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Lake of Shadows Hotel

Grianan Park, Buncrana, Ireland
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Buncrana
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an old but homely style hotel with excellent food,staff and it's really good value for money too. It's in the centre of town so didn't have to take a taxi to go for a pint in local bar or cinema.I would recommend this hotel.

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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely meal here with the family a few weeks back. Loved the Fritto Misto. Cracking dish! The desert called the Houdini was also to die for. Couldn't help but feel the place was quite dated though. Would return for the Fritto Misto alone!

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Northern Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A warm welcome on arrival, room ready and nothing was too much trouble. All of the staff are highly trained and provide excellent customer service. The food is of a very high standard (recommend the home made burgers !) and well presented. Hotel is excellent value for money and only a couple of minutes walk into the centre of Buncrana.

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Portaferry, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Excellent value, cosy and comfortable, very good food and most importantly very friendly and helpful staff that provided excellent service with a smile. In particular Brigeen in the bar and night porter Patsy were helpful and generous with their local knowledge which enabled me to get the most out of my brief stay in Donegal. The parking facilities provided adjacent... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We stayed here with our young children back in April for a family event, we normally stay in the sister hotel and this was our first and most definitely last visit to this property, We have tried to resolve the issues we encountered on our stay directly with the hotel which unfortunately only lead to even more issues, The family... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We stopped at this hotel on the way to giants causeway. The place was perfect for the group of 16. We all checked into our cozy rooms and walked down the stairs to the smell of a delicious dinner cooking in the kitchen. We had a pint at the bar, and then ate a delicious homemade dinner that was absolutely... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My husband surprised me with a last minute trip to Buncrana and we stayed at this lovely hotel, old fashioned and homely we made ourselves right at home in the lovely room. We didnt spend an awful lot of time in the hotel as we were out touring around but on our last night we had a beautiful meal in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A very old fashioned hotel but still in quite good shape. Had a nice room on the first floor with water views. Room & bathroom were clean (but old). Location is quiet and good for exploring the north west corner of Ireland. Had a fantastic dinner in the very basic looking bar. The sea bass I had was soooo fresh... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I visit this hotel on a regular basis and have found the food to be consistently good and the menu varied . I have to say that all the staff are extremely helpful and attentive. I am at a loss as to some of the previous reviews who claim that service is not good. I am a regular visitor to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I was cycling round Ireland and stopped in Buncrana en route to Malin Head. I was getting a bit desperate as all the BnBs were full due to a wedding when someone recommended this hotel. For 45E including breakfast it was good value. Nice room, slightly small but good bathroom, very nice staff and great cooking - both the evening... More 

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Address: Grianan Park, Buncrana, Ireland
Location: Ireland > County Donegal > Buncrana
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Number of rooms: 23
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