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The Water's Edge Bed & Breakfast

The Glebe | The Glebe, Donegal Town, Ireland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
42 helpful votes 42 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 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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Bury
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Location is really exceptional: you are actually at the edge of the water! You have the ocean in front of you when tide is up ; when it is down, you can go walking along the shore and this way, you are at 5 mn walking from down town (otherwise, you need also 5 mn but by car!). Excellent B&B:... More

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Ladysmith, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

The great view of this B&B made us choose it, but we didn't realize when driving in that we could also take a short cut walk in to town around the shore at low tide, coming home around the road after dinner when the tide had come up. Beautiful house, lovely hostess, good breakfast (we chose fruit plate for a... More

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Port Fairy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This must surely be one of the prettiest views in one of the prettiest towns in Ireland. It must also be one of the friendliest B&Bs in one of the world's friendliest countries! My partner and I stayed two nights in musically-inclined Donegal Town at the aptly named Water's Edge B&B. The view from our comfortable bedroom across the lake... More

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

A beautiful location overlooking the Donegal Bay. Marie was a lovely hostess and her house was so nice, clean and cozy. We had a beautiful walk to the City Centre and then back to the B&B for a glass of wine while enjoying the awesome view. We loved exploring the Abbey ruins and cemetery backing up to her back yard.... More

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Additional Information about The Water's Edge Bed & Breakfast

Address: The Glebe | The Glebe, Donegal Town, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Ulster > County Donegal > Donegal Town
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Donegal Town
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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