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“Great Service, Shabby Rooms” 3 of 5 stars
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Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa
Ramelton Road, Letterkenny, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 13 hotels in Letterkenny
New York
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“Great Service, Shabby Rooms”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2006

Stayed at the Silver Tassie for 2 nights in July 2006 to attend a friend's wedding in Letterkenny. In general, the hotel was good, but could stand for a few improvements.

The pluses: Helpful, accommodating staff; delicious breakfast that includes both a continental buffet, as well as a la carte "order from the menu"; bathrooms are spacious with great water pressure and soft, fluffy towels; lots of amenities in room: iron/ironing board, tea/coffee maker, etc.

The minuses: Rooms are a bit shabby. The rugs and bed spreads were stained and worn, and they could all use a thorough steam cleaning (as well as an update); our room was quite dark and stuffy. Since there were no fans or A/C in the rooms, we had to ask the front desk to borrow their fan.

The hotel is located approximately 3 miles from the town of Letterkenny. While you must drive to get into town, it's a very easy drive and the location is right off one of the main roads. It's a good hotel if you're in the area for a night or two.

  • Stayed July 2006, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio USA
2 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2006

A friend and I spent 4 nights there a week or so ago. The accomodations were pleasant and clean, the food was well above average. The major asset at the Silver Tassie, however, is the staff. I don't mean to slight the other shifts but the day shift was awesome. Selena (day manager), Michael (restaurant bartender), Jo and Teresa at the front desk. They couldn't do enough to help make our stay a super experience. If any corporate management people see this, they deserve at least a commendation. Thanks staff. You were awesome.
Pat Murphy

  • Stayed May 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Co. Down N. Ireland
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2006

We stayed in this hotel for the first time in February 2006. In fact it was the first time we had stayed in this part of Donegal. The hotel is very clean and comfortable with a lovely restaurant. I have to say I can recommend the food as among the best I have sampled in Donegal but the service puts them a step above the others. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff and we were constantly asked if everything was to our satisfaction. I would have no problem recommending this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed February 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Letterkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2005

The Silver Tassie offers soem spectacular views of the estuary coming into Letterkenny. The hotel is located on the outskirts of the town of Letterkenny heading north-east to the heritage town of Ramelton. It offers excellent food and drink, live entertainment on some evening, usually live Irish music or the odd band and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The pricing is pretty good to for a three star hotel. Would recommend this hotel to anybody.

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Co. Antrim
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2005

We have stayed in the Silver Tassie many times, and always find it and the staff very welcoming. It is a small hotel but with very comfortable rooms, and a good restaurant, and bar.
Another reviewer complained about the noise from the next room, but we have never found this to be a problem, and even when when there was a wedding on we were not disturbed.
Admittedly, its location is a bit remote from Letterkenny 10-15mis by car but this isn't relly a problem and taxis are easliy booked.

  • Stayed March 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2005

We stayed here one night in August and loved the bar and the food in the restaurant; but after we went to bed at midnight, we could hear the entire conversation of the people in the next room. They were not shouting, just speaking normally. I coughed a few times and said how I could hear the people in the next room and they stopped talking for a while and eventually we got to sleep. I awoke again at 06.30a.m. when they woke up. I have only experienced this once before in The President Hotel in Rome.

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Additional Information about Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa

Address: Ramelton Road, Letterkenny, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Ulster > County Donegal > Letterkenny
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Letterkenny
#1 Business Hotel in Letterkenny
#1 Best Value Hotel in Letterkenny
#3 Family Hotel in Letterkenny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4 star Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa is only a 5 minute drive from the town of Letterkenny and a 15 minute drive from Rathmullan Beach. Renowned for excellent service and award winning food the hotel has everything you need to make your stay memorable including DVD players in the bedrooms and complimentary library of DVD's and books. Sample our specialty Seaweed baths in our Seascape Spa, just one of the many treatments & ways to relax. Golf courses, surfing, walking, horse riding and Glenveagh National, are a short drive from the Hotel. An ideal base to tour the North West Coast with Derry City only 33km away. Free WIFI access in most areas of the hotel. Hotel guests can avail of complimentary use of the Aura Leisure Centre Swimming Pool which is ten minutes from the hotel. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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