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The Water's Edge Bed & Breakfast

The Glebe | The Glebe, Donegal Town, Ireland
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The Water's Edge Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #9 of 36 Donegal Town B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My Mom and I stayed for a night in July 2014. We had a twin bedded room on the second floor. Our room was spacious, modern and very clean. Our ensuite bathroom was also very spacious and modern. The B&B was at capacity the evening we were there, but we didn't hear a peep the entire time. Very peaceful, quiet... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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317 reviews 317 reviews
38 hotel reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I visited with my parents and partner, so we had two rooms. I let my parents have the larger and nicer (with nicer shower) of the rooms facing the water on the ground floor. Our room was adequate for us but not as nice. We received a rushed reception as we arrived while the hosts were eating (my text didn't... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Stayed for two nights recently. Very close to town which was great. Breakfast was lovely.. Only issue was with mattress which was soo uncomfortably hard that I was unable to sleep much of the night such a shame as otherwise I'd be happy to recommend this place.

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Newcastle, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We stayed in Donegal Town as part of our two week tour of Ireland. I had booked this B&B many months in advance after reading reviews on TA, I always book in the centre of town but was enticed by the photos of the water views. We were not disappointed the views of the bay are even better in real... More

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

My daughter and I stayed at The Waters Edge while touring Ireland in September and just picking up accommodation as we traveled. This B&B was an unexpected gem within walking distance of Donegal Town. Marie was a delightful hostess who suggested The Reel Inn for traditional, live, Irish Music and this recommendation was a bonus on our travels - we... More

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New York City, New York
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18 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Good B&B in this large home on the water. A walk along the water's edge takes you to the center of town...nice clean room, good breakfast and comfortable bed. Very accommodating owner. Our room had a nice view of the water.

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Portland, Oregon
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13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

My wife and I recently stayed at The Waters Edge while bicycling in County Donegal. The accommodations were lovely and the waterside setting is spectacular. Marie was a lovely and charming hostess and her recommendation for dinner was excellent. Her full Irish breakfast is not for the faint of heart--it's quite generous and excellent. After eating you might want to... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

My partner and I stayed at the Water's Edge for 4 nights in August over the weekend of the food festival. We could not have wished for a better b&b. The location was stunning, the house beautifully decorated. Our bedroom with en suite was lovely and a good size, with a very comfortable bed and stunning views of Donegal Bay... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

What a beautiful spot !! Lovely room and what a great night sleep. Warm welcome and just a short walk to the most lovely pub, The Reel Inn, where we experienced the local music and dancing. If we hadn't been riding the next morning, we would have stayed all night ! Breakfast was my first full Irish breakfast and I... More

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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This is a top spot. Great location, excellent views, spotlessly clean and a lovely hostess Marie. Well done Marie. Highly recommended. Ireland is truly magical and the Irish are so welcoming. Lyn and Peter from Australia

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Address: The Glebe | The Glebe, Donegal Town, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Ulster > County Donegal > Donegal Town

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Marie McGowan has been welcoming guests into her home in this idyllic location on the shores of Donegal Bay since 1991.This spacious, modern town house is delightfully situated beside the historic old Abbey of Donegal Town [est.1474] and is surrounded to the South & West by the waters of Donegal Bay. From here, it is just a mere 5 minute walk into the centre of town.Marie takes great delight in pampering her guests, with her speciality breakfast of locally caught salmon, smoked and served with all the trimmings. Other options include her perfectly cooked full Irish fry, freshly prepared fresh fruit platters and her own unique style of porridge (family recipe).The Water’s Edge is an approved establishment of Bord Failte Ireland. • All rooms en suite • All rooms have TV/Electric Blankets/ Hair Dryers • Tea & Coffee making facilities are also available • Overlooking Donegal Bay & 15th Century Abbey Ruins • Quiet, peaceful location yet within 5 minutes walk of town centre.Not only do visiting guests leave The Water’s Edge feeling completely satisfied, but the ducks & swans who spend their time lazily drifting up and down the Bay are well catered for too! ... more   less 
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