Friday 17 November 2017

Hotel set to reopen as accommodation for college students

Greg Harkin

A disused hotel has been refurbished and reopened to offer student accommodation from just €40 a week.

Gleneany House in Letterkenny closed its doors in 2011 as the economic crash hit the tourism industry. Now it has been re-opened and is offering budget accommodation to students at the nearby LYIT campus.

All 24 rooms are en-suite and have cable television, wi-fi, dishwasher and microwaves. There's free parking, 24-hour security and the former hotel restaurant will re-open to provide meals.

Estate agent Manus McGroddy said the hotel will re-open as student accommodation from next month. Single rooms start at €60, while doubles for students wanting to share costs are €80, or just €40 each.

"If Carlsberg could do student accommodation, then this would be it," he said. "We're offering Carlsberg accommodation at Ryanair prices. We have put a lot of work into it. There is a definite shortage of student housing in Letterkenny and this will help to fill the gap."

Irish Independent

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