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“Home Away From Home” 5 of 5 stars
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Westbrook House B&B
Inishowen, Buncrana, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #3 of 7 Buncrana B&B and Inns
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Home Away From Home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

My husband and two young sons and I travelled from Chicago to Buncrana for a family reunion. I'd been to Buncrana before, but stayed with family. I wasn't sure what to expect from the B&B, but I knew I didn't want four nights in a hotel. The Westbrook House was exactly right for us; I'd love to plan another trip to Buncrana just to stay at the Westbrook House. Mary Margaret (the owner) is just a wonderful person, and cared for us as if we were her own family. The en-suite room was perfectly clean, the bathroom was small but functional for the four of us, and the house itself was as comfortable as home. It is located close to town and there is plenty of parking in the driveway for whatever vehicle you may have (we had a 10-passenger van). The Westbrook House is ideal for a family with kids, for at least four reasons: 1) It is across the street from Swan Park, where a family could easily spend 2-3 fun hours; 2) the Irish breakfast is plentiful for adults, but there also is child-friendly fare such as cereal, toast, chocolate spread, etc., 3) our room had a large, flat-screen television mounted near the top of a wall (while we didn't travel to Ireland to watch TV, it is a godsend when you have kids who may not fall asleep easily with the time-difference and the fact that it stays light until nearly 10pm in Ireland); and 4) there is a washing machine for guests to use. After our four nights in the Westbrook House, we travelled around the country and stayed four additional rooms ... none of them measured up to our Buncrana experience at the Westbook House. I give the Westbook House two thumbs up!

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  • Stayed July 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Milan, Italy
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39 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great B & B, close to the city center, with a beautiful garden along the river.
Our room was not huge, but it was equipped with everything you need and clean.
The owner is very, very friendly and the breakfast was great.
highly recommend

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful garden full of colour with variety of trees leading to the river by the bridge with rocks and rapids. Very welcoming family to old house with antique furniture but modern facilities. En suite and flat screen tv in our twin room. Light airy room in muted colours. Tea and coffee available in a small study with balcony over the garden. Eco friendly establishment. Own order available of the usual breakfast fry ingredients. Juice, cereal, toast, etc too. Very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We spent three days in April at this charming house in Buncrana. This place represented Ireland as I thought of it-charming,quaint and beautiful. Our hosts were wonderful and extremely helpful. They told us about places we would of never thought to go. The house itself was so comfortable.
Walking around the grounds and through the park across the street was just a lovely way to explore the area. There is a beautiful waterfall there. Mary Margaret and Willie made us feel we had come home to Ireland!!

  • Stayed April 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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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

This is a lovely family owned property in Buncrana. It's location is ideal for exploring the county. There are very pretty beaches a short walk away, a lovely park just across the road and golf courses within driving distance. Mary Margaret and Willie were wonderful hosts and I felt as if I were staying with family. The breakfast was delicious and perfect to set you up for a day of sightseeing. The accomodation is basic but comfortable, and the house was a very warm, welcoming and cosy retreat for us during our visit on a freezing weekend in March,

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cardiff
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Westbrook House is a Bed & Breakfast.
The owners are charming, and very pleasant.
They offer a bed, and breakfast.

Don't expect the Hilton. This is a quaint little B&B in an old family home.
The beds are soft, the linen is clean, the shower is passable and the breakfast is merely ok.

As a young couple on a short roadtrip around the north of Ireland in October 2012, we really should have researched a little better - not our cup of tea, but a perfectly passable establishment.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

This is a beautiful home to stay in. The grounds were full of flowers and the property sits right on the river. It's an easy walk into town as well. Mary-Margaret was wonderful, and the breakfast was great. The room I had was big and the bed was comfy. Great value for the price. Definitely recommended! I hope to be back!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Address: Inishowen, Buncrana, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > County Donegal > Buncrana
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
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Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Buncrana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5

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