The Gateway Lodge

Lough Eske Road - R925.Donegal TownIreland
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About The Gateway Lodge

Strategically located in the heart of Donegal Town, The Gateway Lodge is just six minutes’ walk to Donegal Castle and ten minutes’ walk to Donegal Bay Waterbus. A lush garden with seating areas, terrace, and private parking area are featured in this non-smoking property.

The rooms are newly refurbished are equipped with tea & coffee making facilities and flat screen TVs with satellite channels. The en-suite bathrooms come with complimentary toiletries. Hairdryers and ironing facilities are available upon guests’ notification.

The Gateway Lodge offers luggage storage service. Free Wi-Fi access all throughout the lodge is also available.

Cooked-to-order breakfast is served at the on-site award-winning Blas Restaurant, along with a la carte Irish cuisine for lunch and dinner. Cocktails and other refreshing beverages can be availed at the bar.

Harvey's Point Lough Eske is four miles from this property, and Ardnamona Gardens is six miles away. The Sligo Airport is 32 miles away.


Lough Eske Road - R925, ., Donegal Town, Ireland
Telephone: +353(74)9740405 | Fax: +353(74)9710112 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Well situated near Donegal Town centre

The proximity of this property to the town centre of Donegal is very convenient for guests. It provided a great base for visiting Donegal because it is literally just two minutes' walk from the centre where all the pubs and restaurants are located. Besides, the Castle is also within walking distance.

Generally clean and modern room

Previous guests admired the good quality accommodations. The rooms were clean and had plenty of space with beautiful modern decors and king size comfortable bed. They also expressed that each room had a feel of an upscale accommodation.

Excellent staff service!

Guests applauded the cheerful and helpful staff, stating that their service was even better than high-rated hotels. They made guests feel so welcome and gave them all the information and recommendations for exploring the place. Aside from that, check-in was fast and smooth.

Negative Reviews

Noise from adjacent rooms can be heard

Guests complained that the walls were paper thin, and they could hear every noise coming from the outside of the rooms. The thin walls allowed them to hear kids next door playing as well as footsteps and other unnecessary noise from the corridor.

No breakfast included

One common negative comment from the previous guests was that breakfast should be included on the price. Guests had a couple of options, either to pay an additional fee per day for breakfast or go somewhere else to eat.

Lacks in-room amenities

According to guests, service of this property can be better if they have some of the basic amenities like a dresser or shelf for the storage of clothes and stuff, hairdryer, and complimentary water. These things could have enhanced guests' overall lovely experience.

Rating Overview

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    8.2 /10
9.2 out of 10 based on 449 reviews