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“Good location. Dated rooms”

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The Central Hotel - Donegal
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Donegal Town
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Stayed for 2nights. Found staff good. Location good. Room was dated. Bed was definitely old. Bathroom was tiny & dated. They have a good business going but need to invest and bring rooms up to standard. We didn't eat so can't comment. Friendly barman.

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Central Hotel D, General Manager at The Central Hotel - Donegal, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2013

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review.

I am delighted to learn you found our staff atentative. I am very sorry you found the bed uncomfortable. We are presently half way in refurbishing all our bedrooms. As I'm sure you can appreciate in the current climate we have to take one step at a time.

I do hope on your next visit you will be allocated one of our Superior Bedrooms.

Kind regards

Eamonn Gillespie
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

just back from a weekend in this hotel - upgraded(for a cost) to a deluxe room. Room was very big and airey. Great bathroom with a jaccuzi bath, but the best thing was the magnificent view of donegal bay from our window!! stunning!! helped by the lovely weather as well staff are friendly and eager to help. food was lovely in hotel. a good base to travel around from.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Central Hotel D, General Manager at The Central Hotel - Donegal, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2013

Thank you very much for your kind review.

It is our goal to deliver hospitable and friendly service. The natural beauty of Donegal Bay puts the "icing on the cake" to all who visit.

We look forward to welcoming you again very soon.

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Eamonn Gillespie
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

Wow what a little find , a gem in the middle of Donegal town . On arrival we were made very welcome by the home grown friendly staff the hotel was beautiful inside and the bedrooms were more than ample and the food was great, especially the Thai restaurant . It is a great location to base yourself as there is plenty to do in Donegal town and everything else is just a short drive away .

Room Tip: A room looking over Donegal Bay , Great to watch the the sunsets and rises if you care to .
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Central Hotel D, General Manager at The Central Hotel - Donegal, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2013

Thank you very much for your kind review. On receiving nice words like yours it makes our jobs much more satisfying. Kind regards Eamonn Gillespie, General Manager

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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Originally I went to a different hotel down the road but not only were they rude and snooty but they were full. I went looking for another hotel and happened upon the Central Hotel. The reception ladies were super friendly and helpful. Check in (and out) was fast and easy! The price wasn't bad too bad either. I even returned home from my trip to a letter from the manager thanking me for staying. how often do you see that now a days? I will stay there again without a doubt in my mind and would recommend it highly!

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Central Hotel D, General Manager at The Central Hotel - Donegal, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2013

Very many thanks for taking the time to write a review. I am delighted you were happy with our services and hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Central again soon. Kind regards, Eamonn Gillespie, General Manager

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

i was on a weekend with friends, we booked 2 rooms and were delighted to be upgraded to superior rooms with a lovely view of the river. the rooms are old fashioned in style which isn't a bad thing and they were spacious and comfortable. staff were very friendly and helpful. the breakfast is plentiful, a full cooked breakfast and a range of juices, breads and cereals. the pool, jacuzzi and spa are an added bonus - great for a girlie weekend when you need to relax after a night out. on a Saturday night the bar and dance hall are buzzing. I have been here several times over the years and it never disappoints.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Central Hotel D, General Manager at The Central Hotel - Donegal, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2013

Thank you very much for posting a review. It is indeed very pleasing to read your nice words. We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Donegal Town excellent place to make a stop in - good shops, friendly people. Excellent food, first-class service in bar and restaurant, splendid entertainment, free parking and loads of places of interest. Didn't use fitness suite but believe it is very good. Rooms A1 but ask about different lifts which go to different levels so that you avoid steps with cases. Avoid room closest to ventilation shaft!

We have given this hotel 5 stars for accommodation, food and particularly for friendliness of staff who could not be better.

Room Tip: Avoid the one beside the ventilation shaft!
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Central Hotel D, General Manager at The Central Hotel - Donegal, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2013

Thank you very much for taking the time to submit such a glowing review. It is our goal to provide friendly and hospitable service. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Central again very soon.

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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Only here for one night as we were on a coach tour. Check in was fast and friendly, room was warm, clean and comfortable with a lovely view of the bay.
As we were with the tour we had a limited menu (3 choices) but the food was lovely. Good choice for breakfast, continental or full Irish, plenty of tea or coffee.
Staff were all friendly and helpful, would love to have stayed longer.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back overlook the bay.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Central Hotel D, General Manager at The Central Hotel - Donegal, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2013

Very many thanks for taking the time to submit your review. I am delighted you found everything satisfactory. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Central again soon.


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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: $107 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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