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“First Class”
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Harvey's Point
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Donegal Town
Certificate of Excellence
Strabane, United Kingdom
1 review
“First Class”
Reviewed 27 August 2014

We stayed for our 40th Wedding Anniversary and attended the Fabulous Cabaret - we had a fantastic time, food was just first class. As for the hotel room - we stayed in the Lakeside Suite it was just out of this world would highly recommend the hotel to anyone. Well worth a visit. We will be back - Special Thanks to Noel and all his team.

Room Tip: Lakeside Suite - unreal scenery
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Marc G, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 29 August 2014
Dear Majella,

Thank you most sincerely for your kind compliments following your recent visit to Harvey’s Point. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Noel and his amazing line up of artists at the Cabaret appreciate your positive feedback. It’s also great to know that you liked our Lakeshore Suites.

Congratulations on your 40th wedding anniversary. What a special occasion!

We hope to have the pleasure of your company again sometime in the not too distant future.

Kind regards,

The Gysling Family, Noel & Team.
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

We stayed for four nights to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, and I must say we made the right choice. The hotel is beautiful and in the perfect spot. The food in the restaurant is excellent and the cabaret was very entertaining.
The real plus for this hotel is the staff, they are just amazing. My wife has an egg allergy and so can find menu's quite restrictive, but not at Harvey's Point as the staff where just excellent.
Special mention has to go to Mark the waiter who served us every night for the multiple trips back and forth to the kitchen to ensure that my wife's meal was correct.
It is the first hotel I have ever been too in all my travels where the staff actually care for the well being of there guests.

Room Tip: For a lakeside view with a veranda the lakeside suites are fantastic.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Marc G, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 29 August 2014
Dear Ronnie,

Congratulations on your wedding anniversary and thank you for choosing Harvey’s Point for the celebrations. It was our pleasure to welcome you and your wife.

We are very happy to learn that you were impressed with the hotel in general and our staff in particular. Mark will be thrilled to receive a special mention for his attentiveness to your your wife’s dietary requirements. He and his colleagues are fine examples of Irish hospitality.

We hope you will plan a return visit soon, whereby the warmest of welcomes awaits.

Kind regards,

The Gysling Family, Noel & Team.
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Dungannon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

My husband and I recently spent a night at Harvey's Point and in spite of the rain managed to have a very relaxing time. The surroundings, the fabulous room, the delicious food and fantastic staff make it a very special place.Thanks to all the staff. Hopefully we will stay longer next time!

Room Tip: Book a room overlooking the lake if possible.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Marc G, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 29 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your lovely compliments in relation to your recent visit to Harvey’s Point. It was our pleasure to welcome you. We are delighted that you had a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

It is most rewarding and encouraging to know that you consider our staff to be so special. They really do work hard to ensure that each and every guest has a lovely time. I am proud to share your kind words.

Hopefully the sun will shine during your next visit. Otherwise, we will keep you a nice seat by the turf fire :-)

Kind regards,

The Gysling Family, Noel & Team.
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Cookstown, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

We celebrated our wedding at Harvey's Point in July this year. Both the ceremony and the reception were held there. We had stayed before at the hotel and given the excellent quality of those experiences, we were confident that we were leaving the responsibilty for the day in good hands and our expectations were fairly high. However, nothing could prepare us for the quality of care and attention that we received, it far exceeded anything we could've imagined. From the start, in all of our dealings with Samantha and her team and in the preparations for the day, we were treated in a first-class fashion. No request, no query, was a problem and the attention to detail was fantastic. In the build up to the day Samantha brought us through all the preparations and accomodated any request made. On the day, the room for the ceremony was prepared and presented exquisitely. After the ceremony the guests were attended to superbly and able to relax in the surrounds of the oval bar. Then it was on to the meal. Again the room was beautifully prepared. The MC, Noel, set the tone for the party at this point with his wonderful introductions which got everyone up on their feet again. We were all treated to a fantastic meal. The food at Harvey's was always fantastic, but I can tell you that the food at a wedding there is equally as good. The quality and range offered was amazing. Our guests were very keen to tell us this. From the soup, through the multitude of starters to the main meal (which was superb) and on to the collection of desserts. Though lots of guests failed to make it through to the desserts, simply having no room for them...!! Afterwards the room was then transformed seemlessly for the dancing, without anyone practically noticing. There were lots of little surprises along the way, which I'll not disclose so as not to ruin it for any future couples, but everyone in the room was treated fantastically throughout the day. We always knew the setting was superb. Our guests who stayed overnight and had not been to Harvey's before, were amazed at the size and quality of the rooms. It is an idyllic spot and is a place that always reflects calm and contentment, but let me tell you Harvey's can also do party and celebration. From the off, Samantha and Noel were able to engage with our guests in a way that generated an atmosphere of celebration which continued throughout the day. They were perfect hosts, not in a superficial manner either. Noel greeted guests on arrival, engaged throughout the day with everyone and was even present at breakfast the next morning to catch up again!! Samantha too was on hand to attend to any need of the wedding party and was able to keep us right on what was happening and when. In fact all of the staff at Harvey's deserve tremendous credit. They have that knack of being there when you need them but otherwise they totally blend into the background. It is genuinely hard to truly put into words how superb Harvey's Point was for a celebration such as this. Everything (and I mean everything) ran like clockwork. They take the stress out of the day that is for sure. Simply put, they are masters of their art. We cannot thank enough Samantha and all her team, Noel and his team, indeed all at Harvey's Point for hosting our day in such a five-star fashion. Is there is a better hotel in Ireland? I seriously doubt it. If anyone is considering booking Harvey's for their wedding - our advice - DO IT..!! You will not be disappointed. Sean and Rhonda.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Marc G, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 29 August 2014
A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE
Dear Sean & Rhonda,

What a fabulous review! Thank you. It brought both a smile and a tear :-) It was our personal pleasure to welcome you, your families and friends to Harvey’s Point for your wedding. It was an honour to be the chosen venue for such a special occasion.

Noel, Samantha, Sara and our entire Team join in sending you both our warmest wishes and heartiest congratulations. Enjoy the honeymoon and we hope you have a lovely life together.

We sincerely appreciate your high recommendation of Harvey’s Point. Rest assured that we will continue to look for new ways to delight our discerning guests. This is what we love to do.

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.


Kind regards,

Deirdre & Marc
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County Cavan, Ireland
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

My new husband and i spent our honeymoon at this hotel and what can i say? Amazing!!!! This hotel is pure luxury, we went to the cabaret whilst we were there and it was brilliant, i wasn't sure if it would be too our taste however we really enjoyed it. The dinner at the cabaret was lovely and very well organised. Had a small problem on checkout which was eventually sorted out, so all in all we cannot wait to return to this hotel, probably one of the best hotels i have visited and i am very fussy where i stay!!!!!!!!!! Would definitely recommend the cabaret, we are looking forward to our next visit, hopefully it will be soon.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Marc G, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 29 August 2014
Dear Sharon,

Thank you most sincerely for your kind compliments in relation to your recent visit to Harvey’s Point. We were especially delighted to welcome you on the occasion of your honeymoon. Congratulations from the Gysling Family and the entire Team.

It’s wonderful to know that you both enjoyed an exceptional experience and we all appreciate you taking the time to share your comments. It is encouraging to learn that the minor issue at check-out was resolved to your satisfaction.

Thank you for your high recommendation of the cabaret and the hotel in general. We very much look forward to extending another warm Donegal welcome to you on your next visit.


Kind regards,

The Gysling Family, Noel & Team.
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

We have just returned from Harveys Point after 10 fantastic days, the location and rooms in this hotel are second to none, but I have to say the staff are absolutely fantastic, every single member of staff we came into contact with were very helpful, kind and genuinely friendly, not the gushy kind of friendliness that is so obviously insincere, they really did want to help make you stay as fantastic as possible, and they most definitely succeeded!, we have stayed here a few times before and every time we have found the care and consideration to us to be outstanding, I could personally name staff, but I would be worried about leaving someone out as they are all great. Thank you everyone for helping make are stay brilliant

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Marc G, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 28 August 2014
Dear Avril,

A warm welcome back to Harvey’s Point and thank you so much for your lovely review. It is always great to have you as our guest. Your continued loyalty is greatly appreciated by us all.

We are indeed very lucky to have a team who genuinely care about our guests. The welcome and attention comes from the heart. As the saying goes, ‘it is the people who make the place’.

We look forward to welcoming you ‘home’ to Harvey’s Point again sometime in the not too distant future.


Kind regards,

The Gysling Family, Noel & Team.
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Sligo, Ireland
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

Superb hotel fabulous rooms
service second to none
Very relaxing place especially for special occasions
best breakfast you can get
Superb food at the cabaret
great walks around the hotel
personal touch at mealtimes is well appreciated

Room Tip: any room they are all superb
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Marc G, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 28 August 2014
Dear Seamus,

We thank you most sincerely for your kind compliments about our hotel. We are delighted to learn that you had a most enjoyable experience at Harvey’s Point. This means so much to us. Rest assured that we will continue to work towards excellence in hotel keeping and hospitality.

We hope you will plan a return visit 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 Family Hotel in Donegal Town
#1 Romantic 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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