The very essence of Irishness
Highlands Hotel embodies with a special ease and grace, what we hope is the very essence of Irishness
Donegal Airport is only 40 Minutes to our doorstep
The Highlands Hotel is synonymous with Weddings, Entertainment and great Food in Donegal for over 50 years and retrieves the charm and charisma of bygone days.
The hotel hosts 25 beautiful and recently renovated boutique style bedrooms, all which have been decorated to a very high standard with Donegal Tweed colour themes.
Dining at The Highlands Hotel is always a delightful experience and the Hotel’s Navvy Poet Bar & Grill is highly acclaimed. We pride ourselves on using local produce.
The Highlands Hotel offers non-smoking, family and interconnecting rooms, double, twin, or single rooms.
The hotel hosts 25 beautiful and recently rennovated boutique style bedrooms, all which have been decorated to a very high standard with Donegal Tweed colour themes.
A restful ambience has been created to ensure guests a peaceful and relaxing stay.
At The Highlands Hotel our dedicated & experienced team
of wedding co-ordinators will make it what it should be a “Dream Come True”.
Our dedicated & experienced team of wedding co-ordinators will make your Wedding Day what it should be - The Best Day Of Your Life!
Our two function rooms are suitable for all kinds of weddings, from small and intimate groups to large wedding parties.
At the Highlands nothing is too much trouble! We have put together individual wedding packages which are designed to meet all budgets.
Our Chef and Catering Team will work with you to ensure that your Wedding Menu is tailored to suit your requirements.
The red carpet is rolled out for your arrival to the hotel where our management team will greet you and your guests with an enchanting wedding reception.
Throughout the past year, the management of the hotel has injected fresh thinking to it's look and service in the form of an extensive renovation project under the stewardship of it's new owner, Dave Harvey.
These works have resulted in a refurbishment of the entire property, yet maintained the establishment's core focus of providing a warm welcome and top class service to all of it's patrons, building on the values that have been at the heart of the Highland's Hotel for generations.
Following recent renovations and a refit of the entire hotel, The Highlands Hotel now offers guests modern accommodation, conference and ballroom facilities, a new Bistro, Dining Room and Bar.
The Highlands Hotel is in a unique position to provide you with a base to explore County Donegal, it's heritage, rugged beauty and experience the true wonder of the Wild Atlantic Way.
Nature is spectacular and bracing here, from the sheer granite walls of some of Europe’s highest sea cliffs, at Sliabh Liag, to the Northern Lights dancing in clear winter skies.
Noted throughout the country for superb cuisine and excellent wine, staff will offer a very warm welcome to both regular and new customers alike.
Dining at The Highlands Hotel is always a delightful experience and the Hotel’s Navvy Poet Bar & Grill is highly acclaimed. Noted throughout the country for superb cuisine and excellent wine menus, our staff offer a very warm welcome to all.
Our Chef and Kitchen Team pride themselves on using local produce and creating unique traditional and modern dishes that give you a genuine taste of the our local region. Donegal is world famous for our lamb, potatoes and fresh seafood. Our menus reflect this wonderful natural store of produce and are updated on a seasonal basis.
County Donegal recently launched it's first distillery in over one hundred years, The Sliabh Liag Distillery, situated in close proximity to The Highlands Hotel. We are very proud to showcase their unique Whiskies & Gin, namely The Silkie Whiskey and An Dulaman Gin, in our Bar and throughout our function rooms.
Read what customer's say about The Highlands Hotel
“I spent a night here while walking around Ireland in aid of Pieta House. I found the hotel itself extremely charming; in a time where it seems every hotel is starting to look the same, the Highlands has held on to its own warm, welcoming atmosphere. The staff are super friendly and helpful, the beds are comfy, and the breakfast is gorgeous - I couldn't have asked for more!”
– Eamonn Keaveney – Claremorris, Ireland
“Hotel recently re-furbished to a very high standard. Lovely friendly staff who make you feel really at home and very welcome, all in an unobtrusive way. When you add value/comfort/great staff together - it's the best possible experience. The Highlands has it all! We didn't find anything to be upset or complain about at all!”
– Eddie M. – Dublin, Ireland
The Highlands Hotel has been family run for over seventy years. Recently renovated, the Hotel now offers perfect accommodation for your stay in County Donegal. The hotel is located near Sliabh Liag with Golf, Fishing, Touring, Cycling, Walking and Historical facilities nearby. Our new Restaurant and Bar offer excellent quality Irish Food and Drink.
We are happy to create customised golfing packages for guests at the nearby 18 hole Narin/Portnoo Golf Club, ranked in the top 50 courses in Ireland by the “Golf Digest”. and ranked as one of the “Eight Great Courses of Ireland” by Philip Reid Golf Correspondent.
As well as a range of easy walks in the surrounding countryside, Glenties is part of the Bluestack Way, a marked walking trail that meanders throughout the North West of the County offering both serious and leisure walkers an excellent way to explore the less accessible parts of the county.
The windswept West coast of Donegal is is a Favourite with surfers, with a multitude of reefs, points and sandy beaches. Surf Lessons and boards are available from Dooey Surf School.
I'm going back to Glenties
when the harvest fields are brown,
And the Autumn sunset lingers
on my little Irish town,
When the gossamer is shining
where the moorland blossoms blow
I'll take the road across the hills
I tramped so long ago-
'Tis far I am beyond the seas,
but yearning voices call,
"Will you not come back to Glenties,
and your wave-washed Donegal?"
Patrick Mac Gill