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Hotel Loch Altan

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Our room faced onto the road/carpark. It was quite small and that was unfortunate. The bed took up much of the floor space so there wasn't much room to manoeuvre. The shower in the bathroom took 3-4 mins to heat up, so you had to run it, wasting all that water and keep checking
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Response from OstanLochAltan, Managing Director at Hotel Loch Altan
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to post a very genuine review of your visit to Ostán Loch Altan and to Gortahork. I regret the fact that you found your room to be on the small side and not to your satisfaction. When you visit us again we must ensure that you a get a bigger room with more privacy. I am delighted that you found the staff to be "lovely" as you said. Yes, they are lovely and this often compensates for any other failure that the hotel might have. I am also very pleased that you enjoyed the local scenery. Yes, Edward Muldowney, is the young owner of Coll's bar in nearby Magheroarty in which he also serves excellent food from a wide ranging menu. The bar overlooks the beach at Magheroarty - a view that rivals the best in Ireland. It also has a great view of the pier from which the ferry leaves to make the short trip to Tory Island. Thank you again for your review and we hope to have you back with us in the near future. Le buíochas Seán Mc Elwee Managing Director
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You might want to write one too, so they get another 5-star review! As my husband and I kicked off 2019, we couldn't help but reflect on our favorite moment of 2018 - which was, without a doubt, our wedding at Ostan Loch Altan. For our wedding, we had people who flew in from
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Response from OstanLochAltan, Managing Director at Hotel Loch Altan
Responded 3 days ago
We are delighted that your wedding day was such a memorable one here with us at Ostán Loch Altan. Apart from the wedding day per se, we were very pleased to host the other functions that you had arranged for your guests, many of whom had travelled such long distances to celebrate with both of you on your special day. I know that the area around Gortahork is one of spectacular, scenic beauty and that many of your guests were charmed with the mountains and the beaches but, as you've repeatedly said in your review,Ostán Loch Altan's greatest asset is its staff. Each and every one of them is from the local area, they always try to provide genuine hospitalty and they offer a very professional service. I am very proud of them all. Needless to say, they were very pleased to read such a positive review Thank you very much for all your kind comments and we look forward to having you both pay us a visit here at Ostán Loch Altan in the near future Le gach dea-mhéin Seán Mc Elwee
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Was part of a party of 8 of us that stayed for weekend (groupon deal) 2 nights B&B and 1 evening meal (in the bar) the food was excellent and quite reasonable no-one had any complaints, there was a good turnover of customers throughout our stay so it must have a good reputation
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Response from OstanLochAltan, Owner at Hotel Loch Altan
Responded Nov 14, 2018
We are delighted that you and your group of friends enjoyed your stay with us here at Ostán Loch Altan and that you then took the time to write such a positive review of your weekend. All our staff are locally sourced and it gives them a great boost when they read a review such as yours. Gary our head chef and his staff wish to thank you for all your kind comments about the quality and the value of the food that they provide. I am glad that you enjoyed the freshly cooked breakfast and not have to stand over a toaster that takes forever to spit out a slice of toast. Yes, I think it is great to be able to sit down and have your breakfast served to you in peace.. I am pleased that you found the guide book of the places of interest in the area to be useful. Yes, we did include the distance and the direction to each place. There are so many that you need to come back several times to explore them all. We will pay close to the problem that you encountered in Room 101 but we suspect that there may be water trapped somewhere in the system. Thank you again and we look forward to having you visit us in the near future Kindest regards Seán Mc Elwee Managing Director
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My husband and I had our wedding reception here on the 6th of oct 18. From the beginning of our wedding planning the management and staff were a dream to work with. Nothing we asked, big or small, was a problem. The staff worked to meet all our requirements and went above and
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Response from OstanLochAltan, General Manager at Hotel Loch Altan
Responded Oct 21, 2018
We are all really pleased that your wedding day at Ostán Loch Altan was such a perfect one for you, your husband and all your guests, many who travelled such long distances to celebrate with you both on your special day. We also enjoyed the day in the company of pleasant and polite people who treated the staff with great courtesy and politeness. Thank you also for your complimentary comments about the quality of the accommodation and the breakfast that was served fresh the following morning. On behalf of the staff may I wish you both many years of wedded bliss and happiness and we look forward to having you pay us another visit in the near future. Go n-éirí an bóthar libh beirt sna blianta amach romhainn. Kindest regards Seán Mc Elwee General Manager .
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We had our wedding reception in Loch Altan on 15th September 2018 for approx. 350 all day guests and everything was perfect from start to finish. Sean and the staff were excellent from when we began planning the wedding at the beginning right up until we left the day after the
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Response from OstanLochAltan, General Manager at Hotel Loch Altan
Responded Oct 8, 2018
All the staff here at the hotel are thrilled that you wrote such a positive review of your wedding day on the 15th September. They are very grateful for all your kind comments about the service that they provided to both of you and to all your guests on your special day. They still refer to the politeness, the courtesy and the consideration that was afforded to them by you and your guests on the day. We all enjoyed the happy occasion. I wish you both every happiness and the best of good fortune in the years to come and I look forward to having you back with us for a complimntary meal and overnight stay on the occasion of your first wedding anniversary. Thank you again with kindest regards Seán Mc Elwee General Manager
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Hi Michael, sorry for the delay in replying, I was away in Europe working. The hotel has large screen TV's and I would be surprised if they did not show the matches, it is a very friendly customer orientated family run hotel.
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Think you might find it too quiet no music in bar across the street when we stayed, although music in hotel but not great.
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We look forward to meeting with you Kindest regards Seán
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Irish night every Thursday. Traditional session in Billie's across the road every Tuesday.This weekend, 6 December, there is Jigs and Reels in the Ballroom on Saturday and a ceili on Sunday from 4-7
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"If possible get a room overlooking the loch."
"If one wants charming Donegal staff, then this is the place to stay."
"Rooms at back of hotel are quieter & better views."
"216 wont be beaten."
"any room at the back"
$123 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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