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“One of the perfect B and B that we found in Ireland.” 5 of 5 stars
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The Cove Lodge B&B
Drumgowan, Donegal Town, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #4 of 38 Donegal Town B&B and Inns
Crolles, France
2 reviews
“One of the perfect B and B that we found in Ireland.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Nice and large bed rooms well decorated.
Very good advices about what to do around. (Restaurant, pubs, tour).
For the tours, advices were given on maps includind travel duration
The family is a team at your service

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Princeton, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

I went to Ireland with my sister and stayed in 4 B&Bs and 1 hotel during our 8 night vacation. The Cove Lodge was by far the nicest place we stayed. The room was immaculate, especially the bathroom! Everything from the amenities to the linens were up-to-date and exceeded my expectations. The Irish breakfast was also delicious. Joan and Liam were incredibly accommodating to us. The gave us advice about what to do and see in the Donegal area (Slieve League is a must see!) and offered us breakfast to go when we had to leave early in the morning. The Cove Lodge also had everything we needed, wifi, parking, hairdryer, coffee and tea in the room. I absolutely recommend staying at the Cove Lodge and would love to come back if my travels take me back to Ireland!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Evanston, IL
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This was a very attractive cottage with a great view. The rooms were bright, fresh, and clean. The breakfast was delicious. But most of all Joan and Liam were so welcoming. Joan recommended we visit the Slieve League (GREAT suggestion) and when we talked about our other plans, Liam helped us map out our route. My sister and I stayed in several B and B's as we drove around Ireland, we both agreed this was our favorite.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Terre Haute, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Our room had a view that looked out over the rooftops with sea in the distance. The breakfasts were to die for and our hosts were open so we could get to know a little about them personally. something you don't always get as tourists. They also had great inside tips for where to eat and what to visit.

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  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Newnan, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at the Cove. It was beautifully decorated and the room was very nice. The traditional Irish breakfast was wonderful. The whole family works together as a team to make everything special. This is an ideal base for visiting Slieve League Sea Cliffs and Glencolumbkille Beach. Both sights were worth the trip to Ireland, sheer rugged beauty!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Vail, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We stayed here in the middle of May 2013. It was our first time staying in a B&B. The home is new, comfortable and very clean. Only about 2 miles from downtown Donegal. We did not get see the other rooms but our room had a TV and each room has its own bathroom. Very nice living area to relax and enjoy. Breakfast is excellent and filling. The Mc Crea's had great information on places to eat dinner and places to see. Liam suggested we visit Glenveagh Castle and we did! He was right about this place, it is a must to visit. We would definitely recommend The Cove Lodge. If we are ever back in Ireland, we would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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Saginaw, Michigan
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We stayed with Joan & Liam on our recent anniversary trip to Ireland. We enjoyed our stay with them. We loved the traditional Irish breakfast, the house and guest rooms are simply lovely and comfortable. The location is ideal--close to Donegal Town, Donegal Craft Village and other sites, yet out in the country where it's quiet and peaceful--the best of both worlds! Liam and Joan know the area and are able to recommend a variety of things to see and do.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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Additional Information about The Cove Lodge B&B

Address: Drumgowan, Donegal Town, Ireland
Location: Ireland > County Donegal > Donegal Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Donegal Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming, four star, stone-faced country home situated in a rural setting yet only minutes from bustling, lively, historic Donegal Town. LONELY PLANET RECOMMENDED. Comfortable and relaxing accommodation with pretty rooms and delicious breakfasts! Ideal touring base for the cliffs at Slieve League, Glenveagh National Park, Mount Errigal and Dunlewey Lakeside Centre. Golf, fishing, horse-riding, beaches and Craft Village all nearby. ... more   less 
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