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Tara Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Killybegs
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 8, 2008

Had read good reviews on Tripadvisor.The hotel did not disappoint our large group of 16.
Stayed 3 nights over holiday weekend.Great location overlooking the harbour.Killybegs is a working town rather than a tourist spot.
Staff in hotel fantastic-friendly,helpful and efficient.
Food is good although one or two of the portion sizes are mean!e.g. Garlic bread;scampi st;arter.
There is plenty of choice for eating.Bedrooms are comfortable as is the bar.
Thoroughly recommend it.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 29, 2008

We stayed at the Tara Hotel for 3 nights and it would be hard to fault the whole experience. The rooms are modern, clean and bright, and the service was fantastic, and the view over the harbour was lovely. We'd definitely recommend breakfast in bed one morning too.
Killybegs itself it quite quiet, but very laid back and relaxing, and everyone is very friendly...typical of Donegal really. Had a superb meal at Pier 22 one evening...I would go back just for that! The meal in the hotel restaurant was really tasty too.
Killybegs is a good location for travelling about, Ardara isn't too far, and has a bit more life about it. I'd suggest a trip to Fintra Beach...it was idyllic. Slieve League is quite impressive, but unless you fancy a bracing walk, skip the first car-park at the gate, and continue up to the top car-park.
Overall, a very enjoyable break!

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Downtraveller_8
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Reviewed March 1, 2008

The one thing about rhis hotel is that the beds were heavenly – so comfy I could not get out of bed in the morning! Room was a good enough size, plenty of wardrobe space and a nice bathroom. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The gym downstairs is quite good, small but has pretty much everything you need. Breakfast was great, you can help yourself to fresh fruit salad, mini croissants and danishes, and a range of cereals and juices. Staff come to the table and take your order for cooked breakfast which was always tasty. We had dinner in the bar most nights (mainly because there really wasn’t anywhere else to go in the town!), the food is reasonably priced and pretty good – the garlic bread and tandoori joujons are gorgeous! The bar is specious and modern with great views of the harbour and all the fishing boats docked. Hotel is a fab place to stay!

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 14, 2007

We stayed in a twin room of this hotel for one night during our cruise through Ireland and it was the best hotel throughout our journey.
Check in was easy and efficient and we were given a good sized twin room with a double bed and a single bed. The room was spotlessly clean and had all necessary amenities plus a very big balcony that had to be shared with the inhabitants of other rooms. Even though this seemed a bit odd to me in the first place, the balcony turned out to be a big plus because it offered great views on the harbour and a fleet of pretty impressive fishing vessels.
In the evening we had dinner in the hotel's bar which we found quite nice. Even though the bar does not offer the typical charme of an Irish pub it is still a very modern and attractively layouted facility which again offers good views on the harbour. The food served in the bar is far above average, but nothing really special.
Breakfast was partly self-service, a bit complicated, because it wasn't really clear in how far guests were supposed to look after themselves but also satisfying.
Check out was as easy and efficient as check in with no problems whatsoever.
The only downside of the hotel was its Internet connection. For a price of 10 € per night we were given an Interent connection that broke down every five minutes. After complaining about this in the morning the amount was deducted from our bill, so the hotel dealt with this matter professionally and efficiently.
Killybegs itself made for an interesting stay on a rainy day even though it is only a pretty small town. Nevertheless, the harbour is one of Ireland's prime fishing ports with an interesting fleet of vessels. There are also a few probably more traditional pubs and restaurants around the hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled with friends
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Thank MarkK_Hanau
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Reviewed July 1, 2007

We are regular visitors to this hotel as my other half's family is from the area. This is an excellent hotel with fantastic staff, the best in the area. The rooms are lovely and clean but I would recommend the ones overlooking the harbour, it's absolutely gorgeous waking up to that view! Also, the top attraction is the comfort of the rooms we have stayed in, their beds are the most comfortable hotel beds we have ever stayed in!! We always get breakfast delivered
to our room as well so much so that the staff know not to ask anymore
and give us a call in the morning before they drop it up to make sure
we're awake! Breakfast in particular is always good, even when it's being delivered up to the room. The only thing I have to fault the hotel on (and it is the smallest fault)is the lack of variety on the evening restaurant menu and sometimes the quality is not that great. This is very surprising as every other aspect of the food in this hotel is great so I don't know why they fall down in their formal dining. This is a great hotel with really friendly, local staff. It's
a great place to stay.

  • Stayed: May 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 15, 2007

Went on 2B&B & 1dinner deal- whan arrived upgraded to suite, free of charge!! Hotel room very very clean, a bit upset that we had no view of the bay we were overlookingthe road instead. The service was next to none, when we went to the resturantfor the dinner that evening the food looked to be 'too fancy' for our liking, we asked the manager if we could eat from the bar food menu, (which was excellent) there was no problem, The meal was beautiful
the staff at the desk were more than helpful to us. We wandered up the town and tested the local night-life, which is very quiet until aruond 1 am. There is 1 nightclub- the lighthouse which we had great craic. The buffet breakfast was also great- full coked irish and continental. Overall i thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Tara Hotel. Do not know if i would return to kilybegs for a 2 day break tho as it is a very quiet wee town and v limited activities.

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Reviewed May 15, 2007

I stayed for 2 nights which included breakfast each morning and one evening meal. The food in the Tara Hotel is exceptionally good regardless of whether you dine in their resturaunt or just have some bar food. My compliments to the chef. Killybegs is a small village but perfect for a couple of days away from it all!
The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Compliments all round

  • Stayed: May 2007, traveled with family
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Address: Main Street | Donegal, Killybegs, Ireland
Location: Ireland > County Donegal > Killybegs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Killybegs
Price Range: $82 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tara Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spectacularly set overlooking Killybegs Harbour and with views of the surrounding Donegal Hills, the Tara Hotel features 26 tastefully decorated bedrooms and 5 suites, most of which have harbour views. Complimentary wireless internet (Wi-Fi) is available throughout the hotel and all our rooms feature en-suite, 26" flatscreen T.V, tea/coffee making facilities, trouser press and safe as standard. The spacious Station 59 bar is ideal for relaxing with a coffee and a snack whilst enjoying the sea view. For something more substantial carvery lunch is served throughout the week and an extensive bar food menu is available every day until 9.30Pm. Turntable Restaurant offers a more contemporary, sophisticated setting to enjoy a meal; our team of chefs work closely with local and regional suppliers to bring you the best of produce, expertly prepared and presented. Our Leisure Club boasts state of the art fitness equipment & weights area. We look forward to welcoming you to the Tara Hotel. ... more   less 
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