Harvey’s Point named 10th in Europe and Bishop’s Gate 14th in TripAdvisor awards


Harvey’s Point Hotel in Co Donegal has been named tenth in Europe and number one hotel in Ireland for the fifth successive year the 2017 Travellers Choice’ Awards.

In another boost for the north west, the Bishop’s Gate hotel in nearby Derry was named 14th in Europe and named number two in the British rankings.

Harvey’s Point Hotel tenth in Europe ranking, chosen by TripAdvisor readers, was up three places from its 13th place in 2016. Harvey’s Point was placed ahead of Ashford Castle, The Merrion Hotel Dublin, Killarney Park Hotel and Hayfield Manor Cork.  Harvey’s Point was also ranked ‘No 1 Hotel in Ireland’ for service and came second in Ireland for ‘Romance’.

The team at Harvey’s Point

TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Irish hotels: 1 Harvey’s Point, Donegal; 2  Ashford Castle, Cong; 3 Merrion Hotel Dublin; 4 Killarney Park (also named Ireland’s best luxury hotel); 5 Hayfield Manor, Cork; 6 Castle Durrow; 7 The Brehon Killarney; 8 Dunloe Beaufort, Co Kerry;  9 River Lee Cork, 10 Villa Rose Ballbofey; 11 Lake Hotel Killarney; 12 Dromoland Castle, Newmarket on Fergus;  13 Marker, Dublin; International, Killarney; 14 Shandon Hotel Portnablagh; 15 Ariel House, Dublin; 17 Rathmullan House; 18 Adare Manor; 19 Europe, Fossa, Killarney; 20 Castle Leslie; 21 Harbour Inn, Buncrana; 22 Ballygarry Hotel, Tralee; 23 Killarney Royal; 24 Clontarf Castle; 25 Lodge at Ashford Castle.

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TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Small Irish hotels: 1 Castlewood House, Dingle (also named 13th in Europe in the small hotel category, Ireland’s best bargain hotel and tenth in Europe in the bargain hotel category, and ahead of Harvey’s Point as Irelands best hotel for romance), 2 Bellingham Castle, Co Louth (named 24th in Europe), 3 Lough Lein Country House, Fossa, Co Kerry, 4 Heaton’s Guesthouse, Dingle, 5 Ballyfin Demesne, Co Laois, 6 Talbot Hotel, Belmullet, 7 Fernhill House Hotel, Clonakilty, 8 Roundwood House, Mountrath, 9 MacNean House & Restaurant, Blacklion, Co Cavan 10 Currarevagh House, Oughterard, Co Galway.

Caiseal Oirr hotel in Angry was named 24th in Europe in the bargain hotel category. Pax Guest House in Dingle was named Irelands best B&B and 15th in Europe. Creevagh Heights in Carrowmore-Lacken was named 20th in Europe in the B&B category. The Pillo Hotel in Ashbourne was named Ireland best family hotel ahead of Fitzgerald’s in Adare and Kelly’s of Rosslare.

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Destinations-wise, London was voted no 1, with Dublin ranking 22nd in the European category. The best beaches category was dominated by Kerry.,

  • Inchydoney, Co Cork
  • Derrynane Beach, Caherdaniel, Co Kerry
  • Inch Beach, Co Kerry
  • Lahinch Beach, Co Clare
  • Rossbeigh Beach, Glenbeigh, Co Kerry

Dublin had two of the top five attractions:

  • Kilmainham Gaol
  • Blarney Castle
  • Trinity College
  • Muckross House
  • Kilkenny Castle

Harvey’s Point hotelier Deirdre McGlone said: “This award belongs to our dedicated team, each of whom play their part in the Harvey’s Point success story. Our heartfelt thanks to our many guests who wrote so favourably of their experiences at Harvey’s Point. We are immensely proud of this great achievement which encourages us to raise the bar even higher in delivering the highest possible standards of hotel-keeping and hospitality’.”

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