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Inishowen Gateway

Railway Road, Buncrana, Ireland
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Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Buncrana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was there at a family wedding last week and was hugely disappointed with management.I had booked 6 months in advance and got the wrong room, they couldn't change as the hotel was booked out. The food was horrible and I would not recommend the hotel to anyone again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was here last weekend for a friends wedding . good clean hotel and friendly staff . Food for the wedding breakfast was good but severely let down for them roast potatoes quite possibly the worst ones I've ever had in my life . Definitely deep-fried !!! Beautiful views over the back of the hotel .

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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to this hotel with an Urquhart's tour on 21 July - 25 July. I had never been to Ireland before and this a lovely surprise. The hotel is set right on the golf course and beach front in Buncranna. We had a room overlooking both. The rooms are very spacious, we had a double and a single in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just returned from a one night stay and the biggest compliment I can give is that our kids wanted to stay for a fortnight! Room was grand (although should have paid for the sea view) although personally the bed in terms of comfort wasn't great. Pool for the kids was great, as was the kids club and play area, also... More

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Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fabulous weekend had in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, the Receptionist are highly efficient and ready to greet you with a smile, the food was fabulous, generous portions and great value for money. The rooms were spotless with stunning views, breakfast was also excellent with breath taking views. I cant recommend this hotel enough either for a couples break of a... More

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hi I would just like to thank your staff and all involved in the running of the hotel, we had a room booked and as a young couple with two small children one of which has a disability , we stayed with 2 nights dinner and b&b. we had a ball and the young children had a great stay thoroughly... More

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Guest_Relations_Mang, Guest Relations Manager at Inishowen Gateway, responded to this review

Dear Alicia It was a pleasure looking after you all during your stay with us last weekend. Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. We do have excellent kids facilities here at the hotel with our Planet Active Kids club running two supervised sessions daily, our workshops and evening disco and movie night. Our family fun hour... More

Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a weekend break at this hotel , paid extra for a room with a view and I can't stress enough it was well worth as the sunset on Saturday night was the most amazing thing I have ever seen. Every member of staff were extremely helpful and friendly, the room was spacious and clean , the beds... More

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Guest_Relations_Mang, Guest Relations Manager at Inishowen Gateway, responded to this review

Dear Jackie We are delighted to read your review regarding your room view - we are one of very few hotels in Donegal that can boast about our spectacular views and scenery so thank you for taking the time to comment. We do apologise for the disturbance you encountered during the night that ruined an otherwise perfect break for you.... More

Belfast, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So booked the inishowen gateway for 2 nights to attend a wedding. Booked 3 mths prior as website advised that best rooms would be allocated on a first come first served basis. When we arrived the receptionist couldn't find our booking. We were then placed in an awful room which was small, stank of smoke and overlooked the car park.... More

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Guest_Relations_Mang, Guest Relations Manager at Inishowen Gateway, responded to this review

Dear Kimy30 Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. We apologise that there was some confusion over your booking on arrival. Our receptionist was able to locate your booking and checked you in but I do apologise for your delay . I'm afraid that although the majority of our rooms are non smoking, some guests do... More

Clogher, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I came to this hotel for a two day break on an over 55's deal. The hotel is in a beautiful setting and we had a great room over looking the golf course and bay. Check in was very efficient but the service in the restaurant was a little slow. All the staff were extremely friendly, attentive... More

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Guest_Relations_Mang, Guest Relations Manager at Inishowen Gateway, responded to this review

Dear William Thank you for your recent review of our hotel, we do appreciate you taking the time to comment on your stay. I believe our Manager has been in contact with you regarding your comments relating to the member of staff who failed on so many levels to provide you with the service you should have received and deserved... More

Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a 3 night B&B and 3 dinner break with my family. I havent felt so relaxed in a long time, my 2 children had a fantastic time in the kids club (Susie) was there favourite! The staff where so friendly and the food was fabulous! I have already recommended it to my family and friends and will... More

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Guest_Relations_Mang, Guest Relations Manager at Inishowen Gateway, responded to this review

Dear Norah We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us last week. It was a pleasure to look after you all and thank you for naming one of Kid Club leaders who impressed you, she will appreciate the feedback. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to visit us in August. Should you require... More

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Address: Railway Road, Buncrana, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Ulster > County Donegal > Buncrana
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Inishowen Gateway Hotel Buncrana
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The Inishowen Gateway Hotel is located just outside the picturesque town of Buncrana on Donegal's Inishowen Peninsula. The hotel commands stunning views of the majestic Lough Swilly leading out on to the Atlantic Ocean. The hotel has 80 well appointed en-suite bedrooms, many of which overlook the lake. Some of the facilities are the Gateway Health & Fitness Club, Seagrass Wellbeing Centre, Planet Active for kids & The Peninsula Restaurant. ... more   less 
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