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Lake of Shadows Hotel

Grianan Park, Buncrana, Ireland
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Lake of Shadows Hotel
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Buncrana
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first stay at the Lake of Shadows but we have visited many times for food. Check in was easy and pleasant and our room was ready. Our room was good. The bed was comfortable, TV and tea tray available but the next morning our shower wouldn't work properly and the staff promptly moved us to another room.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good: The hotel is very busy and a good buzz in the bar The staff were really friendly The food was excellent and far better than most hotels with more stars Walking distance from town and great atmosphere in town during the summer Bad: The room was pretty old and in need of decoration Only 1 plug in the room,... More 

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Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This was, surprisingly, a very nice, comfortable hotel in a small resort community. I agree with the other reviewer who said the halls are winding and confusing, but that added to the ambiance of our stay. The room itself was large - larger than I expected. The bathroom was a very nice size and the beds were comfortable. The room... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My wife and I had one night in Buncrana as last minute wedding crashers, we hadn't booked a room and were happy the Lake of Shadows was able to accommodate us. Our room was difficult to find, we had to wind through a labyrinth of staircases and doors before we found it. The halls are not well marked nor were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My second one night stay at The Lake of Shadows, both on Sunday. This hotel is well supported by locals looking for their Sunday lunch and dinner so there is a good busy ambience about the bar. The food was excellent, two of the biggest and best ribeye steaks I've ever tried, cooked perfectly to order leaving no room for... More 

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Lurgan, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Came in with my girlfriend, got menus, sat down and spent about 5 minutes deciding what we wanted to eat. 15 more minutes pass and in this time the same waitress goes back and fourth between the same table multiple times, not once having the brains to look slightly left or right to see if somebody was looking to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

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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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

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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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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