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Blue Stack Heaven
Just 4.5 miles outside donegal town on the road to Letterkenny lies Lough ESKE. The lough is overlooked by the Blue Stack mountains. If you like to see breathtaking scenery you could do no better. The lough is well stocked with salmon and trout (permits available). On the far side of the lough lies Harveys Point which has good food (and Guiness ),where you can sit in comfort and take in the scenery.
The Best Hotel in Ireland?
We recently stayed at Harveys Point, mainly because of the great reviews on tripadvisor. It was wonderful, from the moment we drove through the large gated entrance nothing was less than excellent. The reception staff were friendly and efficient, the suite was palatial, the food in the restaurant was amazing. The rating on this hotel is 4 star. I've stayed in a lot of 4 star hotels and Harveys Point was way above this standard. I can't wait to return.
Birthday in Donegal
Stayed at Harveys point hotel at start of march 2007 with my wife to celebrate her birthday.
The hotel is just five miles outside donegal town at the shores of a small lake.
It is unashamedly in the luxury bracket and certainly not in the bargain weekend hotel sector.
We booked a suite and were almost overwhelmed at the size and facilities offered.
Huge suite,beautiful bathroom with large bath tub ,shower and loads of space everywhere, lovely views from our room over Lough Eske.
Dinner was lovely, no rush and 5 courses in a lovely ambient atmosphere.
The cabaret was great, the genial manager eamon leading the small audience in a great sing along!
A small gripe here - the hotel trails a large cast of well known performers for this cabaret but none performed on our stay.
Breakfast in bed the next morning was great - just as we had ordered with hand written notes on the menu card!
Harveys Point is by no means cheap but we felt that we had got value for our money and would highly recommend.
little peace of heaven
just returned from harveys point hotel,we had the most amazing time.we booked in for 3nights and upon arrival we were upgraded to a beautiful deluxe room over looking lough eske,that was just the beginning.The service, the staff,the food was outstanding.Everything was made perfect for us,we have stayed twice before in harveys but every time seems to get better.We are having our wedding reception in may in this beautiful hotel,and i cant think of anywhere better to spend the most special day of our lives.
superb Hotel very relaxing and excellent staff.
We stayed for five nights at Harveys Point for my wife's birthday which coincided with Easter. From the moment we arrived until our departure, we were treated very well, everyone was very courteous and professional. Our room was huge - it was more like a suite in fact with separate hall, wardrobe and kitchen area. The bathroom was very luxurious. Our stay included three evening meals which were thoroughly delicious. The breakfast buffet was exceptional being one of the best hotel breakfasts we have had. I would thoroughly recommend Harveys to anyone who is looking to spend a few days in a luxurious lakeside setting with good food, staff and accommodation. We will definitely return!
Stayed for one night in this hotel for a celebration and cannot recomend it highly enough.
We stayed in a Deluxe room which was a very large studio suite overlooking the lake. The room had an entrance hall, large bathroom, dresssing room, kitchenette, and then the main bedroom and sitting room. The main room had a very large bed by any standard, two armchairs, table and chairs for eating, a work desk and big flat screen TV. The bathroom was big with a two person jacuzzi tub and seperate shower as well as the facilities you would expect in a quality hotel.
The room was clean, not a speck of dirt anywhere, and very nicely decorated. Everything from the toiletries to the complimentary chocolates on the turned down bed, was beatifully presented.
We had a meal in the restaurant, which was delicious, and despite being a vegetarian I had no trouble with selecting a truly tasty satisfying meal. The menu was also varied enough to satisfy a meat eater who enjoys their food.
We had breakfast delivered to the room, it arrived promptly, was well presented, tasted very good and everything that should have been warm was warm!
We found the staff very polite and friendly without being intrusive, and we felt looked after.
On the whole I would unreservedly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to stay in comfort, eat good food, and be made to feel welcome. A touch of luxury in rural Donegal!
Very disappionted with food and restuurant service
Welcome was warm and we were shown to our room efficiently. The standard of accommodation was excellent.
Problems arose in the restaurant. The service was slow and extremely amateur. The waiting staff were pleasant but all extermely young and evidently inexperienced. There was no clear leadership and this led to a distinct feeling of chaos. Service was very slow and when the food arrived we were extremely disappointed with its quality. The monkfish was so overcooked and over seasoned that it was almost inedible and the sole was similar and heavily tainted with garlic. The quality was so that both main courses were returned, barely touched, to the kitchen.
No problems in the accommodatiion department but the kitchen and restaurant needs much improvement.
Quality of dining really did spoil the experience completely!
Spent a lovely weekend at the hotel and everything was really lovely, from the food to the staff to the immaculate gardens and I can't even begin to describe how amazing the room was! I will definitely be coming back.
Finest rooms we ever had
This has to be the finest hotel that the average person in Ireland can experience. The suites were a real treat and the food excellent. The only flaw is that the bar/lounge was empty except for the 2 of us. Everyone stayed in their suites. In one way it was great to have the peace and quiet but a bit of conversation in the evening would have been nice.
Harvey's Point is an extraordinary Swiss owned and managed small (74 rooms) luxury hotel, with enormous (up to 160 sq m!) and extravagantly furnished rooms. It's located on the edge of a small lake in scenic south Donegal, complete with well fed in-garden geese. Minimalists may recoil from the style but the atmosphere is comfortable and the (generally local) staff very pleasant and helpful. The restaurant menus are appropriately complex and the food of high quality - but the portions are huge. Unusually, there is a comprehensive vegetarian menu.
The overall concept may be questioned by some but it's difficult to find fault with its execution. Rating - five star minus. This is a good addition to Donegal's inadequate hotel infrastructure and recommended to those who appreciate the style and are not on a small budget. Tip - weekends may be busy with weddings and the Sunday lunch event.