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Newtownards, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lovely2night break with grandchildren all the staff were very helpful and friendly plenty activities for the children and great swimming pool the only downside our room had a double and single beds and a camp bed but the hotel was perfect

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JoleeneMcD, Guest Relations Manager at Inishowen Gateway, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to us in the very near future. Kindest regards Joleene Joleene McDermott Sales & Marketing Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here a few weeks ago after winning a facebook conpetition (ones you think people dont really win) i was over the moon to have won a night away with my 2 babies, as they had never stayed in a hotel before this was going to be an amazing experience for them and me. When we arrived at the...

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JoleeneMcD, Guest Relations Manager at Inishowen Gateway, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, we are delighted you enjoyed your prize of an overnight stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to us in the very near future. Kindest regards Joleene Joleene McDermott Sales & Marketing Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 4 nights over halloween and had such a relaxing break we booked for a couple of nights to visit santa before we left. On arrival the check in was hassle free and room ready for our early check in. I was a bit concerned that an extra bed was going to make the room tight on space but...

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JoleeneMcD, Guest Relations Manager at Inishowen Gateway, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and all that we offer for families. We look forward to welcoming you back to us in the very near future. Kindest regards Joleene Joleene McDermott Sales & Marketing Manager

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Purchased a voucher for 2 nights B&B and a spa treatment. The Spa rang me to arrange appointment - so no hassle what so ever. Arriving at the hotel the receptionist was extremely pleasant and welcoming. Infact, throughout our stay all the staff we meet were friendly and helpful. This hotel is billed as a family hotel - it lived...

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JoleeneMcD, Guest Relations Manager at Inishowen Gateway, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to us in the very near future. Kindest regards Joleene Joleene McDermott Sales & Marketing Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch at this fine hotel for my big birthday ! a very good choice of food on the menu at a good price. A very helpful Bar man / Waiter looked after us well and the service was quick, everyone enjoyed their meal and there were some delicious deserts, mine was maltesers with meringue and cream, very tasty ,...

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JoleeneMcD, Guest Relations Manager at Inishowen Gateway, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely review of our Sunday Carvery, we are delighted to read you all enjoyed your meal with us and look forward to welcoming you back to us in the very near future. Kind regards Joleene Sales and Marketing Manager

Naas, Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to stay in Buncrana and use it as a base to explore Donegal. I stayed at the Inishowen Gateway and i am delighted to say that I enjoyed my stay there as the service and facilities are excellent. Within walking distance of the centre of Buncrana and it has plenty of car park spaces. Rooms are very comfortable and...

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JoleeneMcD, Guest Relations Manager at Inishowen Gateway, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely review of our hotel, we are delighted to read you all enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you both back to us in the very near future. Kind regards Joleene Sales and Marketing Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two days in the hotel and it was very good. The first night we had the carvery but it was a bit crowded more for family's. The second night we had the set meal in the dinning room it was more relaxed. The next morning I went to the hot tub which is all in the price. Would...

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JoleeneMcD, Guest Relations Manager at Inishowen Gateway, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely review of our hotel, we are delighted to read you all enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you both back to us in the very near future. Kind regards Joleene Sales and Marketing Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great value for money break in a good hotel which is in a lovely location and is very close to a long sandy beach.The staff were all very friendly and efficent.Buffet style breakfast with a great selection to chose from.Had one meal in the bar and it was very tasty.Evening meal in the restaurant was very enjoyable, very hot and...

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JoleeneMcD, Guest Relations Manager at Inishowen Gateway, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely review of our hotel, we are delighted to read you all enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you both back to us in the very near future. Kind regards Joleene Sales and Marketing Manager

Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Great setting.great kids club in hotel which runs 10-12 and 7-9.cost 5 euro a day if not in package.pool hot tub sauna and steam.bar food is great particularly seafood chowder and burgers.most staff are local and are friendly.free golf at buncrana if resident.a lot of car parking spaces at hotel.breakfast buffet excellent.only negAtive is set menu on dine and stay.very...

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JoleeneMcD, Guest Relations Manager at Inishowen Gateway, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely review of our hotel, we are delighted to read you all enjoyed your time with us. We appreciate your feedback with the menu that we offer as part of our all inclusive packages and will certainly look at changing the options available. This option has proved to be more popular with families as...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Was unsure of this hotel on booking. Left home feeling apprehensive as although I had asked for confirmation email twice it never arrived. Directions downloaded from hotel site got us lost. But I couldn't have been more wrong. The hotel was great! Maybe a bit tired in places but overall very clean and comfortable. We had a room on the...

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JoleeneMcD, Guest Relations Manager at Inishowen Gateway, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely review of our hotel, we are delighted to read you all enjoyed your time with us. Our apologies for you not receiving confirmation of your booking in advance. It is standard to receive one so we will certainly address this right away. Your review is just lovely and you really took the time...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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Peninsula Restaurant
Cuisines: European
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Inishowen Gateway Hotel is located just outside the picturesque town of Buncrana on Donegal's Inishowen Peninsula. The hotel commands stunning views of the majestic Lough Swilly leading out on to the Atlantic Ocean. The hotel has 80 well appointed en-suite bedrooms, many of which overlook the lake. Some of the facilities are the Gateway Health & Fitness Club, Seagrass Wellbeing Centre, Planet Active for kids & The Peninsula Restaurant. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Inishowen Gateway

Address: Railway Road, Buncrana, Ireland
Region: Ireland > County Donegal > Buncrana
Price Range: $83 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Inishowen Gateway 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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Inishowen Gateway Hotel Buncrana
Inishowen Gateway Buncrana, Ireland - County Donegal
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“ask for a room over looking golf course”
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“Get a room overlooking the golf course and Lough Swilly”
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