Summer 2019

52 May19034 The Clanree Hotel :The Perfect Luxury Hideaway in County Donegal The Clanree Hotel, in Letterkenny, is a delightful four-star hotel and leisure centre that seeks to impress from the outset. Earlier this year, the hotel was recognised with the 2019's Award for Excellence in Luxury Accommodation in Co. Donegal in LUXlife’s Global Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards programme. Following this well- deserved accolade, we took a closer look at the hotel to find out more about their dedication to the guest experience. Perfectly located to explore the picturesque countryside of County Donegal, the Clanree Hotel offers the ideal ‘home base’ on which to adventure out into Letterkenny itself, or into pastures beyond. Worthy of particular mention is the hotel’s proximity to the Wild Atlantic Way, which stretches from County Donegal to County Cork, offering an unprecedented route for travellers who want a taste of everything Ireland has to offer. For hikers, the area offers a veritable paradise, with Glenveagh, Malin Head, and Sliabh Liag all within reach. After a long day exploring the sights, guests can lounge and relax in the hotel’s Jacuzzi, Sauna and Steamroom, or take a swim around the 20m long pool. For everyone else, the Clanree Hotel offers plenty more reasons to stay. Embracing a classical style, with undoubtable contemporary flourishes, the hotel delights in a clean aesthetic, with each of the hotel’s 120 rooms Retreat being spacious and welcoming in equal measure. Each of these rooms is fully equipped with modern amenities, with the executive rooms providing King size beds, complimentary fluffy bathrobes, and additional toiletries. On the gastronomic front, the hotel’s Aileach restaurant remains a popular choice for guests and locals alike, serving an à la carte menu of international favourites alongside a more traditional Irish Carvery which is served daily. Moreover, the hotel’s McGettigan’s Bar offers the usual suspects, with a more casual dining experience partnered with excellent service, local craft beers and, at the weekends, live music performed by local musicians. A more unusual offering, perhaps, is the Clanree’s in-house beauty salon which provides a full-range of treatments and ‘pamper packages’ that are available throughout the year. In recent years, the Clanree Hotel has become a popular destination indeed for wedding parties, who hope to capitalise on the hotel’s simple elegance and stunning surroundings. However, the hotel has built its reputation on the back of hard work in providing a ‘complete package’ – from the leisure facilities, to its location and amenities, Clanree seeks to exceed expectations across the board. As a result, for visitors to County Donegal, the Clanree Hotel remains a particular highlight, a must-visit establishment for those that want to experience the best the region has to offer. Address: Clanree Hotel Conference & Leisure Centre, Derry Road, Letterkenny, Co.Donegal, Ireland Website: Telephone: +353 (0) 74 912 4369