The developer behind the planned multi-million refurbishment of a famous Gweedore hotel said work will start at the end of the summer.
Last August, Vesada Private Ltd was granted planning permission for the redevelopment of the Seaview Hotel.
An extension will add eighty new bedrooms, a new cafe and an additional restaurant to the hotel at Magheraclogher.
The former Seaview nightclub will be demolished under the project to create new rooms and a gym.
In total, 44 new bedrooms will be added to the building, while the existing 36 rooms will be renovated alongside the original bar and restaurant. Two apartments will also be constructed.
A spokesman for Veseda told Donegal Daily today that the works will start in late August or early September.
The company is carrying out the development as part of their €15m investment to reopen both the Seaview and the nearby Óstán Ghaoth Dobhair.
Meanwhile, the spokesman also scuppered rumours that work had already begun on Óstán Ghaoth Dobhair.
“We had a few break-ins over the winter and people were taking pictures and videos for TikTok,” he explained.
“So, we are currently clearing out the building and sealing it up for health and safety reasons,” he said.
He also confirmed that ambitious plans for the hotel would be submitted to Donegal County Council over the coming months.
These will include a ballroom on the roof of the current hotel and new rooms will be constructed where the old ballroom was located.
He also said the hotel would be reopened as a tourist and wedding venue, and not as a direct provision centre.
Vesada’s ‘Bunbeg Revitalization’ project aims to regenerate and revitalize Bunbeg after it suffered economically from the closure of the two main hotels.
The works will see the Seaview renovated to four star standard.
The Óstán Hotel will also be transformed into a four star Aparthotel with self-catering units added within the existing main building.
Guests of the Seaview Hotel will be able to use the facilities at the nearby Óstán Holiday Leisure and Activity Complex.
The well-known Sea View Hotel at Magheraclogher closed its doors in January 2015.
Formerly owned by Mr Jimmy Boyle, the building was put on the market later that year with an asking price of €250,000.Tags: