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Grianan Park, Buncrana F93 VY36 Ireland
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#3 of 4 in Buncrana
This landmark boutique seaside hotel in the town of Buncrana has been operating for well over 30 years and is a favourite with both locals and visitors to Inishowen. Having gone through a recent refurbishment, the atmosphere is elegant, relaxed and comfortable. Offering peace, luxury and relaxation, our 23 ensuite bedrooms - ranging from Single to Family-size rooms - are decorated in a contemporary style and provide a cosy relaxing space for you to unwind. With food served daily, we are famous for providing delicious, new and ‘old favourite’ dishes on our brassiere style Bistro menu. Set amidst the spectacular Northern Headlands of the Wild Atlantic Way the Lake of Shadows Hotel can be your journeys beginning or your journeys end. Malin Head, Co. Donegal, a Signature Discovery Point at the start/end of the Wild Atlantic Way is thirty minutes away. Ballyliffin Chamionship links golf course, home to the 2018 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is located only twenty minutes from the Hotel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Highchairs available
Conference facilities
Car park
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Golf course
Horseback riding
Tennis court offsite
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Private bathrooms
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lorrainegreen1970 wrote a review 9 May
London, United Kingdom26 contributions4 helpful votes
Visited Ireland for the first time to attend a karate competition nearby. The hotel is set close to a beautiful lake. The staff were friendly and welcoming. The rooms were clean, modern and well furnished. We had dinner and drinks in the evening and breakfast in the morning and again everything was lovely and the portions were generous. I would definitely visit again and would recommend this place highly. Better than some 4 and 5 star hotels I've stayed in!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Car park opposite.
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ANN M M wrote a review 4 May
Derry, United Kingdom133 contributions112 helpful votes
Visited the hotel first dinner with 3 friends. Staff were very friendly and efficient prices were very reasonable. The hotel bar is homely and cosy nice to sit on. Went the following week for Sunday lunch in the restaurant have to say preferred the bar food and the surroundings.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
DubBhoyo wrote a review Apr 2022
54 contributions29 helpful votes
Lovely hotel. Very cozy atmosphere. Room was excellent. Had a great sleep. Nice pint of Guinness at the bar. Staff are very friendly. I would highly recommend staying when in Buncrana. Will definitely be back. Excellent location too for exploring the town.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
justfe2020 wrote a review Apr 2022
Eglinton, United Kingdom5 contributions4 helpful votes
Been twice now and food has been lovely! However it is badly let down by staff attitude non existent service not lifting plates glasses away! Asking if there is anything you would like ? Is everything ok? One particular staff member was so sharp and rude both times I have been In Such a shame
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Go for good food do t expect basic customer service
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Linda S wrote a review Feb 2022
County Donegal, Ireland9 contributions
Enjoyed a beautiful meal with our aunt and uncle. Tasty food, beautifully presented. We enjoyed the Caesar salad (No croutons for me!) while my uncle indulged in the fried mushrooms. Perfectly crisp and not greasy!! My husband and uncle really enjoyed their breaded chicken breast which was a large crispy butterflied beast with a peppercorn sauce. My aunt had the turkey and ham with stuffing, comfort food at its finest. She’s just a wee thing so lots of leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch. I had the baked salmon with a basil vinaigrette (the waiter double checked I was gf) instead of the Chardonnay sauce. The vegetables were slightly underwhelming buts loads of them and a nice mix of different veg. Desserts were apple pie and cheesecake. The plates were scraped clean! Ultra attentive to my gluten-free needs. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
FrequentFlier743690 wrote a review Oct 2021
9 contributions27 helpful votes
Smashing hotel. Booked at the last minute and so glad we stayed. Food was lovely and plenty on the plate. Room was clean and comfortable and the staff were so helpful. Location is also excellent about 10 minutes from the beach. Lovely hotel, great room and food. Well worth a visit 👍🏻.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
Thomas D wrote a review Oct 2021
Fort William, United Kingdom13 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed here 4 nights. 3 nights the meals were hot and delicious but on the fourth night one of our meals, the main course and dessert, were cold. The staff were friendly and helpful could not ask for more. The room was clean and clean towels etc were delivered daily in a plastic bag. The room had no light in the corner where the mirror was so it was not to easy to do your her. There was no hair dryer.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
jonathan B wrote a review Aug 2021
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Stayed here over two weeks ago. Great hotel, nice food and the room was very modern and spotlessly clean. The staff are so friendly and professional. Looking forward to our next visit at the end of August.
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Date of stay: July 2021
GalwayIrish22 wrote a review Sep 2020
Galway, Ireland12 contributions7 helpful votes
We spent a lovely couple of nights here. The room was very clean and comfortable. Dinner was not the fanciest but was very tasty and proof of the quality of the food was the number of locals who went there for dinner. The wine list was ok and very reasonable. The dearest red was €22 and we had a lovely French Cabernet Sauvignon costing €21 both nights and would have it again right now 😁. The staff were lovely and the Covid precautions were first class. We have no problem recommending this hotel for a great value break, long may they continue to provide such an excellent great value product.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled
fmc--1-2_3_4 wrote a review Sep 2020
Dublin, Ireland160 contributions48 helpful votes
I stayed in this hotel as part of a group cycle trip around north Donegal. We had a very comfortable stay in the hotel and the staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful. We had a delicious evening meal in the hotel restaurant and we had a lovely cooked breakfast in the morning. I hope to get back to stay there again sometime.
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Date of stay: August 2020
US$103 - US$134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake of Shadows Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Lake of Shadows Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Swan Park (0.3 km), Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park! (0.3 km), and Buncrana Cinema (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lake of Shadows Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Lake of Shadows Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lake of Shadows Hotel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lake of Shadows Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sherpa Indian & Nepalese Restaurant, Ubiquitous Restaurant and Bar, and The Lily Rose.
Is Lake of Shadows Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Buncrana.
Does Lake of Shadows Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Lake of Shadows Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park! (0.3 km).
Is Lake of Shadows Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.