Inishowen Gateway Hotel

Railway RoadBuncranaF93 PPH9Ireland
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About Inishowen Gateway Hotel

Inishowen Gateway Hotel is a 3-star hotel on the Inishowen Peninsula, with beautiful views out over Lough Swilly and the Buncrana Golf Course, where guests can play for free. The hotel has an indoor children’s play area and kids club, while Dunree Fort, Derry, Mamore Gap and plenty of other north-east Donegal attractions can be reached in a half-hour drive.

All 80 bedrooms are en-suite with baths/showers and hairdryers, modern decor in rustic golds, reds and greens, and each comes with a desk, free Wi-Fi, TV, direct-dial telephone and tea & coffee facilities.

The hotel offers complimentary leisure centre access, with swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room, as well as business services, free on-site parking, and a spa/wellbeing centre.

Peninsula Restaurant offers a seasonal menu and breakfast service, and Lough View Bar often has live music.

Lisfannon Beach is found right next to the Inishowen Gateway Hotel hotel grounds.


Railway Road, Buncrana, F93 PPH9, Ireland
Telephone: +353(74)9361144 | Fax: +353(74)9362278 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Organised activities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Friendly staff create relaxed atmosphere.

Guests found the Inishowen Gateway staff to be polite and friendly and the resulting atmosphere to be relaxed and welcoming.

High-quality facilities, especially kids club.

The facilities on offer at this hotel seem to be as wide-ranging as they are high quality, with the swimming pool and leisure centre found to be relaxing, and the kids club, Planet Active, was a firm favourite of both children and adults.

Food value, spacious rooms.

Most of those who stayed found the food to be of good quality, reasonably priced and tasty, while the rooms were likewise comfortable, spacious and clean.

Negative Reviews

Service can be a little slow.

Some found the dinner and breakfast services to be a little slow, and a few thought the check-in time was later than it should be, with some further waiting required for rooms.

Rooms a bit dated, or is it the colours?.

A few of those who stayed found the room decor to be on the dated side, but as some guests remarked, this could be due to the colour scheme used, rather than any indication of age.

Apparently thin walls.

Guests occasionally mentioned that the walls at Inishowen Gateway seemed to be a bit thin as they sometimes heard noise from other guests in adjacent rooms to theirs.

Rating Overview

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8.5 /10
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8.5 out of 10 based on 321 reviews