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The Central Hotel - Donegal
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Donegal Town
Certificate of Excellence
Armagh, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic hotel...an amazing experience”
Reviewed August 24, 2011

My husband and I celebrated our Wedding reception here on Sat 6th Aug 2011 and the hotel staff went over and beyond to meet the needs of us, our family and friends. The Grand Ballroom looked exquisite...every detail had been thought of. Beautiful candelabras and flowers adorned the elegantly laid tables. White and ivory chair covers and organza bows added to this feel. The view of Donegal bay from inside or from the balcony was just incredible. Our friends and family commented on this over and over again. The food was delicious and portion sizes were extremely generous. At the top table our dishes were served with a silver covering and these were removed in sequence by the waiter behind us. It was very theatrical...especially when they did the same for dessert but then went on to light a sparkler. All our guests were laughing and applauding...as were we.
The members of staff in this hotel are incredible. They are so welcoming and friendly, without any airs or graces. They really make you feel like they want you to enjoy every minute that you're in their hotel. Eamon clearly has a keen eye for excellence and he ensured that every minute of our day flowed to perfection.
I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough and our wedding guests are still thanking us for an amazing day....a compliment which is owed to the hotel and its fantastic staff.
Thank you all so much!

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Limerick, Ireland
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

Checked in on Friday. First impressions were good, staff were friendly, service was excellent. I have stayed in many hotels but I was never made feel as at home as I was in this one. The bar staff were particularly friendly and helpful. Will definately be staying here again should I ever be passing or in thee area. also music in the bar on friday night was very good. Appeared to be very well run hotel.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 21, 2011

Just got back to New York from a trip to Ireland and a stay at the Central Hotel in Donegal. The staff was professional & helpful. We had a lovely corner room overlooking the river and Donegal Bay. Hotel atmosphere is delightful. The Central's manager, Mr. Gillespie, is doing an outstanding job. We also had the pleasure of attending the "Slice of Ireland" show scheduled weekly at the Central which we enjoyed thoroughly.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 16, 2011

Just returned from a wonderful weekend at the central we had a wonder stay one of the best can't fault this hotel at all the food was excellent the staff are very friendly and nothing is to much bother everything severed with a smile will return again top marks

  • Stayed August 2011
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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed August 14, 2011

Hotel Excellent ,i stayed there with my Husband and Daughter from 30/7/211 for 4 nights we had a great time ,the hotel was very clean and all the staff were very helpfull . we also went to the show on tuesday night would recomend this show. also did the boat trip that was fun also.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Omagh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 13, 2011

My husband and I stayed here on Thursday 11th August for one night for the Candlelight with the Stars Gala dinner and concert. It was 99 euro each for 5 course dinner, concert and bed and breakfast. We stayed in a room overlooking Donegal Bay, the room was lovely but bathroom a bit small. We had a fantastic night. The dinner was excellent and the concert was fantastic. It was very well organised and the staff were brilliant especially Eamon the manager. As we were celebrating our 20th Wedding Anniversary we were given a gift of a photograph album as were other guests who were celebrating anniversaries as well. We had a fantastic time and will return. This was our second time at this hotel and look forward to going back

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Limerick, Ireland
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Reviewed August 12, 2011

Stayed in Central Hotel on 5th Aug. We were touring in Donegal so booked acc.where we stopped each night. We did not ask to see location of room .Big mistake! The room was small and dated. This did not really matter as we were only staying for one night. However we did not get to sleep for a long time as we were above a very loud extractor fan in the kitchen.My husband got dressed and found the night porter at 1p.m.He said there was nothing he could do other than change room. This seemed too much hassle at that late hour. We feel the room is not fit for purpose.It is not possible to get a good nights sleep. If there was another room avail.away from noise why were we given that room in the first placeWe see from other reviews that this is an ongoing problem.We would not return

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Property: The Central Hotel - Donegal
Address: The Diamond Donegal | The Diamond, Donegal Town, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > County Donegal > Donegal Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Donegal Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Central Hotel - Donegal 3*
Number of rooms: 112
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located in The Heart of Donegal Town on the doorstep of all local amenities and ideal base for touring County Donegal. The Central Hotel is situated near beautiful coastal drives and main signature discovery points of the Wild Atlantic Way including the famous Sliabh League (the highest seacliff edge in Europe). Conveniently located for Glenveagh National Park and Glencolmcille Irish Folk Village - a must see! The beautiful County of Donegal has been voted "Coolest Destination 2017" by the famous National Geographic Magazine. Seasonal Entertainment in The Bar, Free Car Parking, Complimentary Leisure Facilities. ... more   less 
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