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Jennihols from Newtownards, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 November 2023 on TripAdvisor

Irish hospitality at its best. We have regular visited this homely and cosy little spot in Donegal, it is just a stroll of a few minutes into the town centre .. the facilities are spotlessly clean and comfortable and food at Blas is excellent. We had a prepaid booking at the Gateway lodge for a one night stay and unfortunately was a hitch with the booking site ( no fault of the hotel) we had to find last minute alternative facilities for our one night and had presumed the lodge ( not being at fault had received the money) following our night elsewhere we called into the gateway as they kindly let us park our car overnight.. not only did they make us aware that they were returning the room fee via the booking site we used and then kindly offered us breakfast… ‘hospitality and consideration in its finest’. We thank the staff enormously for all their efforts to retrieve our booking, but had difficulties to do so on a busy Saturday. We had a lovely time nevertheless in beautiful Donegal and in future will book directly with the hotel… our sincere thanks to the staff for everything and will be seeing you soon. Would highly recommend The Gateway lodge, a very friendly and lovely little cosy spot to be based if travelling in Donegal,

Hayley from Australia
Reviewed 28 August 2023 on TripAdvisor

Great Place to Stay. Perfect size room for my husband and I. Nice and clean, lovely service, comfortable bed and so peaceful and quiet! Great location, a short walk into town. We would stay here again and recommend to other travellers!

Yvonne F. from Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 2023 on TripAdvisor

Good choice. Probably the friendliest, most welcoming, and most helpful hotel we've visited.
Very convenient for walking into centre, close to restaurants, bars, main attractions, and shops. Plenty of parking space, big plus.
Attractive restaurant for breakfast, and it seems to be popular with non residents at breakfast and lunchtime as well. Interesting range of choice for breakfast, though we are porridge people and didn't do the menu justice.
Very reasonably priced considering the above.
Our room was on the small side, has everything you need, but spotlessly clean, walk in shower, good pressure, plenty of hot water. Fully adequate for our needs - you don't visit Donegal to sit in a hotel room.

S. Roark from Oklahoma City, United States
Reviewed 20 July 2023 on TripAdvisor

Exceeded Expectations in Every Way. I cannot say enough good things about The Gateway Lodge. If you are considering booking it, DO IT! The location is ideal, a very short and safe walk into Donegal town. The room was beautiful, modern, clean, and bright. The window opened to provide air flow and a oscillating fan kept us comfortable even without air conditioning. The room was so large and spacious and the bathroom was fantastic. The beds were the most comfortable we slept on the entire time in Ireland. You must have breakfast at the restaurant. It was one of the best breakfasts we had in Ireland. My only regret is that we only spent one night there. If I had it to plan over again, I would stay there three nights or more! We did not have enough time in Donegal. I want to return and spend an entire vacation here; there is so much to see and do. Thank you Gateway Lodge for a fantastic stay!

Stephen Dawley from West Hartland, Connecticut, United States
Reviewed 23 June 2023 on TripAdvisor

Great Donegal Town Stay. My family and I recently stayed at the Gateway Lodge for two nights and highly recommend it. It is an easy walk into Donegal Town, and the staff was very friendly. The rooms were impeccably clean and comfortable, and breakfast was excellent. I've stayed at many hotels and it was clear that the owners put a great deal of care and effort into making the Gateway Lodge such a wonderful place to stay. If I make it back to Donegal I will definitely stay there again.

Elaine from Dinas Powys, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 June 2023 on TripAdvisor

Best breakfast. Slightly outside Donegal town, it’s a quick walk to the centre. We were in the ‘motel’ style room, which was not the most spacious, but clean and comfortable. But the star of the show is undoubtedly the breakfast choice. The usual choices but avocado toast and several home made options made this place stand out. For convenience, quiet and a fab breakfast, I’d definitely recommend it.

Sally from Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 May 2023 on TripAdvisor

Lovely hotel within a short walking distance of Donegal town. Lovely hotel with parking and only a 5 minute walk to Donegal town. The staff at the hotel were very friendly and welcoming. The room was very comfortable. We were left waiting a while for the breakfast, but apart from that small niggle, it was perfect.

Fay from Ireland
Reviewed 18 May 2023 on TripAdvisor

A warm Donegal welcome awaits you!! The entire visit was excellent from start to finish, rooms spotless, freshly decorated, quiet and very comfortable. Motel style rooms with your own front door - very cute. The breakfasts were amazing and nothing was to much trouble. All staff were super friendly and very well trained. Well done 👏 by far one of the best hotel services received in Ireland. Continued success you deserve it, we look forward to coming back.



The Gateway Lodge
Donegal Town
County Donegal






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