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Derry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had afternoon tea here at the end of summer, it was easily booked and the hotel had just recently started providing this. The tea was in the dining room with a lovely view across Donegal bay. The staff were very pleasant and polite and attentive. The food was good, there were nice sandwiches, scones and savoury breads, the only downfall...

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South Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we travelled on a coach tour for 3 nights, NIce hotel, rooms clean and we had a lovely view down the river to the bay. staff very nice and helpful meals were good but a bit regimented - maybe because we were a coachful being served at once? breakfast was; cereal/porridge/fruit, then 2 small sausages, one fried egg and a...

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have been going to Donegal town for years now have stayed almost everywhere from hotels B and Bs and holiday homes...love everything about this place if you want to relax and eat great food or go for some nice drink in the pub then this is the place to go....also have to mention the waterbus which will take you out...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten here on many occasions and cant fault any of the visits,!! The food was always consistant and tasty. Marina the duty manager stood out on all occasions, she had a fantastic personality and is an all round nice person, she made sure we were enjoying our meals as we did on every visit,!! The chowder is out...

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Vancouver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent 4 nights at this hotel on a PAB tour over the Christmas 2016 period. Overall I had a good experience. However, I found many (not all) of the receptionists not very helpful. The Deputy Manager in particular was rude and dismissive to one of the elderly disabled guests who was having problems with her room. I found the...

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I got married in Central Hotel Donegal Town on 30th December 2016. We had civil ceremony and reception there and we were treated like royalty by all the staff. Thank you to Eamon and Catherine and all your staff for all your care and attention to detail. The whole event was second to none xo❤️Bet and Alan

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here on a 3 night Christmas package with my wife and daughter. We enjoyed our stay, no complaints what so ever rooms was spacious, overlooking the bay, food and entertainment was first class. And all the staff were super, but I want to mention Eamon the manager he went out of his way to make sure everything was OK....

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Catherine D, Manager at The Central Hotel - Donegal, responded to this review

Dear David G, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay with us over Christmas. We really appreciate your lovely comments and are delighted to hear you all enjoyed your 3 night break. Your kind words will be passed on to the entire team here at the Central especially Eamonn, Tish and Caroline. We hope...

Inverurie, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

was on a BUS HOLIDAY so check in was a bit hectic....with everyone getting their keys & following each other down a small flight of stairs & along a narrow corridor to a small lift to ALL floors....(later we found another lift that only goes to the first 2 floors & another set of stairs close to the reception area)....

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Catherine D, Manager at The Central Hotel - Donegal, responded to this review

Dear bigmac2094, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. Thank you for your input, we appreciate all of our guests feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your food and found our staff friendly throughout your stay. The entire team here at the Central will be glad to hear...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was here with my parents (and my fiancé joined us for one night) for Christmas as part of the private Christmas package the hotel offered. We had a lovely stay and the staff were very kind and attentive. Tish and Eamonn in particular. The rooms were certainly warm and the food was fab. The entertainment was plentiful and there...

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Catherine D, Manager at The Central Hotel - Donegal, responded to this review

Dear Sinead N, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us over Christmas. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and your kind comments will be passed on to Eamonn, Tish and the entire team at The Central. We appreciate your feedback and management will be made aware of your...

Rathgar, Dublin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there with my husband, daughter and her Fiancé for a 3 night break. We didn't go with a Group, but privately. Everything was lovely. Our rooms and the food were excellent. The place was lovely and warm. The staff were very attentive and I have to give a special mention to Tish at Reception. She more than went out...

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Catherine D, Manager at The Central Hotel - Donegal, responded to this review

Dear Tillydog7, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay with us at The Central Hotel. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your 3 night break with us over Christmas. Your kind comments will be passed on to the entire team here, especially Tish, who will be delighted to hear them. We...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ideally Located in The Heart of Donegal Town beside all local amenities and ideal base for touring Co. Donegal. The Central Hotel is located near beautiful coastal drives and signature discovery points of the Wild Atlantic Way. Nightly entertainment in The Bar, Free Car Parking, Complimentary Leisure Facilities, Disabled Access. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Central Hotel - Donegal

Address: The Diamond, Donegal Town, Ireland
Region: Ireland > County Donegal > Donegal Town
Price Range: $103 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Central Hotel - Donegal 3*
Number of rooms: 113
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“ask for a room with river view. they're lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles dcmerryton, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't use this hotel if you have mobility issues unless you get a ground or first room floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 65AnneM, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the back have a nicer view (of Lough Eske).”
 of 5 bubbles Tillydog7, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“some rooms had better views than others but your room is only for sleeping so the view does not matter.”
 of 5 bubbles Ismah, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try and get a room which faces the main street”
 of 5 bubbles SGrierUK, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
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