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Reviewed September 20, 2017

The Marinous and their staff were the best hosts I could have asked for. Attentive, polite and fun! The set up was conducive to some much-needed relaxation and a great getaway from life's hustle and bustle. Definitely would recommend!

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Luis Christian M
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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

We have never instantly relaxed while on vacation. At Donkey Bay, we did. We felt completely comfortable and were well taken care of by our hosts, Karen and David. They were always willing to help plan activities for us around the island and give us the inside scoop on what to do and where!

A sincere shout out to Bernice, who served us dinner every evening, and Sarah who took care of us every morning. The food at Donkey Bay is insanely great.

If you are looking for an intimate hotel on a busy island this is the place for you. You will be well taken care of.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Oliver N
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Reviewed September 8, 2017

We had a great experience at DBC, David is so welcoming and makes you feel at home. We even got to celebrate his birthday with him during our stay with a nice pool-side dinner on the beautiful terrace overlooking the bay of Planos! Great place for couples, modern amenities, and sumptuous breakfast too! Would definitely stay here again and can highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank mthiebeult22
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Reviewed August 30, 2017

My husband and I returned to the island of Zakynthos after a few longs years and were as thrilled to be back as ever. With the intervention of the internet and such sites as this we could tour the island with ease on a night by night basis. You will have heard that the island has been hit in 2017 by woodland fires which have become quite tragic in their impact to the island. Having spent two nights up in the hills - on the edge of my bed, as the fires licked the local woods, we decided enough was enough and with two bars on my phone I looked for inspiration to move on. Giving an indication of where we wanted to be and so late in the afternoon I found this glorious location.
The Donkey Bay Club is a slice of elegance, history, charm and style all layered into one.... the last place you expect to find at the end of this little out of the way lane. Gated, private, charming, stylish with fresh crisp linen and delicious food I cant recommend this exquisite experience more than I can share here. The last minute bedroom that we had was just the job. Not enormous, but loving, clean and with startling views across a perky bay full of bathers, laugher, wee fishing boats and more .... all of which happens out of your reach down from the Club .. unless you choose to slip out down the steps and join it. For you there are is a perfectly sized pool, surrounded by white wooden loungers, comfy chairs and couches - just as you would find in the Bahamas ... charming drinks are on account, as is a crisp fresh lunch. Dinner being a blend of hand selected ingredients .. served a little later .. is equalled by breakfast (what a triumph 9 till 11) which is fresh and awesome too ... Finally what makes this story complete are the family, the hand selected staff members and consequently the charming international guests - there must have been 8 or 9 nationalities in residence whilst we were there? You can have privacy or conversation you frankly get to choose. We were touring the island and of all our stops (which I had worked hard at) this stroke of luck became our top experience. To David, family et al - ευχαριστώ

Room Tip: David is hugely accomodating - call up and make your booking personally to ensure you get the right room for your needs
  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank IDSUFFOLK
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Reviewed July 22, 2017

My wife Maria Luisa and I have stayed at the Donkey Bay Club for two weeks last August. Yes, August 2016… We know it seems weird to post a comment almost one year later, but only now, when we are ready to leave for this year Summer holiday, we realized how wonderful our stay at the Donkey Bay Club was! As we love to change places every year we have booked a luxury hotel in beautiful Sardinia, but we keep asking ourselves “will we find anything close to the magic atmosphere of the Donkey Bay Club”?
A magic atmosphere is the result of several ingredients. The first one is Zakynthos: not the most beautiful Greek island, but an absolutely gorgeous west coast (to visit by boat), full of caves in a deep blue sea, and a very relaxing interior made of endless narrow roads lined with huge olive trees. A second ingredient is the view from the swimming pool and the surroundings, that gives you a sense of beauty and peace. But, on top of all the ingredients, it is the owner David with his wife Karin and their daughters that make the difference.
They make you really feel at home, but in a light, almost random and not artificial way. David is a wonderful cook but he cooks only when he feels like. He is ready to give you all possible advice on the island, trips, etc. but without trying to “sell” his views on you. The whole family (even the extended one: we had David’s delightful 90-year-old parents at a dinner-party with music one night!) gives the place an atmosphere of elegant understatement and it gives you a sense of belonging but without any imposition. So much so that, after a few days, even guests coming from the most different backgrounds and parts of the globe start feeling a bit closer to each other.
Of course prices are higher than in the rest of the island and the rooms are clean but not luxury rooms. But, after breathing such a magic atmosphere, it would make no sense to focus our comments on that. Thank you David, Karin and Stephanie for making our holiday one of the few that we still remember with enormous pleasure one year later!

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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