THE INISHOWEN GATEWAY HOTEL

3 Star

Donegal, Buncrana



Hotel description

Situated on the shores of the picturesque Inishowen Peninsula this Donegal hotel prides itself on fun packed indoor activities for children in the hotel’s Planet Active  visit our Seagrass Spa and get pampered or if you need something a little more energetic enjoy the leisure club complete with modern fitness suite and swimming pool.

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 in Buncrana Co Donegal

Area Description

From Crana Bridge to Ned's Point past Porthaw Beach to Fr. Hegarty's Rock onto Stragill Beach - Approx 3 kilometres. With Buncrana surrounded by hills, we suggest the Urris hills or follow some of the network of bog roads, where you will experience a relaxing level of tranquillity.

Facilities include

Hotel Restaurant
  • Vegetarian options
  • Dinner served
  • Breakfast served
  • Lunch served
Hotel Meeting Rooms
  • Refreshments available
  • Dedicated organiser
  • Internet access
  • Complimentary Wifi access
  • Conference & meeting rooms
  • Projector / screen available
  • LCD projector
Hotel Children Facilities
  • Cot available on request
  • Movie time
  • Baby sitting service on request
  • Kids activities during high season
  • Childrens activity camps
  • Kids activities at weekends & school holidays
  • Indoor play area
Hotel Guest Services
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wifi access in public areas
  • Baby sitting on request
  • Wireless internet in areas
  • Free car parking
  • Internet access
  • Babysitting service
Hotel Bar
  • Weekend Entertainment
  • Bar food menu
Hotel Venue Entertainment
  • Christmas parties
  • Banqueting rooms available
Hotel Business Centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
Things To Do In The Area
  • Shopping
  • Boat trips
  • Golfing
  • Surfing
  • Go to the beach
  • Local restaurants
  • Live music venues
  • Cycling
  • Horse riding
  • Visit local heritage sites
  • Sea fishing
  • Quad biking
  • Local sightseeing
  • River fishing
  • Cinema
  • Night clubs
  • Pet farms
  • Walking trails
  • Hill walking
  • Bowling
  • Children play centres
Hotel Leisure Club
  • Jacuzzi
  • Towels available
  • Children's pool
  • Gymnasium
  • Spa treatments
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Pampering packages
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Sauna
  • Swimwear to buy
  • Baby changing area
  • Steam room

 



Hotel Reviews

Read Reviews (28)
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4.46/5
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28
reviews.

by doogie on Feb 27 2017 09:45

We as a family of 5 went for a one night stay. It was very good all aspects of the hotel from reception to staff to room , breakfast ,leisure centre were excellent. We had a great time and would recommend it to anyone. A really good hotel. Martina Doogan , Letterkenny
 
 
 
 
 

by Kate on Dec 2 2015 17:43

The Hotel was lovely.the staff could not do enough for you .the swimming pool was great.definitely would go back again.
 
 
 
 
 

by shelly on Jul 9 2014 02:04

IT is a nice hotel but we were very dissapointed with our request not being given, we request room that facing the sea or other better view, but we were given a room that facing roof top, as we have two kids the hotel did not prepare an extra bed, we have to ask and was given a broken bed, my daughter had to sleep on the floor,until the second day they change the bed. the receptionist keep saying very sorry all fully booked and sorry all the time,she says seaview room we have to pay extra. Quite dissapointing, but the breakfast was very good, it is a nice hotel overall.
 
 
 
 
 

by Mick lennon on Jun 21 2014 19:56

Great location. Very friendly staff. Good food. Nice rooms
 
 
 
 
 

by ciaran kerr on Nov 2 2013 21:59

this hotel was excellent in all aspects
 
 
 
 
 

by Catriona on Oct 29 2013 19:25

Dated decor but clean, warm and friendly staff. Spent time in spa beautician very good at treatments and had relaxation area too ourselves! Large bar no atmosphere which was a sham but would recommend the hotel for a short break with good facilities and near all amenities.
 
 
 
 
 

by a&j on Sep 9 2012 10:13

We really enjoyed our stay at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel. Most of the staff were really friendly and eager to help. The room which was pretty basic was very clean and had a lovely view of the golf course and loch. We were also able to avail of a free round of golf in the nearby golf club as part of our stay which was a nice bonus. We ate in the restaurant the first night and the waiting staff couldn't have been more helpful however we feel that the food just was n't as good as it might have been. One of us ordered the chicken caesar salad and we were unable to find a single piece of chicken in the whole dish. The helpings in general were very small and despite having ate a 2 course meal we were hungry an hour or so afterwards. The second night we thought it might be better to eat in another restaurant in the village but at the last minute we decided to eat in the bar. Again the service was impeccable but portions were too small and over priced. Overall we were very happy with our stay at the hotel and we have already recommended it to friends and family.
 
 
 
 
 

by Joannealan on Aug 29 2012 16:39

Fantastic hotel. Great for familes. Really enjoyed our stay.
 
 
 
 
 

by CAROLINE on Jun 26 2012 20:25

Had a lovely one night stay here.Great sea view from our room.The room was clean and comfortable, breakfast was buffet style which offered a good choice.We had a light lunch in the bar and food was nice.Staff all very nice and helpful.We both had treatments in the spa which were a lovely treat, staff were lovely.Great pool ect and a good childrens pool.Over all a nice hotel with good facilities for famlies and I will return with my kids before the end of the year , Excellent value you for money.
 
 
 
 
 

by S.t.jones on Jun 13 2012 22:05

terrific value hotel.great size family room . Bar food very reasonable and good choice. Great choice of breakfast options. Great pool for adults and young kids.
 
 
 
 
 

by mary mc ginley on May 15 2012 22:07

lovely hotel staff very helpful also very good food
 
 
 
 
 

by Kim Hamilton on Apr 9 2012 09:45

excellent hotel really enjoyed are stay as did our 5 year old fantastic for kids
 
 
 
 
 

by Joanne on Mar 6 2012 18:13

Lovely hotel. Great for families. Lunch in the bar was gorgeous. Food in the restaurant could be better but did not take away from our experience. Would definitely return.
 
 
 
 
 

by SharonC on Feb 14 2012 12:44

The room was lovely, clean and just what we needed, breakfast was a bit hit and miss,, very basic the restaurant is very dark, shabby and quite small for the amount of tables in it. The kids play area is more suited to very young children but a good idea, the location is excellent and the staff are very friendly and attentive. We weren't told that our room was close to a private function room and a as result we were woken at 02.30am on the Sunday morning to a "ceili" going on, we had a 7 month old baby and it meant we were then up all night. Overall a nice hotel we would stay there again
 
 
 
 
 

by louise on Sep 1 2011 15:50

Stayed two nights before the kids went back to school, really enjoyed the break, the kids loved the pool, and the staff there were very friendly and helpful. The soft play area was nice for younger kids, but really suited for up to 11 yrs, kids would get bored with it, the staff there were also friendly. The room was cosy, though alot of traffic passing by the main road during the night, so the noise may annoy some people. The bar was very quiet for the hotel being so busy, but that didnt bother us. Enjoyed our stay, and would return again. louise, 28 August
 
 
 
 
 

by Tom Porter on Aug 16 2011 23:48

Accommodation, Breakfasts,main and bar meals excellent. Staff great.Location great. I would recommend this Hotel.
 
 
 
 
 

by Dec on Aug 1 2011 17:12

Great Value and good for kids
 
 
 
 
 

by Bren on Jul 5 2011 09:46

Went here with our 2 year old. I would highly recommend to anyone with children as the hotel provides plenty to occupy them in the planet active zone.. The maids were very friendly as well as the bar staff. Would definitely visit again.
 
 
 
 
 

by garry on May 22 2011 08:25

the hotel itself was nice,food was ok but not great,we had our 9 month old baby with us and the kettle in the room was filty i asked twice could they change the kettle and showed her the dirty water and i was told the water was like that in buncrana even though i was using bottled water eventually i brought the kettle down when the lady changed her shift when th gentleman on the reception seen how dirty it was he apolagised and changed it straight away,if you stay here with a baby do check the kettle as if its like the one we had it could make a child very sick.
 
 
 
 
 

by spanner on Apr 30 2011 18:51

We stayed for three nights in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel over the Easter period. The hotel was in an picturesque location surrounded by pristine beaches. There was lots to do within the surrounding area with breathtaking views. The hotel had excellent facilities for children and the pool was clean. The kids club was superb. However the food was below average with artifical 'powered ' orange juice being served for breakfast and frozen chips being served in the bar. The breakfast room was crowded with minimal staffing levels and there was a long wait to be seated for breakfast each morning. Overall if more attention were paid to the quality of food served and the presentation of food then this would have improved my overall opinion of this hotel . The hotel is clean and spacious and the staff are extremely helpful and friendly. In general an average hotel which requires updating and redecorating. There was a smell of urine in the bathroom amd the shower curtain was grotty. These details need to be attended to to order to make this a great hotel as opposed to an average hotel.
 
 
 
 
 

by Ann-Marie on Apr 28 2011 09:23

We spent three nights at The Inishowen Gateway Hotel during the Easter Bank Holiday week-end and had a wonderful time. The hotels facitities are fantastic, the staff are very friendy, the food in the bar and restaurant is very good. The kids club has to be commended. The hotel is ideally situated for touring the Inishowen Penisula. I can highly reccomend this hotel. Ann-Marie
 
 
 
 
 

by JMc on Mar 24 2011 09:10

We had a great long weekend in Buncrana. The hotel is very nice, and very suitable for families. The pool is big, 25m I think, good for lengths. There is a fantastic indoor play area (it's actually about the size of a large football pitch) which caters for all ages. We brought our 10 month old there and she loved it, but theres loads for anyone up to 10 - or beyond...we enjoyed a couple of quick games of table tennis and air hockey too.. Just one negative point was that a couple of friends (and child) were put in a smoking room without being asked. The food in the bar was very good and quite reasonable, and I found the staff to be very professional and mostly friendly and helpful. Brilliant value overall. I'm sure we will be back.
 
 
 
 
 

by Sandra Tallon on Mar 15 2011 16:52

We really enjoyed our short stay in this lovely hotel. We were greeted by friendly staff on our arrival and our room was spacious and very clean and with an excellent view as we requested when booked. The breakfast was worth getting out of bed for and all the staff were very friendly and helpful during our short stay. We would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone looking to stay in Buncrana. Definetly 5 stars from us.
 
 
 
 
 

by Marie Barry-Fitzsimons on Jan 24 2011 10:52

<p>The service and food was excellent. We received a truly warm Donegal f&#225;ilte on arrival and it last throughout out 24 hours stay there. When I drew back the curtains in the morning ( we had arrived late at night), the view from our room took my breath away it was so beautiful - our room overlooked a golf course which led down to the sea, sunrise was just amazing that morning. I would have no hesitation in returning to the Inishowen Gateway and will be recommending it to my friends.</p>
 
 
 
 
 

by Eoghan on Jan 2 2011 21:39

<p>Fabulous hotel with very friendly staff and an excellent hotel for families but a bit of entertainment at night for the adults would be great,but we will be back ,THANKS</p>
 
 
 
 
 

by Tony Morgan on Nov 1 2010 22:34

<p>Loved the hotel, the staff were extremely friendly and the area lovely. The people in Buncrana are a really really friendly bunch. Never met one person who didn't want to talk up the area. Loved the break. A visit to the Drift Inn pub almost next door is a must.</p>
 
 
 
 
 

by Aine on Oct 31 2010 21:53

<p>lovely freindly family hotel 5 star</p>
 
 
 
 
 

by netty on Oct 17 2010 21:24

<p>fab hotel , fab food</p>
 
 
 
 
 
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