Arnold's is the type of hotel you go to when you want to relax in a quiet atmosphere and not need to get excited about anything! The whole place is clean, staffed with cheery, helpful people (including the owners which is a rarity these days) and what you see is what you get.
The room we had was comfortable, not large but more than adequate with a view of the sea. Bit close to the road with the window open on a hot night, but all you ask of a budget hotel.
The other residents at this time in June were almost exclusively pensioners and the restaurant knew how to cater for this market. Basic, well prepared fare that such a clientele would prefer. Nice, but unimaginative. Prawn cocktail, fish and chips, grilled pork chop, etc.
Helpful link up with the stables behind the hotel that facilitated a great beach ride. They have packages for riders that seem very good value. It was a good couple of days using it as a base to explore the wonderful scenery of north Donegal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Embark on a journey of discovery at the Arnold Family Hotel, Dunfanaghy overlooking Sheephaven Bay on the Wild Atlantic Way. Explore the hidden gems of the local area steeped in History, Heritage, Culture and Music. Established in 1922 the Arnold Family hotel is renowned for excellence in food and hospitality using locally sourced produce. Indulge the senses and your passion for good food and wine in local Cafes and restaurants. Visit the local historic sites, explore miles of scenic walks, hidden coves and sandy beaches off the beaten track. Go Horse Riding, Golfing, Surfing and Fishing. Cycle the highways and byways, go island hopping to Tory and Arranmore. Visit the local Art Galleries, The Famine Heritage Centre and the Village Craft Shops. Donegal is simply paradise Local Attractions: Killahoey Beach, Horn Head Discovery Point 9 Mile scenic Drive and Walk overlooking Tory Island, the Errigal to Muckish Mountain Ranges. Glenveagh National Park, The Glebe Gallery, The Ards Peninsula, Ards Forest Park, Bloodyforeland, The Atlantic Drive. ... more less
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