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Harvey's Point
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Donegal Town
Certificate of Excellence
Kildare, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Absolute heaven...”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

We checked into Harvey's Point last week, and were met by Sean, consierge who made us feel most welcome from the minute we got there.
We were on our honeymoon and were congratulated by the reception staff, brought to our room by Sean, and were absolutely bowled over by our room. The view, the size of it, but more importantly, the cleaniness and excellent condition of it.
We dined in the seafood bar and bistro and thoroughly enjoyed the well cooked, beautifully presented tasty food. The breakfast each morning was delicious, freshly made omlettes/pancakes made by the chef in the dining room is a very nice touch. Staff again here were very friendly and helpful
The hotel has a very warm welcoming vibe no matter what department you are in, and we enjoyed every single second of it.
If you want a real WOW factor, in fabulous tranquil surroundings, then Harvey's is the place to go. We will be back

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MGDonegal, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review. We are humbled by your high compliments. It was truly our pleasure to welcome you it is great to know that you enjoyed the entire Harvey's Point Experience.

Sean, our Concierge will be delighted to receive a special mention. He and his fellow colleagues work extremely hard to ensure a memorable visit for each guest, each time.

Special congratulations from the Gysling Family & Team on the occasion of your Honeymoon and we wish you the very best of health and happiness in your future life together.

Thank you for your high recommendation and a warm welcome awaits you on your return visit.


Kind regards,

Deirdre, Marc & Team.
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

We spent Two nights at Harvey's Point Hotel. Could not find anything to fault it by. The situation is beautiful, right on the shore of Lough Easke. The accommodation was so spacious. The staff were one of the friendliest we have ever met who did everything to make our stay enjoyable. The food was wonderful. We will definitely be back. It is a fantastic place to stay and we would recommend it to anyone visiting Donegal.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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MGDonegal, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear Guest,

A warm welcome to Donegal and to Harvey's Point. Thank you for your kind words in relation to your recent visit to our beautiful County and our beloved hotel.

It was our pleasure to welcome you. We appreciate your high recommendation and we look forward to your return visit in the not too distant future.


Kind regards,

Deirdre, Marc & Team.
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Renfrewshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

5 days and nights of tranquility in one of the most luxurious hotels in the most beautiful of settings on the shore of Lough Eske.
The public areas have quaint peat fires in tiny neuks and in the bars. All lit, adding to the atmosphere of the hotel. Throughout, colourful orchids adorn nearly every shelved area, with tea lights, illuminating the orchids on your walk to the restaurant and bedrooms.
The bedroom-- the best we have enjoyed. Huge. A bathroom, Italian in decor, with a venus type statue above the enormous bath. Piped music, to shower by!!
Restaurants. Lovely food, beautifully presented in the rooms with panoramic views of the Lake, where a family of swans has been 'adopted' by the staff.
Cabaret night on a Wednesday was excellent, Starters and desserts, 'as much as you can eat.' The performances, too numerous to mention were first class, with the diners dancing to the bands and singers. My personal favourites were the Irish Dancing by young people and the 'Singing Chef.'
Staff are a key asset of the Hotel. Cheery, efficient and helpful. Always smiling and never pass by without a welcoming word. The owner also engages with all the guests, making the whole experience a 'home from home.'. She can CONFIDENTLY ask if you are enjoying your stay as the response will only ever be positive.
thank you.
Have already booked for the same time next year. Can't wait.

Room Tip: Our room 214 overlooked the Lake. I think all rooms ( we visited a couple of other rooms) are of th...
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MGDonegal, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear Irene,

Your beautifully written words are received with pride by the Gysling Family and our dedicated Team, for whom customer courtesy and care are the highest priority.

It is very rewarding to learn that your recent experience at Harvey's Point exceeded expectations. This reflects our desire to deliver world class hotel keeping blended with genuine Irish hospitality.

Please be assured that such positive praise will encourage us to continue in our quest for excellence. Thank you most sincerely.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Harvey's Point next year and in the meantime, we extend our very best wishes to you both.

Kindest personal regards,


Deirdre
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Chicago
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Harvey's Point - the location is unbelievable. First of all, Donegal is one of the most beautiful counties in Ireland. Harvey's Point is located on one of the most beautiful properties in Donegal. When we were shown our room, I could not believe the opulence of it. I was literally taken aback. While the reason I come to Ireland is to be outside seeing the sights, roaming the hills, to come to Harvey's Point, well, I didn't want to leave the property!! Absolutely everything you could possible want! The "simple" deluxe room is far and above anything else you could hope for!

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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

Your wonderful words are received with great pride and joy by the Gysling Family & the entire Harvey's Point Team. Thank you most sincerely for your kind compliments.

We fully agree with you that Donegal is one of the most beautiful counties in Ireland and yes, Harvey's Point has a most magical location on the shores of Lough Eske and at the foot of the Blue Stack Mountains.

It is a perfect base for touring the NorthWest of Ireland or indeed as you say, Harvey's Point is a destination in itself, a place to escape, a place 'hard to leave'.

It is our hope that you will make a return visit to us someday where the warmest of welcomes awaits you.


Kind regards,

Deirdre, Marc & Team.
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Offaly
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

As a birthday wish to the both of us I wanted some where special and at the Harvey point I received this wish.From When we arrived to when we departed for home What can I say it was amazing. From the upgrade to a suite and little treats in the room ,from the sweets to cookies and the warmth of the room every little item was remembered to perfection. The staff were very efficient in there work .The food was fab also.The whole experience fantastic.As I worked in the hotel industry for years what I loved from the whole thing was "Hello and is everything alright or do you need for anything".Well done Harvey Point I would recommend this hotel to everyone .Thank you for this experience.

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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
Dear Annmarie,

Birthday wishes to you both and thank for choosing Harvey's Point for the celebrations.

It is encouraging and rewarding to receive praise from a colleague in the hotel industry. Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review.

We appreciate that you noticed our welcome and our attention to guest's needs. It is this attention to detail which makes all the difference.

Please be assured that we will continue in our journey towards excellence in hotel keeping and hospitality.

Sincere thanks for your high recommendation and please let me know if ever you are back again and we could meet for a chat.

Kind regards,

Deirdre, Marc & Team.
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Borrego Springs, California
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

After 2 weeks of B&Bs throughout Ireland, we needed a little pampering (read: heat in the room) and we found Harvey's on TripAdvisor. It was the perfect break. Big rooms, super-friendly staff, easy parking, lovely decor, comfy beds, big bathrooms, lots comfy furniture, quiet, soundproof, tea/coffee in the room, breakfast included at the restaurant, I could go on and on but suffice it to say we LOVED it here!

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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

On behalf of the Gysling Family and the Harvey's Point Team, thank you for choosing to visit our hotel during your vacation in Ireland. We are delighted that you enjoyed the experience and we appreciate you sharing your comments.

We hope you had a pleasant trip home to sunny California and that you may have occasion to return to Ireland again sometime.

Kind regards,

Deirdre, Marc & Team.
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Stayed for two nights in premium suite. Room big but still cozy. Service was excellent and friendly. Food very good. Overall a very good stay. There was a wedding each day we were there but they were in a separate part of hotel. Great location beside lake.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your kind words following your recent visit to Harvey's Point. It was our pleasure to welcome you. We hope you will make a return visit sometime.


Kind regards,


Deirdre
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Property: Harvey's Point
Address: Lough Eske, Donegal Town, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > County Donegal > Donegal Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Donegal Town
#1 Business Hotel in Donegal Town
#1 Family Hotel in Donegal Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Harvey's Point 4*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
There is an air of Romance at Harvey's Point, set in the mystical, magical shadow of the Blue Stack Mountains on the shores of Lough Eske. Owned and managed by the Swiss Family Gysling since it opened in 1989, Harvey's Point has developed into the leading destination hotel of the Northwest, specialising in top class accommodation, exquisite cuisine and genuine Donegal welcome. Named TripAdvisor '№ 1 Hotel in Ireland' for the fifth year in a row, 10th best in Europe, AA two rosette restaurant and ‘Hotel of the Year 2017' by Georgina Campbell. ... more   less 
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