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The Ballyliffin Lodge and Spa

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Indoor pool
Property entrance
Front of property
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served, Irish cuisine, ocean views

Overview of The Ballyliffin Lodge and Spa

The Ballyliffin Lodge and Spa

4.0 star property

9.0/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
Shore Road, Ballyliffin, Donegal, F93 XR25

Guests rated this location 9.0/10 - Wonderful

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDoagh Famine Village11 min drive
  • Popular LocationCarrickbrackey Castle16 min drive
  • Popular LocationFive Fingers Strand35 min drive
  • AirportLondonderry (LDY-City of Derry)58 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Ballyliffin, The Ballyliffin Lodge and Spa is in a rural area and on the waterfront. Doagh Famine Village and Carrickbrackey Castle are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Ballyliffin Golf Course and Buncrana Golf Club. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game drives and game viewing.

What's nearby

  • Doagh Famine Village - 11 min drive
  • Carrickbrackey Castle - 16 min drive
  • Malin Head - 28 min drive
  • Five Fingers Strand - 35 min drive
  • Portsalon Beach - 106 min drive

Getting around

  • Belfast International Airport (BFS) - 116 min drive


  • McCleans - 14 min drive
  • Claire The Baker's - 11 min drive
  • Nancy's Barn Ballyliffin - 3 min walk
  • The Arch - 11 min drive
  • MacTams - 3 min drive

About this property

The Ballyliffin Lodge and Spa

4-star family-friendly hotel by the ocean
Consider a stay at The Ballyliffin Lodge and Spa and take advantage of 36 holes of golf, a return airport shuttle and a terrace. Tee up with amenities such as a restaurant with golf course views at this hotel. Treat yourself to a detox wrap, a massage or aromatherapy at Rock Crystal Spa, the on-site spa. The on-site Irish cuisine restaurant, Jacks Bar and Restaurant, features ocean views and brunch. Aerobics classes are offered at the health club; the property also has a garden, a playground and a hair salon. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities, such as an arcade/games room and dry cleaning/laundry services.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • An indoor pool and a children's pool
  • Free self-parking
  • Continental breakfast (surcharge), tour/ticket information and a lift
  • A front desk safe, a gift shop and a reception hall
  • Guest reviews say great things about the helpful staff
Room features
All 40 rooms have amenities, such as free WiFi and safes, as well as free bottled water and room service. Guests reviews speak well of the spacious rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/bath combinations and free toiletries
  • Coffee/tea makers, daily housekeeping and desks



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • On-site parking available only on request
  • Free secured self-parking on site
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee: EUR 11 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Restaurants on site

  • Jacks Bar and Restaurant

Things to do

  • 36 holes of golf
  • Aerobics classes
  • Arcade/games room
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Arcade/games room
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Conference centre (5382 square feet of space)
  • Meeting rooms


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • 3 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Sauna
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Lift
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Wheelchair-accessible (may have limits)


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Fireplace in reception
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3 PM - 11:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for continental breakfast: from approximately EUR 11 per person

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

National rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland) assigns an official star rating for accommodation in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.

Property is also known as

Ballyliffin Lodge
Lodge Ballyliffin
Ballyliffin Hotel Ballyliffin
Ballyliffin Hotel Donegal
Ballyliffin Lodge And Spa Hotel
Ballyliffin Lodge Hotel
Ballyliffin Spa Hotel
The Ballyliffin Lodge Spa
The Ballyliffin Ballyliffin
The Ballyliffin Lodge and Spa Hotel
The Ballyliffin Lodge and Spa Ballyliffin
The Ballyliffin Lodge and Spa Hotel Ballyliffin

Frequently asked questions

Does The Ballyliffin Lodge and Spa have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool and a children's pool.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 1 Apr 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 18 Apr 2023 start from €112.79, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is The Ballyliffin Lodge and Spa pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at The Ballyliffin Lodge and Spa?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Ballyliffin Lodge and Spa?

Check-in is from 3 PM - 11:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at The Ballyliffin Lodge and Spa?

Checkout is at 11:00 AM.

Does The Ballyliffin Lodge and Spa provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle.

Where is The Ballyliffin Lodge and Spa located?

This family-friendly Ballyliffin hotel is located on the waterfront, within 3 mi (5 km) of Ballyliffin Golf Course and Glenevin Waterfall. Doagh Famine Village and Carrickbrackey Castle are also within 6 miles (10 km).




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Rating 2 - Terrible. 1 out of 159 reviews" "
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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Business traveller
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very very nice
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

6/10 Okay


Travelled with partner
Disappointing. The spa and changing rooms are very tired and dirty in places. The scum line around the jacuzzi was particularly bad. Food was ok. Staff in the restaurant were lovely. Doesn’t feel like a 4 star hotel
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Fabulous 3 night break
I çould not fault anything.Stall were welcoming and courteous. The bedrooms and hotel wzs spotlessly clean. There was a wide range of food to choose from at breakfast and extensive menu selection for meals throughout the day. Beautiful views looking out to the atlantic ocean. Theres an onsite spa and pool so something for everyone
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2022

8/10 Good


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Spacious clean room and great irish breakfast.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
My room was spacious and had a lovely terrace. The staff was very helpful and everything was well cared for and clean. I wish I had a chance to use the beautiful pool area. Maybe next time!

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The only one thing that was unpleasant was the staff member on our checking in day. She was very off putting which was disappointing but the rest of the staff and facilities were great. .
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great hotel very friendly staff
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022