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Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort

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The Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort is one of Ireland's premier 4 star luxury hotels, and has been since 1893. It sits in an 800 acre estate on the edge of the Atlantic ocean, where the bays of Mulroy & Sheephaven meet on the coast of Donegal. The hotel boasts a health & wellbeing Centre, Tennis Courts, Billiards & Card Rooms, Putting Green, Driving Range as well as two 18 hole championship Golf Courses and state of the art Golf Academy.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Bar / lounge
Beach
Golf course
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Wifi
Hot bath
Heated pool
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Breakfast available
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Non-smoking hotel
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Padraig McGuire (BusManPaddy) wrote a review 7 Aug
Westport, Ireland28 contributions2 helpful votes
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Group very happy with it, Rooms very spacious and very comfortable, food is excellent and the staff can't do enough for you. Ideally located on Downings beach and downings just a few minutes walk away and the golf courses on site make for some lovely walks also. Recommended 👍
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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RichardDSKennedy wrote a review Jun 2022
Dublin, Ireland14 contributions13 helpful votes
Played golf last month at the Old Tom Morris and St. Patrick's. Think Rosapenna is the best place to play golf in Ireland. It's quiet, it is very beautiful and the courses are fabulous. Playable, yet challenging. Arrived at St. Patrick's early in the morning and got a really nice welcome from Danny [think the name is Danny]. He makes you feel very welcome. The beach next door is just 5k long and a joy to walk every day. Some great places to stay and eat. We stay at the Coastguard Cottages and they are fabulous. Our next visit will be our 4th and we can't wait to go back. The Olde Glen Bar in Glen is only 3k away and a great spot. Fisks in Downings serve great Fish. Downings is a beautiful place.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Mike E wrote a review Jun 2022
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Rosapenna Hotel provides the perfect base for a superb golfing break on the West coast of Ireland. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, the food is delightful and tasty, the rooms are clean and comfortable and the views from the dining room are incredible. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jeffrey S wrote a review May 2022
Raleigh, North Carolina121 contributions62 helpful votes
Four of us on a golf junket to the northern reaches of Ireland stayed for three nights in May. Can't say enough good things about this place. Wonderful, spacious rooms, we had views of the Bay, great food service, lots of amenities and great wifi. The two person soaking tub was a welcome amenity after walking 36 holes each day. The golf courses were amazing. The Sandy Hills stands with the best of them worldwide, St Patricks is maturing and will soon be a destination course in it's own right. The Old Tom Morris should not be considered a lesser course and it is fantastic. True links style with some devilishly tough holes. Loved them all. We were worried about what we would find in such a remote location but we found a world class facility! Should my travels ever take me near here I am going to definitely stay there!!!!!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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David M wrote a review May 2022
Lisburn, United Kingdom158 contributions71 helpful votes
The new St Patrick’s links is now a must visit course if playing golf in Ireland. Amazing design coupled with a dramatic landscape helps to deliver an unforgettable golfing experience. Old Tom Morris and Sandy hills are good but St Patrick’s is at a level where it deserves to be discussed alongside Portrush, RCD , Waterville etc. Hotel and staff were superb as always making it a trip I will never forget.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Margaret K wrote a review May 2022
Buncrana, Ireland12 contributions15 helpful votes
From the moment we arrive we were treated to 5star service. The staff were so friendly and helpful. After we had checked in Frank greeted us and made sure we had every thing we needed. We had dinner at the hotel on two nights and the food was excellent and the view from the dining room was spectacular. Breakfast in the morning was truly great and the variety was amazing. Would highly recommend the Rosapenna for anyone looking a relaxing break.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Paul H wrote a review May 2022
County Kildare, Ireland32 contributions49 helpful votes
I’ve just returned after another stay at this wonderful golf resort in the most beautiful part of Ireland and I have to say I enjoy more every time. From changing golf bookings to adjusting times for dining,nothing is a problem and they make everything hassle free. The food in the restaurant both for breakfast and dinner is superb and the dinner menu on both nights was varied and the quality of our food on both nights and the level of service were impeccable. Thank you to all the team and a shout out for Gareth in the bar who served us on both nights and did it with great courtesy and professional service and also to Edith and Rebecca front of house for making our bookings hassle free and I look forward to returning again before too long and finally will echo the words of ryder cup captain paul mcginley “Rosapenna resort is a hidden Gem”
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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eurolive wrote a review Aug 2021
Ireland55 contributions49 helpful votes
Not my first time here so that speaks for itself. The exterior is not somewhere you'd stop for - truly awful in fact but interior is nice enough. Carpets and furniture very dated but that may be what they are going for? Hasn't changed in a good few years. Clean spacious rooms with great showers. Restaurant food is simply delicious for both breakfast and dinner with superb friendly waiting staff. All of the staff in this establishment are efficient, courteous and friendly at all times - not so for the management though. Stiff upper lip brigade who barely acknowledge their guests. Hasn't stopped me returning though as the location and area are quite wonderful.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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MNicG wrote a review Aug 2021
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Just back from an amazing trip to the Rosapenna Hotel in the beautiful Downings. Everything was perfect, from the friendly staff, delicious food to the unbelievable location. It was such a treat to be able to walk on the beach after breakfast- literally on our doorstep. We can’t wait to return.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Pat Ahern wrote a review Aug 2021
Carlow, Ireland11 contributions5 helpful votes
3 of us have had rime to ruminate on our 4 days golf stay at Rosapenna. This is our 6th time to have stayed and played and this is testimony for the quality of the hotel and most importantly the quality of the 3 golf courses. Standards are important in all aspects of service and this is abundantly clear from the moment one enters the hotel. Quality of room is very good and the food is superb. A different culinary experience is there each evening with a truly wide selection of starters and mains. But the gokf for us is key. We have played Sandy Hills and Tom Morris many times and this year we had the pleasure of adding the newly opened St Patrick's to the experience. All 3 courses were presented in magnificent condition. We played from the blues and this added to the challenge. St Patrick's is a good golf course and will be a great golf course when there is a little more definition between fairway and greens. But each new hole presents a new challenge. The first entices a long draw to a gorgeous green. The last tempts the long hitter for a real go at the green from the drive. All just lovely. Risapenna is a fantastic experience. We can't wait to go back! Sipping a beer, having a sambo on the terrace of the clubhouse and looking at golfers negotiating the lovely 18th on Tom Morris is a lovely way to finish the day ! Fantastic resort.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort?
Nearby attractions include Doe Castle (6.4 km), Marble Hill Strand (4.8 km), and Glen Valley Adventure Centre (5.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Olde Glen Bar and Restaurant, Cove Restaurant, and The Singing Pub.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Doe Castle (6.4 km).