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Inishowen Gateway Hotel

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Indoor pool
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Overview of Inishowen Gateway Hotel

Inishowen Gateway Hotel

3.0 star property

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
Railway Road, Buncrana, Donegal

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBuncrana Golf Club1 min walk
  • Popular LocationBuncrana Beach4 min walk
  • Popular LocationNorth West Golf Club4 min drive
  • AirportLondonderry (LDY-City of Derry)35 min drive

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About this area


Located in Buncrana, Inishowen Gateway Hotel is next to a golf course and on the beach. Fort Dunree and Grianan Ailigh are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Buncrana Golf Club and North West Golf Club. Travelling with kids? Consider Templemore Sports Complex and Riverwatch Aquarium and Visitor Centre. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.

What's nearby

  • Buncrana Golf Club - 1 min walk
  • Buncrana Beach - 4 min walk
  • Lisfannon Strand - 3 min drive
  • North West Golf Club - 4 min drive
  • Rathmullan Heritage Centre - 57 min drive

Getting around

  • Londonderry Station - 30 min drive
  • Londonderry (LDY-City of Derry) - 35 min drive

About this property

Inishowen Gateway Hotel

3-star family-friendly hotel by the sea
You can look forward to 9 holes of golf, a terrace and a garden at Inishowen Gateway Hotel. With a beachfront location, this hotel is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Treat yourself to a body wrap, a hot stone massage or a body scrub at Seagrass Spa, the on-site spa. The on-site restaurant, Peninsula Restaurant, features ocean views. Aerobics classes are offered at the health club; the property also has a playground, dry cleaning/laundry services and 2 bars. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities, such as a business centre and a kids' club.
Additional perks include:
  • An indoor pool and a children's pool
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), self-parking (surcharge) and luggage storage
  • A vending machine, a ballroom and a 24-hour front desk
  • A reception hall, a lift and a banquet hall
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the helpful staff
Room features
All guest rooms at Inishowen Gateway Hotel include amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests reviews say good things about the overall comfort rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/bath combinations and free toiletries
  • Coffee/tea makers, daily housekeeping and desks


English, Irish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (third-party expert - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
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

  • Self parking on site (surcharge)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM: EUR 12.95 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • Peninsula Restaurant
  • Loughview Bar

Things to do

  • 9 holes of golf
  • Aerobics classes
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)


  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Reception hall
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Conference centre


  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - hot stone


  • 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 (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Towels


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone

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97% of travellers were happy with check-in
Check-in from 4 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in fee: EUR 10
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 24 December and 25 December.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for full breakfast: EUR 12.95 per person (approximately)
  • Early check-in fee: EUR 10 (subject to availability)

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

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Reservations are required for golf tee times; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

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 3 stars.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Inishowen Gateway Hotel 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 27 Sept 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 2 Oct 2022 start from €89.10, 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 Inishowen Gateway Hotel pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Inishowen Gateway Hotel?

Self-parking is available for a fee.

What time is check-in at Inishowen Gateway Hotel?

Check-in is from 4 PM - midnight. Early check-in is available for a fee of EUR 10 (subject to availability).

What time is check-out at Inishowen Gateway Hotel?

Checkout is at noon.

Where is Inishowen Gateway Hotel located?

Located in Buncrana, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within a 5-minute walk of Buncrana Golf Club and Buncrana Beach. Lisfannon Strand and North West Golf Club are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Inishowen Gateway Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, Inishowen Gateway Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Inishowen Gateway Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 64 out of 118 reviews
5 - Excellent 54%
Rating 4 - Good. 45 out of 118 reviews
4 - Good 38%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 118 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 118 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 118 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

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

5/5 Excellent

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

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in May 2022

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in May 2022

4/5 Good

Yu Chiang
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great views and walks and beach nearby for kids. Swimming pool great
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Great location right by the beach. Property is pretty dated, rooms are dated and need to be renovated.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

1/5 Terrible

Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
We were overall very impressed with our stay, the room was lovely (we were expecting an older styled room but it was recently redecorated), the bar food was beautiful and the breakfast in the peninsula restaurant the next morning was also beautiful. My sister had a Seaview room and it was so lovely. Tea and coffee making appliances in the room were very handy, and the location of the hotel was perfect, a short walk from the town. Our kids loved swimming in the pool and the fact the hotel had plenty of families staying, allowed the kids to play together. Staff were very friendly and welcoming.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022