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“We loved it, found the hotel really relaxing and staff so friendly and helpful.”
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Harvey's Point
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Donegal Town
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“We loved it, found the hotel really relaxing and staff so friendly and helpful.”
Reviewed 10 August 2011

The room was fantastic and the food was excellent. We really enjoyed the cabaret and meal which was a great night. Only downside I would find is that there is no nice safe walk around the area other than taking to the narrow road. We needed some exercise after all the wonderful food. As the hotel has no pool or gym a path to walk would have been good.
Hotel really has the wow factor.

Room Tip: Rooms are fantastic in the main building where we stayed and very quiet. But no air conditioning alt...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Jollygirl66, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 15 August 2011
Dear Hazel,Thank you for your review and positive comments about the Cabaret, the rooms and the food. We are working on plans to create a walk around the grounds of the hotel and in the long term, we will have a pool and gym. In the meantime, there is a very short drive from the hotel where you can park your car and take the Ardnamona Forest loop walk which follows the shore of the lake and then goes through a lovely Oak forest. We have complimentary walking guides available at reception and there is also a guided walk every Saturday or other days on request. Kind regards, Deirdre, Marc & Staff.
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Reviewed 9 August 2011

This is a fantastic hotel our room was as big as an apartment with lovely fittings and furniture the food was out of this world and great service from all the staff. i was gobsmacked by the quality of this hotel and will certainly go back there. Thanks to all who made our stay so special.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Jollygirl66, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 10 August 2011
Dear Guest, Thank you for your lovely review and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards from Deirdre, Marc & Team.
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Bedfordshire
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Reviewed 9 August 2011

We arrived on 3 August , we invited friends from England, well we were all blown away with this hotel. We have all stayed in some fab hotels in our times but we all agreed this was the BEST. From the time we checked in , it just got beter and beter. Our rooms were AMAZING - The Hotel set on the lake was Amazing - The food was Amazing - The Show was FANTASTIC on the wednesday evening. The lady owner did a brillant job of making us feel welcome and her personall greeting to everyone is a lovely touch !! well done to Harveys Point and all the staff there, We will definitely be back next year, and stay a little longer !!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Jollygirl66, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 10 August 2011
Dear Rosie, It was genuinely a pleasure to welcome you and your friends to Harvey’s Point and thank you for writing such a great review. Daniel O’ Donnell is a great ambassador for Donegal and we are proud to extend a warm Cead Mile Failte to all our guests. Kind regards from Deirdre, Marc and all our Team.
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Ballycastle, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 8 August 2011

Hotel location peaceful and scenic. Accommodation in the Deluxe room was spacious and comfortable with all conceivable facilities provided. Bathroom facilities were comprehensive and excellent. The Wednesday cabaret was varied and entertaining - all acts were very professional and the whole evening was well organised. Food was excellent with the "wine Bar" menu a welcome option from the a la carte. The buffet breakfast was well presented and all possible breakfast foods were available. Staff were courteous and friendly. Am looking forward to a return visit.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Jollygirl66, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 10 August 2011
Dear Alan, Thank you for your kind words in relation to your recent visit to Harvey’s Point. We are delighted that you enjoyed the Cabaret and all aspects of your experience in our hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Greetings from everyone at Harvey’s Point.
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 August 2011

My wife and I spent two nights at this charming hotel at the beginning of August.

The positives:
1. Great location - we had a stunning walk in the environs of the hotel and went a little further afield to Murvagh beach. The hotel provided us with a complementary walking guide.
2. Great hosts - the staff were very friendly and helpful. It was great to have so many locals working in the hotel as this gives it an authentic feel.
3. The room was amazing - it was large and very comfortable. The bathroom was spacious and had a large shower and separate bath.
4. The hotel was very quiet during the night.
5. The breakfast was buffett style, yet the chef was there to make pancakes and omelettes. The food was of a high standard and there was a good variety to suit all tastes.

The negatives (just a few picky ones):
1. The bog water, although perfectly safe, was a bit weird in the bath.
2. We ate in the wine bar twice. Although very comfortable and very tasty (the lemon tart was amazing!), it was a bit expensive for bar food and there wasn't great variety on the menu. Also, the portion sizes were more haute cuisine than wine bar. We ate one night in the Olde Castle Bar in Donegal Town, which has an excellent seafood menu and ambience.

Overall:
A very good hotel - it wasn't at all pretentious (contary to what some previous reviewers have said). We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank QUBProf
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Jollygirl66, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 10 August 2011
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments in relation to your recent visit to Harvey’s Point. We appreciate all guest feedback as it assists us in delivering excellence and in addressing any issues that may arise. We will certainly follow up on your points raised regarding the Wine Bar although we would consider good value in our Wine Bar with prices such as €15.50 for quality Fish and Chips, prime Irish Sirloin Steak at €20 including sides and desserts at €6.50. In total, there are thirty items on our Wine Bar Menu. However, we will address portion size at our next weekly kitchen meeting. Once again, thank you for your comments and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind regards, Deirdre, Marc & Team.
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dublin ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2011

Just back from a most enjoyable 5 night stay . We had been once before but this was even better . Just about everything was perfect, the food, the service, the room,the peace and quiet and the location, all were amongst the best we have ever experienced . As one of the inclusive dinners we were to have , we went to the cabaret on wednesday night. The show itself was a great night out, but the food, if anything, is even better than the normal dining room. it really was a fantastic night, just don't weigh yourself the next morning . One other thing, for those couples who have no small children or have managed to raise theirs, this is ideal, no running children in the corridors at 7am

Room Tip: Dont go for the courtyard rooms, get one in the main building and ask for a lake view
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Jollygirl66, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 10 August 2011
Dear Dave, It was our pleasure to welcome you to Harvey’s Point for a relaxing 5 night stay and thank you for writing such a lovely review of your experience. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Deirdre, Marc & Team.
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 August 2011

My husband and I attended our very good friends wedding which was held at Harvey's Point, so we stayed for 2 nights. The hotel is beautiful, with a superb lakeside location, it is tranquil and peaceful and the attention to detail is second to none. I could write so much praise for the staff and the bedrooms (we stayed in one of the Executive rooms), the bathroom is out of this world. I would stretch and pay the extra if you can for at least an executive room, unless you are bringing your dog and then the courtyard rooms are fantastic. The wedding was one of the best I have attended, from the hosting to the staff, the food and everything inbetween. It was so professional, yet relaxed. If you are thinking of this venue for your wedding then you will have the time of your life, it is superb. Breakfast was superb, a huge choice and again attentitive staff. I hope I can go back to Harvey's Point one day, I would highly recommend to anyone, you will not be disapointed. Thank you to all the staff who made us feel very welcome, nothing was too much trouble and everybody was so friendly and warm, it has certainly left a huge impression on us being our first ever visit to Ireland.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Jollygirl66, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 15 August 2011
Dear Guest, We were delighted to welcome you to Harvey’s Point for your first visit to Ireland. Thank you for your wonderful review of your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back again sometime for a relaxing leisure break. Kind regards from the Gysling Family and Team.
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Property: Harvey's Point
Address: Lough Eske, Donegal Town, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > County Donegal > Donegal Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Donegal Town
#1 Family Hotel in Donegal Town
#1 Romantic Hotel in Donegal Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Harvey's Point 4*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
There is an air of Romance at Harvey's Point, set in the mystical, magical shadow of the Blue Stack Mountains on the shores of Lough Eske. Owned and managed by the Swiss Family Gysling since it opened in 1989, Harvey's Point has developed into the leading destination hotel of the Northwest, specialising in top class accommodation, exquisite cuisine and genuine Donegal welcome. Named TripAdvisor '№ 1 Hotel in Ireland' for the fifth year in a row, 10th best in Europe, AA two rosette restaurant and ‘Hotel of the Year 2017' by Georgina Campbell. ... more   less 
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