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Harvey's Point
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Donegal Town
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful Hotel, very welcoming stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Very friendly staff in a top class hotel with amazing views and delicious food.
Stayed here for a wedding and everything was just perfect from the welcoming staff, to the out of this world bedroom and tasty breakfast served with fantastic views! The best hotel I have ever stayed in!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
Dear Vicky,

Many thanks for your kind comments following your recent visit to Harvey’s Point. We are delighted that you enjoyed the wedding and your overall stay.

We hope you will have occasion to return again sometime. The warmest of welcomes awaits.

Kind regards,

The Gysling Family, Noel & Team.
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

We had an amazing stay in Harvey's for our wedding anniversary. It was wonderful to be able to enjoy all the amenities in the hotel and the wonderful food and service just enhanced it! Sean's lovely welcome to Harvey's Point and his pleasant nature was definitely the highlight of our stay! We can't wait to return.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 1 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Congratulations on your wedding anniversary. We are delighted that you chose Harvey's Point for the celebrations.

Thank you for your kind compliments in relation to your stay at the hotel and of course our ever charming Concierge, Sean will be thrilled to receive such high praise. He is a fine example of Irish hospitality at its best.

It will be our pleasure to welcome you back sometime in the not too distant future.


Kind regards,

The Gysling Family, Noel & Team.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed at our favourite hotel for another 12 nights in June, and re-confirmed why we will not stay anywhere else. From the moment we pull into the grounds, we know are going to be welcomed and looked after by all the staff. Since our last visit HP has undergone some changes, which we have seen mixed reviews, but we really liked it and felt it has modernised the dining experience. All the fabulous staff which we have made friends with over the years made sure our stay was as enjoyable as ever. Always difficult to leave HP, but we are heading back in October to celebrate my 50th for a 3 week stay ( that is how much we love it). We are bringing some family and friends for the celebration who love it as well. If you want a relaxing break in a wonderful hotel - look no further.
Caroline & Dean

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 1 August 2014
Dearest Caroline & Dean,

As always, it is lovely to have you both as our guests. It is such a pleasure to welcome you to Harvey's Point which really is your 'home from home' at this stage.

We are delighted to hear that you had another enjoyable experience and that you were impressed with our new improvements to the restaurant. We welcome all feedback, especially if there are any minor details that would need to be addressed. It's all part of the journey of excellence.

It will be our absolute pleasure to welcome you both back in October and we look forward to sprinkling some more magic Harvey's Point hospitality on you, your families and friends.

Sincere thanks for your continued loyalty over the years and for your personal recommendation of Harvey's Point. It is truly appreciated.

Special greetings from all your friends at Harvey's Point.

Kindest regards and best wishes.

The Gysling Family, Noel & Team.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

I had the pleasure of staying at this beautiful hotel at my sisters wedding. The whole experience was exquisite, from the service, to the location and the beautiful rooms, not to mention the friendliness of the staff.
This hotel should have 5 star rating. I have stayed in 5 star hotels that do not even compare to Harveys Point. The minute you enter the foyer, the smell of the peat fires beckons.
The rooms are huge and would rival any 5 star hotel that I have
Ever stayed in. The service was beyond excellent, and the staff could not do enough to make you feel more at home.

The best advice I can give, is if you ever get the opportunity to experience the delights that Harvey's Point in the beautiful hills of Donegal and all that it has to offer it's an opportunity not to be missed!!

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank noelenejns
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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Dear Noleen,

Many thanks for your lovely review which is greatly appreciated by the Gysling Family, Noel our GM and our Team. We are delighted that you enjoyed the Harvey’s Point Experience.

We are honoured and humbled to be considered as a hotel with five star standards. Rest assured that we will always put our heart and soul into delivering world class hotel keeping blended with genuine Irish hospitality.

We send our very best wishes to the happy couple and to you and the rest of the family.

It would be our pleasure to welcome you all back to our ‘wee heaven’ in the hills of Donegal.


Kind regards,

Deirdre & Marc
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

Not having been back to Harveys Point for 25 years, shortly after this fabulous hotel opened we were so looking forward to the cabaret evening and an over night stay . Wow we were not disappointed . This is an amazing place with friendly pleasant staff in every area of the hotel.
On our arrival we were told our beautiful lake side suite was dog friendly, we were thrilled as we had our little pooch with us who is quite happy to sleep in the car but to have her in our room saved us having to return to the car to check on her periodically.
Bring on the cabaret, what an enjoyable evening that was from the delicious dinner to the very professional acts our favourite being Serphia, two beautiful sisters who sing, dance and play their violins, they just blew us away.Our suite was very comfortable with a fabulous bathroom with luxurious complementary toiletries and the rest !!! Waking up the following morning was a joy, to look out over Lough Eske bathed in glorious sunshine and watch the ducks geese and swans who live and roam happily in these idyllic surroundings.Following an excellent breakfast we were sad to depart this oasis of tranquility but without a shadow of doubt we will be back sooner rather than later !!! I cannot recommend this very well run establishment highly enough.

Room Tip: If you want to bring your dog book a lake side suite.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Dear Guest,

What a fantastic review! Thank you so much. We genuinely appreciate your super compliments and it just means that we have to keep raising the bar in terms of our product and service standards.

We are thrilled that you made a return visit to Harvey’s Point in this, our 25th year of business. You have certainly seen some changes since 1989 but the heart of the hotel remains the same with a commitment to excellence in hotel keeping and hospitality.

Your feedback on the Cabaret will be forwarded to our wonderful cast and of course, the amazing sister act, Sephira who have been wowing audiences every week since the Cabaret season started.

Special greetings to you both (and your pooch), from the Gysling Family, Noel and Team.


Deirdre
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

Once we got past the poor start we experienced everything at Harvey's was comparable to the top five star resorts we have experienced. What drew us back at the start was the fact that we arrived after a very long five hour drive looking to check in at 1:00 pm. The lady at the counter told us that our room was not ready and that we'd have to come back at 4:00... I was not happy but went back to town and had a nice lunch. Once we were checked in they upgraded our room to lake front and I must say it was well worth the wait. The room was both huge and nicely decorated, The bath room was twice the size of the next largest bathroom we stayed in during our two weeks in Ireland. The grounds are incredibly well maintained. The breakfast (included) was also the best of our 14 days in Ireland. We had one dinner at their restaurant and I would rate that number two of our 14 day trip. The staff both at the restaurant and throughout the resort are excellent! Well trained and very attentive... a very nice place to spend a few days relaxing in the countryside!

Room Tip: Lake front on the third floor
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Paul G
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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Dear Paul,

It was truly our pleasure to welcome you to Harvey’s Point and thank you for choosing to stay in our hotel during your vacation to Ireland.

We welcome and appreciate your valuable feedback and we will ensure that our Team will be made aware of your kind compliments. It is very encouraging and rewarding to receive such positive praise. Rest assured that we will not rest on our laurels and so we will continue in our journey towards excellence in world class hotel keeping and hospitality.

We trust that you had a most enjoyable trip to Ireland and we hope you will return again someday.


Kind regards,

The Gysling Family, Noel & Team.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

Our daughter got married on Friday 13th June and held her reception in Harveys Point Hotel. Everyone had an amazing time.The staff were excellent and made everyone so welcome.A special word of thanks must go to Samantha,Sarah ,Heidi and their team who were so professional and friendly.The service was excellent and the meal was outstanding.The variety of choices of food on offer especially the desserts were wonderful.
This year alone we have been to numerous weddings both here in Ireland and in the U.K but none of them have come close to the standards set by your hotel and staff.
My husband and I have stayed at Harveys Point Hotel on numerous occasions celebrating birthdays ,anniversaries and just to chill put and we've never been disappointed with the service .the accommodation or hospitality.
So once again on behalf of my husband and myself ,a belated thank you to all at Harveys Point for making our daughters wedding day such a fantastic experience - one that we will always treasure.
Margaret Grant

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Dear Margaret,

On behalf of Samantha, Sara & Heide and the entire Team, may I extend our heartfelt thanks to you and your family for your vote of confidence in Harvey’s Point as a venue for all occasions. We were truly honoured to host your daughter’s wedding and it was our pleasure to welcome and serve you.


We genuinely appreciate your kind compliments and continued loyalty over the years.

Please let me know when you are next visiting so that I can thank you in person.

We send our warmest wishes to the happy couple and we hope to see you all again soon.



Kind personal regards,

Deirdre
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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 Family Hotel in Donegal Town
#1 Business 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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