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Fin McCool Surf Lodge
Reviewed 8 August 2010

The staff are very friendly, and as other reviews have said, the location is great, the beach is beautiful. But €50 for a double with shared bathroom and self-serve continental breakfast is a bit much.

The building itself is a bit of an eyesore, but that fits with most of the "development" on the Donegal coast. At least it is not built directly on top of the dune system - like the cluster of houses outside the window. How did they get there?

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 July 2010

Stayed at Finn McCools for a long weekend and had a great time. The lodge is perfect or anyone wanting a chilled break beside the beach. Good bars nearby and if you don't fancy cooking try the Gaslight for food, fab! Surf boards etc to rent next door and beach only yards away, the owner Neil is a great host. Hope to be back soon!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 July 2010

Ended up here by chance on a random weekend away with some friends- but will definetly be back! Such an amazing location right on the beach and our room had a fab view right down the beach. There's a local pub a minutes walk away and a few nice restaurants (we were too lazy to cook ourseleves but the kitchen was really clean n well stocked). We went surfing on one of the days too and this beach is really good for learning (had a complete novice in our group who's fear of the waves was put right at ease by the friendly coach). Can't wait to go back...

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank nancy186605
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Reviewed 8 June 2010

The hostel is in an excellent base for the various surf breaks in the area. Great advice and very friendly. Surf school adjoining for anyone wanting to rent gear or try surfing for the first time.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank JeddaCoClare
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Reviewed 2 June 2010

The Surf Lodge is the perfect spot to stay if you want a cozy and laid-back atmosphere within a few steps (literally!) of the beach. From my bed I could see all the way down Rossnowlagh Beach and with the window open I could hear the waves breaking. Fabulous.

The Lodge has everything independent travellers need: a fully stocked kitchen, cozy sofas for resting after a full day in the ocean, a good hot shower, and comfortable beds! Everything is fresh and clean, and decorated simply but really well. It's a great place to stay and the location could not be better.

The adjacent surf shop has boards and wetsuits for hire, and can also provide lessons. It really couldn't be a better place for a surf holiday!

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled solo
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Thank surf_ireland31
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Additional Information about Fin McCool Surf Lodge

Address: Rossnowlagh Beach, Rossnowlagh, Ireland
Region: Ireland > County Donegal > Rossnowlagh
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Rossnowlagh
Price Range: €20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fin McCool Surf Lodge is located 5 metres from the famous sands of 2 km long Rossnowlagh Beach. It offers both dorm and double rooms and has a surf school and surf shop right next door. Located close by are 3 restaurants, 3 pubs, a cafe and a general store. ... more   less 
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Fin McCool Surf Lodge Rossnowlagh, County Donegal

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