Lake of Shadows
Boutique Seaside Hotel

This landmark boutique seaside hotel in the town of Buncrana has been operating for well over 30 years and is a favourite with both locals and visitors to Inishowen. Refurbished throughout in the past twelve months the atmosphere is elegant, relaxed and comfortable. Set amidst the spectacular Northern Headlands of the Wild Atlantic Way the Lake of Shadows Hotel can be your journeys beginning or your journeys end. Malin Head, Co. Donegal, a Signature Discovery Point at the start/end of the Wild Atlantic Way is thirty minutes away. Ballyliffin Chamionship links golf courses, venue for the 2018 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is twenty minutes from the Hotel.


The Perfect Venue for Weddings & Events

With conference facilities and a large private banquet hall to accommodate up to 150 guests the Lake of Shadows Hotel is the perfect venue to host weddings, private family gatherings or simply to visit Buncrana and sample the warmth and atmosphere of a popular and lively traditional Hotel. The sandy beaches of Lough Swilly are on the doorstep and the town is a five minute walk so you can combine relaxation with some essential retail therapy.

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Ideal Seaside Location

The benefits of sea air have been scientifically proven to help numerous health conditions as well as promoting relaxation and better sleep. A seaside break at the Lake of Shadows Hotel can provide a quick health boost both physically and mentally. Walk barefoot in the sand or if you are brave enough go wild swimming the clean waters of Lough Swilly.


What Customers Say About The Lake of Shadows Hotel
Read what customer's say about The Lake of Shadows Hotel

"I highly recommend the Lake of Shadows Hotel, its of a very high standard! :D"

Beautiful Bedroom and a very relaxing atmosphere. The food was first class and the staff made us feel very welcome. We will definitely stay there again and recommend to friends! :D

United Kingdom
9 August 2018

"A home from home"

Stayed here 3 nights in a superbly appointed single room with a very spacious en suite bathroom. The decor and soft furnishings were lovely,the bed was super comfy and I slept like a log each night. The Staff were so helpful and accommodating, very friendly, nothing seemed too much trouble. Great Breakfast each morning served with a smile, so filling that I didn’t think about eating again until the evening. Great location minutes from the Beach and Main st. Would I stay here again? For sure!

United Kingdom
6 June 2018

"Lovely friendly hotel 5 min walking distance to coast and town"

The hotel was lovely, nicely decorated and very clean. The staff are all really helpful and extremely pleasant. The location of the hotel is ideal, 5 minute walk from coast and 5 minute to town.

7 May 2018


Offering peace, luxury and relaxation our 23 ensuite bedrooms are tastefully decorated in a contemporary style and provide a cosy relaxing space for you to unwind.

Lake Restaurant

Famous for providing delicious, new & 'old favourite' dishes on our brassiere style Bistro menu.
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Lake Bar

The light and stylish Lake Bar is the lively hub of the Lake of Shadows Hotel.
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With over 30 years of experience, you can be guaranteed the day of your dreams.

Meetings & Events

The Lake of Shadows is a family Hotel, and Family Celebrations are our speciality.
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The Lake of Shadows Hotel Location
The Lake of Shadows is ideally located in Buncrana, Donegal