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“A wee gem on the Emerald Isle” 5 of 5 stars
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The Cove Lodge B&B
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Drumgowan, Donegal Town, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #5 of 40 Donegal Town B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“A wee gem on the Emerald Isle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

A lovely place to stay. Views of Donegal Bay, lovely beds, roasting showers and a stellar breakfast. Highly recommended.

Also some handy hints from Liam for touring about- without your advice we wouldn't have visited Derry or the Giant's Causeway.

  • Stayed September 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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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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lancashire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We stayed at The Cove Lodge B and B for one night, we had a lovely room and found the owners to be friendly.
We had a lovely Irish Breakfast in a relaxed setting. This B and B is close to Donegal ideal for exploring the local area.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cork, Ireland
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Liam and Joan were very welcoming, the house and our room were very quite and clean and had all we needed for our two night stay in Donegal.

Liam spent some time with us showing some routes for our sightseeing, which was very useful as we would not have seen half of what we did without his guidance.

The brekkie was lovely!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We spent a night at The Cove Lodge in September. Our hosts, Liam and Joan, made us feel so welcome in their beautiful, comfortable home. Breakfast was fantastic, and room was very comfortable and clean. We can highly recommend this lovely guesthouse!

  • Stayed September 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
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Neath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The Cove Lodge was a perfect B & B for our short stay in Donegal Town. Liam and Joan were wonderful hosts, very welcoming and we were very impressed with the comfortable and clean double room with en-suite. Breakfast was also superb and delicious. It is also perfectly located, just a short drive to Donegal Town. We would have no hesitation in recommending The Cove Lodge as a very friendly, welcoming and comfortable B & B.

  • Stayed August 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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Leitrim, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Joan and Liam lovely people the cove was very handy as we went to the food fare in Donegal spent the two days at it . The room was just like been at home could not as for better,breakfast lovely well cooked .would stay hear again.

  • Stayed August 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Stayed for the one night as part of a mini break in Donegal Town. Friendly welcome, spotless room and friendly helpful host. We told the host (Liam) we were looking for somewhere to eat and he recommended the newly opened Pearls Place (which did not disappoint either) and even made the booking for us. Lovely breakfast in the morning, and great care was taken to ensure a hearty vegetarian breakfast was available for my partner. 78 euros the lot.

Place is about 1.5 miles from town centre would warmly recommend to all but the diehard drinker who needs to stumble into his B & B after tasting the ample hospitality of this fine town.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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 #5 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Donegal Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Cove Lodge B&B 4*
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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