Donegal House

Address
Schoolhouse Rd (3km north of Kaikoura), Kaikoura
Free Phone
0800 346 873
Telephone
+64 3 319 5083
Fax
+64 3 319 5083
Email
Website
Tariff
NZ $125 - $160
1-2 persons. Includes breakfast (cooked available).
    Donegal House, "The Little Irish Hotel In The Country"
    VOTED THE BEST IRISH HOTEL 2010/11/12.


    You don't have to be Irish to appreciate the atmosphere and hospitality dispensed at this Kaikoura landmark, a thriving popular location for visitors and locals featuring...

    BAR: Rural Irish hospitality. The best of Irish music and dancing most nights. 2 huge open fires, DVD screens.
    RESTAURANT: Extensive restaurant menu including ribeye steak, fresh blue cod and famous crayfish. Breakfast, lunch and dinner available.
    ACCOMMODATION: 29 private ensuite rooms.
    FUNCTION FACILITIES: Private function, conferences and weddings - a venue with a difference.
    GARDENS & LAKES: 6 acres of tranquil gardens, lawns, lakes and large courtyard.

    Donegal House is located just a 5-minute drive from the Kaikoura town centre and the Whale Watch office. Group and tour bookings welcome.

    A STAY AT DONEGAL HOUSE WILL BECOME A MEMORY RECALLED WITH DELIGHT MANY TIMES OVER.
    • Licensed Restaurant
    • Hairdryer in Room
    • Conference Facilities
    • Non-smoking Rooms
    • Complimentary Tea/Coffee
    • Laundry Room
    • Clothes Dryer
    • On-Site Parking
    • Breakfast Available
    • TV Lounge
    • Linen Provided
    • Playground
    • Ensuite
    • Families Welcome
    • Guest Lounge
    • Meals Available
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    Overall customer rating based on 114 individual reviews for this property.

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    Cleanliness
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    8/10
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    8/10Overall Rating

    Traveller Reviews(114)

    Date of Review
    Aug 2014
    Type of Traveller
    Travelling with partner/spouse
    Recommended?
    No

    Validated stay (?)
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    Was there anything really great about your stay you'd like to share?

    The tv only had one channel (channel one) despite advertising that they had Sky on the website this was part of the reason we chose Donegal,

    Are there any improvements you would like to suggest?

    If you are going to advertise that you have Sky television as a part of your services please do and if not at least have more than just channel one

    Detailed Rating

    9/10CleanlinessThe cleanliness and maintenance of my guest room and bathroom met my expectations
    8/10CleanlinessThe property's reception, parking and other public areas were clean upon arrival and maintained throughout my stay
    3/10ValueThe range and quality of facilities and amenities provided at the property satisfied my needs
    5/10ValueThe value received was satisfactory for the price paid
    5/10ServiceThe staff were quick to respond to any questions or issues I had and appropriate actions were taken when necessary
    8/10ServiceAll staff made me feel welcome and were friendly throughout my stay

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    Date of Review
    Jul 2014
    Type of Traveller
    Travelling with partner/spouse
    Recommended?
    No

    Validated stay (?)
    Cleanliness
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    4/10
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    Was there anything really great about your stay you'd like to share?

    Property is in clear need of major maintenance.

    Are there any improvements you would like to suggest?

    Customer did not leave their comments.

    Detailed Rating

    3/10CleanlinessThe cleanliness and maintenance of my guest room and bathroom met my expectations
    5/10CleanlinessThe property's reception, parking and other public areas were clean upon arrival and maintained throughout my stay
    3/10ValueThe range and quality of facilities and amenities provided at the property satisfied my needs
    3/10ValueThe value received was satisfactory for the price paid
    4/10ServiceThe staff were quick to respond to any questions or issues I had and appropriate actions were taken when necessary
    4/10ServiceAll staff made me feel welcome and were friendly throughout my stay

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    Date of Review
    Jul 2014
    Type of Traveller
    Travelling with partner/spouse
    Recommended?
    Yes

    Validated stay (?)
    Cleanliness
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    10/10
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    Was there anything really great about your stay you'd like to share?

    The view and environement was superb

    Are there any improvements you would like to suggest?

    No.

    Detailed Rating

    10/10CleanlinessThe cleanliness and maintenance of my guest room and bathroom met my expectations
    10/10CleanlinessThe property's reception, parking and other public areas were clean upon arrival and maintained throughout my stay
    10/10ValueThe range and quality of facilities and amenities provided at the property satisfied my needs
    10/10ValueThe value received was satisfactory for the price paid
    10/10ServiceThe staff were quick to respond to any questions or issues I had and appropriate actions were taken when necessary
    10/10ServiceAll staff made me feel welcome and were friendly throughout my stay

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    Date of Review
    Jun 2014
    Type of Traveller
    Business traveller
    Recommended?
    No

    Validated stay (?)
    Cleanliness
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    7/10
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    Was there anything really great about your stay you'd like to share?

    The friendliness of the staff was wonderful and the huge log fire in the main bar/restaurant area was especially welcoming. The views of the mountains at the back of the hotel are absolutely breath-taking.

    Are there any improvements you would like to suggest?

    The room facilities and general maintenance lag behind other hotels/motels - no internet access, broken lights and a cracked toilet seat for example. Although clean and comfortable, the accommodation would benefit from refurbishment.

    Detailed Rating

    6/10CleanlinessThe cleanliness and maintenance of my guest room and bathroom met my expectations
    8/10CleanlinessThe property's reception, parking and other public areas were clean upon arrival and maintained throughout my stay
    5/10ValueThe range and quality of facilities and amenities provided at the property satisfied my needs
    4/10ValueThe value received was satisfactory for the price paid
    9/10ServiceThe staff were quick to respond to any questions or issues I had and appropriate actions were taken when necessary
    10/10ServiceAll staff made me feel welcome and were friendly throughout my stay

    Was this review helpful?
    Date of Review
    May 2014
    Type of Traveller
    Travelling with partner/spouse
    Recommended?
    Yes

    Validated stay (?)
    Cleanliness
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    8/10
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    Was there anything really great about your stay you'd like to share?

    The view was great and the breakfast staff were fabulous, nothing was a problem

    Are there any improvements you would like to suggest?

    some of the decor in the accommodation wing was a little dated but still very comfortable and value for money

    Detailed Rating

    8/10CleanlinessThe cleanliness and maintenance of my guest room and bathroom met my expectations
    8/10CleanlinessThe property's reception, parking and other public areas were clean upon arrival and maintained throughout my stay
    8/10ValueThe range and quality of facilities and amenities provided at the property satisfied my needs
    9/10ValueThe value received was satisfactory for the price paid
    9/10ServiceThe staff were quick to respond to any questions or issues I had and appropriate actions were taken when necessary
    10/10ServiceAll staff made me feel welcome and were friendly throughout my stay

    Was this review helpful?
    Date of Review
    May 2014
    Type of Traveller
    Travelling with partner/spouse
    Recommended?
    Yes

    Validated stay (?)
    Cleanliness
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    9/10
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    Was there anything really great about your stay you'd like to share?

    Customer did not leave their comments.

    Are there any improvements you would like to suggest?

    Ensuring booking names are written as on the booking to avoid confusion on check in.

    Detailed Rating

    9/10CleanlinessThe cleanliness and maintenance of my guest room and bathroom met my expectations
    9/10CleanlinessThe property's reception, parking and other public areas were clean upon arrival and maintained throughout my stay
    8/10ValueThe range and quality of facilities and amenities provided at the property satisfied my needs
    7/10ValueThe value received was satisfactory for the price paid
    7/10ServiceThe staff were quick to respond to any questions or issues I had and appropriate actions were taken when necessary
    6/10ServiceAll staff made me feel welcome and were friendly throughout my stay

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    Date of Review
    Apr 2014
    Type of Traveller
    Travelling with partner/spouse
    Recommended?
    Yes

    Validated stay (?)
    Cleanliness
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    8/10
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    Was there anything really great about your stay you'd like to share?

    It was great and the staff did a wonderful job as they were inundated because the road from Kaikoura to Blenheim was closed due to the storm, flooding and roadslips. With only a few staff they kept everyone, fed and watered! Breakfast buffet was lovely too - yummy!

    Are there any improvements you would like to suggest?

    No improvements necessary.

    Detailed Rating

    8/10CleanlinessThe cleanliness and maintenance of my guest room and bathroom met my expectations
    8/10CleanlinessThe property's reception, parking and other public areas were clean upon arrival and maintained throughout my stay
    7/10ValueThe range and quality of facilities and amenities provided at the property satisfied my needs
    9/10ValueThe value received was satisfactory for the price paid
    8/10ServiceThe staff were quick to respond to any questions or issues I had and appropriate actions were taken when necessary
    8/10ServiceAll staff made me feel welcome and were friendly throughout my stay

    Was this review helpful?
    Date of Review
    Apr 2014
    Type of Traveller
    Business traveller
    Recommended?
    Yes

    Validated stay (?)
    Cleanliness
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    8/10
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    Was there anything really great about your stay you'd like to share?

    Fantastic food, friendly staff and a beautiful locations!

    Are there any improvements you would like to suggest?

    Customer did not leave their comments.

    Detailed Rating

    8/10CleanlinessThe cleanliness and maintenance of my guest room and bathroom met my expectations
    8/10CleanlinessThe property's reception, parking and other public areas were clean upon arrival and maintained throughout my stay
    9/10ValueThe range and quality of facilities and amenities provided at the property satisfied my needs
    9/10ValueThe value received was satisfactory for the price paid
    8/10ServiceThe staff were quick to respond to any questions or issues I had and appropriate actions were taken when necessary
    9/10ServiceAll staff made me feel welcome and were friendly throughout my stay

    Was this review helpful?
    Date of Review
    Mar 2014
    Type of Traveller
    Travelling with partner/spouse
    Recommended?
    Yes

    Validated stay (?)
    Cleanliness
    Value
    Service
    9/10
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    Was there anything really great about your stay you'd like to share?

    The Roast of the day was just so good, like a meal your mum used to make. Anywhere the Reception is in the Bar of an Irish Pub just has to be good.

    Are there any improvements you would like to suggest?

    Fix the light bulbs in Unit 30, couple not working.

    Detailed Rating

    8/10CleanlinessThe cleanliness and maintenance of my guest room and bathroom met my expectations
    9/10CleanlinessThe property's reception, parking and other public areas were clean upon arrival and maintained throughout my stay
    10/10ValueThe range and quality of facilities and amenities provided at the property satisfied my needs
    10/10ValueThe value received was satisfactory for the price paid
    10/10ServiceThe staff were quick to respond to any questions or issues I had and appropriate actions were taken when necessary
    10/10ServiceAll staff made me feel welcome and were friendly throughout my stay

    Was this review helpful?
    Date of Review
    Mar 2014
    Type of Traveller
    Travelling with partner/spouse
    Recommended?
    Yes

    Validated stay (?)
    Cleanliness
    Value
    Service
    7/10
    6/10
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    7/10Rating

    Was there anything really great about your stay you'd like to share?

    Beautiful grounds fabulous mountain views simple but clean accommodation great evening food

    Are there any improvements you would like to suggest?

    Customer did not leave their comments.

    Detailed Rating

    7/10CleanlinessThe cleanliness and maintenance of my guest room and bathroom met my expectations
    7/10CleanlinessThe property's reception, parking and other public areas were clean upon arrival and maintained throughout my stay
    6/10ValueThe range and quality of facilities and amenities provided at the property satisfied my needs
    6/10ValueThe value received was satisfactory for the price paid
    7/10ServiceThe staff were quick to respond to any questions or issues I had and appropriate actions were taken when necessary
    7/10ServiceAll staff made me feel welcome and were friendly throughout my stay

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