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The Arches Country House
Ranked #3 of 44 Donegal Town B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 28, 2012

We had a wonderful stay here -- the room was very large, had a beautiful view of the lake, was extremely clean, and overall was just perfect. It's a bit outside of Donnegal Town, but it was nice to get outside the towns and to such a beautiful location. One of the best B&Bs we stayed at during our trip...highly recommend!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

My husband, friend and I spend a night in this outstanding bed and breakfast.

This has got to be one of the best bed and breakfasts in all of Ireland.

The rooms are spacious, spotlessly clean and well appointed.

The bathrooms are wonderful with oversized showers.

Noreen is friendly and helpful and her breakfasts take some beating in terms of presentation and variety of food.

The house is set in a beautiful location, overlooking Lough Eske and the outstanding manicured gardens are a joy to behold.

My only regret is that I did not stay longer. I am looking forward already to my return visit.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

We had two enjoyable evenings at The Arches. The rooms were spacious, well appointed and clean. The view is beautiful, looking out over the beautifully manicured lawn at Lake Eske The breakfast was great. We enjoyed our chats with Noreen.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

We stayed at the Arches for one night while touring around Ireland and are so glad that we did. Noreen provided a first class service. The location is stunning with beautifully groomed gardens. The room was all that we could ask for - spotless and relaxing with lovely views of the lough - plus free wi-fi. The full breakfast was served with a smile and set us up for another day of touring. Thanks Noreen - keep up the great work.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

I have stayed at the Arches Country House many times and Noreen McGinty, the gracious hostess always comes up to the excellent mark. What a place! The views are amazing and the rooms are so well appointed, sparkling clean, and private. The rooms are quite large and offer comfortable chairs to just sit and drink a cup of tea and look at the scenery. The bathrooms are large, the towels are luxurious and the showers are great with plenty of hot water. The beds are comfortable and the pillows are to die for. The whole place was obviously built with your comfort in mind. The breakfasts are terrific with creative choices on the menu and good coffee. The Arches Guest House is off the beaten path and only a short drive into Donegal. The surroundings are quiet and peaceful. This is a very special place with very reasonable rates. Don’t miss it.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

We recently completed a 3 week vacation during which we drove around the entire island of Ireland. Over 20 nights we stayed in 18 different Bed & Breakfasts, paying between €50 to €80, and £60 to £65 in Northern Island. This review is based upon the relative merits of Arches Bed & Breakfast with respect to other B&Bs that we visited. Of the eighteen B&Bs we visited, I only awarded 5 star ratings to the five very best. Arches merits a five star rating because I felt it was an exceptionally nice place to stay.
We paid €65 for the one night of our stay, including breakfast. What a bargain! For €65 we staying in a huge suite and got a wonderful breakfast. Payment was requested in cash; apparently the phone companies in Ireland charge an exorbitant fee to maintain a phone-line for processing credit card transactions.
Our room at Arches was easily the largest room of our entire visit to Ireland. We stayed in Room 1, and it was actually a suite – a huge master bedroom, plus an additional bedroom with two extra beds in it. A gigantic bathroom. Best of all were the large windows facing south looking over the lake. Once I saw how nice our room at Arches was, I was a bit disappointed that we arrived so late in the day that we didn’t have more time to enjoy it.
Arches is located a good distance outside of Donegal, you definitely will need to drive your car into town for dinner – much too far to walk. But this remoteness means it sits on quiet piece of land with a great lake view. Once you find the correct lane to turn onto from N15, you can follow the signposts to the B&B.
The breakfast at Arches was a treat. I had the omelet breakfast, my wife had the French Toast. Both were excellent.
Arches is a bit of a drive from Donegal, but you can’t beat the combination of price, great food and marverlous rooms. I highly recommend it.

Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

This home is truly beautiful. It is a distance from the town, and the roads to get there are winding, so I wouldn't want to drive out there late at night after a night in town, but the place itself is simply wonderful. The food is great, and the rooms are beautiful. The breakfast was also outstanding.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Sheila M C
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Address: Lough Eske, Donegal Town, Ireland
Location: Ireland > County Donegal > Donegal Town
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Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Donegal Town
Price Range: $65 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Arches Country House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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