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The Central Hotel - Donegal
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Donegal Town
Certificate of Excellence
ireland
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“good location”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

We stayed at this hotel last weekend got it at the right price £25 b&b per person
We arrived at 2.30 but where told we would have to wait an hour for our room this was ok as we went for a bite to eat .
Our room was clean and a good size the shower was great the room was a little dated but fine clean towels the next morning .
we used the swimming pool it is a bit on the small size but it wasnt busy while we were there and they surply you with a swim cap which was good as we had forgotten ours .
Breakfast was good and the girls were helpful all in all a good time was had .
do ask about a ticket for the carpark for free parking.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

We recently celebrated my parents' 50th wedding anninversary in this hotel.They had had their marriage reception there all those years ago so we felt it appropriate as a venue.There were 26 of us in the group,including my 4-year old nephew.We were treated like royalty from start to finish even though there was a wedding taking place that day too and everyone was busy.The dining room was cosy and warm and the 5 course dinner delicious and exceptional value.We needed 2 special meals which didn't cause a problem despite the short notice and one of the staff members even helped me to decorate the room!The bedrooms were clean and comfortable and the sumptuous breakfast very tasty,served by smiling,welcoming,friendly staff.The musical entertainment was excellent and there was plenty room to dance.Musicians and singers were welcome to perform too.My nephew left his cuddly rabbit behind which he always takes to bed and it was promptly posted on to us at no extra charge.It is obvious the staff is well -trained and happy in their work and that the management is respected and has a hands-on approach.I couldn't praise them enough and would highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: For a special occasion,try the room with a view over the bay.
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Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2012

The reception staff were excellent and the check in was superb. The room itself could have done with a wee bit of modernisation. Slightly grubby marks on the walls. The bathroom was small and the general shower area showed one or two signs of wear and tear and looked a bit shabby. The actual power shower was excellent. Had a nice view over the square in Donegal town. This could lead to problems if you need silence to sleep but for us it was not a problem.
For breakfast the girl serving the tea/coffee toast etc did not offer me toast. When I asked her for some toast you would have thought I asked her for one of her kidneys. Veronica was the lady serving the grub and she was extremely pleasant and served generous portions. The breakfast was first class.
We did not try the swimming pool but by all accounts it is a decent enough set up.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Stayed one night.Staff friendly and breakfast fine.
Some noise issues with the room (154) after flushing loo.
All in all a decent hotel in a good location..................................................................................

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cookstown, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Stayed with a coach tour 3 nights starting 7th October, no problem with any aspect of this hotel everything as it should have been staff - service - food - rooms etc. Can only praise all concerned. Everything well done as we would expect from the White Group.

Room Tip: All rooms equal although some would have a Lough view
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

To the Eamon and all the staff at the central hotel my Husband and I would like to say a big thank you for a wonderful day on our wedding day on the 28th September 2012. The food and service was amazing and the attention to detail was excellent. To anyone looking for a venue we would recommend you check this hotel out. Great service, food and location.
Sinead and Ronan

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Sacramento, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2012

I stayed here in July 2012. This hotel is in a great location, right in the middle of Donegal Town, the staff was incredibly helpful and friendly and after some hard travel, so appreciated. The room was comfortable, bathroom was nice, super clean, great water pressure in shower, nice windows on courtyards, rooftops, and with town views, theres a gym and pool on the ground floor. Pretty quiet for the center of town and a busy lobby and bar. Buses stop pretty much at the door, taxis across the street, great restaurants steps away (Castle Bar, Blueberry Cafe). I am frequently in Donegal, and this will now be my place to stop.
Also, locals frequent the bar and restaurant which is such a plus for many reasons.
I have read a few other reviews and am baffled by the negative. If you are expecting a Doubletree Courtyard Hotel Corporate type of experience in Ireland, you might not have the same experience as I did. But if you'd like to enjoy a real Irish experience in an incredible Irish town, this is a good place.
If I had one request, it would be for maybe a ceiling fan or something in the room...I was there in July and it was a bit humid...though I don't know how often that would be an issue... ;->

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Property: The Central Hotel - Donegal
Address: | 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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