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Clanree Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

nice hotel short break but made the most of it went to derry for the day but that was the day in oct the gale hit so only got the morning in derry but enjoyed it next day was donegal good then letterkenny the hotel was good good food staff went out their way for you

What a wonderful hotel. We arrived about 4pm, after a three hour drive, and we were met with a cheery warm hello, check - in was quick and we went straight to our comfy room. The room was toasty warm and what a delight as it was darn cold outside. The bathroom had underfloor heating and the shower was roomy. I managed to switch the tv on but I couldn’t get it to go off with the remote so I pulled the card from the electric slot momentarily and that did the trick. We had a quick cup of tea in the room, after a shower, and a mini shortcake biscuit; we were pushed for time as we were attending a function in another nearby hotel, the Mount Errigal. Breakfast next morning was superb. It was certainly very busy but I was a tad disappointed that they did not have any fish choice for breakfast. I opted for porridge and cream with some fresh fruit. I also put some of the cream into my coffee. My wife opted for the sausage, bacon and scrambled egg and she said her food was very tasty. As we wandered back to pack to go (we were just there one night) we took in the wonderful reception and all the Christmas and Santa decorations. We smiled at the transgender toilets near the breakfast room - great to see acceptance for the gay community with Ireland well advanced into the 21st century while Northern Ireland is kept in feudal times by a peculiar religious sect opposed to LGBT rights. They’d take the swings out of budgies cages on a Saturday night if they could to stop them having fun on a Sunday. The good news is that we have this hotel booked for a few nights at the end of January next and our whistle-stop visit has whetted our appetite to stop longer and enjoy more of what this delightful place has to offer. Check out was as fast as check in.

This is a fine hotel conveniently situated just outside Letterkenny. Ours was a short break and we visited Derry and Glenveagh National Park. The hotel and Letterkenny iare quite convenient for both . We eat there both nights, in McGettigans Bar, this is comfortable and very informal with good food and service, the Guinness was excellent on both nights. We found the staff friendly, courteous and eager to help and will have no hesitation in returning. There is plenty of space to sit around and relax or read, books are available for free

We received a very warm welcome from the lovely staff , the staff remained very helpful through out our visit 10 out of 10 for them. The room was ok noting to write home about but at the same time very clean and well maintained. The room however was located right beside the cleaners room so from 8am the noise was unbelievable between a banging door and general moving of objects there was no chance of a sleep in. We decided not to complain as maybe Sunday morning the cleaner may start a little later than 8am but unfortunately not .....either way it would not have mattered as the room was so badly sound proofed you could hear every single thing that was happening in the corridor There was clearly a couple of families on holiday together and the kids running and screaming from room to room this of course is bad parenting and not all the hotels fault. Also we found the room quite cold now I know it was a chilly weekend with snow and all the heater was on just not fit to warm the room we even considered sleeping in the bathroom as it was roasting It would be great if a hotel would use a little cope on in fairness and not allocate a non children couple on the same level as so many families or maybe they do and in this case we were just not lucky enough to have been chosen. Overall we would not return as the main purpose of going away was to relax and enjoy a sleep in after long weeks work which is not possible in this hotel well at least not in this room

Winter blues were setting in and we needed a little break that wasn't going to cost the earth. Spotted Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny on Groupon and it fitted the bill perfectly. Two nights, accommodation only, for little or nothing. Arrived about two o'clock and decided to have lunch in the McGettigans Bar but the menu wasn't what we fancied. lo The staff directed us to the Hotel where a Sunday lunch was being served. It was the largest dinning area I have ever seen , looked more like a holiday camp canteen canteen but with properly dressed and set tables. Was led to our table by a nice young man who explained the fare available. One course was €14.50 and as many courses as you liked for €23.50. We decided to go all out and boy was this a good decision. Soup and fresh bread and rolls were served. All other courses were from the carvery area. We had soup, tempura prawns with side salad , half a ton of beautiful roast beef with fresh veg, selection of desserts and finished off with tea and coffee , again served to the table. Wobbled over to the check in and we were allocated our room. At the price I wasn't expecting much but the room was huge, more like a suite. The bathroom/wet room. was also spacious with loads of fresh towels. Couldn't have asked for better. Obviously didn't need to eat again that day but next morning decided to have breakfast in the Hotel. You pay €12 each in advance at the reception. Again the breakfast was really very nice buffet affair. Lots of fresh fruit , good quality full Irish with freshly cooked eggs. Again good value. Evening Meal in McGettigans Bar(hotel Bar). Monday special 12 oz sirloin steaks with all the trimmings €27 for TWO. Unbeatable!! Any downsides? Room really warm, even with windows open but in fairness I didn't try to adjust rads. Room views front and back terrible. Some small noise from Gym area around tea time but again once you identified the source it didn't bother you. In summary a really nice stay in a really nice hotel with friendly staff and good food. We shall return.

My partner and I stayed in your fine hotel 11/11/2017-13/11/2017 having won a stay as a prize in our workplace (also a 4 Star hotel). Very impressed from start to finish. We stayed in RM139, an executive suite, and it was faultless, extremely clean, spacious and well furnished. The girls on reception, and the staff in general were friendly and approachable. The lobby was exquisite, always a key feature upon any guests arrival. When we dined in the bar on the Sunday night, the food was very tasty and reasonably priced. Thanks for a lovely time and I will definitely be recommending the Clanree.

Stayed here this weekend to attend a close friends party. Hotel was very accommodating in organising the right type of room for our needs. We ended up with two interconnecting rooms which were fantastic and really suited our needs perfectly. The reception staff also organised a local babysitter which was very useful and she was very good. This hotel offers real value and a friendly service and I would definitely recommend it.

My fiance and I stayed here for a nights break away from the hustle and bustle of work and home. We have done this a few times and we always go back to the Clanree. Tori at reception goes above and beyond her duties and always welcomes you with a friendly smile and outgoing personality. Something every front should have. The rooms were lovely and clean welldone to the housekeepers. The breakfast was very tasty and well laid out. Staff also were second to none. McGettigans is a must for their Hendricks cocktails and their steak. So worth it. Staff are very attentive and will look after you well. We will always come back for our stays. Thanks Clanree staff.

As I have always admired the clanree hotel in passing , my partner had bought me a voucher for Xmas present last year , we decided to book a weekend , we stayed the weekend of the 10th of November , when we arrived & booked in the desk staff were very friendly & check in was very smooth ! As we arrived at our room which was at the front of the hotel & looked on to the main road , & was extremely noisy , we rang reception & ask could we be moved , we were offered to be moved the next day , which I think was not good enough as we payed enough for the room , the both nights we did not get much sleep due to the road noise, on the Friday night we went to the bar & had a meal 🥘 the menu was very bland as was the food !! We asked later if there was a resident bar & were told ! No ! Never have stayed in a hotel of this size with no resident bar ! It’s a joke ! 😡 the room was cold & noisy & I would definitely would not recommend this hotel to anyone , I have stayed in lots of hotels in donegal & this is one of the worst , I was looking forward to a lovely stay here but such a disappointment , we went out on Saturday evening to a bar / restaurant out @ new mills & the food there was by far a million times better than the clanree !! To sum it up the “ clanree “ is not a 4 star hotel & is not a hotel I will stay in again . The only thing I will do is admire it on passing “. Big big disappointment “ I will give it a 2 out of 10 😩😩

The Clanree Hotel is so convenient to the town of letterkenny , also so close to city of Derry .we had two days of real relaxing , good food also access to their pool gym etc.The rooms were big and roomy ,large bathroom and of coarse a big comfortable bed so warm and cosy .The rooms were immaculate.The staff were so friendly and helpful , nothing was a bother to them .we had just missed a big Country weekend , which was very busy, and I’m sure staff were very tired after such a busy wk end , but did not reflect on their customers , or their work .Thanks to everyone at this beautiful hotel , I can’t wait until I return for their great deals and good food x

Derry Road Letterkenny Donegal

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool

Clanree Hotel is located within a mile (2 km) of Letterkenny Town Council Public Services Centre and Letterkenny Golf Club. This 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 120 rooms and conveniences like an indoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Near the airport, the hotel is also close to Letterkenny Leisure Centre and Letterkenny Cathedral.


Enjoy dining at Aileach Restaurant, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, a full breakfast is available for a fee.


All 120 rooms feature coffee makers, free newspapers, and safes. Guests can expect to find TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. In-room massages are available, and other amenities include phones and free toiletries.

Property features

Clanree Hotel features an indoor pool, a children's pool, and a fitness center. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 3 meeting rooms.

Room options

Family Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Double Room Single Use

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Executive Double Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

66% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1164 reviews