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“Special Break”
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Harvey's Point
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Donegal Town
Certificate of Excellence
Londonderry, UK.
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Special Break”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

My wife and I spent a wonderful two night break there on 24 and 25 January as part of their Burns Weekend Celebrations. The personal service by the Deirdre McGlone, her family and staff was the best we have ever received in any hotel. The bedroom was massive and extremely comfortable. The food on all occasions was excellent and always served with a smile. The Special Burns Programme was of a very high standard and well presented by a very professional team who were employed for that purpose We would certainly recommend this hotel for any event based on our experience of that weekend. The hotel is situated in a beautiful setting beside Lough Eske with good opportunities for walking locally but still not far from Donegal Town where you can shop in Magee's. Weather permitting you're not far from some of Europe's best beaches.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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MGDonegal, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Dear Guest,

Your delightful review is read with pride and joy by the Gysling Family & our entire Team. Thank you most sincerely for taking the time to share your kind comments.

We were so happy with the success of the Burns Weekend celebrating all things Scottish for the benefit of Hospice. It was such a pleasure to welcome so many guests, all of whom played their part in making it our best event yet. Special thanks to our Chairman Richard Hurst, guest speaker Frank Galligan and our special entertainers who worked with our Team to ensure a memorable experience for all our guests.

We are blessed to be in such a unique and magical location, perfect for walking and close to shopping. We are of course proud to be associated with the international Magee brand.

It would be our pleasure to welcome you and your wife back again. Please let me know when you plan a return visit so that we can meet and have a chat.

Kind regards,

Deirdre
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Rathmullan, Ireland
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

myself and my partner have just stayed in harveys point hotel and it was just beautiful. the rooms were so big and had a living room and a roll top bath in the bathroom, piped music in the rooms, 2 flat screen tvs. they even left fruit and homemade biscuits for us. the staff are so friendly and cant do enough for you. we had a meal there on one of the evenings and the food was fantastic. i would highly recomend this hotel to anyone...

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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MGDonegal, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Dear Eileen,

It was truly our pleasure to welcome you and your partner to Harvey's Point and thank you for taking the time to share your experience following your recent visit.

We appreciate your high recommendation of our hotel and we assure you that we will continue in our quest for excellence in hotel keeping and hospitality.

Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind regards,

Deirdre, Marc & Team.
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Coleraine NI
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

We were celebrating my wifes birthday and where better to go than return to the Wonderful Harveys Point, great staff, great food and a warm welcome. We had a very big, comfortable, luxurious room complete with jacuzzi
Well worth the return visit. One particular thing that stands out is the welcome and attention afforded to guests by Noel Cunningham and the proprietors - adds that personal touch so often lacking in other venues.
We shall return again

Room Tip: All rooms are good pay extra for premier etc well worth the expense
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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MGDonegal, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Dear Derek,

Thank you for your lovely review. We are thrilled to learn that you enjoyed your return visit. This means so much to us.

We are humbled by your praise of our personal welcome. To be honest, it is the most natural thing in the world for us and we firmly believe that it makes all the difference.

Noel joins in sending you our very best wishes and our hope to see you both again soon.


Kindest personal regards,

Deirdre
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Dundalk, Ireland
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

My parent's wish to express their delight with their two night stay last week in Harvey's Point. It was booked for them as a Christmas present.
They thought the food was exceptional. They were most pleased with their room. Found staff very pleasant... Thank you for giving them an enjoyable stay...

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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MGDonegal, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Dear Elaine,


Thank you for taking the time to convey your parents' delight with their short break at Harvey's Point. What a lovely Christmas present!

We look forward to another opportunity to welcome them and of course yourself to Harvey's Point.


Kind regards,

Deirdre, Marc & Team.
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Athlone, Ireland
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

My wife and i spent two wonderful days in this hotel.We were promply upgraded to one of two penthouse suites so luxurious and comfortable that we never set foot outside the building not even to enjoy irelands scenery at its best.Friendly staff good food and corridors,rooms and hallways that were palacial in their design left us in a state of total bliss eager for more.This is truly a gem in irelands hotel crown and we will be back in the very near future.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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MGDonegal, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Dear Robert,

The title of your review would be good for a book! Thank you for your kind words which are very much appreciated by the Gysling Family & Team. It was truly our pleasure to welcome you and your wife to Harvey's Point.

I am proud to pass your compliments in terms of the design of our palatial suites to Jody, my brother in law, whose talent for building, decor and detail is second to none.

We look forward to being of service to you again on your next visit.

Kind regards,

Deirdre
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We have stayed at HP several times in the past and I have to say we have always enjoyed our stay immensely. However the changes that have been made are, imo, not perfect.
We preferred the smaller bar and turf fire area and also the segregated area for dining. When you (in the past) booked al la carte you were given a more intimate experience. This is not being elitist but when you've spent 110 plus wine I would expect to be eating off white linen (like before). I did not have al la carte this time around but was seated beside others that did. Did they mind?.
I can understand the reasons for changes (especially for carvery Sunday and weddings). The food, as always was fantastic! !.
Special mention to all the staff none of which would pass you without a greeting (I recognised faces from several years back always a good sign).
We ate out on second night at village tavern mountcharles, very, very good and thanks to the barman for making reservation for us.
To finish off, we will be back next year and I will carry on recommending HP to anyone who asks me.
Continued success. ..

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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MGDonegal, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Dear Guest,

A warm welcome back to Harvey's Point. Your continued loyalty over the years is greatly appreciated as is your valuable feedback. We are especially keen to listen to the opinions of our guests who recall our pre 'new look' set-up. The journey towards 'perfection' is ongoing and day by day, we are tweaking our offering in order to delight our guests.

It is great to hear that you enjoyed the food and appreciated the warm hospitality of our wonderful team. We agree that the Village Tavern is a great place for food and we are always proud to recommend it.

Thank you most sincerely for your ongoing recommendation of Harvey's Point. We look forward to welcoming you back next year.


Kindest personal regards,

Deirdre, Marc & Team.
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Belfast
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

Just spent two wonderful nights at Harvey's point. This was our second visit and it didn't disappoint. Staff are wonderful, food is fantastic and the surroundings are beautiful. Can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed February 2014
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MGDonegal, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Dear Guest,

It was our pleasure to welcome you back to Harvey's Point and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your second visit. We really appreciate your kind words and we hope to see you soon again.


Kind regards,

Deirdre, Marc & Team.
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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 Family Hotel in Donegal Town
#1 Business 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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