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Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Lovely helpful down to earth staff. Beautiful location. Nice evening meal in a nice room. Had breakfast in a lovely room with a stunning view the breakfast though nice was limited in options I felt. The whole hotel is fresh and bright and I enjoyed my stay.

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StrandBallyliffin, Owner at The Strand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank your for your review and comments/ I appreciate it and have passed your comments on to our staff.

Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2015

We stayed in the Strand for one night as we were attending a wedding at the Ballyliffin Lodge. The room itself was ok, the TV looked like it had been bought from a second hand shop never mind the fact that you couldn't get more than 3 or 4 channels. The bar downstairs was filthy, there was a window that...

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StrandBallyliffin, Owner at The Strand Hotel, responded to this review

Lorraine thank you for your review. I am slowly but surely reinvesting in the hotel after some very difficult years. I have upgraded many of the rooms with tv's etc. Disappointed to read your comments on the cleanliness of our bar? Not quite sure if the window was dirty or in your opinion the whole bar was? I don't think...

Derry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Absolutely beautiful hotel..attended a wedding on 3 Oct 2015 and can say that the food an staff were amazing..the hotel has a cosy but modern feel to it..im only sorry we did book in for an overnight stay..brilliant hotel an I would highly recommend it.

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StrandBallyliffin, Owner at The Strand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you. Great to hear that you enjoyed the wedding. I take great pride in having Inishowen's most experienced wedding team. You might get the chance to return and stay..

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

Came here as a family for a meal, lovely place. It was quite busy and seems to be quite popular with the locals. Good food and friendly staff a good combination.Lovely location overlooking the ballyliffin strand lovely garden at the back of the hotel and beautiful views of the mountains . Highly recommended

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StrandBallyliffin, Manager at The Strand Hotel, responded to this review

I am delighted that you enjoyed your family meal. Thank you.

Ventry
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Stayed here overnight to attend funeral of a dear friend and well known native of the area. The staff were very aware of this and many of other guests staying were there for same reason. The staff treated everybody with sensitivity and offered condolences. Food here was very good and very reasonably priced. The after funeral dinner was excellent with...

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StrandBallyliffin, Owner at The Strand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words. I have passed on your comments to all of our staff.

Moira, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Lovely hotel with very friendly, efficient and professional staff. Food, and drinks were reasonably priced and a good choice on the menus. I joined a quiz Team on a Wednesday night and it was great fun and also for a good cause.

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StrandBallyliffin, Owner at The Strand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your time and your review. Delighted that you enjoyed your visit.

Banbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Went here for my wife's 40th Birthday. What a feed we had with offers of more food if we wanted it. Left totally stuffed and satisfied and well priced. I would highly recommended this place. Thank you for bringing out my wife's surprise birthday cake. A real personal touch. We will be back. By far the best food in innishowen....

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StrandBallyliffin, Owner at The Strand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your celebration.

Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 26 August 2015

We spend there weekend break. When we arrived there, hotel seemed to be very nice and spacious. Our room was quite big - but bit oldfashined - with nice views. Overall very clean , but something was missing. Food in the restauran ( dinner) average, but breakfast very nice with good choice, excellent service.

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StrandBallyliffin, Owner at The Strand Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Folk's, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit. You have highlighted an area that we plan to address and that is our restaurant. We have had many discussions and we will certainly be introducing a vibrant a la carte option that will offer our diners something different.

Derry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Ate here Sunday 23rd August we had a fantastic experience. The service was top notch from all the girls taking orders and bringing out food. The food itself was absolutely delicious we both had the turkey and ham with stuffing and it was accompanied by creamed potatoes carrots cabbage and chips with plenty for both of us. We asked for...

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StrandBallyliffin, Owner at The Strand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your recent lunch. The Strand Hotel Ballyliffin tries to offer great value and quality across a broad range of menus throughout the year. This value runs from breakfast, to lunch to dinner, to large parties and family celebrations and to our Wedding Packages. With Sterling being so high there is even extra value there for all...

Derry
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Room was awful. Dirty walls broken lights and tv was from the 60's! Bed was comfortable and clean at least. Breakfast was disastrous. Took about 15 minutes before anyone came to serve us - and only then because i called her. 2 tiny sausage, an overcooked egg, 2 pieces of bacon and a half of a tomato. AND INSTANT COFFEE!!!!!...

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StrandBallyliffin, Owner at The Strand Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Ciaran, I was very disappointed to have to read your review of your recent stay. I would have loved the opportunity to chat to you while you were here and investigate the issues that you experienced in your room. We have undertaken upgrade works and there are still a small amount of rooms that require a facelift. That aside...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
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  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family run Hotel, near to Ballyliffin Golf Club and overlooking the beautiful Pollan beach. Ideal location for family holidays, a short break, your wedding or a conference. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Strand Hotel

Address: Strand Hotel Main Street, Ballyliffin, Ireland
Region: Ireland > County Donegal > Ballyliffin
Price Range: $120 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Strand Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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“We had room 53 which a sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles 977philipr, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Find out where the family rooms are and get as far away as possible.”
 of 5 bubbles Biawatch, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“ask for room with views of Pollan beach”
 of 5 bubbles jamesdF5858VT, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Did not stay as hotel was full when we tried to book. Good sign.”
 of 5 bubbles 827frankd, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Avoid rooms overlooking the car park and above the main entrance, as these get a bit noisy late at night.”
 of 5 bubbles marting971, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
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