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Hotel Loch Altan

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
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C_and_H_11 wrote a review Oct 2020
Dublin, Ireland649 contributions252 helpful votes
We recently returned from a very comfortable stay at Hotel Loch Altan, situated in Gortahork, right in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht. This was our first stay in this hotel but it will not be our last! The welcome, friendliness of the staff & service were second to none. The food was excellent & always very well presented & portions were good. There were a couple of menus to choose from, reasonably priced & excellent options, so needless to say we dined here on each night of our stay & we were never disappointed. Everything is freshly prepared, locally sourced where possible, tasty & very well presented. The breakfast menu was also very good. Our room was really comfortable & pristinely maintained on a daily basis. Each & every member of staff we encountered was so friendly, welcoming & efficient & their good humour just added to the very pleasant atmosphere around this hotel. Even during these Covid times the staff did not falter with their good spirits & attention to detail, from reception right through to all the waiting staff. Which brings us to Loch Altan's Covid policy, which is spot on, adhering to all the safely guidelines. There was just one thing that we feel could be followed up - we noted there was a group of people (from another jurisdiction) who didn't wear masks (as the hotel requests on entering the hotel/ when moving around/leaving the table etc) so if someone could take the initiative to approach guests like this & ask them to adhere to the rules for everyone's sake, then they could not possibly refuse. We & others had to move a couple of times to distance ourselves as they were crowding the area. The staff were always really busy so perhaps didn't have time to take note, & other than this one situation the hotel could not do any more to help customers feel safe & comfortable during these challenging times, from the moment we entered the hotel right throughout our entire visit. It was really most unfortunate a lockdown for Co Donegal was soon to come, but hopefully it won't be for long & things will soon be up & running as normal again. The management & staff at this hotel really deserve to have the business running constantly as they all work so hard & there's a great community spirit. We would highly recommend a stay here & really look forward to our next visit to the Loch Altan, hopefully in the not too distant future!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Sean Mc Elwee, Other at Hotel Loch Altan
Responded 7 Oct 2020
I am very pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay at Ostan Loch Altan and that you would recommend it highly to other visitors to the area.Yes, we also hope that you will pay us another visit in the not too distant future when the scourge of the Corona virus has been eradicated Thank you for your kind comments about the friendliness and the good service provided by the staff. I am also delighted that you enjoyed the breakfast and the bar food and that you found your room to be clean and comfortable. Yes, we try very hard to provide a safe haven for all our guests and we had taken extensive precautions to create an environment that is virus free as far as is possible. I regret that you found some guests that were not adhering to the restrictions and the guidelines May I thank you again for posting such a positive review and I look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future. Kindest regards Sean Mc Elwee Managing Director
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Robbie489 wrote a review Sep 2020
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My sister and I have just returned from a lovely break in Gortahork which was made even more special by our stay in this wonderful hotel. It is very well-managed and could provide an example to all hotels on how to keep guests safe during a pandemic. Everything was spotless, the staff were always accommodating and the evening meal we had on our second evening was delicious. During our stay the higher level restrictions came in for all of Donegal and I felt really sorry for all the people working in the hotel who had already done their utmost to adhere to Covid 19 guidelines and were once again going to be out of a job. I can not recommend this hotel highly enough for the warm welcome it extends to its guests.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sean Mc Elwee, Other at Hotel Loch Altan
Responded 29 Sep 2020
We are all very pleased that you take time out to write such a positive review of you recent visit to Ostán Loch Altan and to Gortahork. Yes, all of the county of Donegal has gone into Level 3 and, in the interest of the health of guests and staff during the pandemic, we were left with no option but to close our doors once again. I am very pleased that you acknowledge that we made every effort to keep the guests safe during their stay. But we will be back again on 16 October. Thank you for all your kind remarks regarding the cleanliness of the premises, the quality of the food and the friendliness and the efficiency of the staff. We look forward to having both of you back with us again in the near future. Thank you again with kindest regards Seán Mc Elwee Managing Director
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Claire M wrote a review Sep 2020
Derry, United Kingdom43 contributions15 helpful votes
Stayed here for 2 nights on a Groupon deal last weekend. Let’s get the not so great things out of way firstly- hotel is dated and needs updating with a few holes in roof and blinds falling apart in room. On plus side staff are really friendly and food is great with lots of selections. Rooms are a good size and are clean and tidy. Covid restrictions were all followed and in place from when you enter hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sean Mc Elwee, Other at Hotel Loch Altan
Responded 17 Sep 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review of your visit to Ostán Loch Altan and to Gortahork. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you felt safe and secure during these difficult Covid times.. Thank you for your kind comments about the frienlinesss of the staff and the quality of the food. As you konow, a hotel needs constant maintenace and there are always issues which demand our attention. We try to keep up to speed with repairs and maintenance but some items have to be left until the off season. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future Kindest regards Seán Mc Elwee Managing Director
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tandwhudd wrote a review Sep 2020
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Just back from a 2 night Groupon deal, the Hotel is very well run with Covid restrictions firmly in place and adhered to ... food was fantastic, every member of staff were so helpful - from reception, ladies serving breakfast and bar staff but a special shout out to 2 young waiting staff CORA & CATHAL who worked non stop, they were so polite to everyone despite obvious pressure, great workers !! Would definitely return.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sean Mc Elwee, Other at Hotel Loch Altan
Responded 18 Sep 2020
I am very pleased that you took the time to post such a positive review of your recent visit to Gortahork. We appreciate your kind comments about the quality of the bar food and the breakfast and the friendliness and the efficiiency of the hardworking hotel staff. I am particularly pleased that you lavished particular praise on two of our barfood serving staff - Cora and Cathal for their politeness while serving you. Yes, I also think that they are very good workers. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future. Go raibh míle maith agaibh. Kindest regards Seán Mc Elwee Managing Director
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Anne Marie N wrote a review Sep 2020
Ireland120 contributions30 helpful votes
Wild Atlantic Way stop over. We booked to stay here two nights while discovering the Northern part of Donegal. We were surprisingly impressed with the Hotel.The Staff were Excellent. Super friendly and Efficient. The Dinner was excellent. We both had starters and The Roast . It was hearty and just what was required after a day of Discovery in Donegal.The room was nice and clean and prefect to put the head down after a busy day. Shout out to Shauna who was able to sort out our stay. The breakfast was fantastic and the ladies who worked in the breakfast bar where so helpful and friendly and went above an beyond to serve the best breakfast in a cvoid friendly environment. Thank you staff & hotel. Great place to Stay. We hope to visit again.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sean Mc Elwee, Other at Hotel Loch Altan
Responded 17 Sep 2020
I am very pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay with us here in Gortahork. We really appreciate your generous remarks about the friendliness and the efficiency of the staff and the high quality of the food,both in the bar and the freshly served breakfast. Shauna, our head receptionist, is very pleased that you singled her out for particular attention. We hope to meet with you soon again Buíochas agus dea-mhéin Seán Mc Elwee Managing Director
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PRICE RANGE
US$117 - US$133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandCounty DonegalGortahork
NUMBER OF ROOMS
39
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Loch Altan
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Loch Altan?
Nearby attractions include Cluain na dTor Seaside Gardens & Nursery (2.6 km), Ray Church. (5.0 km), and The Shamrock (2.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Loch Altan?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Loch Altan?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Loch Altan?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Loch Altan?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coll's Bar, Coffee Go Leor, and Gweedore Bar.
Is Hotel Loch Altan located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Gortahork.
Does Hotel Loch Altan offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Loch Altan?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Workhouse (11.8 km), Old Church Dunlewey (11.4 km), and Teach Mhuiris (11.3 km).
Is Hotel Loch Altan accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.