Fodor's Expert Review Clanree Hotel

Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Formerly a Holiday Inn, this hotel has reinvented itself with flair, and the spacious entrance hall—with framed tweed pieces hung on walls, reflecting the area's connection to the industry—strikes a distinctive and welcoming note. Guest bedrooms in soft red and cream are well-appointed with unfussy fabrics. Dinner in the Aileach restaurant is served in attractive surroundings and the plush McGettigan's Irish Bar offers a lunch menu (noon–9:30) of comfort food such as seafood chowder, bangers and mash, or Irish stew, and dinner options (6–9) where steaks are the most popular dish. The hotel's strengths are its conference and leisure facilities that include a pool, gym, Jacuzzi, sauna, and beauty salon, although the sauna was closed during the Covid-19 pandemic, so it is helpful to check the website before visiting.


  • fully equipped health and fitness center
  • excellent value bar food
  • superb location for touring countryside


  • room service can be slow
  • queues for the breakfast buffet
  • not many extra frills




Phones: 074-912–4369


120 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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