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Offering peace, luxury and relaxation our 23 ensuite bedrooms are decorated in a contemporary style and provide a cosy relaxing space for you to unwind.
Here in the Lake of Shadows Hotel we are famous for providing delicious, new and ‘old favourite’ dishes on our brassiere style Bistro menu.
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We have been looking after Bride & Grooms for well over the past 30 years so you can be guaranteed the day of your dreams.
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If you are looking for great deals & offers on Donegal accomodation check out what the Lake of Shadows has to offer!
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Christmas at the Lake

Celebrate the festive season in Inishowen...
Let us take care of you and your family over the festive period with a relaxing break away by the sea and enjoy Christmas as it should be: safe, relaxing & stress free.
Whether it's a pre-Christmas break to get away from the hustle and bustle of gift shopping or a post-Christmas getaway to unwind, the Lake of Shadows have you covered.

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. Having gone through a recent refurbishment, 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 Championship links golf courses, venue for the 2018 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is twenty minutes from the Hotel.
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.
Wild Atlantic Way
The Lake of Shadows offers an ideal base to explore the surrounding area and the Wild Atlantic Way route.
The Wild Atlantic Way offers explorers a rich haven of scenic routes to follow by travelling along the Inishowen 100.
As one of only two Buncrana Hotels in the town, we pride ourselves on offering all our guests a warm Donegal welcome and the very best of hospitality and service throughout your stay.

What Customers Say About The Lake of Shadows Hotel

Read what customer's say about The Lake of Shadows Hotel

Nice hotel very friendly staff room was clean and good location for music festival that's on this weekend 5 min walk great breakfast. There wasn't anything I didn't like.

Ireland - 29 June 2019

Lived up to its web page promises.
The hotel has been recently refurbished and secure car parking has been added. It is very centrally located. Breakfast is cooked freshly and there are no hard, cold fried eggs under the orange heaters! No complaints at all. Everything very satisfactory.

United Kingdom - 4 August 2019

Very relaxing, sparkling and comfortable.
Really impressed with every aspect of our stay. Staff especially efficient, prompt, friendly and supportive to each other, making us feel warmly looked after and comfortable.

United Kingdom - 18 June 2019

The Lake of Shadows Hotel Location

The Lake of Shadows is ideally located in Buncrana, Donegal

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