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“Excellent B&B With Stunning view” 5 of 5 stars
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The Glebe | The Glebe, Donegal Town, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #10 of 38 Donegal Town B&B and Inns
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“Excellent B&B With Stunning view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Stayed one night here. Marie, the owner is very friendly and runs a stylish modern place. Access to complimentary tea and coffee. Only 5 mins walk to town centre. Location is exceptional - view of Donegal bay to the front and the ruins of the town's abbey behind the property.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

The Best B&B on our trip! Our hostess, Marie was so pleasant and her B&B is beautiful. Rooms are very tastefully decorated, very clean and modern. The location was perfect, a 5 minute walk to town and situated on the Bay. We had a beautiful view of the bay from our room! I highly recommend the Waters Edge.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

I travelled with my girlfriend on motorcycle to Donegal. I had been recommended the waters edge b&b by others. we stayed one night.
The B&B is so peaceful, picturesque and is right on the waters edge. The rooms are clean and modern. The owner is very pleasant and friendly. The breakfast was beautiful. You have access to complimentary tea/coffee and hot chocolate all the time in the breakfast room. It is only about 5 minutes walk into the town centre. (We walked in to the town and had a meal in ''The Harbour Restaurant'' which was lovely).
There is a super valu shop about 3 minutes walk from the B&B.

Perfect B&B, will definitely return.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

Myself and my husband stayed in Donegal Town for one night. Waters Edge B&B was beautiful with a fantastic view right on the waters edge. Good location, only a few minutes walk to the town centre. Great hospitality from Marie, really friendly and welcoming. The room was really nice and modern with a large en suite. The breakfast was great. Would definitely return and would recommend it. The Old Castle Bar is a really nice bar, great for a pint and excellent bar food.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2010

Stayed here in August, 2010 and found it to be a beautiful modern B&B with a terrific owner - Maria. The rooms are all newly decorated, clean, quiet and comfortable. Breakfast in the lovely breakfast room was fantastic - a fruit plate that should appear in a culinary magazine.
This B&B is a short distance from the town but far enough away to be quiet. The neighbors in the 15th century cemetary next door didn't bother us a bit! We'd go back in an instant.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hermanus, South Africa
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2009

The "Waters Edge" is really an appropriate name for this B&B. A beautiful, spotless and stylishly decorated house, right on the edge of the lake. Excellent location, ample private parking and a short pleasant walk into town. Marie is a very good host. The bedrooms are very nice, but can do with some more storage space.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Georgetown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2009

Marie McGowan’s modern, yet homey B&B was fantastic. She made our party of nine feel right at home immediately. All rooms were large and impeccably decorated with comfortable beds and bright bathrooms. Marie’s breakfasts were yummy and filling. She gave us good advice and was a marvelous host. The Waters Edge sits on the Donegal Harbour inlet and has the most amazing views. Marie’s garden is a beautiful and comfortable spot to relax with your favorite beverage and look out over the water. It’s adjacent to Donegal Abbey and less than a 10 minute stroll into town. We paid €600 for 2 nights – a bargain.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: The Glebe | The Glebe, Donegal Town, Ireland
Location: Ireland > County Donegal > Donegal Town
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Donegal Town
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marie McGowan has been welcoming guests into her home in this idyllic location on the shores of Donegal Bay since 1991.This spacious, modern town house is delightfully situated beside the historic old Abbey of Donegal Town [est.1474] and is surrounded to the South & West by the waters of Donegal Bay. From here, it is just a mere 5 minute walk into the centre of town.Marie takes great delight in pampering her guests, with her speciality breakfast of locally caught salmon, smoked and served with all the trimmings. Other options include her perfectly cooked full Irish fry, freshly prepared fresh fruit platters and her own unique style of porridge (family recipe).The Water’s Edge is an approved establishment of Bord Failte Ireland. • All rooms en suite • All rooms have TV/Electric Blankets/ Hair Dryers • Tea & Coffee making facilities are also available • Overlooking Donegal Bay & 15th Century Abbey Ruins • Quiet, peaceful location yet within 5 minutes walk of town centre.Not only do visiting guests leave The Water’s Edge feeling completely satisfied, but the ducks & swans who spend their time lazily drifting up and down the Bay are well catered for too! ... more   less 

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