Great Northern Hotel

4 Star

Donegal, Bundoran

Hotel description

The Great Northern Hotel is a 4 Star Hotel in the centre of an 18 hole championship golf course, The hotel is located on the west coast of Ireland in County Donegal, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the town of Bundoran. A warm and friendly atmosphere awaits you here.

Check In From

3:00 pm

Check Out Up To

12:00 pm

Cancellation Description

Once you cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to arrival you will not incur a cancellation fee from the hotel. Cancellations that are made within 48 hours prior to arrival and no shows at the hotel will be charged the 1st night of the stay to your card. Please note that your booking deposit is non refundable.

Travel Description

The Hotel is located in Bundoran town.

Area Description

The fine parkland creates a pleasant setting for a relaxing stay. It is an ideal location for fishing, hiking, horse riding, surfing and outdoor adventure activities.

Hotel Restaurant
  • Breakfast served
  • Dinner served
  • Lunch served
Things To Do In The Area
  • Live music venues
  • Amusment arcades
  • Sea fishing
  • Golfing
  • Hill walking
  • Surfing
  • Go to the beach
  • Shopping
Hotel Guest Services
  • Free car parking
  • Internet access
Hotel Leisure Club
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Spa treatments
  • Sauna
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
Hotel Bar
  • Bar food menu

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by Aggie on May 27 2019 18:52

Hi all was good in hotel . Enjoyed the stay . Room was a little on small side but very clean . It was very good cos price was reasonable. Staff were lovely and breakfast good . No complaints, would definitely stay again

by reviewer80810469 on Feb 15 2017 21:12

Sorry this break did not do it for us.Basic things not right....Poor TV reception,poor and in some cases no heating in rooms, slow trickling toilet cistern in bathroom and a a consensus that a good returbishment would be needed to bring the hotel into into the standard that the short break traveller demands . A falling star....Action before a busy holiday season kick in. Good food and majestic location however.

by Christine on Feb 15 2017 11:18

Lovely hotel, staff very responsive, fabulous pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, me n my daughter had a fabulous time, counting down the days till the next one!

by Mary Martin on Sep 23 2016 11:59

Beautiful hotel. Lovely food and friendly staff. We will be back.

by Mary on Feb 23 2016 20:32

Very disappointing - Myself and four friends stayed in the hotel - This was meant to be a nice relaxing break but it was anything but relaxing. There were a few more joining us and I called the hotel to see if they would offer a reduced rate or accommodate an extra bed in the rooms -they would not negotiate a reduced rate fro those joining . As a result the other 6 stayed elsewhere. View from room was dreadful - we were looking out at a fire exit and under it was filthy/tap in room was broken which meant we had a tap dripping all night. Pool and jacuzzi was cold. All 10 of us ate in the hotel - restaurant staff were lovely but the food was just ok. We went to bed around 12.30 but the noise between 2 and 4 was horrendous so we got very little sleep. Such a shame as the location was fabulous even with bad weather.

by Raymond Marmion on Oct 10 2015 14:28

One of the worse hotels I've spent the night. Room very dull, bathroom something from early1980's. Broken shower an hot tap. Broken fitting on walls from old handrails. Evening meal was not included in my booking deal. We book dinner costing €30 per person for 3course very very basic meal with little favour. It classed as four star hotel but I've stayed in better 2star hotel. Yes it has great golf course but a stand alone hotel it really bad. Sorry but true.

by Frances Patton on Mar 19 2015 11:37

The lobby and bar are very nice but the room was very disappointing. The room was very dark and dreary and in bad need of redecorating. The staff were friendly and the breakfast was good but overall I don't think I would stay here again because of the room.

by Ac on Sep 22 2014 16:42

Wouldn't call it a 4 star hotel. Rooms not sound proof at all. Room very small. Had to search for a cleaner to receive ONE towel for 2 people, towels not available until 4pm?? (shouldn't be the case) bug in bath on arrival. Lamps above bed too close so kept hitting off them. Pillows very flat. Half of the channels didn't work on the TV. No wifi in the room. Wouldn't stay there again

by veronica twomey on Jun 29 2014 08:02

The entire hotel is faded and dated. I would not stay again . The room was clean and it had the basics. The bed clothes were average, I was very surprised to find we got blankets. The breakfast was disappointing but fine if you liked fried food. Poor fruit choices poor bread and cereal choices no cheeses just the old staples tinned grapefruit and tired fruit salad. I met an unfriendly receptionist who treated my request with indifference I can't think of a single positive not even the price of the room

by Marian & Pat Molloy on Apr 23 2014 20:45

We were booked in for one night and found our stay very enjoyable and relaxing. The staff were very good and the food was excellent. Will definitely be returnig for a longer stay next time

by Susan Finlay on Feb 20 2014 13:32

Hotel was very disappointing not up to standard and certainly not four star, in bad need of a re-vamp. Bedroom was not up to standard and extremley disappointing, bed clothes were certainly not up to standard and insufficient. The only thing that did not ruin the whole weekend was the food was alright. But on our second day there we had taken our young children up the town and decided to have our food back in hotel and we walked back only to be told there was no bar food that day!!! Only soup and sandwiches. The Restaurant would not have been open for another two hours. So we had to leave the hotel to get some food a disgrace!!! for a Hotel. It was our first time in Donegal, but we wont be back. They need to get the Brennan brothers in badly to do a revamp its far from four Star. Some of the staff were friendly but they need to upskill mainly their older staff on good customer service practice and that it doesnt hurt to smile!!!! They need to keep their Chef as that is the only thing that I would commend them for and some of their staff!!!

by p conlon on Jan 2 2014 10:22

Room was cold. Breakfast was discusting. Would not recommend. Staff were very nice and helpful.

by Eithne on Jun 24 2012 18:54

Really enjoyed our stay and will be back. Breakfast was good but the bar food was not good qualityand not much variety. Bedrooms nice and big but needs a bit of up dating.

by Hobbit Hollow on Mar 21 2012 23:47

Myself and my husband and our four year old son stayed in the Great Northern Hotel during the bank holiday weekend. It is the most beautiful hotel I have ever stayed in and over many years i have visited many hotels both here and abroad. From the moment we stepped inside the door we could feel the warmth of the hotel as it was chilly out and every radiator was piping hot from downstairs to the rooms upstairs.the warmth also radiated from the reception desk with the smiling faces of the girls who greeted us. the entire hotel is child friendly especially the stairs as they are wide and safe. It is like a huge big house and eeryone is treated as part of their family. The decor is old world and so tasteful and the diningroom is breathtaking. We loved the antique style paintings around every corner and the big cosy couches. The food was so delicious especially the duck, my husband is still raving about it.I especially want to commend the young girls and the red haired boy in the diningroom. They were so attentive to our needs especially with a young child.Thank you all so so much.we will be returning again and again please god.

by Ray on Mar 21 2012 11:48

The staff were fantastic and went out of their way to organise a delicious dinner for my vegetarian girlfriend. The room was lovely. Would definitely stay there again.

by carmel on Nov 30 2011 21:52

Yes we had a lovely relaxing week end in the Great Northern Hotel in Bundoran. There was a great buzz around the place. The temperatures outside were very cold but the hotel was very warm and cosy. The dining room service and food were excellent. We would definately go back again. Perhaps next time we would look for a longer bed as I felt the bed was short!!!!

by Ciara on May 20 2011 09:25

The hotel is in a great location, decor is extremely dated, the meal was ok the restaurant staff were unfriendly and unprofessional and were more interested in clearing tables than they were serving customers. However reception staff were extremely friendly and willing to help. Rooms were a good size and had good facilities. Breakfast was good. Its definately value for money however it did not fufil the standards of a four star hotel and I would not stay again.

by Teresa on Apr 12 2011 10:13

The Hotel is situated in a great location with excellent views and within easy access of the town, food excellent and overall feel of the hotel is relaxing. Overall package was great value for money and definitely worth a visit. Restaurant staff could be a little bit more professional Teresa

by Patrice on Jul 5 2010 16:55

<p>The hotel's 'four star' rating is wildly exaggerrated. Staff were friendly but let down by the dated decor and questionable kitchen. The package was value for money, in that breakfast was included both days and we made good use of the leisure centre (which was nice if not very small). We chose not to eat in the hotel the second night. The cooked breakfast was substantial value for money but really on the salty/reheated side of things and was accompanied by mouldy bread on one of the mornings. The hotel itself would benefit greatly from a fresh lick of paint and a general update in terms of entertainment .The average age of the guests staying here was quite elderly also so wouldn't recommend the area or the hotel to younger couples or families.</p>

by Tony on Jun 30 2010 22:48

<p>The Great Northern Hotel Bundoran is on one of the most spectacular locations in Ireland. We had a room on the second floor with fantastic views over Donegal Bay. The room and service were excellent and the golf course is challenging and enjoyable. A cliff walk from the hotel to Tullan strand (a mecca for surfers) is something to be experienced. Breakfeast each morning was excellent and service left nothing to be desired. Dinner while maybe not gourmet standard was very edible and well presented. The athmosphere was added to by a few visits from Mr McEniff to enquire into how we were enjoying our stay and encourage us to return. The weather for our stay was superb which is reallya bonus. All in all I would recommend this hotel and hope to return Tony</p>
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