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“The Excellent Harvey's Point”
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Harvey's Point
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Donegal Town
Certificate of Excellence
Londonderry, N.Ireland
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35 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“The Excellent Harvey's Point”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

We've just returned from a long weekend stay at this hotel, our 4th visit. There is not much to complain about here - the surroundings, the rooms, the staff and the food exceed expectations. Another plus point is that they welcome dogs, and not in inferior rooms as I have experienced elsewhere, but beautiful lakeside rooms which have their own living room and private veranda.
There are miles of walks which can be taken right from the front gates of the hotel (the hotel will supply you with information) but the location is also ideal to explore the rest of Donegal and beyond into Fermanagh.
Harvey's Point is not a budget hotel but it is great value for money - so you may pay more but you won't regret it - I would defy anyone to be hungry after their breakfast and it's lovely to get a smile and greeting from every member of staff from the cleaners to the owners.
Everyone should treat themselves to a stay here if they get the opportunity, I am already planning my next trip.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Sincere thanks for your wonderful account of your experience at Harvey's Point. It was our pleasure to welcome you back for your 4th visit. We really appreciate your continued loyalty and we look forward to being of service to you again sometime soon. Your dog is of course welcome back again too.

We are delighted that you have discovered the unspoiled beauty and magic of Donegal and Fermanagh. They are lovely places for taking a wee break away from the rest of the world.

Until your next visit, we send you our warmest wishes and kindest regards,


The Gysling Family, Noel & Team.
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

I had heard great reviews about harveys point and after a recent stay with my husband we can truly say we were not disappointed. The hotel was beautiful and had a lovely atmosphere. The staff went above and beyond and were extremely friendly and helpful from the moment we booked the hotel to checking out. We stayed in a deluxe suite which was absolutely beautiful, spacious and had a fabulous bathroom. The food was also beautiful. We had a lovely experience at Harveys point and look foward to staying again.

  • Stayed August 2014
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Thank BrookeBerry
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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your lovely words about Harvey's Point - the people and the place.
We are so happy to hear that you had a great experience. We really do try to exceed expectations at every opportunity during our guests' visits.

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


Kind regards,

The Gysling Family, Noel & Team.
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

This is the best hotel I've stayed at so far in Ireland. We stayed in the standard room but upon entering the room I had to double check that I hadn't booked an executive suite because it was so nice. It was one of the biggest rooms I've ever stayed in. The bathroom was huge with a big jacuzzi tub (although the thought of filling up the tub with "bog water" didn't seem appealing). The king size bed was very comfortable and most importantly the room was very clean. My only complaint was that the room was a little stuffy. We adjusted the thermostat but it didn't seem to help.

The staff were all very friendly and welcoming. The location is not too far from Donegal town and the lake setting is lovely.

  • Stayed August 2014
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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Sincere thanks for your delightful review. It gives us great pleasure to welcome new and repeat guests to Harvey's Point. We appreciate all guest feedback as it assists us in measuring our performance and in addressing any issues that may arise.

We note and accept your comment about the bog water. We will continue to look for a solution to this. The water is professionally treated and is totally safe to use but we just can't get the 'bog' out of it. (However, it's fair to say that it is actually good for the skin).

The summer weather has been quite warm at times although the high temperatures are no longer an issue!

We are truly delighted that you have discovered Donegal and Harvey's Point and we hope that you have brought many happy memories home.


Kind regards,

The Gysling Family, Noel & Team.
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

I have been going to this hotel for a few years now although because of circumstances it must be two years since I last stayed for a break.
On returning to a venue one is always wondering will it be as good or because of the pressure to cut back will it have deteriorated. Not Harvey's Point ,we arrived early the room was not ready but this was because we changed the room type and in an effort to give us what we had requested it took a little longer. customer satisfaction is so important and here the staff went the extra mile when all the time I said don't worry its not the end of the world.
The food is as good as ever if not even better, and the dining room has been extended and refurbished to make the experience something else, already to day I have recommended the hotel to two different people one who intended to go to another location but will now be booking Harvey's Point, the power of another satisfied customer.
To those who want something different I say try this place and if your disappointed then I think there will be no pleasing of you, admittedly its a little more expensive than many who claim to be as good, but this is rewarded with excellence.
My only disappointment was that I didn't get to see my old friend Sean who was off , I think it was Danny if I am correct who served us in the evening he is worthy of a mention.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you most sincerely for your wonderful review. It was truly our pleasure to welcome you back again to Harvey's Point. Your continued loyalty is very much appreciated.

Please be assured that we will continue in our journey to deliver excellence in world class hotel keeping blended with genuine Irish hospitality.

Special greetings from our ever charming concierge Sean, who is a great asset to our hotel. Danny will also be delighted to receive a mention. Indeed, we are very fortunate to have a team, all of whom really care about our guests and who want to ensure that each guest has a memorable experience.

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.


Kind regards,

The Gysling Family, Noel & Team.
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Mum and I stayed at Harvey's Point for two nights and loved every aspect of our stay. We were lucky enough to have our rooms upgraded - they were beautiful. So much space and luxury - a girl could get used to it!

We enjoyed walking around the grounds - the gardens are beautiful. The view of the lake from the restaurant made the experience of dining there even more enjoyable, and that's saying something. Breakfast was sumptuous and the dinner menu offered some of the best food I've ever had.

We had started looking for an excuse to go back even before we left!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Sharon K
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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Dear Sharon,

Many thanks for your kind compliments in relation to your experience at Harvey's Point. We are delighted that you and your mother had a wonderful visit and we hope to have the pleasure of your company again sometime.

Keep working on that excuse to return :-)
The warmest of welcomes awaits.


Kind regards,

The Gysling Family, Noel & Team.
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Lurgan, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 August 2014

One of ( if not the best ) evening meal I have ever had
Breakfast excellent aswell
Barmen were educated about the new drinks they had and were able to offer advice
Staff made you feel more than welcome
If you want to have a relaxing weekend this is the place.We stayed in one of the chalets which are part of the hotel building and you can sit outside on your veranda overlooking the lough - bliss !

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Alan H
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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Dear Alan,


Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review following your recent visit to Harvey's Point. It is wonderful to hear such positive feedback. Rest assured that we will keep working to ensure consistently high standards of food and service.

We hope you will make plans to return again in the not too distant future, whereby the warmest of welcomes awaits.


Kind regards,

The Gysling Family, Noel & Team
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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 days. Rooms extremely spacious. Separate large bathroom with double jacuzzi bath n shower. Lovely area beside window to have the most gorgeous breakfast .

Restaurant fantastic ....and was sent off on our remaining journey with water and fruit.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Dear Janet,


Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the Harvey's Point Experience and we hope that you will have occasion to return again sometime.

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 Business Hotel in Donegal Town
#1 Romantic 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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