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Derry Road Ludden, Buncrana F93 V57X Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/03/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/03/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 4 in Buncrana
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The Harbour Inn is located 1km outside the seaside town of Buncrana, with the Hotel situated on the shores of Lough Swilly. The Harbour Inn offers 30 En-Suite bedrooms with family, double, twin, triple and single rooms available, offering food 7 days a week with live music in the bar every weekend. The Northwest Golf Club is just a 5 minute walk and the world renowned Ballyliffin Golf Club, who hosted the Irish Open 2018 is just a 20 minute drive. We are the perfect base to explore the Wild Atlantic Way, with Ireland’s most Northerly Point, Malin Head being just a 30 minute drive away.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Beach
Boating
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Golf course
Hiking
Horseback riding
Windsurfing
Canoeing offsite
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Outdoor furniture
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Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
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Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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cosInMayo wrote a review Apr 2022
in mayo21 contributions4 helpful votes
From walking in the front door and meeting the lovely Sinead, We had an amazing experience. Family room was spacious well laid out and spotless beyond belife. Went to the resteraunt and ate food fit for the Gods. The staff were young and had a great friendly helpfull way about them. This hotel, resteraunt and its staff are at the highest standard possible. Breakfast the following morning was amazing. No skimping on food whatsoever. All in all the perfect hotel
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Not far away from Wild Ireland, Giants Causeway or Derry city.
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Response from Kathleen Doherty, General Manager at The Harbour Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review of your recent stay with us. I am delighted to read you enjoyed your time with us here at The Harbour Inn and in Buncrana. Thank you for mentioning our hardworking team, I will be sure to pass on your compliments. The staff will be thrilled with your positive feedback and we all look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best Wishes Patricia
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David E wrote a review Apr 2022
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After a long drive up, I was made to feel welcome and special. My room was spotless and comfortable, with parking outside my door and easy access to breakfast and dining. Staff were young and very helpful. I am returning in the summer.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Kathleen Doherty, General Manager at The Harbour Inn
Responded 6 Apr 2022
Hi David, Thank you for your very kind review of your stay with us this week, I am delighted to read you enjoyed your time here in Buncrana. We all look forward to seeing you again in June for your golf trip. Best Wishes Patricia
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jena von voyage wrote a review Apr 2022
Belfast, United Kingdom179 contributions74 helpful votes
Fantastic value and a great location for exploring Inishowen and the Wild Atlantic Way. All the staff were really friendly and helpful. The room was spacious and immaculately clean. It was one of the best cooked breakfasts that we have ever had in a hotel, absolutely delicious. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Kathleen Doherty, General Manager at The Harbour Inn
Responded 5 Apr 2022
Hi Folks, Thank you for taking the time out to review of your recent stay with us here at The Harbour Inn. I am delighted to read you had a wonderful time exploring our beautiful peninsula. I will pass your compliments to the staff who will be thrilled, and we all look forward to hopefully seeing you again soon. Best Wishes Patricia
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Brian M wrote a review Mar 2022
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We always call in hear when we visit. The food, service and atmosphere make this a very pleasant experience. Great portions and value for money… apart from the food being delicious the staff are a credit to the management…keep up the good work
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: So popular at weekends parking might be a problem, but wait for 5 mins and a space will come...
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Response from Kathleen Doherty, General Manager at The Harbour Inn
Responded 2 Apr 2022
Hi Folks, Thank you for your very kind review, I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to The Harbour Inn. Thank you for mentioning our hardworking team, I will be sure to pass on your compliments. We all look forward to welcoming you back to Buncrana again soon. Best Wishes Patricia
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Keith W wrote a review Mar 2022
Craigavon, United Kingdom3 contributions
Went to the Harbour Inn for a 3 night stay for my wifes birthday, what a fantastic place this is the rooms are very spacious the food is excellent and the staff first class they cant help you enough, ideally placed for any sightseeing which there is plenty of places to visit, this is our 2nd time here and it wont be long until we are going back again.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Kathleen Doherty, General Manager at The Harbour Inn
Responded 10 Mar 2022
Hi Folks, Thank you for taking the time out to review your stay with us recently. I am delighted to read you had a wonderful stay here in Buncrana. I will pass your compliments to the staff and we all look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Best Wishes Patricia
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Timmyjoe wrote a review Mar 2022
Newtownabbey, United Kingdom9 contributions4 helpful votes
Lovely place, our room was spotless, although slightly dated. It didn't put us off though, it was so big for two people. We loved the breakfast room, you could have ate your dinner off the floor it was so clean,and the staff were lovely,nothing was a problem for them. We were there for my partner's birthday, and we had a lovely meal in the restaurant, very popular place. Well done, Folks!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Kathleen Doherty, General Manager at The Harbour Inn
Responded 7 Mar 2022
Hi Folks, Thank you for taking the time out to review your stay with ourselves over the weekend. I am delighted to read you had a wonderful time here in Buncrana. I will pass your wonderful comments to the staff who will be thrilled. Thanks again, and we all look forward to hopefully seeing you again soon. Best Wishes Patricia
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Claire G wrote a review Jan 2022
Bettystown, Ireland9 contributions2 helpful votes
Clean and comfortable couldn’t fault house keeping room was spotless. Bathroom was clean and spacious, only fault I had was the shower head leaked a little. Staff were extremely pleasant and welcoming. Dinner in the bar was great value and we enjoyed it. Breakfast was great a varied selection. Plan on staying again to explore the area.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Kathleen Doherty, General Manager at The Harbour Inn
Responded 9 Feb 2022
Hi Folks, Thank you for taking the time out to review your stay with us recently. I will pass your compliments on to our hardworking team who will be delighted with the feedback. I am happy to read you enjoyed your time with us here in Buncrana and we all look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best Wishes Patricia
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Anne P wrote a review Nov 2021
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Stopped in here early on Tuesday evening, was welcomed and shown to or table by a very friendly and professional waitress. We had the most memorable meal in a very long time the fillet steak was cooked to absolute perfection and the champ mash is the best around bar none. We finished or meal with the both of us having the cheesecake of the day which was white chocolate and a berry sauce the very best cheesecake we have ever tried. We will make the sixty mile round trip from or home again before Christmas just to eat here. And hoping they have the cheesecake again. Ten out of ten.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: Have the cheesecake.
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Response from Kathleen Doherty, General Manager at The Harbour Inn
Responded 23 Nov 2021
Hi Folks, Thank you for taking the time out to review your recent visit to our restaurant. I am delighted to read you enjoyed your experience. I will be sure to pass your compliments to our chefs and waiting staff, who will be thrilled. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Wishes Patricia
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Gggirl wrote a review Oct 2021
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Came here for the hubbys 40th birthday treat love the room staff are amazing but wee didn't have good experience at dinner time wee order are food it came but couldn't eat it as it was burnt told member off staff she just said OK walked away but young man sorted and there wasn't item on menu what I was looking for so just left then went back to are room For the rest of are stay wee went into town for food
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Kathleen Doherty, General Manager at The Harbour Inn
Responded 30 Oct 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at the beginning of the week. I am sorry you did not have a good experience in our restaurant as the majority of our guests do. We have quite an extensive menu that caters for all of our guests. I apologise you found your chicken goujons to be burnt. Although, some of your main had been eaten you were asked if you would like to order something else to which you declined. Therefore your chicken goujons were removed from your overall bill. I hope should you decide to return you have a much more pleasant experience. Kind Regards Patricia
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Pat P wrote a review Oct 2021
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It was our first time in Buncrana. The Harbour Inn is in a great location for touring. The room was big (including a walk-in wardrobe), bright and absolutely spotless with a view over the sea. The staff (Sinead, Patricia, Chris, to name but 3 )were exceptionally friendly and very helpfully with advice on the local area. The food in the restaurant was excellent and varied. We look forward to returning.....I can say no more!!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded 7 Oct 2021
Hi Folks, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am delighted to read you enjoyed your time with us here in Buncrana. I will pass your compliments to the staff who will be thrilled. We all look forward to welcoming you back to The Harbour Inn again in the near future. Best Wishes Patricia
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US$88 - US$105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Harbour Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Harbour Inn?
Nearby attractions include Swan Park (2.2 km), Buncrana Beach (1.3 km), and The Drift Inn (1.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Harbour Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Harbour Inn?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at The Harbour Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Harbour Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Harbour Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sherpa Indian & Nepalese Restaurant, The Red Door Country House, and Belle's Kitchen.
Are there any historical sites close to The Harbour Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park! (2.2 km).
Does The Harbour Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is The Harbour Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.