Must-see hotels in Southwestern Donegal

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    Castle Murray

    Overlooking the ruins of the 15th-century McSwyne’s Castle, Castle Murray is not a castle, but a boutique hotel in a sprawling modern beach house. Most of…

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    Carnaween House

    Carnaween House glows with brilliant white bedrooms in a luxury beach-house style – indeed, the sands on the adjoining beach are almost as white. The…

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    The name might be ironic and this isn't Piccadilly, but this superbly run guesthouse in the town centre has ritzy facilities, including an enormous…

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    Woodhill House

    Ireland's last commercial whaling family once lived in this grand manor house, parts of which date from the 17th century. It has a well-stocked bar and…

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    Dooey Hostel

    Perched high on a hill, Dooey Hostel is entered via a corridor carved out of a plant-strewn rock face. Facilities are rustic, but clean and comfortable,…

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    Derrylahan Independent Hostel

    This rustic, well-run IHH hostel is set on a hilly, windy and dramatic site on a working farm. It has 32 beds in 10 comfortable rooms with private…

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    Áras Ghlean Cholm Cille

    This large place in peaceful Malinmore is a good choice, with a large variety of rooms from small but serviceable singles to larger doubles, twins and…

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    Drumbeagh House

    Accommodating hosts with plenty of local knowledge make this small B&B a great find. The cosy rooms are tastefully decorated in neutral colours and the…

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    Malinbeg Hostel

    Flung out on a remote stretch of coast near Silver Strand beach, the Malinbeg Hostel is the place for simplicity and total seclusion (and no wi-fi or…

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    Bayview Country House

    Just 800m north of town and overlooking the bay, this purpose-built B&B has spacious rooms with pretty floral bedspreads, spotless bathrooms and great…

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    Gort na Móna

    The fine mountain views and large but cosy and colourful rooms make this a real home away from home, and the breakfast includes preserves made from…

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    Tara Hotel

    This modern hotel across from and overlooking the harbour has 32 comfortable, simple rooms, a decent bar and a small gym with spa bath, sauna and steam…

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    Inishduff House

    About 5km east of Kilcar, this modern B&B run by Ethna has large, comfortable rooms, a varied breakfast menu and supreme sea views. The mood matches the…