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“Family Gathering” 5 of 5 stars
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Harvey's Point
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lough Eske, Donegal Town, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Donegal Town
County Clare
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“Family Gathering”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

25 of us (all family, across all generations) gathered at Harvey's Point for 2 nights after New Year. We cannot praise the staff highly enough for their professionalism, pleasantness and patience with us! Everyone was wowed by our rooms, total luxury. As organiser of "the gathering" I received a complimentary upgrade - delux it was! Breakfast was an experience even the teenagers got out of bed for - certainly the best buffet ever. The views over the lake enhanced our dining. I was privileged on the second morning to witness a golden eagle swoop down to the lake and intimidate a heron to drop his fish breakfast in terror! We dined in the bar at night, which they set up for us to be together-the casual dining suited us and the food was of high standard. We had a lovely walk around the lake and on a return visit (we all promised ourselves this) would love to hike in the surrounding Bluestack mountains. I would highly recommend Harvey's Point as a place to come and totally relax while being pampered by staff all the way.

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  • Stayed January 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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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Dear Ethna, We enjoyed having your family stay at Harvey's Point over New Year and thank you for choosing our hotel for 'the Gathering'. It was our pleasure to serve you all and we would be delighted to welcome you back again. Happy New Year to your family from the Gysling Family & Team.
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Derry, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Harvey's Point is a very special hotel for us as we got married there almost 8 years ago and I have to say I love it as much now as I did then, the staff are so friendly, excellent food and just perfect rooms, can't wait till our next visit I just hope we can stay for longer

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 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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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Dear Claire, How time flies! Eight years since your wedding! Delighted to have you back again and looking forward to welcoming you back for a relaxing leisure break sometime. Kind regards, Deirdre, Marc & Team.
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norther ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

My family and I have just returned today from a fabulous weekend in Harvey's Point Hotel.The suites are huge with everything you could possibly need to make your stay enjoyable .We ate in the restaurant and the food was excellent, the breakfast was one of the best we have had in a hotel in a long time - such a selection. I especially loved the turf fires and the beautiful peaceful reading room with a fabulous view of the lake and all the staff are very friendly.We couldn't wait to visit again - so we didn't! -- we booked for another glorious weekend before we even left today. A BIG THANK-YOU to all the wonderful staff for making our visit so memorable . Only 5 more "long" weeks to go before we book in again - this time we are bringing my Mum - and what I surprise she is in for - as we are going to tell her she is going for a wee weekend in a hotel -- but when we arrive she will be in Harvey's Point Heaven!!!!!

Room Tip: All rooms are great!
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  • Stayed January 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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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Dear Barbara, What a wonderful review! Thank you so much on behalf of the Gysling Family & Team. It will truly be our pleasure to welcome you back again soon and we will have the red carpet out for your Mother. Kind regards from everyone at Harvey's Point.
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Roscommon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

If you want to treat yourself or give someone a special present then look no forward to Harvey's Point. From the minute you walk in the door you get a proper welcome from friendly staff who actually care and do their job 100% How many places can you say that about ? The bedroom was awesome and was as per website. The food was first class and eating in the restaurant overlooking the lake is as good as it gets. The bar with its plush interior and open fires overlooking the lake is the perfect place to relax with a pint and enjoy the view. The best thing I can say is that I'll be back! Well done to everyone in Harvey's Point. Thankyou.

  • Stayed January 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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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Dear Paul, It was our pleasure to welcome you to Harvey's Point and thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments. We sincerely appreciate such positive feedback and we will continue in our efforts for excellence in hotel keeping and hospitality. Kind regards, Deirdre, Marc & Team.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I was treated to a trip to Harvey's Point for my birthday and both I and my partner had a fantastic stay. I especially enjoyed the tranquility of the Reading Room. The four poster bed and extra spacious room was pure luxury. Breakfast and dinner were delicious and staff were very attentive and friendly. I would highly recommend!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Dear Guest, Congratulations on your birthday and we wish you 'Many Happy Returns' to Harvey's Point. Thank you for choosing our hotel for your celebrations and thank you for your recommendation. Kind regards, Deirdre, Marc & Team.
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Stradbally, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We loved staying in Harvey's Executive Suite - blown away by the space and luxury of the rooms. The most memorable of all was the Restaurant experience: in this timeless place with music that transported me to being in the movies, we were served a starter I will never forget and a meal that was outstanding. I'd recommend to highly

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Dear Petra, Sincere thanks for your high recommendation of Harvey's Point. We are delighted that you enjoyed the experience and it would be our pleasure to welcome you back again sometime. Best wishes for the New Year from the Gysling Family & Harvey's Point Team.
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Glenties, Donegal, Ireland
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We stayed at the hotel recently with our two children. What a wonderful experience and so relaxing. Our room was fabulous if a bit hot but it induces relaxation and well being. The staff were excellent and the service second to none. They know how to do things properly at this hotel which is refreshing and very much appreciated. We had the Sunday Carvery lunch also and as always it was fantastic. Would love to stay again and soon! Well done everyone in Harvey's Point!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Dear Laraine, Many thanks for your kind words. It was our pleasure to welcome you and your family to Harvey's Point and we look forward to seeing you all again soon. Kind regards, Deirdre, Marc & Team.
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Address: Lough Eske, Donegal Town, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > County Donegal > Donegal Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Donegal Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Harvey's Point 4*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
There is an air of Romance at Harvey's Point, set in the mystical, magical shadow of the Blue Stack Mountains on the shores of Lough Eske. Owned and managed by the Swiss Family Gysling since it opened in 1989, Harvey's Point has developed into the leading destination hotel of the northwest, specialising in top class accommodation, exquisite cuisine and genuine Irish hospitality. Harvey's Point is the recipient of the prestigious AA Hotel of the Year award 2007 / 2008. ... more   less 
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Harvey`s Point Hotel Donegal Town
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