Donegal House, Kaikoura

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Donegal House, Kaikoura - Voted "Best Irish Hotel - 2011/2012"

With 29 guest rooms, (all with private ensuite bathroom) magnificent gardens, licensed restaurant and a homely Irish bar, all wrapped in Irish Boyd family history, (with a fair dollop of humour!) we know your stay at Donegal House will become a memory recalled with delight many times over.

Kaikoura Function Facilities

A unique setting for exceptional conferences, weddings and events - in your own private stone cottage. Contact us for different options and packages available, the Donegal team is here to make your event a sucess and personalise your need. A venue with a difference.

Donegal House is close to Kaikoura's unique attractions, with Whale Watch and the town's centre only a few minutes away.

Kaikoura Accommodation

29 private ensuited rooms, all with private ensuite bathrooms. Easy comfortable Irish hospitality. And, laid out in the morning, a temptingly delicious array of fruits and cereals, yoghurt, freshly baked croissants with home-made preserves and freshly ground Hummingbird coffee, all included in the tariff. Cooked breakfast also available $15.00 per person.

Donegal House is set amongst lovely gardens in a beautiful rural area under Mt. Fyffe - Kaikoura's famous landmark. All the same, it is only a few minutes from the central town area, Whale Watch, and other local attractions.

FREE campervan parking available.

ACCOMMODATION RATES: Quoted in NZ$, Subject to change. Includes continental breakfast.

  • Double NZ$160
  • Single NZ$125
  • Extra Adult $40, Extra Child NZ$20


After dining at Donegal House, you'll know for sure the famine is over... Murray adheres to the old Irish traditions in all aspects of the hospitality provided at Donegal House, and the meals served are no exception. Delicious, and substantial by anybody's standards, they are made of the freshest foods, and can be accompanied by some of Marlboroughs world-famous wines. Inside and outside dining is available, with the sunny deck area being a popular choice, especially for lunch and summer evening meals.

Irish Bar

It's one of those rare places; you will be so pleased to find it on your travels. Irelands National drink - Guinness, and Kilkenny are both on tap, and a range of the worlds best Irish and Scottish whiskeys await on the shelf. The kinship which unites the Irish who visit from all over the world is a part of the very heart and soul of the hotel, although you don't have to be Irish to enjoy the camaraderie which makes Donegal House a hit with both locals and visitors alike.

Gardens - The backdrop of Kaikouras' most prominent landmark - Mt Fyffe - perfectly completes the gorgeous vista outside your door at Donegal House... Two spring-fed lakes are home to Chinook Salmon and several varieties of bird life, including Mute and Black Swans, Blue Teal, Paradise and Mallard Ducks.

The extensive lawns and gardens of Donegal House feature life-sized statues of the Boyd ancestors who first settled this land in the 1860's. The outside deck overlooks the scene, and is the perfect place to dine, or relax and enjoy a traditional pint of Guinness or one of Marlborough's world-famous wines!



258 Schoolhouse Road
Kaikoura Flat

Phone: +64 3 319 5083

Freephone: 0800 346 873

Fax: +64 319 5083

Web: Visit website

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