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“A very nice B&B” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Cove Lodge B&B

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The Cove Lodge B&B
Ranked #1 of 42 Donegal Town B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Valencia, Spain
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“A very nice B&B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

My husband and I stayed for one night at The Cove Lodge and had a wonderful time. When we arrived Liam welcomed us and kindly showed us were to go and what to see in Donegal. The room was very nice and clean. We both had the irish breakfast and it was delicious!!! I would surely recommend this B&B to my friends.
Isabel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Merynach
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2plus8, Owner at The Cove Lodge B&B, responded to this review, September 10, 2012
Thanks so much for your positive review of your recent visit to our home. I am glad you enjoyed your visit here and I hope to welcome you again if you are in our area.

Joan
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Dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

My husband and I stayed with Joan and Liam in their fabulous home for 2 nights. Everything was perfect: the room was spotless and spacious, bathroom had amazing power shower (as well as hand cream and shower gel!), breakfast was very tastefully presented and was delicious and they were so willing to provide maps / tourist info and recommend local restaurants to us - they couldn't have done more to make us welcome and to ensure we had an enjoyable stay in lovely Donegal. Their home is located about 2.5kms out of Donegal town so you'll need a designated driver / taxi if you're hitting the town! Overall, this was a perfect place to stay!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank pinkladyDublin
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2plus8, Owner at The Cove Lodge B&B, responded to this review, September 10, 2012
I am really glad you both enjoyed your stay in our home and area and thank you for taking the time to post a review - I appreciate it :) Best wishes in the future and maybe we can welcome you again if you are in this area.

Joan
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gateshead
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

The weather on arrival was atrocious, but was immediately compensated for by the welcome from Joan, who showed us our room which was extremely comfortable with some nice touches in the en suite bathroom.
Joan offered to get us a taxi to go into Donegal Town(we declined) and gave us advice about restaurants and entertainment and we had a great night in town followed by a good night's sleep.
Our stay was rounded off with tremendous "Full Irish" which set the standard for the remainder of our stay in Ireland.
Fantastic Value!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mike E
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

To start off, this family run place is cozy and clean. The family is very kind and continental breakfast was fresh and tasty. The location is out of town but still very close. You can definitely get a good, quiet night sleep. The father who served us breakfast, was so informative on the REAL places that you must visit in the area. We appreciated his hospitality and we hope to stay there again, on our next visit to Ireland. Thank you for a great stay!

-From Portland, Oregon, USA

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I stayed two nights at this lovely home and were very impressed with this comfortable home and the lovely couple who looked after us. The room was great as were the breakfasts and they were most helpful with local attractions and how to get there.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Helen W
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2plus8, Owner at The Cove Lodge B&B, responded to this review, August 6, 2012
Helen...I am really glad you enjoyed your two night visit to our home. We always try our very best to ensure our visitors have a comfortable and relaxing stay in our home. Hopefully we may welcome you again in the future and thank you for taking the time to post a review on tripadvisor. Best wishes, Joan
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Eastover -Fayetteville NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

Our trip to Ireland began with our stay at the Cove Lodge B&B in Donegal Town on July 14th - 20th 2012. We stayed with the Mccrea Family, Liam and Joan. Arrived to the warm welcome of Joan Mccrea at the tastefully decorated home with comfortable rooms with private baths. Lovely extras fragrant hand and body wash, & creams. Enjoyed the comfortable bedding, spottless home and rooms. Woke to lovely views and greeted each morning in dining room. Remarkable Irish breakfasts and other options available. Truely loved Joans Tomatoe rosettes and potatoe bread. Location was excellent to recommended restaurants and activities. Joan provided plenty of local activites and directions when needed she was a exceptional hostess. Recommend this B&B and Irish experience for your holiday.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank leslie m
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2plus8, Owner at The Cove Lodge B&B, responded to this review, August 6, 2012
Leslie.....Thanks for your very kind and positive review of your six night stay in our home. I am so glad you enjoyed the holiday and our breakfasts and recommendations on places to visit and eat.. We try our best to offer our guests a warm irish welcome and comfortable, relaxing stay. Hopefully we will meet again when you are in this area again in the future. Joan
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Raeford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

We stayed 6 nights at the Cove Lodge and it was wonderful. Joan was a wonderful cook with an Irish breakfast in the morning and she helped me with the local information, which I greatly appreciated, for
I am researching my family ancestory. This place is beautiful it is nestled in the countryside surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful flowers. It is spotless with hardwood floors, confortable beds, great food and wonderful hospitality!!! We have stayed at other B&B 's but this is the best and I would recommend The Cove Lodge to all who wished to have a wonderful holiday. I hope to return soon!!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank joy0806
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2plus8, Owner at The Cove Lodge B&B, responded to this review, August 6, 2012
Joy
Thank you for your very nice compliments on our home and your visit here in July. I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we would love to see you again if you are in this area. Best wishes, Joan
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Property: The Cove Lodge B&B
Address: The Lodge The Lodge Drumgowan, Donegal Town, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > County Donegal > Donegal Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Donegal Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Cove Lodge B&B 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming, four star, stone-faced country home situated in a rural setting yet only minutes from bustling, lively, historic Donegal Town. LONELY PLANET RECOMMENDED. Comfortable and relaxing accommodation with pretty rooms and delicious breakfasts! Ideal touring base for the cliffs at Slieve League, Glenveagh National Park, Mount Errigal and Dunlewey Lakeside Centre. Golf, fishing, horse-riding, beaches and Craft Village all nearby. ... more   less 
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