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Shandon is named in the top 3% of Ireland’s Top Hotels by TripAdvisor!


Team Shandon are celebrating this week after the announcement of TripAdvisors top 25 hotels in Ireland 2020. Carolynne Harrison, General Manager said all credit goes to her amazing team who deliver service excellence with passion and flair.  I am super proud of our team, to be named in the top 3% of the best hotels in Ireland is a true accomplishment and to be right up there in the top 25 along with Harvey’s point, with whom we have aspired to in terms of excellent Donegal hospitality is an honor.  We thank our fantastic guests who take time out of…



‘We’re ready to go’ says General Manager


STAFF at one of Donegal’s top hotels are ‘ready to go’ and ‘very excited’ at re-opening in three weeks’ time.   Carolynne Harrison, general manager at the Shandon Hotel & Spa at Marble Hill, Dunfanaghy, says her team used the lockdown to prepare for a new way of working once restrictions were lifted. And the Government decision to bring forward easing those restrictions by three weeks from July 20 to June 29 is a major boost to the Donegal tourism sector, she says. “Like most of the rest of the country, I was glued to the TV on Friday with…



Shandon Hotel & Spa, Regional winner of ‘Hotel of the Year’ at the hotel awards Ireland


More than 150 representatives of the country’s top hotels gathered on Monday October 21, at The Crowne Plaza Hotel Blanchardstown to recognise the champions of the industry. The Hotel Awards Ireland did not only celebrate hotels, but also other forms of overnight accommodation, including; resorts, inns, lodges, serviced apartments and guest houses amongst other. Whether they are solo travellers, families looking for their annual trip, groups that are looking for unforgettable adventures in the countryside, or romantic couples looking for a short gateway, these winners offer exceptional services to meet any demand of their guests. The prestigious event was hosted…



Santa Paws Sunday @ The Shandon Playhouse


Christmas is all about our little ones, and that should most definitely include our fur babies!  New for 2019, we are giving you the chance for your fur baby to meet Santa, get a small gift and a professional family photo! The ideal festive family day out for you and your pooch, we recommend a walk on Marble Hill beach followed by your Santa visit in the playhouse and some mulled wine & mince pies to warm you up! Package includes: Santa Visit for your Fur Baby Small gift for your Fur Baby 1 Professional Family Photo Mulled Wine &…



The Playhouse Summer Fun 2019


This year, the Shandon Hotel & Spa have teamed up with various experts in childhood fun, learning & entertainment. 15th July – 23rd August – Playhouse Summer Fun   Playhouse Kids Club The playhouse kids club caters for children between the ages of 6 – 13 years old.  Open mornings and afternoon’s and packed with activities that will keep everyone entertained and coming back for  more. The club offers fun and games to suit all ages from dancing, football, treasure hunts, movie nights, arts and crafts, teddy bear picnics and much more.  We aim to give every child that enters…



Blown away at Shandon’s new Hair Spa!


The Shandon Hotel & Spa is excited to showcase a beautiful new Hair Spa with the most exceptional views over the bay!  They have listened to you, their valued guests to the hotel & spa and they heard you!  Who could refuse a luxurious hair spa treatment, head massage followed by a beautiful blow dry!  Ladies – we all know you gotta look as good as you feel after a morning or afternoon in our spa! In the heart of the luxurious Shandon Resort I introduce to you, a new Hair Spa Salon with the most epic views over the…



TV stardom brings tourists flocking to top Donegal hotel


STAFF at a top Donegal hotel have been extra busy keeping customers happy – thanks to their new-found TV fame. And the team at the Shandon Hotel & Spa at Marble Hill, Dunfanaghy, are also getting to speak a lot more Irish. It follows the huge success of the TG4 fly-on-the-wall documentary series An Shandon broadcast last month. The general manager of the luxury hotel Carolynne Harrison says the series has drawn extra visitors to the north Donegal premises with a particular influx of Irish speakers from around the country. “So many of our staff are from the local area…



Dinner With Brian Kennedy!


Thursday 4th October 2018 Tickets €59pp Ticket + B&B €119pps The Shandon Hotel & Spa is excited to announce a glamorous dinner date with Brian Kennedy – back by popular demand!. Enjoy Shandon G&T drinks reception and a sumptuous 4 course gourmet meal before Brian Kennedy takes to the stage to perform. Brian last performed to a sell out show and he ‘wowed’ the audience with his humour and amazing performance, he even joined our guests on the dance floor to conclude a spectacular show! Brian Kennedy survived a childhood on the infamous Falls Road, West Belfast at the height of…



Shandon Hotel & Spa Grows with €2M Expansion


One of Ireland’s top hotels has announced 40 new jobs in a €2M expansion, just 26 months after re-opening. The popular Shandon Hotel & Spa sits on the Wild Atlantic Way at Marble Hill Beach just outside Dunfanaghy in Co Donegal. The hotel was closed down during the recession. However new owners stepped in to re-open the 4-star hotel and spa two years ago and now offers 68 rooms to guests, with 18 new rooms completed in recent weeks and now available to book. “There is little doubt that the marketing of Donegal in the UK and the USA is…



50 Shades Star Jamie Dornan Checks into Shandon Hotel & Spa


Actor Jamie Dornan swapped the Med for a sun-kissed holiday in Costa del Donegal – booking into a luxury hotel with his wife and two daughters. The ’50 Shades’ actor was joined by wife Amelia and children Dulcie, 4, and Phoebe, 2, at the Shandon Hotel & Spa which overlooks the spectacular Marble Hill beach on the Wild Atlantic Way. Temperatures in the area, just outside the popular upmarket resort of Dunfanaghy, topped 26C during his visit. The family spent on Friday morning at the beach before taking in the surroundings of Ards Forest Park nearby where Dulcie and Phoebe…



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