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The Water's Edge Bed & Breakfast

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New York
Reviewed 16 March 2017

While traveling through Ireland with friends it was sheer accident and the best kind of luck that we just happened to find this amazing Bed & Breakfast in Donegal. This fantastic B&B was immaculate, located in beautiful surroundings on the shore of Donegal Bay. Marie was friendly, welcoming and helpful with hints to the best restaurants and Pubs. The location...

Thank Michael S
Smithville, New Jersey
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Marie made our stay the best it could possibly be. Beautiful location, 5 minutes to Town, best breakfasts in 11 days in Ireland. Spotless, beautiful setting, 15th century abby 1 minute walk... If you are visiting Donegal, STAY HERE! Earl Cain - Smithville, NJ

Thank earlc20162016
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Lovely B&B with nice decor and absolutely sparkling clean. Marie is very friendly and extremely helpful. The tea room is open all day to make yourself a tea or coffee when you please, it really felt like a home from home I kept forgetting to lock the room! Less than 5 min walk from the town centre but still nice...

Thank Rob M
Newry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Arrived on Wed to find a hidden gem down a driveway heading for the watersedge. From we arrived until we left Marie treated us extremely well. Nothing was too much bother. Even wen our friends arrived unexpectedly she switched rooms around so we would be beside each other. Guest house was spotless an breakfast was excellent. The setting around the...

Thank jennifer m
New York City, New York
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Beautiful setting between an old Abbey/ cemetery and a bay with benches to have a quiet moment. Great wifi connection, centrally located to the town's center, kind host, and a delicious breakfast. Would definitely stay again!

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Lovely B & B. Clean and cheerful decor. Marie is a great host and her breakfasts are delish! She provided us with places to eat and to visit. Near town...a very quick walk. It was easy to find...near visitor center.

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Mechanicville, New York
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Hands down the best nights stay we had during our week in Ireland! Marie was an excellent hostess. For some reason Donegal town was the most difficult town to find a B&B, but we happened to see a sign for this and we're glad we did! Marie gave us the front room with a nice view of Donegal Bay. The...

Thank Tradmusic
upstate pa
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

We had a very nice stay at the water's edge . Beautiful views right at the water's edge an old cemetery next door. Benches right near the water to relax and unwind. It was a nice stay I would recommend it. Breakfast was good. And for dinner we walked to the harbor restaurant. My sister had sea trout and I...

Thank twmUpstatePa
Innsbruck, Austria
Reviewed 15 December 2015

we stayed for 2 nights and enjoyed it very much - located slightly outside the Center (still within Walking distance) it provided a very quiet stay and great view over the lake and the sea. The room was really clean the Hosts offered a superiour breakfast

Thank Klaus_Schwemberger
Vollen, Norway
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Beautiful situation, warm, kind hostess and delicious breakfast. This is the sort of bed and breakfast which makes hotels pale in comparison!! She recommended The Harbour Restaurant which is truly worth a visit - especially for the seafood. We had a wonderful scallops pie!

Thank MargretEA

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Marie McGowan has been welcoming guests into her home in this idyllic location on the shores of Donegal Bay since 1991.This spacious, modern town house is delightfully situated beside the historic old Abbey of Donegal Town [est.1474] and is surrounded to the South & West by the waters of Donegal Bay. From here, it is just a mere 5 minute walk into the centre of town.Marie takes great delight in pampering her guests, with her speciality breakfast of locally caught salmon, smoked and served with all the trimmings. Other options include her perfectly cooked full Irish fry, freshly prepared fresh fruit platters and her own unique style of porridge (family recipe).The Water’s Edge is an approved establishment of Bord Failte Ireland. • All rooms en suite • All rooms have TV/Electric Blankets/ Hair Dryers • Tea & Coffee making facilities are also available • Overlooking Donegal Bay & 15th Century Abbey Ruins • Quiet, peaceful location yet within 5 minutes walk of town centre.Not only do visiting guests leave The Water’s Edge feeling completely satisfied, but the ducks & swans who spend their time lazily drifting up and down the Bay are well catered for too! ... more   less 

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Address: The Glebe | The Glebe, Donegal Town, Ireland
Region: Ireland > County Donegal > Donegal Town
Number of rooms: 4
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“ten minute walk to town!”
catinzhat, 24 May 2016 | Read review
“The wifi signal was weak in our room, but we simply went into the common room and it was a strong signal.”
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“Get directions on how to walk to the center of town.”
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“Room with water view”
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