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Inishowen Gateway Hotel (Buncrana, Ireland)

Inishowen Gateway Hotel (Buncrana, Ireland)

About Inishowen Gateway Hotel

Inishowen Gateway Hotel is a 3-star hotel on the Inishowen Peninsula, with beautiful views out over Lough Swilly and the Buncrana Golf Course, where guests can play for free. The hotel has an indoor children’s play area and kids club, while Dunree Fort, Derry, Mamore Gap and plenty of other north-east Donegal attractions can be reached in a half-hour drive. All 80 bedrooms are en-suite with baths/showers and hairdryers, modern decor in rustic golds, reds and greens, and each comes with a desk, free Wi-Fi, TV, direct-dial telephone and tea & coffee facilities. The hotel offers complimentary leisure centre access, with swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room, as well as business services, free on-site parking, and a spa/wellbeing centre. Peninsula Restaurant offers a seasonal menu and breakfast service, and Lough View Bar often has live music. Lisfannon Beach is found right next to the Inishowen Gateway Hotel hotel grounds.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets(Unavailable)
  • A/C(Unavailable)
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

Rating overview

trivago Rating Index based on 787  reviews from:
  • Hotels.com(9.0/10)
  • LocationExcellent  (8.9 / 10)
  • RoomsVery good  (8.1 / 10)
  • ServiceVery good  (8.4 / 10)
  • CleanlinessExcellent  (8.8 / 10)
  • Value for moneyExcellent  (8.5 / 10)

Positive Reviews


Friendly staff create relaxed atmosphere.

Guests found the Inishowen Gateway staff to be polite and friendly and the resulting atmosphere to be relaxed and welcoming.


High-quality facilities, especially kids club.

The facilities on offer at this hotel seem to be as wide-ranging as they are high quality, with the swimming pool and leisure centre found to be relaxing, and the kids club, Planet Active, was a firm favourite of both children and adults.


Food value, spacious rooms.

Most of those who stayed found the food to be of good quality, reasonably priced and tasty, while the rooms were likewise comfortable, spacious and clean.

Negative Reviews


Service can be a little slow.

Some found the dinner and breakfast services to be a little slow, and a few thought the check-in time was later than it should be, with some further waiting required for rooms.


Rooms a bit dated, or is it the colours?.

A few of those who stayed found the room decor to be on the dated side, but as some guests remarked, this could be due to the colour scheme used, rather than any indication of age.


Apparently thin walls.

Guests occasionally mentioned that the walls at Inishowen Gateway seemed to be a bit thin as they sometimes heard noise from other guests in adjacent rooms to theirs.

All amenities

Wellness / Spa
  1. Beauty salon
  2. Steam room
  3. Massage
  4. Sauna
  5. Body treatments
Property amenities
  1. Business centre
  2. Entrance hall/lobby
  3. Express check-in
  4. Lift
  5. Gym
  6. Parking
  7. Terrace
  8. Hotel bar
  9. Indoor swimming pool
  10. Hotel safe
  11. Conference rooms
  12. Non-smoking rooms
For children
  1. Childcare
  2. Playground
  1. Wheelchair accessible
  2. Accessible parking
Room amenities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Openable windows
  3. Television
  4. Central heating
  5. Electric kettle
  6. Desk
  7. Safe
  8. Cable TV
  9. WiFi
  10. Free WiFi (rooms)
  11. Coffee machine
  12. Closet
Sports facilities
  1. Boat rental
  2. Bike rental
  3. Golf course
  4. Fitness
  5. Horse riding
  6. Hiking trail
Food and beverage
  1. Diabetic food

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 12:00


Railway Road , F93 PPH9 , Buncrana , Ireland
Telephone: +353(74)9361144 | Fax: +353(74)9362278 | 

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