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The Arches Country House
Ranked #3 of 43 Donegal Town B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
conwy
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3 reviews
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“Hard job to beat this B&B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2011

Well off the main road overlooking a lake. Best views from a B&B I have ever seen. Rooms were clean, well designed and comfortable. Nice quality towels and bedlinen. Garden was amazing and much praise should be given to hosts husband who apparently looks after them. Breakfast room well designed and cutlery/crockery good quality. Excellent value for money all round. Only downside was filling in a form for breakfast choice day before, but otherwise can't fault it.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2011

An outstanding B&B in all respects. A lovely location a little distance from Donegal town, beautiful premises and a large,charming and well appointed room. The breakfast was superb. Noreen was welcoming and efficient. Exceptional value.

Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2011

I wasn't going to write this review at first but thought other fellow B&B patrons needed another opinion. Arches is a well appointed Bed & Breakfast, roomy accommodations, up-to-date bath facilities and beautiful grounds. However, my wife and I felt like "hotel guests" not B&B visitors; when we arrived the welcome was somewhat odd, we introduced ourselves but the owner didn't bother to introduce herself (fortunately, I read the Web site prior to travelling to know who we were staying with: Noreen). This left us a continual odd feeling during our stay. Before breakfast the last day I waved at Noreen's husband who was in the kitchen and got back a blank stare as if it was not customary to fraternize with the guests. So, if you're looking for a good updated accommodation in Donegal Town area you can't beat Arches but it lacks in a B&B hospitality realm.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2011

This is a top rate B and B and Noreen, our host was very helpful and friendly. Our room downstairs was large, spacious, with comfortable beds, and had a lovely new bathroom. We wished we could have stayed longer than one night to enjoy the view of the Lough, and walk along the country lanes. So peaceful and pleasant. We went to the nearby Point resort for dinner, which was trying to be 5 star but was hilariously chaotic for a Sunday evening! I was silly enough to leave a top and a hairbrush behind, and Noreen was very kind to send it on to England before I left for Australia. It is these little (unforseen) things that count, so thankyou Noreen for a wonderful Donegal welcome and ensuring I did not have to leave the UK without my favourite Pears hairbrush!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2011

This guest house is just lovely. It is situated in the country along very small country lanes. If you haven't stayed in the country in Ireland this is the perfect place to do it. There are nice walks to take right out the front door. Noreen is a completely gracious hostess. Her breakfasts are delicious. Don't see how you could do much better.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Arches Country House

Property: The Arches Country House
Address: Lough Eske, Donegal Town, Ireland
Region: Ireland > County Donegal > Donegal Town
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Donegal Town
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,955 - ₹ 6,173
Hotel Class:4 star — The Arches Country House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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