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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia 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...

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...

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Thank Elle K
Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 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...

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Thank CookMeSomeEggs
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 13 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...

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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.

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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....

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2Thank westlennox
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 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...

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1Thank F3928LFinfo
Perth australia
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Well if you are looking to relax in beauty here is the place to be. This place is nestled up close to mountains and the sea it is very unique magic place. Donegal house is great price, extremely comfortable place, also the breakfast is very substantial. The lunch and dinner meals are very delicious good no mucking around food, Guinness...

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Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Nice enough rooms with a view of the mountains. Beds comfortable room spacious and clean. Ate in the restaurant, fish was good but the rest very average, a lot of grease. Could be much better. The light outside the room did not work as it was full of dead insects. Never seen that before, although not personally bothered by it....

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Stayed as part of organised coach tour. Not expecting a great deal from this hotel but the experience was even worse. When the curtains were drawn closed there were two old insect nests in the pleats of the curtains. The nest fell to the floor cascading dead insects onto the carpet and on closer inspection there were the remains of...

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Thank IanFeb2016

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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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: $117 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 29
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“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
“We had a roof far from the bar. Good parking space with our boat too”
 of 5 bubbles J549LUrogerm, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room away from bar if you like peace and quiet”
 of 5 bubbles sallyalex, 1 Jan 2016 | Read review
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