The reputation of Harvey’s Point as a warm, welcoming hotel set in a stunning location and offering great food and service is well established here in the north west.

Now that recognition has reached a new level with the local establishment named Hotel of the Year 2017 in Georgina Campbell’s independent hospitality awards.

As Ireland’s longest running and respected food and hospitality awards, this is a great achievement for the family run hotel on the shores of Lough Eske.

Judges said: “A stunning location, luxurious accommodation (balanced by some very accessibly priced rooms with particular appeal to families and walking groups), a beautifully situated waterside fine dining restaurant - Harvey’s Point has all of those things, and they make it pretty special.

“But the real USPs are its people. Dating right back to the time when it opened as a small lakeside lodge in 1989, charming hands-on family management was its secret weapon and that - plus terrific, well trained staff - remains the case today. Nothing is too much trouble to ensure that guests (and their four-legged friends too, by arrangement) get the very most from their stay.”

The awards were announced at a ceremony in Dublin yesterday. Owners Deirdre McGlone and her husband Marc Gysling along with manager Noel Cunningham are thrilled with the award.

More information on Harvey’s Point can be found at or by calling (074) 9722208.

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