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The Central Hotel - Donegal

The Diamond Donegal The Diamond, Donegal Town Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 29/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 7 hotels in Donegal Town
Travellers' Choice
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
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Deb K wrote a review Oct 2020
Dublin, Ireland16 contributions13 helpful votes
We stayed for 4 nights in September 2020. Hotel is aptly named having a very central location in Donegal Town and a perfect base if touring around Donegal. The hotel rooms are a good size but in need of modernisation. The hotel photos online look a lot more modern than the reality. We tried breakfast on our first morning but as it was only ok we decided to eat locally after that and there's plenty of options. As is the case with many hotel breakfasts, it is only warm and not a hot one.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: Good location
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Roshamcb wrote a review Sep 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Recently returned from a lovely one night stay in the Central Hotel. Great location to local amenities. Room was spacious and clean with an added bonus of a beautiful view overlooking Donegal Bay. Dined in the restaurant eating from the Thai fusion menu which was delicious. I must say that our waiter Kris really added to the overall dining experience, he was wonderful! The hotel has clear covid guidelines which are adhered to by staff and easy for residents to follow, felt very safe and well looked after for the stay, looking forward to returning.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Maria O wrote a review Sep 2020
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions9 helpful votes
Stayed for a weekend for my boyfriend's 30th. They were very kind to deliver a lovely plate of little desserts wishing him happy birthday on arrival. They were very accommodating to fulfill my request of a room overlooking the river, and when I asked about pancakes for breakfast room service they were so kind to make these. Thanks to all the lovely staff and making our time there very enjoyable 🙂
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Charles F wrote a review Sep 2020
Ireland132 contributions61 helpful votes
Spent a couple of days in this hotel and we choose based on location. Room was clean and bed was very comfortable. We had a nice view of the bay . No safe in room and you are given the option to not have house keeping clean the room. The evening meal were nice and staff were very helpful and pleasant. Breakfast was limited and buffet style. There is a small number of free car parking space around the back of the hotel which is accessible through the public car park.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Richard O wrote a review Sep 2020
Belfast, United Kingdom31 contributions15 helpful votes
We were passing through Donegal town on the way to Glenties and were starving, so called in here and were not disappointed.I had a lovely roast dinner for lunch, and it was served to us by a very friendly young waitress, Megan.A very enjoyable experience and I will definately eat there again when next in the area
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Date of stay: September 2020
US$104 - US$181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Central Hotel - Donegal
Which popular attractions are close to The Central Hotel - Donegal?
Nearby attractions include Magee 1866 (0.06 km), The Reel Inn (0.1 km), and Donegal Castle (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Central Hotel - Donegal?
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 The Central Hotel - Donegal?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Central Hotel - Donegal?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Central Hotel - Donegal?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chandpur Indian Restaurant, Quay West Restaurant Donegal Town, and The Blueberry Tea Room.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Central Hotel - Donegal?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is The Central Hotel - Donegal located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Donegal Town.
Does The Central Hotel - Donegal offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Central Hotel - Donegal?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Famine Graveyard (0.8 km).
Does The Central Hotel - Donegal have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.