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Tara Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Killybegs
Certificate of Excellence
Waterford, Ireland
1 review
“Extremely Helpful”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

The lovely reception staff at the Tara Hotel were very accomodating to us. We were travelling with our 18 month old son and were due to spend the middle night of our stay in a different hotel where the family Wedding we were attending was being held
The girl there assured us that we could keep our luggage in our room on the night of the wedding and return to the same room the next morning for the final night of our stay.
It saved us so much hassle and grief moving out and back in for the sake of one night, and allowed us to maximise our time with the family at the wedding, meeting up with them for breakfast the next morning.
The Room was nice and comfortable, the shower good and strong. the food was reasonably priced and excellent including breakfast. The ham and cheese toasted sandwich i got on arrival late at night was amazing!
The two girls at reception from Friday to Sunday on the last weekend of March were approachable, friendly and welcoming and made the stay a real pleasure.
would definitely recommend

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Gavin Q
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TaraHotelKillybegs, General Manager at Tara Hotel, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Dear Gavin Q,

Many thanks for the taking the time to post your review of the Tara Hotel. As management of the hotel, I am delighted to hear that you had a very pleasant and positive experience in the hotel.
We do strive to better ourselves each day and ensure that our guests feel welcome and enjoy their time here, whether it be enjoying a drink overlooking the harbour or watching the boats over the bay, we like to feel that we provide an atmosphere that means more than just a service to our guests.
I will pass on your feedback to the team and again, may I convey my sincere thanks for your review.
We as always will look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Thanks again,
Claire
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

This hotel was reasonably priced with good food and a nice harbour view. Only stayed one night and the room was spacious, clean, and modern. Reception was friendly and accomodating. All in all a good night's stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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TaraHotelKillybegs, General Manager at Tara Hotel, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Dear R53 anger,

Thanks for taking the time to review the hotel.

As management of the hotel, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your short stay with us. The team here in the hotel always strive to put the best of what we can do into practice each day and to ensure that we meet our guests requirements. We always try to ensure that we assist our guests in everywhich way we can, be it, recommending dishes to try in our 'Turntable Restaurant', or a selection from our bar menu or snack menu's, sometimes it can be to choose a location to visit during our guests stay or perhaps visit the magestic Slieve League sea cliffs, the highest seacliffs in Europe.
In our every day roles we all try to ensure the hightest standard of customer satisfaction and I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us..

May I again take this opportunity to thank you for the review and for making the trip to the Tara Hotel, we do hope to see you again in the near distant future.

Many Thanks,
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Lovely warm Hotel, room was spotless. Clean bathroom and lovely crisp sheets. From the moment i entered reception there was a lovely welcome for me. Breakfast was gorgeous and again served in a polite and professional manner.

Room Tip: My room had a wheelchair accessible shower which might be handy for elderly people. Not sure if they...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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TaraHotelKillybegs, General Manager at Tara Hotel, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Dear Ronan Q,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to review the Tara Hotel on tripadvisor.
As management of the hotel, I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. To hear our guests comments is also important and to know that we are very much paying attention to the needs and requirements of our guests during their stay with us, we pride ourselves on our customer service code of practice and we do strive to better ourselves on a daily basis.
Once again, may I take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to review the hotel and as aways we very much look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel again.

Thanks again,
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

We choose the Tara Hotel for our wedding between Christmas and New Year 2013 with just over 100 guests. We, our families and all of our guests had a fantastic time. The hotel, its staff and everything about it were excellent. We are local to Donegal but live in Manchester so much of our organisation was done over email, telephone and skype and in a few quick visits to Killybegs before the day itself. Much of our contact was with John the Operations Manager, we found him helpful and accommodating, we were really reassured that everything would go smoothly on our wedding day.
The function room was superbly decorated to a very high standard. The table centerpieces were beautiful and linen and chair covers all tied in nicely together. As we were having a small wedding, we had viewed hotels where the room was much larger and the Tara however the size of the function room in the Tara was perfect for the size of our wedding but it could cater for more and led to a good atmosphere.
As the hotel has 31 bedrooms we were able to book all the room for our guests and had the whole hotel to ourselves. The rooms were top quality and the breakfast the next day was fresh and tasty and the dining room was a good size to catch up with our guests the next morning.
On the day of the wedding itself all of our guest were in the bar area and had plenty of room to move around and mingle. The view of the harbour was spectacular on a winter evening. The guests had mulled wine and cider and canopes on arrival which were well presented and tasty. We had organized a small traditional band to play at the welcome reception which added to the atmosphere.
The food at the dinner was exceptional and surpassed our expectations on the day. and many of our guests were quick to comment on how impressed they were with the hotel, many of them were from Donegal but had not experienced the Tara Hotel before.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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TaraHotelKillybegs, General Manager at Tara Hotel, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Dear Catherine O,

I would like to thank you for taking the time to review the Tara Hotel on Tripadvisor. I am delighed to hear that all your expectations were met in the run up to your special day and that the hotel provided the perfect setting for yourselves the happy couple, for your family and friends. We enjoyed welcoming all your guests to the hotel and I am happy to hear that your dining experience was a positive one.

For the management and staff of the hotel to play a part in your special day and to ensure that everything ran smoothly was a delight.
We very much wish you every happiness for the future and as always look forward to welcoming you back to the Tara Hotel again in the near future.

Again, many thanks,

Claire.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

Only 2 nights this time. Any time I have to revisit the area, I like to stay here. Been coming since the 90's when it was the old Pier Bar. Always a pleasant welcome from the cheery staff. Fine breakfast and great food and at a reasonable price. Bright and clean rooms, some with excellent views of the harbour and bay. All in all a highly recommended place to spend some time in Donegal.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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TaraHotelKillybegs, General Manager at Tara Hotel, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Dear Tom,

I hope that you are well. Many thanks for taking the time to review the hotel on tripadvisor. As a regular visitor to the area and indeed to the Tara Hotel, I am delighted to hear that our standard code of practice for customer service has continued to impress you on each of your visits here to Killybegs.
As we are in the heart of a busy trading town, we very much look forward to welcoming guests to the hotel and again welcoming them back on return visits.

Again, many thanks,
Claire.
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

Stayed here on a Sunday night recently. Great location overlooking the harbour. Hotel is clean and modern. The Killybegs Cod and Chips was possibly the nicest piece of fish I've ever had - wonderfully
Light and crispy
Batter. Recommended.

Stayed March 2014
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Thank Stenkenbaum
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TaraHotelKillybegs, General Manager at Tara Hotel, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Dear Stenkenbaum,

Many thanks for your review of the hotel on tripadvisor. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us here in the Tara Hotel. As we are steeped within one of Irelands largest Fishing Ports I was also glad to hear that you enjoyed sampling the local produce so much.
Again, may I convey my sincere thanks for the reivew and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Tara Hotel in Killybegs in the near future.

Take Care,
Claire.
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

stayed in Killybegs for one night a Sunday, the hotel was running a special for Sunday nights with B&B great rate. The hotel convientally located in the town and is in a good location to tour Donegal. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the hotel was clean and comfortable and the breakfast was excellent would certainly recommed the Tara hotel to friends.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Ed M
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TaraHotelKillybegs, General Manager at Tara Hotel, responded to this review, 11 March 2014
Dear Ed M,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us here in the Tara Hotel. I am delighted that your stay with us was an enjoyable one & that you found our rates competitive. We often run special rates on selected dates which offer fantastic value in a convenient location.

The Tara Hotel is an ideal base when touring southwest Donegal; we are located overlooking Killybegs Harbour in the centre of the town, 20 minutes drive from Slieve League cliffs & 45 minutes from Glencolmcille Folk Village. There are many towns & villages in the area each with their own unique character.

Once again I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, I hope you can recommend us to any friends or family who may be visiting the area. The most competitive rates can be availed of by contacting the hotel directly.

Kind Regards,

John Dee

General Manager
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Property: Tara Hotel
Address: Main Street | Donegal, Killybegs, Ireland
Region: Ireland > County Donegal > Killybegs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Killybegs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Tara Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spectacularly set overlooking Killybegs Harbour and with views of the surrounding Donegal Hills, the Tara Hotel features 26 tastefully decorated bedrooms and 5 suites, most of which have harbour views. Complimentary wireless internet (Wi-Fi) is available throughout the hotel and all our rooms feature en-suite, 26" flatscreen T.V, tea/coffee making facilities, trouser press and safe as standard. The spacious Station 59 bar is ideal for relaxing with a coffee and a snack whilst enjoying the sea view. For something more substantial carvery lunch is served throughout the week and an extensive bar food menu is available every day until 9.30Pm. Turntable Restaurant offers a more contemporary, sophisticated setting to enjoy a meal; our team of chefs work closely with local and regional suppliers to bring you the best of produce, expertly prepared and presented. Our Leisure Club boasts state of the art fitness equipment & weights area. We look forward to welcoming you to the Tara Hotel. ... more   less 
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