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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gortahork is a very small village in Co Donegal Ireland.There are two filling stations ,one Takeaway food premises(as far as i know of) a school and a Catholic Church. Ostan Loch Altan is the only Hotel in this small village and it is a lovely place to stay in.The staff are very friendly and always helpful. In close proximity (3km)... More 

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HEXHAM
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found Ostan Loch Altan to be an excellent choice in this part of the world. The rooms were clean and comfortable, the staff helpful and attentive and the setting close to heaven. The bar meals were substantial and the Guinness as good as you get.

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OstanLochAltan, General Manager at Ostan Loch Altan, responded to this review

Thank you for posting such a positive review of your visit to Ostán Loch Altan and to Gortahork. Thank you for your kind comments about the staff and the rooms.I am also glad that you enjoyed our pint of Guinness. Yes, we are set in a beautiful part of Donegal bounded by the Atlantic on one side and the mountains... More 

Derry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely hotel. Allocated a beautifully refurbished room. Only let down was poor water pressure from the shower unit. Great bar food. Pleasant staff. Good wifi connection.Breakfast cooked to order. Would definitely recommend this hotel and would return

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OstanLochAltan, General Manager at Ostan Loch Altan, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review. I am delighted that you enjoyed the bar food and the freshly cooked breakfast. I am also very pleased that you were happy with the service provided by the staff. The WIFI connection could be much better but we hope to have a fibre optic connection as and... More 

Magherafelt, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was booked through a Groupon offer which caused some issues. I had printed out the Groupon and hotel confirmations from my phone which caused issues with the owner. He had no idea what it was and became rather irate and told us we were going to have to pay again. The receptionist was lovely and took the confirmation and told... More 

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OstanLochAltan, General Manager at Ostan Loch Altan, responded to this review

I have never been in the position where I felt that a review did not deserve a response but such is the case in this instance. I have redeemed over a thousand Groupon vouchers in the past two years but this is the first time that guests have arrived at the reception and insisted that Groupon did not send them... More 

Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ostan Loch Altan is very cosy and friendly and in the heart of the Gaeltacht area in Donegal. We stayed there for two nights and had a wonderful time. We ate in the bar on the Friday night and the meal was very nice and great value too any 2 courses for €14.95. What we loved about the bar area... More 

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OstanLochAltan, General Manager at Ostan Loch Altan, responded to this review

I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Ostán Loch and to Gortahork and that you would recommend it to your friends. Thank you for all the kind comments about the staff who are all locally sourced and who take great pride in their local hotel. I am also very pleased that you enjoyed the food in the bar... More 

Strabane, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Room sufficient for our needs, breakfast and evening meals good. No lifts in the property so would not meet the needs of anyone with mobility difficulties. Communication with hotel bad, despite sending a query when booking via website and 3 separate emails, no reply received. Rang the hotel direct and got answers to my queries. However was told that there... More 

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OstanLochAltan, General Manager at Ostan Loch Altan, responded to this review

I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Ostán Loch Altan, particularly the breakfast and the extensive bar food menu. At this point, we do not have an elevator in the hotel but ,hopefully, this will soon be rectified. This is the oldest hotel in Donegal with a very long and excellent reputation but the design makes it... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

We stayed for 2 nights with an escapes voucher. Its a great hotel very friendly staff room was great newly done up bed very comfortable. Its a great spot for exploring the beautiful area of Donegal. We ate in both the bar and the restaurant food was very good. Loved our stay will be back again soon excellent value.

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OstanLochAltan, General Manager at Ostan Loch Altan, responded to this review

Thank you for all your kind comments about your visit to Ostán Loch Altan and to Gortahork. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you found the staff to be helpful and friendly. The are all locally sourced and they try very to provide a good service for all our guests. I am glad that you... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

The rooms are still full of 70's furniture! The old fashioned TV had only 2 channels. It's like something out of Heartbeat!!! The bar carpet is filthy. If you are looking for a good hotel pass this one by. much nicer out there. Definitely won't be back.

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Hotel Loch Altan is a cosy venue with a local, familial and casual vibe. The decor is somewhat tired but perhaps of its ilk. The carpets seem to have a lingering must scent and the paintwork is chipped with poor attention to cleanliness in the bathroom downstairs. Parents shower room was much newer and better, however was an absolute slip... More 

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OstanLochAltan, General Manager at Ostan Loch Altan, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit to Ostán Loch Altan and to Gortahork. I am pleased that you found it to be cosy and with a friendly vibe. This hotel was built originally in circa 1870 and was completely refurbished in 1998. In the meantime most of the building has been further modernised... More 

Mullingar, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We recently stayed in Ostan Loch Altan with my elderly mother. We were late back to the hotel and the kitchen was closed. The barman was extremely helpful ,getting us tea and sandwiches . The staff were so friendly and helpful, food was excellent. Nice to see Irish hospitality is still alive. Highly recommend hotel.

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OstanLochAltan, General Manager at Ostan Loch Altan, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind comments which are very much appreciated by our staff. I am very pleased that the barman was very hospitable to you and to your mother and that he offered you tea and sandwiches although the kitchen was closed at the time. We are but a three star hotel but its ethos is always to... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Ostan Loch Altan

Address: Main Street, Gortahork, Ireland
Location: Ireland > County Donegal > Gortahork
Price Range: $55 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 39
Also Known As:
Ostan Loch Altan Gortahork, Ireland - County Donegal
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