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Ostan Gweedore

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2 euro Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere
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Ostan Gweedore
Bunbeg Co Donegal
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8 votes
Tel: +353 74 953 1177

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Although its blocky 1970s’ architectural style may not be to today’s taste, Ostan Gweedore was built to make the most of the location - and this it does exceptionally well.
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (Sea Angling nearby)
  • Fitness Room
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Golf nearby
  • Jacuzzi
  • Leisure Centre (Gym & Pool)
  • Sauna
  • Spa (Other)
  • Steam Room
  • Swimming Pool (Indoor)
  • Walking - Hillwalking (recommended routes or guides available)
  • Banqueting
  • Breaks - Off Season
  • Breaks - Short
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Children's Baby Sitting Arranged
  • Conference Venue
  • Dogs permitted - no charge
  • Dogs permitted - staying in bedroom
  • Family Friendly
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms (accessible for less able)
  • Live Music
  • Location - Beach on site
  • Location - By the sea
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Scenic
  • Location - Waterside
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Open New Year
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private Parties
  • Self Catering Also Avail
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Seated
  • Wedding Venue
  • Bistro
  • Contemporary Irish
  • Seafood
  • Tapas
  • Al Fresco
  • Atmospheric
  • Attractive Views
  • Business Meal
  • Cocktails
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Contemporary Bar
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Formal
  • MSG Free
  • Music - Other Live
  • Party Venue
  • Pub Grub
  • Romantic
  • Sunday Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)

Ostan Gweedore

Although its blocky 1970s’ architectural style may not be to today’s taste, Ostan Gweedore was built to make the most of the location - and this it does exceptionally well.


Spacious public areas, including the aptly named Ocean Restaurant and the Library Bar (“the most westerly reading room on the Atlantic seaboard”) have superb views over the shoreline and Mount Errigal - as does the Sundowner Wine & Tapas Bar, which offers a wide range of wines by the glass and a menu of small tapas-style dishes to nibble while you watch the sun sinking in the west.


The hotel takes pride in the restaurant - extensive menus offer a wide range of dishes based mainly on local produce, especially seafood and Donegal mountain lamb - and it has a local following.


Most of the bedrooms have panoramic sea views and, although dated, they are comfortable. It’s a very relaxing place and in high season is ideal for families, with its wonderful beach and outdoor activities, including tennis, pitch & putt and day visits to nearby islands Tory, Gola and Arranmore.


If you enjoy fresh air and exercise, ask at reception for the booklet Walks in the Bunbeg Area, which was specially commissioned by the hotel and details a variety of planned walks and cycle paths in the locality.


Wet days are looked after too, with indoor leisure facilities that include a 19-metre swimming pool, Jacuzzi and gym, supervised by qualified staff.


This romantic setting is predictably popular for weddings.


*Donegal Airport, Carrickfin is nearby.

Conferences/banqueting (300/350); meeting rooms; free broadband wi/fi. Rooms 34 (3 suites, 6 family rooms, 1 ground floor, 1 for disabled); B&B €80-130 per room, single €75. Children welcome (Under 10s free in parents' room at managements discretion, cot available without charge, baby sitting arranged). Dogs permitted by arrangement (stay in bedroom, no charge). Ocean Restaurant: L Sun only, 12-4pm; D daily, 7-8.45, á la carte; Sundowner Tapas bar: 7pm-9.30pm daily. Ostan brunch menu served 1-6pm, Mon-Sat, €5. Leisure centre; spa. Fishing and golf (9 hole) available locally. * Self-catering apartments also available. Open all year. Amex, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 06-03-2014
Author: Georgina Campbell

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From Letterkenny, take coast road past hospital.

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