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“Give this place a miss and head to the local chip van!” 1 of 5 stars
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Smugglers Creek Inn
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Cliff Road, Rossnowlagh, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 5 Rossnowlagh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Donegal, Rep. of Ireland
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4 hotel reviews
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“Give this place a miss and head to the local chip van!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2008

This was the worse meal I have ever had. Myself & my family and friends have eaten in the smugglers over the years and have never a bad word to say about it until now. I have never seen a restaurant lower its standards so much - but not its prices I hassen to add.

I can quite honestly say that neither myself nor anyone I know will ever eat in this restaurant again.

Firstly when we booked a table we were not told that it was only an over priced bar food menu on offer - as we had had a few drinks and there are not many places to eat in rossnowlagh - we decided to stay given our past experiences with the food here. The steak was more grisstle than meat, the vegtables weren't cooked through. The desserts tasted like something that had just been bought in a shop and left out to go stale. This meal was overpriced for the poor quality of the produce that they use. The only thing going for this place is the view - which is spectacular - but unfortunately this alone does not redeem this restaurant.

I could not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Stayed August 2008
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2007

A great location overlooking Rossnowlagh Strand - Atlantic rollers breaking on the beach. Warm and friendly atmosphere in an old world pub setting. Turf fires burning in July (what a summer 2007!). Limited accomodation - cozy - but adequate at €45 pps B&B. Dinner excellent - good variety - booking reccomended.

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Additional Information about Smugglers Creek Inn

Address: Cliff Road, Rossnowlagh, Ireland
Location: Ireland > County Donegal > Rossnowlagh
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Rossnowlagh
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Smuggler's Creek Inn is an Award-Winning Restaurant & Bar with Accommodation. It is situated on a cliff edge with breathtaking panoramic views over Rossnowlagh beach and Donegal Bay. The interior is decorated with seafaring theme, natural stone walls, original timber floors and beams. It's a very popular destination for locals & tourists alike. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Smugglers Creek Hotel Rossnowlagh
Smugglers Creek Inn County Donegal, Ireland - Rossnowlagh

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