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Dearbhla1954 wrote a review Jun 2022
Dundalk, Ireland23 contributions21 helpful votes
Just back from a lovely weekend in Ostan Loch Altan. From the warm and professional greeting by the lovely receptionist, to the delightful manager Marie, we couldn't fault any aspect of our stay. The rooms were spotless and comfortable and the food very good. We ate in the hotel both evenings. A young staff that are obviously well trained by the hands on manager, the rainy weekend did not spoil our stay. We will be back!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Sean Mc Elwee, General Manager at Ostán Loch Altan
Responded 3 days ago
Hi Dearbhla I am very pleased that you enjoyed a lovely weekend with us here at Óstán Loch Altan. Thank you for your kind comments about the service provided by the staff and by Marie in particular. I hope that the weather will be a little more clement when you pay us another visit in the near future. We look forward to having you back with us. Kindest regards Seán Mc Elwee Director
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Chris o wrote a review Jun 2022
Gorey, Ireland169 contributions119 helpful votes
We booked this hotel for 4 days and it lived up to my expectations. The staff are very friendly and the food is superb. Out of all the staff who where excellent I picked our 2 who really excelled in their positions. Sean the barman and cora the waitress.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sean Mc Elwee, General Manager at Ostán Loch Altan
Responded 2 weeks ago
We are all very grateful that you took the time to post such a positive review of your recent stay with us here at Óstán Loch Altan. Thank you for your kind comments about the quality of the food and the good service that was provided by the staff. Shaun and Cora are chuffed that you singled them out for particular praise. They are two bright young people who have a good future in store for them. We look forward to meeting with you further down the line. Kindest regards Seán Mc Elwee Director
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Ana O wrote a review Jun 2022
Dublin, Ireland44 contributions1 helpful vote
Arrived here today and was amazed by the reception we received, firstly we had Aine who easily lifted my heavy case up the one flight of stairs at ease. Secondly we me the guy who had his hair cut last Saturday, didn’t get his name who made us feel so at home and welcome and then there was Shannon where nothing was a problem to her. What an Hotel 🏨 just amazing 🤩 love it when people go the extra mile and they all certaodid so thanks a million. Also the location is superb. Love my visit so far and this is only dsy 1 of our 4 days stay.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sean Mc Elwee, General Manager at Ostán Loch Altan
Responded 2 weeks ago
I am very pleased that your visit to Óstán Loch Altan began so positively. I hope that the following three days were equally enjoyable. Âine, Cathal and Shannon are delighted that you singled them out for a particular mention. All of our staff are locally sourced and they always try to provide genuine hospitality and to extend a warm welcome to all our guests. Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review and we hope to meet with you soon again. Kindest regards Seán Mc Elwee Director
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Ruthystuff wrote a review May 2022
Belfast, United Kingdom9 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I visited this hotel in May. I couldn’t praise it enough. The rooms were clean, bed comfortable. The food was excellent and the staff were first rate, they couldn’t do enough for us. It’s in a good location to visit local attractions, and very well priced. Special thanks to Shauna who made us very welcome. We have booked a return visit for our anniversary, looking forward to it.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frank M wrote a review Apr 2022
Manchester, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
Stayed from the 1st of April until the 5th, and again it was a superb stay, staff were excellent, friendly and helpful and food was great, and so competitively priced could not beat the value for money this place gives.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Sean Mc Elwee, General Manager at Ostán Loch Altan
Responded 11 Apr 2022
I am very grateful to you for taking the time to post such a great rating of your recent stay with us here at Óstán Loch Altan. We hope to meet with you again very soon and thank you again for your kind comments about the staff and the good value that we offer. Kindest regards Seán Mc Elwee General Manager
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dlma wrote a review Apr 2022
Derry, United Kingdom64 contributions32 helpful votes
This is the first time me and my wife have visited this hotel and this is what we found and think of this establishment. The room was small but cosy with coffee and tea facilities, would have been nice to have a wee biscuit in the room too. The bed was very comfy and the bathroom was nice if not a wee small size but the shower was hot and very powerful when used. The room was very clean and so was the bathroom with lovely towels and shower gels at hand. The only concern was filling the kettle for a coffee it was impossible to get the kettle under the tiny bathroom tap. The breakfast was very substantial with a great choice of cereals ie porridge,corn flakes, rice Krispies,granola, with the added variety of cut up fruits and yoghurt on hand with apple, cranberry and orange juice of plenty. This is followed by a good breakfast in which I had two bacon ,two sausage, one egg and a tomato and toast of three slices and more if needed with tea or coffee. We had dinner both nights which again was filling and very nice followed by a nice dessert and a Guinness and wine. The staff I can say really make your stay welcoming and enjoyable and we will be booking again very soon .😁
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Kathy M wrote a review Mar 2022
Derry, United Kingdom32 contributions40 helpful votes
Great stay - food excellent, lovely helpful staff. Dinner in the bar was lovely , good choice of food. We had the beef - good portions and the apple crumble was very tasty. Waiter was very attentive and looked after us all evening. Very cosy atmosphere. The bedroom was a very good size for us (my husband in a wheelchair) plenty of room to manoeuvre. Breakfast was very good and served until 10.30. Plenty of choice. Would definitely recommend this hotel
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sean Mc Elwee, General Manager at Ostán Loch Altan
Responded 28 Mar 2022
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you would definitely recommend this hotel. I am pleased that you enjoyed your evening meals and the freshly cooked breakfast which is served until 10.30 each morning. It's great that your husband found it easy to manoeuvre the wheelchair. Thank you for praising the staff who were very helpful to you both during your stay. We look forward to meeting with you both soon again. Kindest regards Seân Mc Elwee General Manager
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annie1960 wrote a review Mar 2022
Quigley's Point, Ireland3093 contributions103 helpful votes
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We got a great welcome when we arrived , there was four of us, my brother in law is in a wheelchair , their room was lovely very large easy for my brother in law to get around in his large chair.. our room was lovely too with everything you need very clean and well looked after. We went for dinner and it was delicious staff very attentive , we had a couple of drinks in the bar staff and other guests were very friendly. After a good nights sleep we headed down for breakfast and we were not disappointed it was delicious, we will definitely be back
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sean Mc Elwee, General Manager at Ostán Loch Altan
Responded 28 Mar 2022
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us here at Ostan Loch Altan in Gortahork. Yes, we are very lucky to have such a wonderful staff. They are all locally sourced and they take great pride in their own local hotel. The hotel is very wheelchair accessible and we have a bedroom that is adapted to cater for guests with mobility issues. Thank you for posting such a positive review of your stay with us and we hope to meet with you soon again. Kindest regards Seán Mc Elwee General Manager
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asmad69 wrote a review Mar 2022
Bangor, United Kingdom12 contributions19 helpful votes
Great hotel with friendly staff. We stayed on a Sunday night in February and the staff were fantastic. Friendly chatty and quick to help with any request. Perfect pint of Guinness and the 2 course dinner was very tasty and included in our stay. The Bar is popular with the locals, and has a great atmosphere. Breakfast was plentiful with freshly cooked sausages, bacon, eggs, black and white pudding. Good choice of other options too. The drive to the hotel through Glenveigh National park is spectacular and the coastline around this part of Donegal is well worth a visit. Highly recommend staying at the Ostan Loch Altan if you're visiting North West Donegal
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sean Mc Elwee, General Manager at Ostán Loch Altan
Responded 2 Mar 2022
I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us here at Ostan Loch Altan. Thank you for posting such a positive review and for your kind comments about the service offered by the staff, the quality of the food and beverages and the cooked breakfast which is served fresh to our guests as opposed to the buffet breakfast which is standard in many hotels. I am glad that you managed to savour the local scenery to include the mountains of Muckish and Errigal, the islands of Tory and Inisbofin, the beaches at Magheroarfty and Falcarragh and the magic and mystique of Dunlewey, the Poison Glen and Glenveagh Castle and National Park. We look forward to having you back with us soon and thank you again. Kindest regards Seán Mc Elwee General Manager
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PartimeHolidaymaker wrote a review Jan 2022
County Fermanagh, United Kingdom427 contributions251 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here on a 'PigsBack' DBB offer, booked at short notice, as we were going to be in the area. I had actually been thinking of a different hotel but this offer was available. We checked in early, about 2 30 pm with no problems. Got our covid passes checked, which was good to see. Got our room passes, for room 204. We're glad to see our special request of a water view was listened to. The room was smallish but adequate. The ensuite, with shower was the same. Not much to do in the immediate area so we sat in the socially distanced bar and had a few nice pints. Later we had our included 2 course inclusive meal. The highlights were the breaded garlic mushrooms and the chicken wings, which we shared. Mains were a turkey and ham dinner and haddock and chips. All very nice and left feeling quite full. We had another couple of drinks, including a couple of lovely cocktails excellently made by the young bar man. Then had a great night's sleep followed by a lovely breakfast, via table service. Pros for this hotel- definitely the staff, who were all excellent and friendly. The price, if you go on the deal we got. Cons- although bits of the hotel, like the bar, toilets and breakfast room seem to have been updated lately, a lot of the rest, including the bedrooms, seems a bit dated. And there was a sort of musty or damp smell in the corridors and in the bedroom we had? And maybe the bed could do with a new mattress? And the immediate area is quite isolated. Over all we had a nice, relaxing 1 night stay, at a reasonable price. Had a nice meal and a good enough nights sleep and were treated brilliantly by all the staff. Just might not be too everybody's taste.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: RM 204 had a water view and was at the back of the hotel, away from the road.
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Responded 2 Mar 2022
Thank you for taking the time to post such a comprehensive and positive review of your recent stay with us here at Ostan Loch Altan in Gortahork. The staff always seem to obtain top marks for the quality of the hospitality that they provide to all our guests. They are all living locally and they take great pride in their local hotel. The hotel itself recently celebrated its 150th birthday being constructed initially in 1870. We are constantly refurbishing but some sections may still look dated due to the financial restrictions imposed by Covid. We hope to have you back with us soon and thank you again. Kind regards Seán Mc Elwee General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$125 - US$137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Loch Altan Hotel
LOCATION
IrelandCounty DonegalGortahork
NUMBER OF ROOMS
39
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ostán Loch Altan
Which popular attractions are close to Ostán Loch Altan?
Nearby attractions include Cluain na dTor Seaside Gardens & Nursery (2.6 km), The Shamrock (2.4 km), and Ray Church. (5.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ostán 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 Ostán Loch Altan?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ostán Loch Altan?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ostán Loch Altan?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coll's Bar, Coffee Go Leor, and Gweedore Bar.
Is Ostán Loch Altan located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Gortahork.
Does Ostán 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 Ostán Loch Altan?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Workhouse - Donegal Famine Heritage Centre (11.8 km), Old Church Dunlewey (11.4 km), and Teach Mhuiris (11.3 km).
Is Ostán Loch Altan accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.