COVID-19

In line with the latest easening of restrictions as outlined by the Government we are planning to re-open on 29th June and are now taking bookings from this date onwards on our BOOKING page. At the present time we are not accepting bookings from anyone outside the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

 

As stated in the announcement if the health situation changes, for better or for worse, then the dates for the phases of restriction-easing may change in line with this - to earlier or later dates. We will be monitoring the situation closely and adhering to all recommended guidelines.

 

We are in the unique position of being able to offer accommodation where guests can practice very good social distancing. We accommodate a small number of guests each night and our yurts are all separated and well-spaced from each other in the great outdoors. The Lodge is a communal building but at 400sqm is very large and allows plenty of space to avoid close contact  with others. Every room has multiple entry and exit points. The showers in the Lodge are wet rooms, fully contained, no shared changing-rooms. There is direct access to the loos and showers from outside, without having to pass through common areas.

 

We wish to offer reassurance that all measures and adjustments are being taken to protect our guests while continuing to offer a high quality experience, more details on this are available here.  

 

We wish you well in this extraordinary time.

For those who would prefer not to commit to a date but would still like a holiday to look forward to please consider a Gift Voucher. In doing so you are supporting a small business in very challenging times.
 

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Clare & Marcus

SAFETY MEASURES AT LOUGH MARDAL LODGE

 

To ensure the health of all guests - while continuing to offer a high quality experience - we are making some adjustments;

 

  • There is now a 'Self Check-in/out' policy in place to minimise social interaction.

  • All guests are screened prior to arrival to check if they, or people whom they have been in contact with, could have been exposed to Covid-19 in the previous two weeks.

  • We ask all guests to read the HSE information and advice at https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/

  • The Lodge has multiple entry and exit points and there is a one-way system in place through the corridor to loos and showers to facilitate social distancing

  • We have always strived to maintain the highest level of standards with our cleaning. Frequency of cleaning and disinfection of public high traffic areas has been increased, with particular attention to all hard touchable surfaces including door handles, chair arms, light switches, lanterns, kettle, toasters, key fobs, keypads on lockers, etc

  • We ask all guests to wear a mask while in the kitchen 

  • All newspapers, books and boardgames have been removed for the time-being (sorry!). All local tourism leaflets and pamphlets have also been removed but are available on request.

  • Unnecessary and purely decorative throws and cushions are temporarily removed (a small number of necessary cushions remain), so excuse our 'streamlined' appearance!

 

  • The printed Guest Information folder in each yurt is being emailed instead on the week of arrival.

  • Hot water bottles have been removed from the yurts (you are welcome to bring your own).

  • We ask guests to adhere to the public guidelines to minimise the spread of the virus. Coughing or sneezing should be done into a tissue or arm/elbow.

  • Tissues are provided in all the yurts and Lodge and we ask that they are disposed of in the bins provided.

  • Hand santisers are provided in all yurts and at all entry and exit points in the Lodge. 

  • Please avoid hand-shaking with other guests

  • Guests are permitted to eat in the privacy of their own yurt (but please remove all food/packaging waste on departure).

  • The showers in the Lodge are wet rooms, fully contained, there are no shared changing rooms.

  • If at any stage during their stay a guest feels unwell or shows signs or symptoms we ask they remain in their yurt and alert us straight away.

  • If Government lockdown measures progress to the closure of hotels/tourism accommodation we will arrange a booking postponement or a gift voucher for the value of the booking.

  • This is a dynamic and ever-changing situation which we will be monitoring closely and will be paying heed to all new government guidelines and adapting our policies accordingly, potentially at short notice, so please bear with us.

If ever there was a time to escape, breathe in fresh air in the great outdoors and decompress from the madness,  this is it. We cannot 100% guarantee a safe haven unfortunately but the odds here aren't bad.

 

See you soon!

Lough Mardal Lodge, Lough Mardal, Bradlieve, Ballintra, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Enquiries Ph: 00353 86 173 1813 / 023 3360  Email: info@loughmardal.ie

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