Established in 1845, this historic hotel is now in its fourth generation of family ownership and a frequent winner of CIE Tours’ Awards of Excellence for the best 3-star hotel. Experience a genuine welcome in a setting of antique furnishings and glowing turf fires, award-winning food, comfortable guest rooms, leisure center and friendly staff. Located halfway between Donegal town and Derry and ideally positioned for touring scenic County Donegal.
Kee’s Hotel boasts 53 bright, spacious & individually decorated bedrooms comprising of Suites, Family Rooms and Traditional Rooms. All our guests have full access to Kee’s Leisure Club, and complimentary Wireless Broadband is available in all areas of the hotel.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Free Wifi Internet
- Tea & Coffee Hospitality Tray
- Room Service
- Laundry Service Available on request
- In House Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre, FREE to Guests
The Coach House:
Our hotel is renowned for excellent food, the restaurant has been awarded our 12th CIE award for Overall Excellence. The hotel is also recommended by critic Georgina Campbell and A Taste of Ulster. In the words of Head Chef, Etienne Meyer: ‘Welcome to the restaurant at Kees Hotel and Leisure Club. In keeping with the unique and tasteful style of our restaurant, I have created a menu with wide variety and quality to suit all tastes. I hope you enjoy your meal experience. Thanks you for your custom. Bon appetit!’
Harry’s Bar, named after our grandfather, is a popular meeting place and watering-hole for locals and visitors alike. With open log fires, an old world atmosphere and comfortable armchairs, it’s a great spot to relax with a pint and a bite to eat while the world goes about it’s business outside. Enjoy a pint of Guinness at Kee’s Hotel with our home made vegetable soup and wheaten bread or choose from our Bar Food Menus available from 12.30 – 9.30pm. Why not have a pre-dinner drink whilst deciding on what to choose for dinner in the restaurant.
Donegal Town is famous for being the former home to the O’Donnell Clan, who played a pivotal role in Irish history. From the 15th to the 17th century, they provided the main opposition to the colonisation of Ireland by England. The town itself contains Donegal castle, on the banks of the River Eske and the remains of a Franciscan abbey which dates back to the 15th century on the Southern shore of the Bay. The Annals of the Four Masters are traditionally thought to have been started in the abbey in the early 17th century. The story of Red Hugh O’Donnell, Lord of Tyrconnell, was the inspiration behind many books and films, not least, Disney’s The Fighting Prince of Donegal (1966).
Glenveagh National Park:
Glenveagh National Park is a remote and hauntingly beautiful wilderness of rugged mountains and pristine lakes. Donegal gets fewer tourists than other locations in Ireland, but with the remarkable backdrops of Mount Errigal (Donegal’s highest mountain) and Muckish, this is one of the most tranquil and scenic national parks in the country. Populated with red deer, the Park, which covers more than 40,000 acres, consists of three areas. The largest of these is the former Glenveagh Estate, including most of the Derryveagh Mountains. To the west are the quartzite hills around Crocknafarragh and to the south, the peatlands of Lough Barra bog, Meenachullion and Crockastoller. Glenveagh Castle and Gardens are at the heart of the park. The castle was built in the 19th century by the controversial John Adair, who evicted no less than 244 tenants from the homes, because they were spoiling his view! Access to the interior is by tour only, but morning and afternoon teas are served in the castle tearooms all season. The Park Visitor Centre houses exhibitions and an audio-visual show.