We have just returned from a " Turkey & Tinsel" break at this hotel. The hotel itself was very nice, warm, welcoming and clean with friendly staff and well appointed rooms, it's situation in Donegal is excellent being very central to this lovely town.
However for Turkey & Tinsel we expected the usual Christmassy experience, the only concession, except for a cheap cracker on the table, was a "Christmas" dinner on the second night which was almost indelible and on the whole the food was what let the place down. Breakfast was good always freh and hot but the evening meals left a lot to be desired, there were only two choices for each course and only ever potato plus one other vegetable, the soup was the same three nights running; one or two meals were okay ie shepherds pie, Irish stew, and pork with onion gravy, all the other meals were almost unacceptable, the Christmas turkey meal being the worst. Also no tea or coffee was offered after the meal.
We felt that being in a coach party we were treated as second class citizens because we saw notices advertising the Hotel as a World Class Restaurant, and saw menus for bar meals that looked far superior to what we were offered.
We know that coach parties do get a slightly different menu from the A la Carte but we did not expect such a low standard as we recieved.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perfectly located in the Heart of Donegal Town convenient for all local amenities an ideal base for touring the stunning County Donegal. The Abbey Hotel is conveniently situated for beautiful coastal drives and main signature discovery points of the Wild Atlantic Way including the famous Slieve League. Seasonal nightly entertainment in The Bar, Free Car Parking, Complimantery Leisure Facilities (in our sister Hotel the Central next door), Disabled Access. Our award winning Market House Restaurant has 5 Star recommendations on TripAdvisor and nominated for many Restaurant awards. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Abbey Hotel Donegal Town
- Abbey Hotel Donegal