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The Arches Country House

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Lough Eske, Donegal Town, Ireland
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  • Cleanliness
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a spacious, well appointed room with views of the lough and mountains. Beautiful guest house a little distance from Donegal town. Comfortable bed, lovely bathroom. Excellent breakfast in a very pleasant breakfast room. Kind host.

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Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My father, husband and I are on our second night at this lovely B&B and have nothing but positive things to say - Noreen, the owner, is just a wonderful and accommodating host, the grounds and home are immaculate and beautiful, and the rooms are spacious and comfortable. Comfy beds, good sized bathrooms (including handicap accessible for my father who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

After looking at reviews here, I decided to book a night stay with Arches Country House. It was one of best decisions I made for my whole trip to Ireland! Noreen was an excellent hostess. My friends and I arrived earlier than expected, but she was delighted to have us check in early anyway. The house is beautiful and the... More 

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Warrenton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Great amiable host, Noreen McGinty. Comfortable clean rooms. Delicious breakfast. Have stayed there before and if our travels bring us back to Donegal we will definitely stay there again. Don't miss it if you are in the area.

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Spring Lake, North Carolina
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My wife and I stayed one night at the Arches during a trip around Ireland. We arrived later than expected but Noreen was incredibly accommodating and friendly, and took plenty of time with us to make sure we were happy with our room and had several options for dinner in Donegal. The room was very comfortable and included a tea... More 

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northern ireland
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Me and the wife stayed here for a weekend break.The b&b was excellent the owners were very good food great could not have asked for better the location was nice and quiet and the veiws was excellent would definitely go back for another stay

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My husband and I and another couple stayed at The Arches for four nights in October and were sorry to leave, certain we would never find a better place anywhere. As other reviewers have written, it's wonderful. A lovely country home, it's beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean, comfortable, and perfectly managed. Noreen is a gracious host, offering good advice about places... More 

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Lurgan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

My husband and myself stayed in The Arches for 3 nights in October, to celebrate our 40th Anniversary. Noreen is a lovely warm friendly host and always willing to help. The view from The Arches, overlooking Lough Eske is breathtaking. The rooms are very tastefully decorated and very comfortable. The Irish Breakfast is all that you could ask for and... More 

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Portadown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We have had the pleasure of staying at The Arches twice now..... and love it so much we are returning this weekend. Noreen is the perfect hostess, warm, friendly and accommodating. Her home is beautiful. The rooms are very tastefully decorated and spacious and her traditional Irish breakfast is not to be missed. The views over Lough Eske are unobstructed... More 

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Deerfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Arriving in early September I stayed eight nights at The Arches, wanting to touch my grandmother's Irish roots. Her father was born on this side of Lough Eske in 1868 and I had always longed simply to BE there, to walk the miles of country lanes, and to spend hours in solitude in the land of my ancestors. The Arches... More 

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