Gateway Lodge Donegal

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Overview of Gateway Lodge Donegal

Gateway Lodge Donegal

3.0 star property
3-star guesthouse in Donegal

9.4/10 Exceptional

298 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
Killybegs road (R925), Donegal, Co. Donegal
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace

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About this area

Getting around

  • Letterkenny (LTR-Letterkenny Airfield) - 41 min drive
  • Donegal (CFN) - 65 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Gateway Lodge Donegal

3-star guesthouse
At Gateway Lodge Donegal, you can look forward to a roundtrip airport shuttle, a terrace, and a coffee shop/cafe. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a garden and a bar.
Additional perks include:
  • Free self parking
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), smoke-free premises, and an elevator
  • Express check-out, express check-in, and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the location
Room features
All guestrooms at Gateway Lodge Donegal have amenities such as free WiFi.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and free toiletries
  • 40-inch flat-screen TVs with digital channels
  • Free infant beds, electric kettles, and heating



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 26 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 4 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 9 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (8 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8 AM–10:30 AM
  • Coffee shop

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Children's menu


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1995
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Free crib/infant bed

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Blas@thegateway - Overlooking the garden, this bistro specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between EUR 12.5 and EUR 12.5 for adults, and EUR 5.0 and EUR 5.00 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 20 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 20 (subject to availability)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 20 per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Gateway Lodge Donegal
Gateway Donegal
Gateway Lodge Donegal Donegal
Gateway Lodge Donegal Guesthouse
Gateway Lodge Donegal Guesthouse Donegal

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Gateway Lodge Donegal?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Gateway Lodge Donegal?
As of 27 September 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Gateway Lodge Donegal on 28 September 2022 start from NZ$186, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at Gateway Lodge Donegal?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Gateway Lodge Donegal?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Gateway Lodge Donegal?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Gateway Lodge Donegal?
You can check in from 4 PM - 11:00 PM. There's a charge of EUR 20 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of EUR 20 (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Gateway Lodge Donegal and nearby?
Gateway Lodge Donegal has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Gateway Lodge Donegal?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include La Bella Donna (3-min walk), The Reveller Bar (4-min walk), and Olde Castle Bar (4-min walk).
What's the area around Gateway Lodge Donegal like?
Gateway Lodge Donegal is a short 4-minute walk from Donegal Castle and 4 minutes' walk from O'Donnel's Castle. Travelers give top marks for the guesthouse's prime location.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Jemima, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Solo Travel to Donegal
I went to Donegal alone and going alone can be scary for many people. But I feel the Gateway Lodge was perfect for me. It’s beside the City Centre. Staff where friendly. Check in and out was simple. Plenty of parking and the food was amazing. If I was to go again, I won’t hesitate to choose the Gateway Lodge again. 10/10 would recommend.
Nathan, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

We weren’t so impressed with the breakfast option. We found a better source on the Diamond. It would have been nice to have access to an Ice machine.
Mary, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderfully convenient
Wonderfully convenient as the hotel is quiet and has free parking but is just a few minutes walk into town. Would recommend.
Deborah, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Cleanliness/friendly and value
Paul, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful and comfortable room. Convenient to town.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Pub Crawl in Donegal
Very clean, great showers. Wish the TV had more chanels but we didnt stay to watch tv. Was a quick 2 min walk to all the pubs. Hotel had great breakfast. The town was cute and fun. locals here are very friendly.
Linda, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff in both the hotel and cafe were very friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. I really enjoyed my short stay.
Rob, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A Must Book
Our stay was great, Lynne on reception was great, kind and thoughtful. The night porter was lovely and friendly (as we arrived late) The service and cleanliness off the hotel was second to non, would recommend to anyone to stay and would be the only place we stay when next visiting Donegal Town
Olivia, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Mark, 1-night trip with friends
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