Many times I have passed by this Family run establishment without staying there so I decided to give it a try. We were greeted with that overwhelming and traditional Donegal Welcome that has by now, become rather famous from this part of Ireland.
First impressions are, the cleanliness and tidiness of the complete premises with absolutely nothing out of place whatsoever. The thought and consideration for visitors is obviously so high on the owners list that we were unable to fault them.
Awakening each Morning with a window view of the Mountains, which are basically just across the Road from you is a dream to most. These Mountains are the start of those that form the great divide known as the Barnesmore Gap.
There is a nicely varied Breakfast Menu which caters for everyone’s tastes. The traditional morning fry is beautifully replaced by the healthy Morning Grill and is delightfully tasteful. No matter what your choice is, there is home made scones and toast with a choice of breads to accompany it.
Our hosts, Sile and Charlie run a well organized Guest Accommodation, which I would compliment as being among the finest run establishments out of the Hundred or so that I have visited in my Lifetime.
Staying here is a marvellous base for Hillwalkers, also it is a great central location for visiting Donegal Town, Ballybofey, Glenveagh National Park, Lough Eske, Golfing, Fishing and Pony Trekking. The Famous Public House “Biddys O Barnes”, is within walking distance.
My Wife and Myself were so happy with The Gap Lodge, so before leaving, we booked a return visit. We learned afterwards that quite a few of their visitors return again to this Gem among the Hills of Donegal, that alone, speaks for itself!
I can very strongly recommend The Gap Lodge to anyone who is considering a scenic stopover but wants to stay outside town limits.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 10 Minute drive from Donegal Town, Harvey's Point Hotel and Solis Castle Hotel. Our spacious family-run home is on the Letterkenny & Ballybofey Road N15, left side. Credit Cards accepted. Breakfast Menu available with home baking and special diets catered for. Biddy's Famous Pub on our doorstep and a choice of excellent restaurants in nearby Donegal Town. ... more less
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