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The Strand Hotel

Main Street, Ballyliffin, Ireland
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having stayed at the hotel on numerous occassions for family events/weddings etc I can safely say that this is the best hotel in Inishowen. Friendly welcoming atmosphere, great entertainment in the evenings, fantastic food and service and nothing is ever too much trouble. Johnny Bill has ensured that even in their busiest times that the service provided is second to... More

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

We spent 3 nights in this cosy family run hotel in Donegal. Our room had a great sea view and a very old television. The bed was comfortable and the room was spotlessly clean. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and gave us lots of information about things to do and see in the area. Breakfast was substantial and... More

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StrandBallyliffin, Owner at The Strand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. More

Sligo, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good enofe food average prices nothing to write home about do. Staff very friendly and helpful. Very clean around bar restaurant . Food served very quickly And efficiently . Menu fir bar food very clear and well suited to your needs

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed one night. The cost was more expensive than advertised on a well recognised website. Some of the decor is dated. Unable to have a shower at night as hot was not available. Lift was also broken which was a bit of a problem as my partner has mobility problems. On a positive the staff were very welcoming and the... More

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StrandBallyliffin, Owner at The Strand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our best rates are advertised and available to book on line. No different from other Hotels our rack rate is offered to all walk in guests. Unfortunately the lift was out of service and needed the services of an engineer. We are disappointed to hear about the shower as we are sure that this could... More

Galway, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent two nights here as a friend was getting married. Checked in and went straight to the room , there was a few of us that were staying and thankfully had gotten rooms up on the same floor all near each other. Went into the room and it was warm but tiny and noisy, the tv was the oldest thing... More

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StrandBallyliffin, Owner at The Strand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We would be most grateful if you would e-mail us on strandhotel@ballyliffin.com so that we can investigate this matter further. We are concerned about some of your comments and would appreciate some further information. More

Forres, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed here for three nights as part of our first trip to Ireland. The staff were extremely welcoming and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. The room was spotlessly clean and nicely decorated, the only slight negative was the bed was VERY hard and the TV was ancient. Breakfast was lovely and we had the five course a la carte... More

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StrandBallyliffin, Owner at The Strand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We are slowly but surely upgrading the TV's in our rooms. Our priority was to upgrade the wi-fi which is now finished and is available throughout the hotel so we will now turn our attentions to TV's etc. Thank you again and we look forward to your... More

Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

just back from three nights stay at this hotel and can say that we enjoyed it so much very clean.lovely staff and to add the food was excellent will definitely return for another relaxing break at some point. The cleaning staff were so helpful room cleaned every day fresh towels every day.room service was on time. overall the whole of... More

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StrandBallyliffin, Owner at The Strand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are really delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to your return. More

northern ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Stayed 1 night in this hotel and having previously had a fantastic meal we decided to try adjacent hotel - however cant fault location - fantastic scenery staff very friendly - beds very comfortable and rooms clean including ensuite but overall needs tlc - example headboards in our room were just leaning against wall and not connected to bed also... More

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StrandBallyliffin, Owner at The Strand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We appreciate your comments. Your comments are fair and reasonable but The Strand Hotel is not "content to sit in the shadows." Our TLC programme is ongoing and we are making efforts to make the necessary upgrades. Thank you again. More

England UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Very nice to stay at. Warm welcome and shown to room. Nice big clean bedroom and bathroom.Good evening meal served by nice lady.Whoever is in charge please ask the busy breakfast staff to acknowledge the customers by greeting them with a good morning it's not much to ask but means a lot.Having said that I would stay again. Good value... More

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StrandBallyliffin, Owner at The Strand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you fro your review. We really appreciate it. The entire team have been reminded of the importance of a "smile" and a "greeting". Thank you again. More

Donegal I
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is an excellent Hotel, food, service, friendliness, cleanliness, were fantastic. A warm welcome awaits you, even though the staff were extremely busy, due to the Clonmany Fesitval taking place, speed of service and quality of food was brilliant. Value for money was excellent also. Will definitely return.

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StrandBallyliffin, Owner at The Strand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to your return. More

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Address: Main Street, Ballyliffin, Ireland
Location: Ireland > County Donegal > Ballyliffin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 38
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