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The Diamond, Donegal Town Ireland
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#5 of 7 hotels in Donegal Town
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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, Concessionary Parking, Complimentary Leisure Facilities.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Wifi
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English
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Davesnooker wrote a review 23 Jan
Belfast, United Kingdom5 contributions6 helpful votes
This was our second visit to the Central Hotel in 2 months. The hotel is lovely and comfortable. There is some refurbishment work going on at the moment but we never heard any noise at all. Our room was beautiful, looking over the bay with a recently refurbished bathroom. The staff are excellent, all extremely professional, friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kirsty Central Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at Central Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Hello Davesnooker, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed another stay with us. The ongoing refurbishment work is to help us keep imporoving, but I am so glad to hear it didn't disturb you too much. I will be sure to pass on your compliments to our staff. Hopefully we can welcome you back to the Central Hotel soon. Kind Regards, Kirsty
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Ajken91 wrote a review 18 Jan
Galway, Ireland26 contributions33 helpful votes
Nice hotel, a little dated. Ailish checked us in on reception and she was so friendly and helpful. The food was nice but a lot not available, the waiter I cannot remember his name maybe kristian? Was very friendly. The bar was nice too.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Kirsty Central Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at Central Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Hello Ajken91, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us. We are happy to hear you had a nice time. I will make sure to pass on your compliments to both Eilish and Krys. Hopefully we can welcome you back to our hotel soon. Kind Regards, Kirsty
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Marian S wrote a review 1 Jan
Sligo, Ireland3 contributions2 helpful votes
Myself and my wife stayed for 5 nights over Christmas and had a fabulous time. Breakfast was beautiful every morning and the Christmas Dinner was 1st class. Staff were excellent, especially Breda. We didn't want to leave and we looking forward to our next visit. James and Catherine Supple
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello James and Catherine, We are so glad to hear you such a wonderful stay with us during the festive period. We are so happy that Christmas was special for you both. We will be sure to pass on your compliments to the staff. We can't wait to welcome you back soon. Wishing you both a wonderful 2023! Kind Regards, The Central Hotel
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raydoc44 wrote a review Dec 2022
Ballybofey, Ireland12 contributions
Was at a works xmas meal last fri in this hotels dinning area and was not impressed with the food. Portions were small and were not very warm. Other members in the party had to ask for bread with there soup and condiments for there meal. Overall a disappointing day out.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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John F wrote a review Dec 2022
Dublin, Ireland19 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed just 1 night here, nice hotel, great location but quiet (low Season). Needs a little TLC as it is a little dated, but enjoyed my stay all the same. But I would stay again.Just doing some work in the town.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Central Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at Central Hotel
Responded 5 Dec 2022
Hello John, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the feedback and we will make sure it is passed on to the appropriate departments. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best Wishes
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Fiona B wrote a review Nov 2022
Athlone, Ireland22 contributions13 helpful votes
We stayed here on Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd of November. The Central Hotel is right in the centre of Donegal town. The lovely receptionist who checked us in was so warm and friendly. Our room was a bay view room with a beautiful view of donegal bay. Our room was spotless with a really comfy bed. Best pillows ever. We had Sunday lunch in the restaurant. I had Turkey and Ham with incredible gravy. My hubby had the Fish and chips both were delicious. Breakfast was buffet style with plenty of choice in a lovely breakfast room. A big thank you to Linda for all her help telling us what to visit in town. We really enjoyed the Castle and The Railway Museum. We had dinner again on Sunday evening best Steaks we had in a long time. Im Coeliac and the lovely waiter catered for me so well. We went to the bar on sunday night. There was great music and lots of lovely dancing. Again my thanks to Hugh the barman so friendly and helpful. Overall we had a great stay. This is our 3rd visit and we will be back again.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Central Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at Central Hotel
Responded 5 Dec 2022
Hello fionab652, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are so please to hear oyu had such a lovely stay with us. I will make sure that this is passed on to all staff including Hugh, Linda, the reception staff and restaurant staff. We cannot wait to welcome you back in the near future. See you soon. Best Wishes!
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Lawrence H wrote a review Nov 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom15 contributions6 helpful votes
Right in the centre of town, rear rooms and dining room with great view of coast. Dining tables circular take ten guests. Good food, table service. Friendly bar with traditional entertainment. Older rooms at front quite large, good lift. Many shops nearby.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Elaine Mcinaw, Sales at Central Hotel
Responded 14 Nov 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I do thank you for your comments about our very nice food and also our table service. We do pride ourselves on our customer service . We do hope you have the opportunity to return in the near future Kind regards Elaine
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NWLadyManchester wrote a review Nov 2022
Bolton, United Kingdom83 contributions80 helpful votes
Excellent service from beginning to end. Lovely big room with excellent powerful shower. Food was really good both breakfast and dinner. Friendly bar staff, entertainment at 9pm. Situated conveniently in the centre of town surrounded by shops with open centre area of The Diamond.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 14 Nov 2022
Thank you for your review, we always appreciate feedback We look forward to welcoming you back to the Central Hotel Kind regards Elaine
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Eileen B wrote a review Oct 2022
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The Central Hotel is a place we often visit, and for this reason we chose here as our wedding venue. We love the homeliness of the hotel as well as the friendliness of all the staff. From booking the wedding to our big day we had amazing support and nothing was ever an issue. Shona, Breda and Alvin catered for all our wants. On the day the staff was so professional and our guests had a great day. Krystof and the chef had ensured food was out promptly and food tasted amazing. Our wedding venue room was beautiful, decor all supplied by the central hotel. We could not recommend the venue enough. My guests and ourselves were catered for all weekend. It was like home from home. We have since stayed in the hotel and we were treated like VIP guests. We hope celebrate our 40 wedding anniversary here 😃 Thank you to all at Central Hotel Chris & Eileen xx
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Elaine Mcinaw, Sales at Central Hotel
Responded 14 Nov 2022
Thank you Chris & Eileen for taking the time to review your special day with us. We do appreciate it We are delighted you had a wonderful day and wish you a lifetime of happiness Kind regards Elaine
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Dermot15 wrote a review Oct 2022
Bratislava, Slovakia131 contributions67 helpful votes
We arranged for an evening in this hotel to have finger food and drinks. The hotel staff and the Manager could not do enough for us. The finger food was lovely and plentiful. I forgot that one person in our party is GF and we mentioned it to the manager on duty. He immediately solved our problem and saved the night for us
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Central Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at Central Hotel
Responded 29 Nov 2022
Hello Dermot15, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review. We were delighted to welcome you and your party to out hotel! We are so happy to hear you all had a lovely time. Hopefully we can welcome you back in the future. Best Wishes,
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US$106 - US$134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Central Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Central Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Reel Inn (0.1 km), Magee 1866 (0.06 km), and Donegal Castle (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Central Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Central Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Central Hotel?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Central Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blas, The Blueberry Tea Room, and The Harbour Restaurant & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Central Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Central Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Donegal Town.
Does Central Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Central Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Famine Graveyard (0.8 km).
Does Central Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.