Donegal House Irish Hotel


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Your host, Murray, will ensure you are made welcome to Donegal House Irish Hotel - Accommodation, Meals and Bar.

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!).

New motorhome and caravan park with brand new facilities opened in September 2015. Powered sites available from November 2015 and non-powered sites available now. Free overnight parking for self-contained motorhomes.

We know your stay at Donegal House will become a memory recalled with delight many times over.



31 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 4.

Marilli's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Non-powered sites are free for self contained vehicles!
Hot shower 4$ but only two showers and 3 toilets so be prepaired for waiting line
Toilets free
Nice irish pub
10min drive to kaikoura

Reviewed 5 days ago

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helen reeve

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Lovely owners and bar for drink/food on site, live music one of nights we were there. $20 for powered site, free for non powered, plenty of spaces. Facilities at the hotel for campers are clean and warm need 2x $2 coins for showers. 10 minute drive from Kaikoura peninsula.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Mike Fricker

Ranking: 10/10

14Oct18. Free for non powered but powered are available now. We stayed free. Don’t know what cost for powered.
Loads of level sites, I think all with access to water.
We stayed free as we ate in the restaurant/pub. Good food and beer. Two large TVs were playing Irish Folk videos. Not our scene but ok.
It seems like we were right under the mountains. It was cloudy when we arrived but clear first thing in the morning. Great views of the snow covered mountains.
We enjoyed it. I think we will go back when we do our next trip. Sooner the better!

Reviewed about 1 month ago

Cassie's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Do yourself a favour and stay here. $20 for two people on a powered site. Full amenities and an Irish bar and restaurant. Did I mention the wood fireplace? Beaut gardens? Clean amenities? I would have loved to stay longer.

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Claudia's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

FREE for non powered site. Very popular, pub was a nice atmosphere, can’t go wrong. Toilets clean, shower available to pay for if required. Overall, would definitely stay again.

Reviewed 3 months ago

Wina's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Nice overnight campervan park by the lake which was free for unpowered. Nice beer and dinner in the pub too! We had soup chowder and lamb roast.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Christian Oerlemans

Ranking: 8/10

Nice spacious ground, good clean bathrooms, $4 per 3min for hot water. Cozy Irish pub, very good lamb roast and cold beers. Good place to crash the night.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Jay kerley

Ranking: 5/10

As for free self-contained camping it's better then perfect,clean toilets and showers 4$ .. now here's the but. So with free camping we feel obligated to eat there that night and what was served to us my grandmother would not have feed her Irish pigs honestly was disgusting and the staff gave rude comment to my wife when collecting the ( 3/4 unedible meal ) such a shame as this place would have made a *10 if it have mc Donald's food out and the staff made any effort

Reviewed 9 months ago