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The Cove Lodge B&B

Drumgowan, Donegal Town, Ireland
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Sanibel Island, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Arrived at Dublin airport at 4:30 am and drove four hours to Donegal in the dark and pouring rain! As well as on the wrong side of the road for us!! We were too early to check in so we went into town for breakfast. Joan very kindly let us check in early and we slept for three hours! Joan's... More

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Everett, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

...that's the Cove Lodge. Liam and Joan are gracious hosts and have a lovely B&B. Clean, modern, well appointed rooms. The quiet and inviting reading room was enjoyed also. Morning meals offer a wonderful choice between full Irish and fresh fruit, cereal, and yogurts. Just a few minutes east of Donegal Town and great setting beside the bay. We would... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cove Lodge couldn't be any better. It has it all. Nice, peaceful, quiet, and beautiful setting. Loved to sit at the breakfast table view the lake and the sheep grazing with classical music in the background. It was less than a 5 minute drive to Donegal town with lots of shopping, restaurants, and music. Joan and Liam were exceptional... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good things-nice hosts, helpful with local info and it was clean. Bad things - their web site says credit cards accepted, but they said they don't take credit cards, tiny rooms with only a double bed and barely room to walk around the bed, tiny bathrooms -shower door didn't open all the way and hardly room to turn around, wi-fi... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time enjoying the superb accommodations and warm hospitality of Joan and Liam at the Cove Lodge B&B. They really helped us enjoy the beauty of Donegal. Joan gave us wonderful suggestions to visit Glenveagh Castle and Slieve League. Richard and Sharon

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a very long day of traveling , we were grateful to arrive in Donegal town where we had reservations at Cove Lodge! It was dark, we were not familiar with Donegal Town and our GPS did not help! We called Cove Lodge and Liam immediately said he and Joan were 'worrying' about us and 'talked' us through directions to... More

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Naestved, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our first time to Ireland, we started our stay in The Cove Lodge. Perfect stay for 3 nights, and so much to see in the area. Good golf, perfect rooms, delicious breakfast, and friendly service. We warmly recommend The Cove Lodge to you, if you are so fortunate to visit Ireland.

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Redmond
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at The Cove Lodge on our 15 day tour of the Emerald Island. We were running very late the day that we were to check in so I let Joan know via email. She responded immediately to let us know it was no problem and not to worry.....that helped a lot and reduced our stress levels! When we... More

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very pleasant stay at the Cove Lodge. The owners were away but their children run the B&B perfectly! We will definitely be back in this very warm B&B and suggest it to everybody who is looking for a place near the beautiful Donegal town. Thank you very much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful stay, with a warm welcome from Joan our host, the rooms were spotless, the beds were comfortable, and the breakfast was delicious. Just out of town, so not too noisy, overlooking a tidal waterway teeming with wildlife "what could be better"

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Address: Drumgowan, Donegal Town, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Ulster > County Donegal > Donegal Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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