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“Just the breakfast”
Review of Donegal Manor

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Donegal Manor
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Donegal Town
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 30, 2012

The hotel was ok. Rooms a little old fashion and asking for some refurbishing. The main problem is that getting there at night is crazily dangerous. The entrance to the place from the main road is not enlightened at all and is almost impossible to find the place. But you forget all these problems when you wake up there next morning. The breakfast is glorious!!!!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Morolian
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

We are just back from a weekend at the Donegal Manor. We booked a Deluxe but were given a Standard Bedroom. The room was comfortable enough but basic (no 'flat screen tv, super king or king size beds, comfortable seating' as promised on the website) but when we were paying we had a difficult conversation as the gentleman wanted to charge the higher rate, insisting the room was 'deluxe' before admitting it wasn't. Our stay had been fine up to then but this cast a real cloud on an otherwise great weekend. Next time we will stay somewhere more convenient for Donegal Town.

Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
5  Thank Gerry542
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SianDonegalManor, Owner at Donegal Manor, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2012

Thank you for viewing Donegal Manor and bringing to our attention that the description of the triple room you booked is misleading. I have immediately contacted the agent who is responsible for the information on their booking website to amend the details. We are also reviewing our check in procedure so that our guests who have booked a triple room may be offered either a room with three double beds or a room with a superking bed and a single bed.

Our guests who book a triple room have been delighted to find that we offer three double beds rather than the standard three single beds found in most hotels and guesthouses. On this occasion we accept that the room whilst it offered 3 double beds for 3 guests, a family room with a super king bed and single bed would have been more suitable for you if it had been brought to our attention soon after arrival.

As the room was occupied by three guests and booked as triple, three breakfasts were provided each morning during your stay which accounted for the difference in the price of the rooms.

We are extremely sorry for the confusion as to the description of the triple room, at check out, we classify the triple room as a deluxe for the reasons stated above. We are always extremely concerned about the comfort of our guests and will always go that extra mile when we are made aware of any issues concerning our guests..

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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Oct 2012 my fiance and I had the pleasure of staying at the Donegal Manor for a couple of nights and it was just wonderful. The room was very large, clean and the bed very comfy! We very much enjoyed the full Irish breakfast served in the morning before heading out to town which is only a five minute drive. Michael, his wife and their staff were always at the ready to assist us and with Marie from Gallagher Taxi at the ready, we came, we saw, we conquered LOL. Thanks Donegal Manor!! We'll be back!!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Laurie R
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

This is a very pleasant place to stay if you are visiting Donegal, and don't want to stay in the town itself. A short distance away from all the noise and activity, is this large modern stone clad house which is more like a small hotel than a B&B.

PROS

Reception area was large and cosy with comfortable sofas and a big open fire. Tea/coffee with cakes was available on arrival

Parking was more than adequate and cars were safely left overnight with no worries.

Staff are genuinely welcoming, friendly and efficient in the nicest possible way.

Rooms are clean, well furnished and comfortable

Breakfast provided delicious choices and was beautifully presented. The traditional Full Irish was only one of the many items on the menu, which also included freshly made pancakes, omelettes and various dishes of smoked fish. A lovely buffet table of delicious fruits, cereals and home made breads/cakes was also available. Service was top class and comparable with a 4* hotel.

CONS

Lack of signage outside caused most people a problem. The Manor is clearly visible from the main road but it is necessary to travel up a slip road to gain admittance. We had actually passed the premises and had to double back before we saw the side road.

The bedroom was quite cool when we arrived and took up to three hours to warm up to a comfortable temperature.

Plumbing was a little antiquated with a two tap washbasin and temperamental shower. This is dangerous for use by children, and mixer taps would be so much safer. The shower was in a high sided bath which would cause problems for short people and the frail elderly when trying to get out.

Lamps while intimate, did not throw out sufficient light for reading, applying makeup etc.

Soundproofing of rooms was absent, and revellers returning late, prevented us from enjoying a good nights sleep.

If the above problems were addressed then this establishment would deserve the full 5 marks.


  • Stayed: November 2012
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1  Thank Julianna462
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Booked this place 'on the blind' on a busy weekend when accommodation was scarce, but we weren't disappointed.
The building doesn't look very inviting -- it's a plain enough large house on the outskirts of Donegal Town, but it improves inside and is very cosy and well-appointed. Rooms are large and beds are very comfortable, and breakfasts are excellent -- lots of choice and everything freshly cooked.
This is the kind of place that grows on you; after a couple of days we felt right at home and would definitley use the place again. It's friendly, clean, comfortable and has great food -- ticks all the boxes.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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SianDonegalManor, Owner at Donegal Manor, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2012

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. I am delighted that you're stay was comfortable and that you felt quite at home. After a very busy season and meeting so many kind, interesting and wonderful people we will be now concerning ourselves with the building itself and the grounds as you pointed out. The local stonework on the walls receives a lot of compliments. We are now trying to decide what colour to paint the gable walls as we would like a change from the cream walls which doesn't leave the wow factor for our guests. I am looking forward to this challenge and to the new look exterior.

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Reviewed October 6, 2012

An excellent and friendly establishment with large bedrooms. Thought breakfast was good with plenty to choose from, and particularly liked clean white linen tablecloths. Good location on outskirts of Donegal town, but easy access by car to surrounding countryside and coastal areas. Several good restaurants also in the area so spoilt for choice. Played golf at Donegal (Murvagh) which was in excellent condition and worth a visit.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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SianDonegalManor, Owner at Donegal Manor, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2012

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for writing such a lovely review. I am delighted you were comfortable with and that you enjoyed our breakfasts. I hope that we will meet you again some time in the future.

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Reviewed October 5, 2012

The rooms were clean and comfortable.
Considering the nightly price we expected a very good breakfast. We were very disappointment as it tasted like it had been cooked the previous evening.

I would not recommend a stay at the Donegal Manor.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank SE T
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SianDonegalManor, Owner at Donegal Manor, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2012

Thank you for staying with us at Donegal Manor. I am of course very concerned that your breakfast was disappointing. We pride ourselves on our freshly cooked breakfasts and indeed the selection we offer including The Manor Full Irish, vegetarian, pancakes and three fish dishes, as well as our buffet breakfast and home made breads and preserves.. I have reviewed our best practises in the kitchen since receiving your review and I am confident that each dish is cooked fresh each morning. Our breakfast reviews in the past and since are excellent, nevertheless I appreciate your comments and I am very sorry that your experience was very different to the 99% of our guests that have stayed with us.

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Additional Information about Donegal Manor

Address: Clar Road, Donegal Town, Ireland
Location: Ireland > County Donegal > Donegal Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Donegal Town
Price Range: $98 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Donegal Manor 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Donegal Manor offers our guests - style in our beautifully decorated manor, comfort in our spacious deluxe, twin and family bedrooms, ideal location, only one mile from shops, restaurants and Lough Eske, convenient to all attractions in Co. Donegal. Delicious breakfasts - local produce and no queues. Enjoy a warm and sincere welcome from Michael, Sian and staff, and whether you like to relax in front of the log/turf fire or unwind in the privacy of your bedroom - we make you feel at home. ... more   less 
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