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“Would stay again but request a better room with a view” 4 of 5 stars
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Inishowen Gateway
Railway Road, Buncrana, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Buncrana
Thurso, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Would stay again but request a better room with a view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Overall we really enjoyed our one night stay at Inishowen Gateway. The room was large with a good sized bathroom with shower over the bath. The room was clean though some of the decoration and fittings like the above mirror light in the bathroom tired/old. The info held in the Hotel Folder in the room was out of date, including the menu, but when asked we were told the chef would cater for our needs. The meals and breakfast were very good and the view out over the golf course was stunning. Our view was not so good out of our window, we had the wall and guttering of the Spa Facility.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view when booking it is stunning
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Our second stay here and third with the group (we stopped at the Lake of Shadows on our first visit). The staff are very frienldy and helpful and the service we got at breakfast and dinner was excellent. Rooms are clean and comfortable and value is great. We stopped on a breakfast and dinner package the food was very well cooked and beautifully presented. And to top it all great views over Lough Swilly. We'll be back as soon as we can.

  • Stayed July 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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Swinford, Ireland
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I stayed at this hotel with my family in July for two nights. The rooms were spacious and clean, the staff were kind and helpful and Buncrana town was breath taking! The hotel is close to the town and the beach which was a nice scene! The only downside to this hotel was the service in the restaurant! We waited a full hour to be served our food and they forgot one member of our familys dinner and another members food was cold. However, the staff were very busy in the restaurant that evening! The hotel has two restaurants, one upstairs and the bar restaurant so you have a lot of selection at the same time! :)

  • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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belfast
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Firstly, we just love this hotel and have been enjoying it 2/3 times a year and will absolutely continue to do so!!
It is consistently good value, good service, good food, good rooms and location, and an EXCELLENT spa experience! Just brilliant!
There were a few things that had "dropped" on our most recent visit, mainly in the restaurant unfortunately. We were a party of 4 , seated on 2 mismatched, different height tables, and we had to ask to be moved twice. we felt like a real hassle! Also my "banana tart tartine" was actually a few chopped bananas thrown on a giant vol-au-vant. Very odd!! Rest of food including steak was gorgeous though!!
At breakfast, they were obviously just rushed, but there were no bowls for cereal for about 20 mins, and when bowls arrived there was then no milk to put ON cereal! There was then no bacon/sausage, again a long wait and queue, then when finally got food, there was no bread to toast... Yet another wait!! People had to ask each time for the food to be restocked. Maybe sounds fussy but just so different to our usual experience.
We ll be back definitely but hoping to have a "smoother" experience!
Thankyou!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Trillick
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Hotel was very easy to find, the deal was very good value (@ 99euro for Breakfast and dinner). The area was fantastic, with beautiful views of the bay. The area is very safe and quiet, the dinner was very nice and the staff very friendly. Staff training could be improved a bit - specially for breakfast although the entire hotel seemed to come to breakfast at 9.55am! Was a bit mad trying to get to get breakfast. Over all a beautiful hotel with a lovely pool, will be back again.

Room Tip: Get a sea view room - otherwise you are just looking a the main road!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for one night on 9th July. Enjoyable friendly hotel. Staff were friendly and helpful. Nice clean hotel. good food, good service and a good night sleep. Our room was clean and spacious. I hope to return again soon.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Kilkeel, null, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I stayed in this hotel from Sunday 23rd to Wednesday 26 June 2013, lovely hotel, staff were great, so helpful nothing was a bother to them. Room was lovely very clean. We had a beautiful room on the ground floor looking over the golf course and the sea

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back of the hotel, views are great
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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 Inishowen Gateway

Address: Railway Road, Buncrana, Ireland
Location: Ireland > County Donegal > Buncrana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Buncrana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inishowen Gateway Hotel is located just outside the picturesque town of Buncrana on Donegal's Inishowen Peninsula. The hotel commands stunning views of the majestic Lough Swilly leading out on to the Atlantic Ocean. The hotel has 80 well appointed en-suite bedrooms, many of which overlook the lake. Some of the facilities are the Gateway Health & Fitness Club, Seagrass Wellbeing Centre, Planet Active for kids & The Peninsula Restaurant. ... more   less 
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Inishowen Gateway Hotel Buncrana
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