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Harvey's Point
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Donegal Town
Certificate of Excellence
Ireland
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Stay”
Reviewed 1 April 2012

Harvey's Point is a place to go and relax away from the hustle of work life. The staff are very friendly and the turf buring fire gives the hotel a real homely feeling. I got married there last year and I can't recommend this Hotel highly enough, all the stops were pulled out. The rooms are so comfortable you won't want to leave and the breakfast is a treat. Baileys in your porridge for breakfast is the norm, or a thick cut of gammon with your omelette. For that special getaway, make sure not to over look this Hotel.
Henry.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Jollygirl66, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 5 April 2012
Dear Guest, It was our pleasure to welcome you back to Harvey’s Point and many thanks for your lovely review and high recommendation which is very much appreciated by the Gysling Family and our Team. Thank you for choosing Harvey’s Point for your Wedding last year and we look forward to welcoming you and your wife back in the future. Kind regards, Deirdre & Marc.
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights. The hotels location was not as difficult to find as I had first feared. Its sign posted well enough but you do have to keep a good look out. Check in was quick & easy & the staff were very friendly which was the theme throughout our stay. The interior of the hotel was beautiful. I could write a whole review on the room but put simply it was fantastic-bright, modern, spacious!!!, comfortable & everything worked.

The entrance to the breakfast & dining room is through the bar & the lovely turf fire. Breakfast was a buffet. For the size & standard of the hotel the layout of the buffet area was too small & a bit cramped. The set up looked ad hoc so maybe this is just temporary as the room itself is spacious enough with great views of the gardens & the lake. The food was delicious especially the scrambled eggs & the pancakes. When you’re finished you can burn it off with a stroll in the hotels private gardens facing the lake. There was a large duck there throughout our stay who sat outside a door content to watch the world go by which is what it’s all about when you stay here.

Later that night we returned for dinner. The room seemed full & the staff were kept busy.
Eventually someone came to take our order. The delay set the tone for the evening as the service although friendly & courteous was extremely slow throughout the night. I looked around & it seemed we were not the only ones. Again the set up was a bit chaotic. Trays were brought out & placed on a table, the staff would then gather round, consult their pads & have a discussion on which order went where, on a couple of occasions even the sommelier got involved.
Couldn’t fault the food although €12 for a starter consisting of a small piece of black pudding with a tiny scoop of onion ice cream was a bit expensive.
On our last night the service seemed to be a bit quicker but we still had to wait a while between courses. Could not fault the staff on any of this & it did not take from the enjoyment of our stay.

Last day & sadly had to return home. Check out was also quick & easy & once again the staff were very pleasant to deal with. Overall we loved our stay & would return for that special occasion.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jollygirl66, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 5 April 2012
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments in relation to your recent visit to Harvey’s Point. We appreciate your constructive feedback and please be assured that we will address the issues you highlighted. We look forward to welcoming you back for a special occasion sometime in the future. Kind regards, Deirdre, Marc & Team.
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

We stayed here recently for a friend's wedding. The room was fabulous - oodles of space. The food was delicious, possibly the best food I've had at a wedding. Best of all though was the staff - they really were all charming and helpful. They actually looked like they enjoyed working there - a rare enough occurance nowadays. We'll definitely return again for a longer break.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Deirdre M, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 24 September 2012
Dear Guest, Apologies for the delay in response to your kind review. Thank you for sharing your comments and it would be our pleasure to welcome you back to Harvey's Point for a relaxing leisure break sometime. Kind regards, Deirdre, Marc & Team.
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

our second stay at harveys point and once again a fabulous weekend. service is excellent and the rooms are fabulous, the whole experience from food to scenerie is breath taking. can't wait to return!!!!

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jollygirl66, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 29 March 2012
Dear Ruth, It was lovely to welcome you back to Harvey’s Point and thank you for your kind words which are most appreciated by the Gysling Family and Team. Looking forward to seeing you soon again. Kind regards, Deirdre & Marc
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Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2012

We have just arrived home 25/3/12 after celebrating our friends 50th birthday. This is our second time to harveys point after spending a fantastic weekend, from the arrival to the greeting from Sean the cheeky ,but lovely porter to the ladies who welcomed us on the reception we felt like we had never been away.the service in the restaurant was first class and it was nice to see Lucy and Nancy the waitresses who always had time for a quick chat and helped with your every need, the food by these group of fine chefs is truly delicious and the quality of the meat and fish are succulent and the detail to presentation is to be fully appreciated by your visit.the rooms are presented for your every need there s nothing that has been left out and every detail from slippers and robes to sewing kits shoe shine hair products to double jacuzzi with back ground music to listen to.this is truly a gem of a hotel you will not be disappointed if you find it a bit expensive just try a overnight stay and ask for an upgrade send an email and ask for special offers.the nice touch one morning when we came down for breakfast was the owner greeting us at our table and having time to speak to you.I know some people will say yes ,but this keeps you coming back and yes!this s probably true ,but it s a nice touch with a lady who has put the time and effort in to make it the hotel this is today along with her husband.......alli can say is thank you and see you next year!

Mr and mrs John Davis room 310

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Jollygirl66, Owner at Harvey's Point, responded to this review, 29 March 2012
Dear Mr & Mrs Davis, We are genuinely touched to read your super review in relation to your recent experience at Harvey’s Point. It was our pleasure to welcome you all and thank you for choosing Harvey’s Point to celebrate such a special occasion. Your high praise encourages us to’ keep up the good work’ and we are particularly fortunate to have such a great team. Sean, Nancy, Lucy and all our staff are fine examples of Irish hospitality at its best. On behalf of us all, may I extend our sincere thanks to you for your continued loyalty to Harvey’s Point and we look forward to seeing you again next year. Kind regards, Deirdre
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Additional Information about Harvey's Point

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 Business Hotel in Donegal Town
#1 Family Hotel in Donegal Town
Price range (per night): ₹ 14,186 - ₹ 21,766
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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