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Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Rosapenna, Downings, Ireland
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Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Downings
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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99 reviews 99 reviews
20 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I spent four nights here as part of a golf package: four nights plus breakfast plus four rounds of golf. The pricing was tremendous. No complaints. The hotel was more than adequate. The rooms are clean and very spacious. The staff is quite polite and somewhat formal. The public areas are beautiful. The outside looks like a Motel 6. The... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
11 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a special golf deal. Two rounds of golf and B&B. We also ate in the restaurant. The food was excellent and the breakfast was particularly good! There wasn't much atmosphere in the bar but it was a Sunday night to be fair. The room was absolutely brilliant, the hotel is furnished much better inside than it looks from... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Rosapenna do a set menu Sunday lunch with non residents welcome. We ate there in July with our 3 teenagers. All of us had a lovely lunch, tasty with huge potions. The food was fresh and the service friendly and efficient. The setting alone, perched above Downings Bay is worth going for.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had to pay 60 euros extra for my daughter , we were in a delux room. No extra bed 3 of us cramped in 2 small beds. Also she never eats breakfast so I thought this was a very unfair charge. Not a family hotel, she was very bored...but did like the pool

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Ennis, Ireland
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a wonderful suite overlooking the bay,The restaurant and service and its sea view location coupled with outstanding choice of food made our stay memorable.We played the Tom Morris course which was good but didnt get to play Sandy Hills which looks amazing.Overall a wonderful hotel and facilities .Looking forward to our return

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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here recently for 2 nights. Hotel is a comfortable resort hotel. The Sandy Hills course is excellent, the Tom Morris is quite good. I enjoyed both but if I returned I would play Sandy Hills twice. The food in the hotel restaurant was pretty average. We had a great meal at the Olde Glen Bar, south of Carrigart, a... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

omg..the location (lovely beach view from room) the service (gracious and attentive, the food (you can get the free breakfast delivered to your room), and the 2 golf courses make it an amazing place!!!!!! size and amenities of room , including the mini-kitchen, were such a treat...bathroom sleeps 4:) loved everything about this place.

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Kabul, Afghanistan
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24 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Stayed to play the golf courses, was really pleasantly surprised by the hotel and amenities- this is an old school type of resort, a smaller version of White Sulphur Springs, French Lick, Kohlers, or Greenbrier- Excellent accomodations, country estate type of furnishings, seperate large reading lounge, comfortable bar, very nice dining room- fixed menu, but all was excellent- very attentive... More

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Dublin Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stayed here on for two nights on 20th and 21st July for our wedding anniversary. We got upgraded to a deluxe room which was fantastic with a great view of the harbour and beach. Both golf courses, ( The Old Tom Morris and Sandy Hills Links ) are immaculate and the views incredible. The Sandy Hills Links is more... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Spent two nights at Rosapenna last week to conclude our western Ireland golf trip. Rosapenna was indeed a fitting conclusion with a comfortable hotel dining room overlooking Sheephaven Bay. Food & service both excelled, with a highly-trained staff providing friendly & rapid table service. Recommend the separate bar for both pre & post dinner cocktails, where the bartenders make special... More

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Address: Rosapenna, Downings, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Ulster > County Donegal > Downings
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort 4*
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The Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort is one of Ireland's premier 4 star luxury hotels, and has been since 1893. It sits in an 800 acre estate on the edge of the Atlantic ocean, where the bays of Mulroy & Sheephaven meet on the coast of Donegal. The hotel boasts a health & wellbeing Centre, Tennis Courts, Billiards & Card Rooms, Putting Green, Driving Range as well as two 18 hole championship Golf Courses and state of the art Golf Academy. ... more   less 
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