The Shandon Hotel and Spa
Overlooking Marble Hill Beach and the Sheephaven Bay from its seaside location in Portnablagh, the four-star Shandon Hotel & Spa is a brand new hotel opening in the spring of 2016. Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way Route, this fully refurbished venue is also a short drive away from Dunfanaghy and Horn Head.
All bedrooms offer comfort with a mix of modern and traditional features in the form of wooden furnishings, patterned drapes, ceiling spotlights and flat-screen TVs.
The restaurant serves a wide range of dishes using local produce such as 100% Irish beef, the hotel bar serves pub grub in gorgeous scenery with floor to ceiling windows towards the bay, while the lobby bar beckons with afternoon tea and a selection of drinks in the company of a roaring fire.
The spa takes advantage of the coastline setting with full-height picture windows across three floors encompassing eight spacious treatment rooms offering a wealth of facilities such as massages, seaweed body wraps, and a balneotherapy bath with 190 water jets.
Relaxation may be further pursued at the leisure centre comprising a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub.
Groupon’s Guide to Co. Donegal
The northernmost county in Ireland, County Donegal beckons with glistening lakes, high cliffs, craggy bays and fjords. The second-largest natural park in the country, Glenveagh National Park offers walking and hiking opportunities for active types, and something to see for cultural aficionados in the form of the Glenveagh Castle. The towns of Donegal and Letterkenny are home to numerous restaurants and pubs alongside landmarks such as the Donegal County Museum, Donegal Castle and the Donegal Railway Heritage Centre.