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“M Fitz”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Harvey's Point

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Harvey's Point
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Donegal Town
Certificate of Excellence
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
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“M Fitz”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

My husband booked this hotel for 2nights as I had been ill. On arrival we were delighted to be upgraded to the Penthouse Suite. The suite of rooms were lovely and bright and the jacuzzi bath for two was so relaxing. We found all the staff very friendly and provided excellent service.
Would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel. We hope to return before the end of summer.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Dear Mary,

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted that your husband chose Harvey's Point for your short break away and that you have returned home relaxed, refreshed and well recovered from you recent illness.

We appreciate your recommendation of our hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back in the coming months.

Kind regards,

The Gysling Family, Noel & Team.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

Unfortunately, there's not much I can add to the accolades already bestowed on Harvey's Point by other reviewers, except that it is all true! Looking at the pictures of the rooms on the hotel website before booking, I wasn't sure if it would really be that grand for such a good price (Euro 158 for one night with breakfast for two), or if our room would really be as big (79 square m, 850 square feet) as advertised. Rest assured, it was! We had the "smallest" room and it felt more like an apartment. Two huge beds, a couch, super comfortable armchairs with ottomans and a large, flat screen TV. There was also an additional table with chairs and a large desk. You can do cartwheels, there's that much space!
The bathroom had three sinks, a gigantic shower cubicle and a jacuzzi so big that my husband joked we could swim laps in it. You can also turn on classical music, which plays while you enjoy a bath! At night, little night light nights illuminate the bathroom, so that you don't have to turn on the main light and wake up your partner (one of many wonderful extras). Thick, white terry bathrobes and slippers are provided.
As for the bed, it was so comfortable that I slept like a rock! Furthermore, the walls seem to be very thick, because I never heard a sound during the entirety of our stay.
We had dinner in the main restaurant at night, which overlooks the beautiful, peaceful lake. The meal and service were wonderful as was the breakfast the next morning with the most delicious fruit smoothies.
As for service, simply outstanding!!!
In sum, this is a 5 star place, despite a 4 star rating!!! Truly, a little piece of heaven!
PS: I was told Harvey's Point doesn't have 5 stars, because it has no swimming pool. Don't let that keep you from booking!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Dear Lizzy,

We have read your review with pride and we extend our heartfelt thanks for writing such a lovely account of your recent experience at Harvey's Point. It was truly our pleasure to welcome you.

We are delighted that you enjoyed every aspect of your visit and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip to Ireland.

Thank you once for your high recommendation which is greatly appreciated.

Harvey's Point is by choice a four star hotel with a five star heart!

Kind regards,

The Gysling Family, Noel & Team.
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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

Just returned from a fabulous night at Harvey's Point Hotel. We booked a package that included Sunday lunch and an overnight stay. When we checked in we were told we had been given a free upgrade to the Penthouse!!! You can imagine our joy. It was huge it had a guest bathroom, a huge private bathroom complete with Jacuzzi, a living room with tv and dining room, a bar, hallway, huge bedroom with another tv and dressing room. I was in heaven. Our lunch was gorgeous as was breakfast next morning. We had it delivered to our room. To be honest I didn't want to leave. The staff are so friendly and helpful. This is our fourth visit it just gets better every time. Cant wait to go back. Thank-you Harvey's Point for another wonderful stay.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Dear Caroline,

A warm welcome back again to Harvey's Point. Thank you for your continued loyalty which we value. It is most rewarding and encouraging to know that exceed expectations at each visit. We do try to keep improving our product and service and guest feedback plays a key role in this.

We look forward to seeing you again and in the meantime, we send you our warmest wishes.


Kind regards,

The Gysling Family, Noel & Team.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

We have just returned from a 2 night break which was just the most lovely experience ever! On arrival we were greeted by Sean and Ryan who both made us feel so very welcome with their warm and genuine smiles and greetings. We were there to celebrate our recent engagement and on the Wednesday evening we were made to feel so special by Noel Cunningham who is the General Manager and Compere of a fantastic Cabaret Dinner show at the hotel which has Roly Daniels amongst other fabulous acts appearing. The atmosphere at the hotel is amazingly tranquil and peaceful and along with all the staff who provide legendary customer service this really is a hotel I will be recommending to friends and family. All rooms at this hotel are perfect, the food is outstanding and the whole ambience makes for the perfect holiday. Thanks so much , we can not wait to return.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank marian40
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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Dear Marian,

We thank you most sincerely for your kind compliments following your recent visit to Harvey's Point. It was our pleasure to welcome you.

Please be assured that we will continue to look for new ways of impressing our guests. It all begins and ends with the people who make the place - our Team. They are thrilled to hear such positive feedback on their high levels of customer care.

The Cabaret is receiving rave reviews and for sure we will forward your comments to Roly Daniels and the other fabulous acts.

Thank you once again and we look forward to being of service to you again soon.
Special greetings from Noel, Sean & Ryan.



Kind regards,

The Gysling Family, Noel & Team.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

My husband booked a 2 night break for my birthday. Hotel staff were very friendly and chatty. Our room was beautiful it had a four poster bed and the jacuzzi bath was so relaxing. The food was gorgeous. A walk by the lake after breakfast is a must! Try it, you will not be disappointed. We will definitely be returning guests!

  • Stayed July 2014
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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Dear Roisin,

Sincere thanks for your lovely review which is very much appreciated by the Gysling Family & Team. We are delighted that you had an enjoyable visit to Harvey's Point.

It will be our pleasure to welcome you back again.

Kind regards,

Deirdre & Marc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

Out of this world hotel! The location, the staff, the room, the food, Harvey the goose, were all sensational. Highly recommend. Loved the Swiss theme across the hotel. Although one personal recommendation would be to include a Swiss chocolate counter. Can't wait until our next visit.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Thank James M
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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Dear James,

We love your suggestion about setting up a Swiss Chocolate Counter. Super idea. Thank You.
’Swiss made in Ireland’ is our theme which is a blend of world class hotel keeping married with genuine Irish hospitality.

Special greetings from Harvey, our resident senior citizen goose.

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.



Kind regards,

The Gysling Family, Noel & Team.
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

We booked 2 nights at Harveys Point but enjoyed it so much we stayed for four.Every thing was great from start to finish.Will surely return in the future but with family and/ or friends .All staff we met were courteous and helpful ++. Great food lovely bar area with scrummy cocktails. Cabaret night was fantastic ..A truly memorable stay.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Dear Steve,

We are delighted that you had an enjoyable experience at Harvey’s Point and it’s great to hear that you extended your stay.

Thank you for your lovely kind words about our hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Kind regards,

The Gysling Family, Noel & 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 Romantic Hotel in Donegal Town
#1 Business Hotel in Donegal Town
#1 Family 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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