The name of this hotel was what drew me having been to Donegal, Ireland and was sorely disappointed. Stayed on a Sunday night, a wedding was taking place, the wedding party was a drunken, noisy, unexcusable experience for the "other " 2 couples staying at this place. Having to complain to the manager at 12:30am - with the excuse that this wedding was booked 1 year ago, and our rooms were "muddled" inbetween the wedding party - absolutely not acceptable.. No sleep was had because of the noise of this wedding party.. The request to talk to the owner at checkout the next day ( making the request at 12:30am previously during the complaint ) was not honored which I found poor.. this establishment is comparable to a 1960's mom/pop strip motel - no quality of any sort.. and for NZ160 - absolutely highway robbery.. There is no reason to stay here, there are a lot better hotels/b & b's in the area that the owners would take better care of you. I plan trips for people and I like to stay at a place before I recommend, and this place is the pits. The waitresses at the restaurant were very nice - the food was decent, beer was good... but, if you aren't with a wedding party staying there, your importance is nil - If I was informed of a wedding party staying there, I would have stayed elsewhere. The pacing of a tuxedo clad, chain smoking wedding clown walking up and down the creaking,wooden deck most of the night was so inconsiderate. And the fools next to our room that my husband asked nicely to please keep it down only to have the man come out to ask my husband to step outside so "he" could take care of him ??? wth ?? Extremely poor management and concern for us and an elderly couple staying there. We were not important.. The laundry room is 1 washer/1dryer.. and both being used by the staff ??? so don't think there is a separate laundry to use for guests. Extremely poor establishment... Horrible.. after staying in 15 different places in New Zealand, including a hostel - this was a hole in the wall... no help on getting our money back either... continental breakfast was blah.. and a hot breakfast is an extra NZ 15.. not worth it either.... again, DO NOT STAY HERE.... HAVE DINNER, BUT DO NOT STAY HERE !!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Donegal House 'The Little Irish Pub in the Country'. Steeped with history of the Boyd family who came from County Donegal, Ireland in 1865, with host Murray Boyd continuing the Irish hospitality. Offering 30 Ensuite rooms, Bar, Restaurant, Function facilities, Gardens & Lakes enjoy the warmth & humour that Donegal House is now famous for. You don't have to be Irish to appreciate the atmosphere & hospitality dispensed at this Kaikoura landmark. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Donegal House Hotel Kaikoura