The Great Northern Hotel - Bundoran

1 Main Street, Bundoran, Ireland  show map
 4 stars
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The Great Northern Hotel - Bundoran

Free Wi-Fi
Free parking
Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Spa & wellness center

Overview

Located in the center of Bundoran, the 3-star Great Northern Hotel offers elegant rooms. This pleasant hotel dates from 1999 and was refurbished in 2008.

This hotel is about 4.8 km away from Lakeside Centre, The Organic Centre and Kinlough Folk Museum. A 10-minute walk to the center of Bundoran.

Donegal airport can be reached in 65 minutes by car from Great Northern Hotel.

Rooms

This property comprises 95 rooms featuring Family Twin Room, Standard Twin Room and Standard Triple Room with IDD telephone, heating, TV, coffee/tea makers and a dressing area. Some rooms feature views over Donegal Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

Eat & Drink

The hotel invites guests to the Relaxed Bistro bar to relax with a drink. Maddens Bridge Bar Restaurant and Marlboro House Restaurant are situated in a tourist area, about 500 meters from the venue.

Services

The property offers a photocopier, a business center and a meeting room to meet the needs of business travelers.

Relax

The hotel spoils guests with a steam room, a wellness center and a Jacuzzi along with such activities as horse riding, windsurfing and snorkeling. On-site fitness amenities include a fitness center and a gym.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible at a location nearby.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of rooms:   95.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • Smoke detectors
  • Vending machines
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Wind surfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Canoeing
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Tennis court
  • Bowling
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/ Pool tables
  • Fitness center
  • Fishing

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Game room
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Entertainment
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  4 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1 Main Street, Bundoran, Ireland

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City Center
  • Bundoran
    3300 ft
Airports
Restaurants
  • Marlboro House Restaurant (cuisine: Mediterranean, Irish)
    1500 ft
  • Maddens Bridge Bar Restaurant
    1900 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of rooms:
    95

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Rooms and availability

The Great Northern Hotel photos Room
Twin Room - Non-refundable
Bed type: 2 Single beds
Size: 165 sq. feet
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    How to reach hotel

    hotel The Great Northern Hotel - Bundoran Bundoran location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    1 Main Street, Bundoran, Ireland

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Bundoran
      3300 ft
    Airports
    Restaurants
    • Marlboro House Restaurant (cuisine: Mediterranean, Irish)
      1500 ft
    • Maddens Bridge Bar Restaurant
      1900 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  4 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2008
    • Number of rooms:
      95

    Hotel Awards

    IrishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBundoranThe Great Northern Hotel

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best 4 Star Hotels in Ireland

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    What's nearby

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 3000 ft

    Places of interest

    • Donegal Equestrian Holidays - 4000 ft

    Museums

    • Kinlough Folk Museum - 3.0 mi

    Local attractions

    • Catsby Cave - 3.4 mi
      Abbey Lane, Ballyshannon
    • Glencar Lake - 11.0 mi
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    • Glencar Waterfall - 10.8 mi
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    Near the hotel

    • Waterworld Bundoran - 3300 ft
      Atlantic Way, Bundoran

      Restaurants nearby

      • Marlboro House Restaurant - 1500 ft

        Address: Sea Road
        Phone: 071-9841471

        70% likes this, based on 66 reviews
        Cuisine: Mediterranean, Irish
        Price Range: USD 29 - USD 50

      • Barbecue - 1800 ft

        Address: Main Street

        56% likes this, based on 21 reviews

      • Mr-T's Fish & Chips - 1900 ft

        Address: Main Street
        Phone: 353719833690

        62% likes this, based on 26 reviews

      • Maddens Bridge Bar Restaurant - 1900 ft

        Address: Main Street
        Phone: 071 9842050

        70% likes this, based on 90 reviews

      • The Twisted Pepper - 1800 ft

        Address: Astoria Warf
        Phone: 0834444799

        50% likes this, based on 21 reviews

      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  4 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2008
      • Number of rooms:
        95

      Hotel Awards

      IrishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBundoranThe Great Northern Hotel

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best 4 Star Hotels in Ireland

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      The Great Northern Hotel Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Great Northern Hotel

      Average guest rating

      7.2out of 10
      Very good
      Based on 200 reviews

      Guest reviews

      • Older travelers
        7.8

        Pool Sauna Steam ROOM Jacuzzi All were superb. My Wife enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere in the Bar + lounges.

        Weather

      • Group of friends
        5.8

        very welcoming staff. owner comes to chat with clients. meals nice and well served in dining room with great view. Downside, no wifi except in lobby. very weak signal.Worst complaint is about accomodation.Showers ancient and full of limescale ..3 blown or missing lightbulbs,fixed after 2 requests.very limited if non existent emergency lighting in corridors.no ramps for people with light handicap or aged.no fire extinguishers visible during power breakdown.no way a 4 star rating.Am an Irish citizen and only mean to be helpful with this review, especially conerning fire safety..Wouldn't stay there again unless refubished and modernized.was probably lovely in its heyday, but as the Irish would say it,s a dive ...

      • Family with children
        6.2

        I liked the surrounding of the hotel. I enjoyed the walk around the coast and enjoyed the scenery. I found the staff friendly and the girls on Reception were very helpful.

        I personally did not find it value for money as the food helpings were quite small. The drink was expensive and as costly as any pub in Dublin. I thought 70c for a dash for a child's drink was over the top. At no time was it evident of the vat reduction. The family room that we were given was very small.

      • Family with children
        7.8

        The location of the hotel was excellent. Lovely view of the beach. Very nice to see the owner of the hotel Brian McEniffe every night chatting to his customers.Breakfast was lovely and full and plenty of everything. Had 1 evening meal there and that was also excellent.

        There was nothing we didnt like about the Great Northern Hotel but there was two things I would have questioned but cannot use this box for that.

      • Older travelers
        7.4

        Easy access car park. Comfortable room. Good service. Restaurant provided good breakfast and evening menu was satisfactory.

        Bistro (bar) restaurant was noisy due to people visiting nearby music festival and their language was appalling. Menu was very limited.

      • Couple
        6.6

        The location is amazing and if you are looking for an ok hotel with exceptional views and access to the beach and golf course right outside your door this is the place for you. The bar and patio area are also nice.

        The inside of the hotel is quite dated especially the bedrooms and overall it could do with refurbishment.The check in time of 1600 is very late.

      • Single
        8.2

        A very comfortable relaxing atmosphere combined with a staff that was very helpful made this stay for me very enjoyable.

      • Couple
        6.2

        Staff were very helpful.

        Room and pool are not at all as shown on wesite.pool is tiny only suitable for kids.food quality was cheap but ok.breakfast was akin to a hosted.what youom was dull and very dated.musty smell. tv was not working and we were told by someone who came to fix it that the channels.listed in the bedRoom are not available at all.breakfast was akin to a hostel.we were sent to an overflow break fast room and there was no fruit,pastries or juices available and only two choice s of cereal.

      • Couple
        10.0

        The fact that we got upgraded to a suite, it made our stay so much better :) Going again will book the suite.

        Nothing, was a great break

      • Older travelers
        5.8

        Staff was friendly and the food was good. The room was clean, but well worn. It was a 1 to 2 stars with a 4 star billing.

        This might have been a very nice hotel at one time, but it is way past it's prime. Furniture ad decor are very dated. Restaurant played only Frank Sinatra music which probably dates the hay day of the hotel.

      • Older travelers
        5.4

        Situated well and nice views

        Tv had only a few stations. No rte which was dissapointing. Curtains were tore. Bedspread was tore, towels were raveled. There developed a leak in the roof. Paint on shower roof was crumbling. Drink in the bar was very expensive

      • Older travelers
        6.2

        The food was good and I like the fact it has leisure facilities

        The room was tiny some paintwork poor and the swimming pool was freezing and the hair dryers didn't work

      • Older travelers
        7.0

        Excellent run around cliff, reasonable golf course. Breakfast was excellent with good porridge

        Evening meal was limited in choice, last sitting was at 19.30, Staff appeared to be rushing to move you along and out before 20.00hrs. Evening meal was ok but not worth returning for.

      • Group of friends
        9.0

        Most of the staff were very friendly and no one bothered with us even though we were tipsy and had forgot our room key so that was a bonus,

        The young girl on reception who was more worried about her hair than anything else she was very ignorant

      • Older travelers
        6.0

        location

        bed covers old and worn Reception staff lacking Cead Mile Failte

      How to reach hotel

      hotel The Great Northern Hotel - Bundoran Bundoran location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      1 Main Street, Bundoran, Ireland

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Bundoran
        3300 ft
      Airports
      Restaurants
      • Marlboro House Restaurant (cuisine: Mediterranean, Irish)
        1500 ft
      • Maddens Bridge Bar Restaurant
        1900 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  4 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2008
      • Number of rooms:
        95

      Hotel Awards

      IrishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBundoranThe Great Northern Hotel

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best 4 Star Hotels in Ireland

      Use Badge