Lake Of Shadows

Grianan ParkBuncranaIreland
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About Lake Of Shadows

Situated in Buncrana and overlooking Lough Swilly, the Lake of Shadows Hotel offers boutique, family-run accommodation with event space for up to 150 guests.

The hotel’s 23 bedrooms include single, twin/double and family options. All rooms are en-suite and feature flat-screen TVs with DVD players, work desks, direct dial phones and tea and coffee making facilities. Irons/boards are available on request.

Amenities at the Lake of Shadows Hotel include 24-hour front desk services, free Wi-Fi and complimentary parking. Plus, guests enjoy free access to the gym, Jacuzzi, sauna and pool at a sister hotel.

A full Irish breakfast is available at the Lake Bar & Bistro (rates are available with or without breakfast). Lunch and dinner menus retain a focus on local, seasonal produce.

The hotel lies less than a mile from the Buncrana Golf Club, ten miles from Fort Dunree and a 30-minute drive from Londonderry.


Grianan Park, Buncrana, Ireland
Telephone: +353(74)9361005 | 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
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Room safe
  • Television


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Wonderful meals

If you enjoy your food, then you will be super impressed with the meals at Lake Of Shadows in Buncrana, where guests have said that breakfast will set you up for the day, and the dinners are absolutely fabulous, especially the local dishes.

Great beds

If you are looking forward to a wonderful night's sleep, then these beds will do the trick. Guests have said that the comfort level of the beds far exceeded their expectations, and they are spacious with crisp clean linens too.

Great location for a vacation

Lake Of Shadows Hotel is in the perfect location according to most visitors, where the beach is within a five minute walk in the one direction, and the main street, with its many shops, restaurants and other small eateries is in the other direction, making it really convenient to almost all guests.

Negative Reviews

Just a little dated

A few visitors felt that many of the fixtures and fittings had reached the end of their time, and the hotel would benefit from updating the rooms and the decor in the public areas. Guests also felt that the bathrooms could do with an overall too.

Rooms could be warmer

Some visitors found the rooms to be a bit on the cold side on arrival, and would have preferred them to be warmed up beforehand. Regardless; if you request management to turn it up a bit, they will happily oblige.

No more negative reviews

There are no more negative reviews for this hotel.

Rating Overview

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8.6 out of 10 based on 78 reviews