Don't expect the Shelbourne Hotel or similar. This hotel is on the Square in Donegal town and is very well located to kick out to West Donegal (Slieve League cliffs in particular) or drop down to Mullaghmore, Drumcliff or Sligo town itself.
Our bedroom was fine with decent en suite (although large bath towels were, well, too small), although the room itself is probably coming close to a having a fresh coat of paint.
The bar is big and decent, but breakfast was nothing to write home about: no dedicated continental-type food: just cereal and lots of bacon, sausages and eggs. And why do these places insist on serving tea or coffee in those horrible metal pots?
One major negative point was the smoking in the small foyer to the outside street. Every time I came in through the doors, there were always smokers standing there. Probably the biggest negative from my viewpoint. (When I pointed this out at reception, I was told that they could do nothing about it.)
The staff were very pleasant and if I were staying again in the Town, I think I would go back.
- 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