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Downings Bay Hotel

3.0 of 5 Main Street, Downings, Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Great place for a wedding. The staff were very friendly and the food was great. The rooms are spacious and clean. Our friends room had a broken press and mirror but it was excusable for the great price and brilliant stay. I'd recommend it and will probably stay again.

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3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I organised a weekend for our walking group which was booked in February 2013 From the initial enquiry, reservation, and the two day stay - even a few weeks prior to our stay Eillen Connor(Downings Bay hotel) phoned to assist with last minute requests,everything was first class and very enjoyable by all. Rooms on the same floor beside each other... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Just back from a weekend in Downings. Stayed in the Downings Bay Hotel. The room was lovely no complaints,but this hotel has no atmosphere,it was dead,nobody eating or drinking,and only for a wedding being on we actually saw a few people about. We ate all our meals next door in the Beach hotel..It was busy,buzzing,lovely staff and great food. Early... More 

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5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

I organised a staff nite out in this Hotel for the end of May. I found the reception staff excellent and extremely helpful they were more then accommodating and willing to sort out anything we requested.The rooms were gorgeous really spacious and clean.We had a meal booked for the group and the food was excellent. Bar staff were v friendly... More 

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Derry Ireland
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3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Just returned home from staying at the downings bay hotel, very clean hotel room was excellent. Good friendly staff. Two adults three children we will return. Relaxing family atmosphere. A short drive away swimming pool at kidz world also very clean and well run.

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Balfron, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Downings has several hotels including The Beach Hotel almost next door. Midweek at the end of April 2013 only two of the forty rooms were occupied but don't be put off as the accommodation is very good and there is a modern lift if you are on the first or second floor. As others have commented the bedrooms are very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We stayed at Downings Bay Hotel for a long weekend in April and had a really great time! It's a lovely hotel with spacious rooms, which are spotlessly clean, a nice bar and staff - super helpful and very, very friendly. The Irish breakfast we had was big and delicious. The hotel is just a few seconds away from the... More 

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Sligo, Ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Stayed here over christmas and it was the ideal quiet break away. The staff were lovely the setting was really christmassy and it was a really nice relaxing break. Brought my son back up and we spent new years here. Again it was nice and relaxing, really welcoming. There is a ballpark and swimming pool near by that you get... More 

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Ireland
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Stayed here over Easter with my 2 kids and parents and had a lovely time. The hotel was spotless, rooms were spacious and we got interconnecting rooms so the girls could go between the rooms. The breakfast was tasty and Bar food had so much choice. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We also used the nearby swimming pool... More 

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Derry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Have stayed here a few times and have never been disappointed so I thought it was about time I shared my experiences. The hotel is immaculately kept with rooms large, airy and spotless. We stayed with our two children and there was plenty of room and wardrobe space for us all. Breakfast was lovely, waitresses friendly and helpful and the... More 

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Address: Main Street, Downings, Ireland
Location: Ireland > County Donegal > Downings
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Downings Bay Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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