Donegal House Irish Hotel

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.


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Donegal House Irish Hotel, Kaikoura

Commercial organisation


South IslandKaikoura RegionKaikoura


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Showing 8 reviews of 68.

Stef's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great crack! Lovely out in the country with the horses , Canadian geese and ducks. Showers $4 for 4 mins is a bit steep but had good pressure and were clean. No soap in the toilets though. Level gravel parking area.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Christine's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

We highly recommend this site for a peaceful quiet night. Set out in the country but not far from the main area of Kaikoura. Plenty of room for parking even big caravans. There is the use of toilets and showers (paid) at Donegal house. Pets are also allowed. At the Irish pub they do excellent meals with a friendly fun environment.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Aisling's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Great spot, not far from Kaikoura town. Great food and lively bar. Staff were lovely people and helpful. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Rebecca's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

We were pleased we stayed here over other choices in the area - such good value for money ($20 unpowered, $30 powered) and great hosts to boot! We parked our camper down the end of the massive parking lot and had a stunning view of the snow capped mountains and only calves and horses for neighbours. Well appointed bathrooms, showers are $4 for 4minutes of hot water but in reality they go for much longer than that and they were extremely clean when we were there. The owners were super accomodating organizing breakfast for us to take away and we had a delicious dinner at the pub run on site.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Antoine's avatar


Ranking: 5/10

Not free anymore for SC vans, they acted surprised when I told them it was supposed to be free and I had to pay $20. This doesn't include hot water (sink or shower).
The camping is otherwise ok, you have a nice view and it is very quiet

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Joe's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

The review given 4 months before this one about free camping is either out of date or false: all sites are $20 plus another $10 for a powered site - yes, there are powered sites now. This is clear on all signs upon entry to the site.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Conor's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Great facility with clean toilets and showers. $20 for unpowered site. Lovely setting with amazing views of the mountains. Really nice Pub on-site with great food. Don't leave without trying the Chowder.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Charlie B

Ranking: 7/10

$20 dollars for unpowered sites & $30 with power. Pay at the bar on arrival. Plenty of sites when we stayed near the end of Feb. Nice setting in the country side amongst the farms with view of the mountains. Toilets to use & $4 hot showers

Reviewed over 2 years ago