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The Gateway Lodge

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#1 of 1 small hotel in Donegal Town
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The Gateway Lodge offers modern, clean accommodation directly along the Wild Atlantic Way and only minutes walk to Donegal town center. All rooms have extra large double bedS, en-suite, flat screen TV, tea and coffee facilities with FREE high speed wi-fi available throughout the property. On-site award winning restaurant serving food daily from 8am. We have ample free car and coach parking as well as 24 hr staff on-site.
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Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Coffee shop
Hiking
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Vending machine
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English
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David K wrote a review 8 Apr
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
I stayed in the Gateway Lodge before the staff are so friendly and helpful, the food is lovely and the rooms are very nice I highly recomend for a midweek or weekend break, its very close to the town centre were lots to do and enjoy. But I really enjoyed my stay in the Gateway Lodge thank you to all the staff.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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BigTool wrote a review 1 Apr
Chicago vicinity463 contributions201 helpful votes
We really liked this hotel in every respect. It's a short walk into Donegal from the hotel. There's ample on-site parking (always a plus in Europe). The room was very spacious, immaculately clean, and comfortable. The room was a rather contemporary design and the rate was very reasonable in comparison to other Irish hotels we stayed at. Finally, the attached restaurant served the best breakfast we ate in Ireland.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We were there off-season so the hotel was nearly empty and very quiet.
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ThomasK229 wrote a review Mar 2024
Homer, New York, Usa221 contributions61 helpful votes
Stayed here on a Sunday night while traveling through. The room was large and warm with an excellent shower. Also reasonably priced. Layla (sp?) at the front desk was charming and helpful upon my arrival. She's a definite asset to the Gateway.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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lauren m wrote a review Mar 2024
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The accommodation was great, everything was very clean, and modern furnishings done to a high standard. Easy checks in and central to the town as well. Breakfast was 💯 🤌 stay for the breakfast! They also made adjustments for mine which was GF.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Larry L wrote a review Feb 2024
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Simply the Best, I have stayed here on several occasions and have never been let down, excellent service from check in to leaving, and what a Breakfast..... yum yum yum, The Gateway is my first choice when in Donegal. Katie and Craig take a bow. Larry
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Michael D wrote a review Feb 2024
Glasgow, United Kingdom11 contributions3 helpful votes
My wife and I have just returned from a 3 night weekend stay at the Gateway Lodge which as the brochure states is only a five minute stroll from town . The room was large, warm and quiet and spotless , ditto the bathroom. The bed enormous and comfy with a generous supply of pillows . The breakfast was generous and faultless in quality and all the staff in the hotel are so friendly and cheery. . Really a great weekend stay. Thanks
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Date of stay: February 2024
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mike gaston wrote a review Feb 2024
Newtownards, United Kingdom19 contributions6 helpful votes
What a super place to stay. Great staff, warm welcome, comfortable bedroom and prime location for visiting one of the best kept secrets in Ireland. That’s Donegal Town! Easy to get to, beautiful location and scenery, great shopping AND amongst the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. The Gateway Lodge also does one of the tastiest and best value breakfasts in its award winning restaurant Blas. With all of the above you’d think it must be reasonably expensive. Not at all if you book direct.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Deirdre M wrote a review Jan 2024
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Fabulous stay at the hotel this weekend for a birthday surprise! Trying to book somewhere for 11 people I thought, was never going to be easy, how wrong I was! These guys made everything super easy & stress free. We arrived in dribs & drabs & were able to check in super early…bonus! Staff helped us keep people hidden until we were ready to spring the surprise too. Rooms were spotless & beautifully decorated. Beds super comfy & more pillows in the wardrobe. Requested one room with a walk in shower & were given a room with a wet room; just perfect! Food in Blas was superb & you absolutely could not fault the service. All in all a great weekend made all the better by the amazing staff at this hotel. Thanks so much 😁
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Blas restaurant is very busy at all times from what I could tell…no problem for these guys...
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Anuj_Mithani wrote a review Nov 2023
Mumbai, India3924 contributions591 helpful votes
We arrived late afternoon after a day of driving through stunningly beautiful landscapes from Clifden. The reception staff are helpful and efficient. Onsite parking is a plus. Rooms were comfortable. Our room only tariff represented good value for Donegal, we didnt opt for breakfast which is extra. Perfect for an overnight stay.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Jennihols wrote a review Nov 2023
Newtownards, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
We have regular visited this homely and cosy little spot in Donegal, it is just a stroll of a few minutes into the town centre .. the facilities are spotlessly clean and comfortable and food at Blas is excellent. We had a prepaid booking at the Gateway lodge for a one night stay and unfortunately was a hitch with the booking site ( no fault of the hotel) we had to find last minute alternative facilities for our one night and had presumed the lodge ( not being at fault had received the money) following our night elsewhere we called into the gateway as they kindly let us park our car overnight.. not only did they make us aware that they were returning the room fee via the booking site we used and then kindly offered us breakfast… ‘hospitality and consideration in its finest’. We thank the staff enormously for all their efforts to retrieve our booking, but had difficulties to do so on a busy Saturday. We had a lovely time nevertheless in beautiful Donegal and in future will book directly with the hotel… our sincere thanks to the staff for everything and will be seeing you soon. Would highly recommend The Gateway lodge, a very friendly and lovely little cosy spot to be based if travelling in Donegal,
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: Lots of parking space, not many Donegal hotels offer same. Super cosy
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€110 - €150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IrelandCounty DonegalDonegal Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Gateway Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to The Gateway Lodge?
Nearby attractions include The Reel Inn (0.2 km), Magee 1866 (0.4 km), and Donegal Castle (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Gateway Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
What food & drink options are available at The Gateway Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Gateway Lodge?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Gateway Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Quay West Restaurant Donegal Town, The Blueberry Tea Room, and Market House Restaurant.
Is The Gateway Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Donegal Town.
Are there any historical sites close to The Gateway Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Famine Graveyard (1.0 km).
Is The Gateway Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.