Hooray for Harvey's!
Harvey’s Point hotel in Donegal is celebrating being named the best hotel in Ireland for 2020.
The luxurious lakeside hotel has once again topped the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards.
Harvey’s was also ranked as Ireland’s Most Romantic Hotel and will gain extra international recognition as the 12th best in Europe.
In the year of domestic tourism, the achievement puts Donegal in the spotlight as the destination for top-class hospitality.
A message from the Harvey’s Point team last night shared their delight with the amazing accolades and said: “We are honored to be in the company of so many fabulous hotels.
“A heartfelt thanks to our many guests who wrote so favorably of their experiences at Harvey’s Point.”
Harvey’s Point is no stranger to the No. 1 spot on TripAdvisor, which is regarded as one of the most influential travel sites in the world. The hotel held the title for five consecutive years from 2013 to 2017 and regained the top spot again in 2019.
The four-star Swiss-Donegal hotel, on the picturesque shores of Lough Eske, is world-renowned for its hospitality and high standards. The hotel was sold by Deirdre McGlone and Marc Gysling last year after their 30 years of “happy hotel keeping”.
Now owned by Austrian investor Thomas Roeggla, the hotel has entered a new era under General Manager Niall Coffey and is undergoing major investment. A new grand ballroom was unveiled in March and more redevelopments are on the way.
The Shandon Hotel in Portnablagh has also won a coveted TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for 2020. The hotel, which boasts stunning seaside views, was ranked at No. 22 in the list of top hotels in Ireland.
Meanwhile, On the Rocks B&B in Greencastle is celebrating winning the third place on TripAdvisor’s list of Ireland’s Best B&Bs and Inns for 2020.
The B&B, owned by Owen and Mary Doyle, opened in 2013 as a modern eco house with panoramic views of Lough Foyle.
The residence welcomed famous guests Daniel and Majella O’Donnell as part of the couple’s televised B&B Road Trip in 2018,