Lovely Gleann Cholm Cille has enough charms to entice loads of travelers but, until recently, it was short a few beds for those same travelers. Happily, this walking lodge stepped into the breach. Not a hotel per se—there is no bar, pool, or meal plan—Ionad Siúl has clean, comfortable, and spacious rooms, all en suite (bathroom included), with a handy kitchen for those who can whip up their own breakfasts. Before long, most guests want to pull on their walking boots and they can count on owners Charlie McGuire and his sisters to fill them in on the best guided tours of the region—a great way to explore the area's rich heritage and stunning landscape (prebooking is essential).
Gleann Cholm Cille, Co. Donegal, Ireland