The newly-opened Shandon Hotel & Spa has been ranked Number 15 in the Top Hotels in Ireland for 2017.

The winners of the  TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice awards 2017 were announced yesterday, revealing that the Shandon Hotel & Spa placed highly amongst Ireland’s top 25 hotels to stay.

Management and staff at the Shandon Hotel are celebrating the remarkable achievement of being ranked highly with the cream of the crop after being open less than a year.

Also in the Top 20 Irish hotels from Donegal is Harvey’s Point at number one, Villa Rose Hotel at number ten and Rathmullen House at number 17.

The TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice awards combine rating from millions of explorers worldwide to form a picture of the world’s best destinations and residences.

Views from the Shandon Hotel & Spa

Carolynne Harrison, General Manager of Shandon Hotel, said that these awards signal an exciting time for Donegal.

“This puts Donegal firmly on the map with almost a quarter of the top 20 being Donegal hotels.”

“We are exceptionally proud considering we are only infants at this stage and all credit goes to the fantastic team I have at the Shandon who’ve put their hearts and souls into making our guests have a wonderful experience!

“Donegal as a destination and a brand has went from strength to strength particularly over the past year. Huge investment into our own product by the Hotel’s proprietor and a firm vision for opening up Marble Hill area and the creation of over 100 jobs and excellent opportunities is something I’m very grateful for as is the local community and surrounding areas along the Wild Atlantic Way.

“The Shandon has extensive plans to build on that vision and continue to invest in tourism in Donegal,” Ms Harrison said.

The Shandon Hotel this week opened a new selection of executive rooms. Every deluxe room in the residence overlooks the breathtakingly beautiful Sheephaven Bay and provides stunning views for guests.

Another huge draw for guests at the hotel is the tranquil Shandon Spa, which encompasses a swimming pool, thermal spa, relaxation room and outdoor Canadian hot-tub – all overlooking the beautiful Marble Hill Beach.