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“Always enjoyable”
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Fitzgerald's Hotel
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Bundoran
Certificate of Excellence
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15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Always enjoyable”
Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Have stayed in Fitzgeralds the last 2 years during weekend of the Cara Bundoran Run.The hotel I find comfortable and the cuisine and breakfast enjoyable .There is always a reason why patrons return to such establishments .Looking forward to returning again .

Stayed March 2014
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Ballyshannon, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2013

Stayed here for a couple of nights with my wife, and had a lovely front room with sea view, and with the aid of a bay window could see along the street in both directions. Breakfast was excellent and staff were willing to "mix and match" from regular listed menu items. Bathroom was clean and shower hot; bedroom was clean but decor is due a revamp. Quiet at night time as there is (thankfully) no disco downstairs. Didn't get to use the restaurant as we had outside bookings for both nights, but would be happy to go back for that purpose. A good place for a rest if you want to find good family accomodation, and all in all reasonable value for money.

Room Tip: Front rooms have sea view, but downside is moderate noise from street.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Queens, New York, United States
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Having recently stayed at this hotel I was very disappointed with the whole experience.
When we arrived at the hotel,no receptionist at the desk ,had to ring a call bell and wait for a little old lady who asked us what we wanted.
Then an older man arrived and showed us to our room,
on the way he showed us the tea&coffe vending machine.
The fire exits in my opion would have been more important,
When we got to our room on the first floor,we were asked if we wanted more pillows.
I said no we were fine with one each.
Getting the door open with the card we were provided with was an experience in itself
The bed was rock hard.
Room smelly and décor must be 30 years old,carpet smelly fusty
We put on the Tv to watch the news while we were getting ready to go out.
No RTE in 2013 on the Tv,we mentioned at check out and the lady told us it was because the location was near NI
what a joke.
we are just back from Marbella and could get all the irish channelsin the apartment we stayed.
View from the room wasn't sea view but a view of the back yard&carpark
No safe in the room
This is not a hotel
Its a guest house with a bar
It is over priced at 90 euro for a Saturday night.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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8 Thank Midlands4276
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jaygeedonegal, Owner at Fitzgerald's Hotel, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
We were not surprised to receive a review from this guest. At checkout, guest, while mentioning the TV as her only complaint, had alerted the Receptionist, in an exceptionally detailed and opinionated manner. to the unrestricted facility provided on Trip Advisor to make comments later.
Notwithstanding that she had voiced only a minor complaint in respect of her brief stay her attitude alarmed the Receptionist and, as it turned out, with good reason. We do not understand her motivation other than it may have been an ego trip exercise of power or, perhaps, that she had hoped to be offered an incentive not to review. In the event her review has turned out to be dismissive, inaccurate and so mean spirited as to border on being malicious. In response, the following matters deserve mention:
-a bell at reception is a common feature in many small hotels;
-senior staff members disliked the ageist and offensive comments made against the checkin personnel; insulting remarks have no place in any review and we are surprised that Trip Advisor has allowed these to stand;
-teas and coffees are free on a self-service basis; these are not dispensed via a vending machine;
-we do not recognise the room condition as described in such scornful and untruthful detail by guest;
-all Fire exits are clearly marked in rooms, on the corridors and on the stairwell; instructions, in three languages, are displayed in the rooms and on the Hotel lift;
-if the TV problem had been mentioned prior to checkout it would have been rectified within minutes;
-guest had the option to book a seaview room and did not do so;
-room safes are not a requirement at our Hotel grade;
-our breakfast selection compares favourably with other Hotels of our grade and is freshly cooked to order;
-our Hotel prices are competitive;
-we make every effort to deal promptly with guests' concerns once we are notified;
obviously, this is not usually possible at or post checkout.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

Had dinner in this resturant on Saturday night omg . It was recommended by friends of ours and boy was it good . On entering the hotel it was so cosy . The bar area had a wonderful atmosphere about it and there was a great buzz about the place . Out meal was just the last word . I have eaten in alot of resturants and bundoran was always a place I bypassed but not anymore . Bistro where have you been . The duck starter was beautiful but leave it to my mains of lamb shank the most succulent piece of meat I ever did taste . My husband had the mushrooms which he enjoyed alot as did he his mains of medium to well done steak with all the trimming's . We did have a look at the dessert menu but there just wasnt any room left . Well done to the staff and management . We will be definitely recommending this fine resturant and we look forward to dining with you again in october .

  • Stayed September 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Going here for 20yrs on and off. Never lets us down. Food fab, service fab and hotel fab. Always helpful for anything you require. The bar is always welcoming and cosy. Highly recommend this hotel. Great views and walking distance to all amenities.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Stayed at this hotel at the end of august with my girlfriend. What a lovely and cosy little hotel. Nice spacy bedrooms with great view looking over the sea. Food was also great. Would defo stay again.

Room Tip: Choose room overoooking the ocean. Great views
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank MarkF86
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Cavan, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is a really nice property kept in immaculate condition. Rooms comfortable. Breakfast served at table and one of the best I have had. Dinner good but spoiled by hour long delay at table before starters were served. Atmosphere a bit stiff, notices are harsh, while service is efficient it is not so warm.

Room Tip: Sea view is nice.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank 2frank2
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Property: Fitzgerald's Hotel
Address: Main Street, Bundoran, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > County Donegal > Bundoran
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Bundoran
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Fitzgerald's Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fitzgeralds Hotel provides 3* accommodation overlooking the picturesque Donegal Bay in the North West of Ireland. The comfortable and spacious bedrooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi access; most enjoy spectacular sea views. The hotel’s Bistro restaurant has an excellent reputation for good food and fine wines at reasonable prices. Bundoran is the ideal base from which to enjoy sight-seeing and touring holidays of Donegal and the North West, including Counties Sligo, Leitrim and Fermanagh. ... more   less 
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