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This is a little piece of Ireland with a long family history in Kaikoura. The beer is cold, the food is great and the atmosphere is fantastic. There’s accommodation available too with hotel or campervan sites in the grounds. Set in a beautiful garden and with fantastic views
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We stayed one VERY hot night. The premises looked like a campground at first and it was hard to find the reception (look in the bar). Given our key, we found the room was occupied (not a biggie, we were quickly given another room). The bed was tired but the decor pleasant and
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On the positive side nice location at the bottom of the Kaikouras. Nice big expansive soft lawn. Our room needs serious upgrading though. The carpet is worn through to the extent it could be considered a safety hazard. The bed was hard, and the water pressure poor. When we
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Have stayed before and was ok but this time we ordered meals at 5.10pm, two meals came out at 6pm, one at 6.30 and one at 7pm!! The one at 7pm was just wedges with sour cream splattered over the top. Surely wouldn’t take 2 hours to cook wedges!! 😡. We ended up taking two
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"ask for a better room ..ours was awfull"
"All rooms are good, and open on to park like grounds."
"Call the owner before you check-in. There is a really good chance they don't take you."
"Spacious motel accommodation with great views of the gardens, pond, mountains. Super comfy beds."
"Wifi available in the bar area"
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PRICE RANGE
US$107 - US$123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
donegal house hotel kaikoura
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionKaikoura
NUMBER OF ROOMS
29
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